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Plants for Landscaping

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria.  Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review the trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable...

Tuesday May 14th, 10am - 12:45pm

  (6 sessions)
$435

6 sessions

Fundamentals of Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why.  Topics include  soils and their improvement,  seed sowing,  vegetative...

Tuesday Apr 16th, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$325

4 sessions

Intro to Landscape Design

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises.  This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home or who are considering a Certificate.

Thursday Mar 7th, 10am - 1pm

  (3 sessions)
$205

3 sessions

Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: Soil Basics-Get it Right

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

If you get your soil right from the start, your garden will explode in lushness. Rich, nutritious soil makes for large, healthy plants and reduces the need for regular fertilization. Learn the difference between soil structure and texture; how these differences affect plant growth; and how you can modify your soil to improve its qualities. Give your...

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$45

Perennial Plant Combinations

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining plants to create a harmonious look for your garden come spring. Please bring lunch.

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$85

Calm and Collected Herbal Workshop

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Relieve modern-day stress with traditional herbal remedies! We will explore the fascinating history of herbal medicine and review how to choose and store herbs for your own use. Discover which plants and essential oils work best to alleviate tension, then create two herbal remedies to take home: a topical aromatic roll-on that helps reduce stress and...

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$105

Whip Your Garden into Shape

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Make your garden picture-perfect in a few simple steps. Learn tips from a pro on how to assess, clean up, and enhance your garden with basic tasks such as dead- heading, staking, edging, and adding late-season plants.  Bring your pruners and gloves—students will receive hands-on, outdoor instruction on all these gardening techniques. ...

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$59

Growing a Culinary Herb Garden

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Spice up your garden with your own home-grown culinary herbs. Get started right by learning how to grow for flavor, when to harvest at peak, and how to preserve and serve up your bounty in tasty, unexpected ways.

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$59

Pruning: How, When, and Where

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

This one-day course covers the basics of pruning evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs, as well as how to maintain the woody plants in your garden.  Bring your pruners! We will discuss tool selection and maintenance, while we practice techniques using potted plants (at NYBG) and trees in the landscape (at NCNC).  Class is held rain or...

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$129

Wake Up Your Garden: Pruning - Shape-Up for Spring

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Wake Up Your Garden Saturday!: Pruning: Shape-Up for Spring  Are you intimidated by the idea of pruning? March is a great time to get your woody plants in shape by thinning out overgrowth to create open, healthy, beautiful trees and shrubs. Learn how and when to prune, the tools needed for the job, why pruning is necessary, and the difference...

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$45

Wake Up Your Garden: Spring Gardeners Task List

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Spring cleaning in the garden can be fun. Get shrub and herbaceous borders spruced up and looking good! Review a checklist of tasks to be performed during spring maintenance, ranging from raking off winter mulch to looking for signs of winter injury and noting where gaps in the garden can be filled. All this gives your garden a head start on a great...

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$45

Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: All Three Sections

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Wake Up Your Garden! Spring is just around the corner, and with a little advance preparation you will be ready to start the growing season right. Gain insights into getting the soil prepped and ready to go, best pruning practices, and waking up the garden after winter. Have the healthiest, best-looking garden in your neighborhood! 10 am-12 pm ...

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$109

Garden Design Workshop

at New York Botanical Garden - New Canaan 144 Oenoke Rdg Route 124, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Good garden design isn't easy, but for anyone with a passion for plants, a little imagination, and proper guidance, it is possible to succeed. Learn the basics of garden design, review examples that work for different architectural styles and site conditions, and develop a go-to plant list for your home landscape.  In the second session, you...

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$249

2 sessions

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