Tuesday Dec 4th, 6pm - 9pm
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.
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.
The instructor was very personable and thorough. It was a great class that I fully enjoyed
Our instructor was very personable and very willing to answer all of our questions. She taylored the course to the needs of the
The tea ceremony was pleasant. The tour was short and only included the Japanese garden. Could have included the cherry blossoms as well.
Zara was amazing! This class was super informative and fun. Overall great vibes- worth every penny!!
Amazing course, very fun and hands on, great teacher, 100% recommend, I've already told a few friends about it1
Tuesday Dec 4th, 6pm - 9pm
Saturday Dec 8th, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday Dec 8th, 1pm - 4:30pm
Sunday Dec 9th, 10am - 12pm
Thursday Dec 13th, 1pm - 4pm
Thursday Dec 13th, 6pm - 8pm