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Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. Discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in this hands-on workshop! Learn scent-blending techniques and how to identify and keep perfume notes. Formulate three unique signature scents using wax, carrier oils, and...

Wednesday Aug 15th, 10am

Soap Making Workshop

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Bring the beauty and bouquet of the summer garden into your home this winter with handmade, naturally moisturizing glycerin soaps.  You'll learn the traditional melt and pour process and combine fragrances of various dried herbs and essential oils—lavender, rosemary, mint, and more—to make four bars to take home.  Note: All the needed...

Healing Spirits: The Botany of Aperitifs and Digestifs Deal

Healing Spirits: The Botany of Aperitifs and Digestifs

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

The centuries-old botanical history of aperitifs and digestifs, from Chartreuse to Fernet Branca, stems in part from a monastic quest to divine an "elixir of long life." Many cultures still commonly consume these herbal drinks, made of complex mixtures of plant material, for their unique flavor profiles and for their medicinal properties. As you taste...

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$58.50
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$65

Thursday Jul 26th, 6pm

Color Theory for Floral Design

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color combinations.  Please bring:  Florist knife,  wire cutter,  scissors, ...

$290

2 sessions

Thursday Sep 27th, 10am

Soil Science I: Physical Properties Deal

Soil Science I: Physical Properties

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Learn irrigation and drainage techniques and explore how soil, organic matter, and microbiology...

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$445.50
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$495

7 sessions

Wednesday Aug 1st, 10:30am

Hyper-Tufa Planter

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Making a hyper-tufa planter is like making mud pies: messy and fun! Use peat-moss, perlite, cement and water to create a lightweight container that mimics the look of an old stone English watering trough.  Hyper-tufa planters are the perfect home for highlighting small plants, including herbs and cacti. Nick Gershberg shares his secrets on the...

Saturday Aug 11th, 11am

Gardening with Native Plants Deal

Gardening with Native Plants

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Learn how native plants enhance gardens and augment biodiversity. Study native herbaceous and woody plants: their identification, habitat, and culture. Hear about the significance of woodland soils and how to promote a healthy environment to support spring ephemerals, summer perennials, shrubs, and trees.

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$215.10
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$239

3 sessions

Thursday Aug 2nd, 6:15pm

Fundamentals of Form

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry, while composing beautiful, balanced creations.  Materials List: Florist knife wire cutter scissors  pruners  a camera box or bag to carry home...

$680

4 sessions

Mounted Staghorns Ferns

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Add a touch of majesty to your home! Mount a staghorn fern with sphagnum moss onto a wooden board for a living work of art. You'll also learn how to properly care for your fern so it will thrive indoors all year long.  Please bring an apron.

Saturday Aug 4th, 11am

Botanical Drawing for Beginners

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Do you ever wish you could capture the details of a plant long after you've seen it? This intro class teaches you how to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Learn to draw a selection of plant parts, including branches, stems, leaves, and flowers, for pleasure or to expand your drawing skills. Recommended Textbooks: ...

$249

4 sessions

Terroir: The Ecology of Wine

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Wine carries the flavor of the land where its grapes are grown— something the French call terroir. Regions where the same grape varieties grow differ in terms of climate and soil composition. This is partly why Chardonnay wines made in California will taste drastically different from those made in France, even though they are sourced from the...

Thursday Aug 9th, 6:30pm

Mushrooms & Mycorrhizae

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Join Dr. Roy Halling, NYBG's Curator of Mycology, on an insider's tour of the Thain Family Forest. A widely published expert on mushrooms around the world (and featured on the podcast Radio Lab!), Dr. Halling will discuss how mushrooms contribute to a forest's health, delving into the process by which mycorrhizal roots share water and nutrients with...

Friday Aug 10th, 10am

Collage

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Cut loose and get experimental! Play with blending a variety of materials together on a single surface to create a visually stunning composition. Learn to make your own materials by manipulating magazine pages using citrasolv.  Experiment with transferring images from one surface to another. And finally, enhance your assembled collages by adding...

$215

2 sessions

Saturday Aug 11th, 10:30am

Botanical Watercolor for Beginners and Beyond

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Enjoy painting botanical watercolors in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for both inexperienced students and those who wish to improve their skills. Sign up for one section, or both! Lectures and demonstrations are enhanced by individual instruction.  Work at your own pace on a variety of pieces. Please bring lunch. Note: Please...

$379

5 sessions

Monday Sep 24th, 10am

Fundamentals of Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown
20 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

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...

$325

4 sessions

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