Sunday Jun 2nd, 11am - 2pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities.
In the most significant garden renewal effort since the garden’s founding 100 years ago, the school is currently engaged in a dramatic and ambitious effort for the future. With projects that affect virtually every part of the garden and extend beyond our borders, these enhancements will help the garden meet the rapidly changing needs of our audience and our world—fostering a love and understanding of plants and the natural world and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards.
What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse?
Some of our most popular classes are “Birding,” with Joseph Giunta, “Waking the Garden for Spring,” with Leda Meredith, “Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop,” with Krissie Nagy,” and “Nature in Pastel with Mixed Media,” with Enid Braun.
How long have you been in business? Can you share a bit more about your history?
Brooklyn Botanic Garden was founded in 1910, and from its first days was dedicated to connecting people to the world of plants. Since 1914, when the Children’s Garden program began, BBG has engaged in teaching both children and adults about gardening and horticulture, ecology and environmental stewardship, and other ways to appreciate the natural world.
What is your average class size?
Our average class size for small, hands-on workshops is as few as seven students, while Certificate in Horticulture courses could include as many as 25. Our average class size is 13 students.
What is your typical student like? What are their goals?
Because we offer a wide range of classes, no student is typical. Our Certificate in Horticulture classes are often comprised of adults who are interested in making a career switch into the field of horticulture or are hoping to advance their professional practice. Our gardening classes draw backyard gardeners and indoor hobbyists. Our art classes welcome a range from crafty 20-somethings to retired watercolor aficionados. We feature floral arranging classes at many levels, inviting both amateurs and those looking for professional development. Our classes in wellness and edibles are short, accessible workshops about plant lore, cooking, and practical applications for plant materials.
Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class?
Brooklyn Botanic Garden is located next to the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park and is near the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Park Slope, all rich in restaurants and bars.
Extremely interesting topic. Teacher was knowledgeable, thorough and friendly. Very happy with my creations!
Cheryl was a great class leader! Her expertise, teaching ability, & fun personality made for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
It was great! Teached was very informative. Only wish it was a little longer, that would have made it 5 stars.
It was an good class and delivered as advertised. It just didnt quite have the technical info I was interested in.
An amazing introduction into a whole world of fermentation I didn’t know was there!
This class was awesome. My wife and I loved it and we’re already figuring out how we can sign up for our next course with this instructor.
Great class for beginners. Instructor was engaging and effective in her lecture presentation. You can tell she loves her job. I loved that I came home with new plants. Awesome!
This was a great class! Krissie was an awesome teacher, completely engaged in the material, and she answered everyone’s questions patiently, with an infectious enthusiasm for gardening :)
The class was excellent! Lots of information and Zara was amazing!
Overall this class was fun and informative. The instructor was really passionate about her work, and the cheeses she made to share with the class were really delicious! I was a bit disappointed that almost everything had been made in advance of the class instead of providing us with more hands on experience with the actual process. However she did answer all our questions thoroughly and I walked away inspired to try her methods at home.
Sunday Jun 2nd, 11am - 2pm
Sunday Jun 9th, 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday Jun 11th, 6pm - 8pm
Sunday Jun 16th, 9am - 12:30pm
Saturday Jun 22nd, 1pm - 3pm
Sunday Jun 23rd, 10am - 2pm
Sunday Jun 23rd, 2pm - 5pm
Sunday Jul 7th, 10am - 12pm
Wednesday Jul 10th, 6pm - 9pm
Thursday Jul 11th, 6pm - 8pm
Thursday Jul 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday Jul 13th, 1pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday Jul 16th, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday Jul 20th, 11am - 1pm
Sunday Jul 21st, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sunday Jul 21st, 11am - 1pm
Tuesday Jul 23rd, 6pm - 7:30pm
Thursday Aug 1st, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday Aug 4th, 11am - 1pm
Tuesday Aug 6th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm