Since its founding in 1891 The New York Botanical Garden has been a museum of plants, a preeminent center for botanical research, a global leader in plant-based education, and one of the great cultural institutions in the world.
The New York Botanical Garden educates people of all ages about the science, function, and beauty of plants to generate awareness, inspire appreciation, and provide an understanding of the importance of plants to all life on Earth.
The Garden’s Education Division offers a wide range of structured, programmatic experiences at all levels of learning that is unrivaled at any botanical garden in the world.
Adult students benefit from the more than 700 courses and lectures offered each year through the Garden’s Continuing Education program. Classes are offered for all levels of experience, from introductory to Certificate. Certificate Programs are a carefully selected series of courses focused on particular disciplines, preparing students for careers as well as personal enrichment in their chosen field of study. Class offerings range from one-hour lectures to five-week intensive programs.
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This is a full-day lecture, sitting in a classroom, listening to a teacher. The teachers are knowledgeable, and some of the content is indeed interesting. But overall, we were expecting this to be a hands-on, interactive and practical day of gardening techniques, tips and practice. We were not expecting this day to be a passive lecture day, with a lot of overlapping / repetitive content between the 3 sessions. Also unclear, what "materials" were involved? There was talk of a non-refundable materials fee (I assumed this was for plants, pots, soil, seeds, etc...) but no materials were given or used during the class. Better expectation setting could have prevented our disappointment.
Gary was great and I would sign up for any of his future classes! Learned so much.
the instructor was very good even though she was a bit unprepared.
Really enjoyed this class and meeting Livia Cetti - she is so talented and engaging. She is a great teacher and really knows how to make her craft so accessible to first time paper artists! Looking forward to trying this on my own and also taking another class with her.
Good class, but not enough time to complete a drawing, too many students for sufficient time with instructor for demonstrations, and inadeqate seats (without backs) and no instruction to bring a lawn chair. My back began bothering me immediately. I would have liked to finish my drawing, or at least get close to finished.
The Class was a full day in Bronx botanical garden and I think it could have been much better used. The teacher was very knowledgeable and I'm certain he's a good photographer, but not as good in teaching. I think it a bit if a waste of time that the teacher don't actually teach, while you do the exercises outside. The same thing with the hours inside in class, could have been better used and not so concentrated on technical issues without giving concrete examples. Also would have benefited from more discussions between group and teacher.
It was a great time with my daughter.. Fun time.
Wonderful experience. I learned so much in just 5 classes. The space was great too. Definitely taking the fall course.