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New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

Life Skills
NYBG Bronx, Bronx, New York
(410 Reviews)

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. 

Take a class in:

  • Botanical Art
  • Botany
  • Crafts
  • Floral Design
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Landscape Design
  • Photography
  • Urban Naturalist
  • Wellness

Notes: If you purchase the class using a CourseHorse promotion or discount, these discounts will not reflect on your NYBG receipt. Actual price paid will be reflected on your CourseHorse receipt only.

Reviews of New York Botanical Garden

(410 Reviews)
Medical Cannabis

3/15/2019
adam r.

Attended: Medical Cannabis


Very informative, good discussion

Intensive Home Growing Techniques for Homegrown Edibles

3/9/2019
Sandra B.

Attended: Intensive Home Growing Techniques for Homegrown Edibles


We loved the class. Our instructor was really great, so engaging, enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the intimacy of the smallish class and the setting at the NYCBG was beautiful, even under a covering of snow. Only one thing: Our instructor indicated that he would be sending us some information from his power point slide presentation by email. We did leave our email address, but we have not yet received the information. I understand he may be busy and it has only been a week since our class. We look forward to receiving that information and getting on with our home garden preparations! Again, the class and the instructor get the highest ratings from us and we would not hesitate to take another class at NYCBG. Many thanks!

The Overstory: A Conversation with Richard Powers

3/9/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Overstory: A Conversation with Richard Powers


I had difficulty hearing, partly due to the speaker's indifference to the position of the microphone. I could catch just enough to realize how much I wanted to hear more.

Botanical Drawing for Beginners

3/8/2019
Marianna K.

Attended: Botanical Drawing for Beginners


I loved the class. The teacher - Linda Nemergut - was incredible. She has vast knowledge, knows how to deal with beginners, is very patient, gives a lot of personal attention, and answers all your questions. What else to wish for? You are not rushed - also good news for a beginner. Another good thing - for reasonable price you get to understand, what botanical illustration is - and decide, whether you want to take NYBG certification classes or master this type of drawing in depth by yourself. Even if not - information about paper, pencils, supplies, and some basics is applicable for any type of drawing. It was definitely money wisely spent.

Rooftop Gardening

3/7/2019
Charles T.

Attended: Rooftop Gardening


Great course on how to make your outdoor space into a functional garden. Lots of tips and pointers. Excited for the spring!

Intensive Home Growing Techniques for Homegrown Edibles

3/3/2019
David B.

Attended: Intensive Home Growing Techniques for Homegrown Edibles


A very engaged, knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor provided us with three hours of wonderful information in a lively and positive manner, keeping us attentive throughout. Sandy and David Bennett, Carlisle PA

Botanical Watercolor for Beginners and Beyond

3/3/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Botanical Watercolor for Beginners and Beyond


great class! the teacher, laura vogel is very clear and experienced. she’s very attentive and exacting but always positive and infectious in her love of botanical watercolor and drawing. a perfect class for beginners and non.

Beekeeping Basics

2/24/2019
Joseph W.

Attended: Beekeeping Basics


The class was fun and informative and it exceeded my expectations by far, the instructors were so knowledgeable and friendly it made the course even better, if they had an advanced course I think that would be even better

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

2/24/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Essential Oil Perfume Workshop


Great!

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

2/24/2019
Susan M.

Attended: Essential Oil Perfume Workshop


Loved the class, So much fun and useful info. Ursala is a great teacher with a good sense of humor. In the future Course Horse needs to be more specific about where the course is held

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2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458
New York Botanical Garden
NYBG Bronx, Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd
Btwn Bedford Park Blvd & Mosholu Pkwy
Bronx, New York 10458

Upcoming Classes at New York Botanical Garden

Introduction to Plant Science
Introduction to Plant Science
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 26th, 10am - 12:45pm

Designing Winning Plant Combinations
Designing Winning Plant Combinations
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Wednesday Mar 27th, 10:30am - 1pm

Botanical Drawing I: Methods and Materials
Botanical Drawing I: Methods and Materials
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Thursday Mar 28th, 6pm - 9pm

Vertical Gardening: Vines and Climbers
Vertical Gardening: Vines and Climbers
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Thursday Mar 28th, 6pm - 9pm

Suburban Landscape Design
Suburban Landscape Design
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Friday Mar 29th, 10am - 1pm

Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
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Saturday Mar 30th, 10am - 3:30pm

Plants for Landscaping
Plants for Landscaping
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Saturday Mar 30th, 10am - 12:45pm

Perennial Plant Combinations
Perennial Plant Combinations
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Saturday Mar 30th, 10:30am - 3pm

Dauntless Dahlias
Dauntless Dahlias
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Saturday Mar 30th, 11am - 2pm

Flash Photography: The Orchid Show
Flash Photography: The Orchid Show
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Tuesday Apr 2nd, 9am - 3pm

The Science of Tree Communication
The Science of Tree Communication
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Tuesday Apr 2nd, 10am - 1pm

Farmhouse Elegance Tablescape
Farmhouse Elegance Tablescape
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Tuesday Apr 2nd, 10:30am - 4pm

Fundamentals of Gardening
Fundamentals of Gardening
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Tuesday Apr 2nd, 6pm - 9pm

Build an Herbal First Aid Kit
Build an Herbal First Aid Kit
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Wednesday Apr 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Soil Science for Gardeners
Soil Science for Gardeners
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Thursday Apr 4th, 10am - 1pm

Intro to Landscape Design
Intro to Landscape Design
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Thursday Apr 4th, 10am - 1pm

Graphics I
Graphics I
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Thursday Apr 4th, 10am - 1pm

Landscape Measurement
Landscape Measurement
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Saturday Apr 6th, 10am - 1pm

Tai Chi for Peace of Mind and Body
Tai Chi for Peace of Mind and Body
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Saturday Apr 6th, 10am - 11am

Landscape for Curb Appeal
Landscape for Curb Appeal
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Saturday Apr 6th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

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Teachers at New York Botanical Garden

Aaron Bertelsen Acer VanWallendael Adam Negrin Adele Rossetti Adriana Zavala , James Oles, Juan Rafael Rivera & Mary Coffey Alan Gorkin Alexandre de Vogüé Alice Eckerson Alice Eckerson Amandine Peter Amandine Peter Amy Henderson Amy Anthony Andrea Karo Andrea Filippone Andrea Candee Andrea Wulf & Lillian Melcher Andrea Wulf , Susan Stewart and Stephen Kellert Andrew Faust Andy Brand Angele Hanasen Ann Perkowski Ann Marie Breyer Anna Macoboy Anna Paltseva Anne Meore Anne Meore Phyllis D'Amico Anne Meore & Phyllis D'Amico Annie Novak Annie Novak & Kristen Schafenacker Anya Pozdeeva Apollo Sa Deek Arabella Lennox-Boyd Arne Maynard Arnie Friedman Arvolyn Hill Barbara Schmidt Barbara Aronson Barbara Kitai Barbara Ambrose Barbara M. Thiers Beka Sturges Ben Hider Benjamin Torke Betsy Rogers-Knox Bhante Suddhaso Bhante Jayasara Bill Herman Bill Logan Bill Buck Bill Kolvek Bill Logan, Bill Schuster, Neil Hendrickson & George Hudler Bonnie Gale Brad Roeller Bradley Klein Brendan Sheehan Brian Sullivan Brian Boom Brian Hockaday Brian J. Huntley Bridget Vizoso Bruce Eckerson Caitlin Merritt Caitlin Parker Candace Thompson Carol Woodin Carol Levine Carrie Di Costanzo Carrie DiCostanzo Cary Fowler & Sandy McLeod Cassian Schmidt Cat Morris Charles Yurgalevitch Charles Birnbaum Charles Bonnes Charles Jencks Charles Peters Charles Birnbaum, Beka Sturges & Thomas Woltz Cheryl Paswater Chris Brunner Chris Raimondi, CLP Chris Raimondi, Richard Rosiello Nick Storrs Christian Fuller Christine Ten Eyck Christopher Roddick Christopher Satch Christopher S. Raimondi Christopher S. Raimondi, Leda Meredith, & Elena Andrews Gaillard Claire Frederick Claire Won Kang Claudia West Claudia Joseph Claudia Joseph Clay Taylor Colin Wright Colin Wright, Daryl Beyers & Christopher Satch Dan Hinkley Dan Cayer Dan Hinkley, Arne Maynard and Edwina von Gal Daniel Furman Daniel Atha & Sheranza Alli Darrel Morrison Darrel Morrison, Bob Grese, Carey Lundin & Jensen Wheeler Wolfe Daryl Beyers Daryl Beyers & Leda Meredith Daryl Beyers & Molly Culver Daryl Beyers & Michele Langone Daryl Beyers, Graham Glauber & Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Kim Eierman, & Melanie Menachem-Riggs Daryl Beyers, Manny Grossman, Michael Ruggiero Daryl Beyers, Michelle Langone Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Nick Gershberg and Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Nick Storrs Michael Ruggiero Daryl Beyers, Renee Marsh & Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Richard Rosiello, and Colin Wright Daryl Beyers, Richard Rosiello, Michael Ruggiero David Listen David Sharkey David Fedczuk David McConnell David Bulpitt David Fedczuk & Chris Ekstrom David Fedczuk, & Chris Ekstrom David Samuel Stern Dawn Petter Deanna Curtis Deanna Curtis Deanna Curtis, & Wayne Cahilly Debbie Becker Deirdre Castro Dennis Stevenson Dennis Burton Deryck de Matas Diana Conklin Diana Conklin Dick Rauh Dick Rauh Don Gabel Don Gabel & Kurt Morrell Donald McClelland Donald Gambino Donna Gomirato Donna Gomirato, Amandine Peter & Sriram Moorthy Doris Loechle Dorothy Smullen Douglas Daly Douglas Dubler Douglas Daly, Charles Peters, Kate Armstrong Dr. Merrill Harmin Duncan Himmelman Duncan Brine E. Sullivan, R Jungles, C. Nordenson, I. Ono Edgar Sosa-Mieles Edmund Hollander Edward Sullivan Edwina von Gal Elena Andrews Gaillard Elinor Holland Elissa Gore Elizabeth Fabozzi Elizabeth Neves Elizabeth Scholl Elizabeth Poccia Elizabeth Gilbert & Amy Stewart Elle Barnes Elle Barnes , Nicole Fusco Ellen Zachos Eric Sanderson, Ph. D Eric C. Morgan Erika Hanson Erin Hill Ernest Cavallo Eugenia Bone Eve Ashcraft Fabian Michelangeli Florence Williams Florence Boogaerts Frances Palmer Francine Douwes Whitney Francisca Coelho Françoise Weeks Frank Guida Frank Mortimer & Bob Slanzi Gabriela Harvey Gary Novasel Gary Lincoff Gary Hilderbrand George Lozefski Gesche Wuerfel Gilles Clement Glenn Black Graham Glauber Gregory Plunkett Gustavo Capparelli Gwendolyn Ellman Halina Steiner Hanna Packer Hayden Herrera Heather Liljengren Heather Sandifer Hillary Parker Ina Vandebroek Ingrid Finnan Ivo M. Vermeulen Jack de Tar Jack de Tar, Dan Cayer & Liz Neves Jackie Fazio Jameel Gilbert Jameel Gilbert James Kaechele James Lemyre James Lendemer James Carr Jamie Boyer Jan Johnsen Jan L. Gordon Jane Brook Barba Jane L. Didona Janice Parker Jason Parkin & Christian Brown Jay Petrow Jeanne Lapsker, M.D. Jeanne Reiner Jeffrey Erb Jeffrey Falk Jennifer Laursen Jennifer Burch Jennifer Bakshi Jennifer Nitzky Jenny Kroik Jenny Lee Fowler Jesse Tsao Jessica Walliser Jessica Arcate Schuler Jim Freeman Jim Watson Jinny Blom Joe McNally John Maggiotto John Michelotti John Gwynne John Nagle John Capobianco John Phibbs John Beirne John Mark Courtney Jordan Chapelle Joseph Laracuenta Joshua Werber Joy Langer Judith Tankard Judy Glattstein Julian Picciano Julian Picciano & Francisco Davila Julian Picciano & Wayne Cahilly Julio Jimenez Junko Miura Karen Bussolini Karen Fuchs Karine Gordineer Karl Friedl Kate Gilman Katherine Sabatino Kathie Miranda Kathrine Neville Kathryn Lyness Kathy Salisbury Katie Bronson Katie Rose Clarke & Ron Song Destro Kazumi Terada Kelly Church Ken Smith Ken Molinari Ken Norman Ken Druse Ken Chaya Ken Greene Kevin Cotter Kim Wilkie Kim Eierman Kimberly Tryba Kirsten Nagashima Kris Covey Kristen Schafenacker & Annie Novak Kristin Schleiter Kristin M. Schleiter Kurt Morrell Larry Kelly Larry Lederman Larry Weaner Larry Weaner, Scott Freeman and Jan Merryweather Laura McKillop Laura Vogel Lauren Lambert Lauretta Jones Laurie D. Olin Leah Kennell Leda Meredith Lee Mandell Leslie Day Leslie Day Lew French Lilli Wright Lillian Melcher Linda Chisholm Linda M. Nemergut Linda Cody Linda M. Grasso & Roxana Robinson Linda S. Ferber, Ph.D plus Other Speakers Linnaea Tillett Lisa Fireman Lisa Wang Lisa Switkin Lisa Dokken Lisa Campbell Lisa Fireman Dorhout Livia Cetti Liza Lubell Lorraine Ballato Louis Benech Louisa Rawle Tin Luciano Giubbilei Lucy Kenyon Lucy Reitzfeld Luis (Manny) Grossman Lynden B. Miller Lynden B. Miller, Stephen Ives, John Beardsley, Peter Crane Mac Griswold Madeline Yanni Magda Salvesen Manny Grossman Marc Hachadourian Margaret Roach Margaret Saska Margaret Saylor Margarita Poulson Maria Colletti Maria Elena Pombo Marie Viljoen Marilyn Reilly Mark Bunnell Marla Bosworth Marna Chester Marta McDowell Marta McDowell & Thomas Rainer Martha Stewart, Jinny Blom & Margaret Roach Mary Christiansen Mary Jo Bridge Palmer Mary Margaret Jones Maryanne Micillo Maryanne Micillo Matthew Cook Matthew Wichrowski Matthew Pace Matthew Urbanski Matthew Cook & Ryan Torres Maureen Laning Maya Kutz, Kate Lodvikov Mchezaji Axum, Nevin Cohen, Annie Novak, Karen Washington Megan Paska Meghan Cahilly & Wayne Cahilly Mel Bellar Melanie Menachem-Riggs Meredith Martin Merrill Harmin Michael Sekor Michael Feller Michael Blakeney Michael Hagen Michael Blakeney Michael Ruggiero Michael Payton Michael J. Balick Michael J. Balick and Gregory Plunkett Michael Orsino & Jo-Ann Murphy Michele Langone Michele Langone, Daryl Beyers and Graham Glauber Mike Feller Mike Feller, Ken Chaya and Nancy Slowik Mike Feller, Nancy Slowik, Ken Chaya Mindy Veissid Miranda Brooks Mobee Weinstein Molly Culver Molly George Myra Marsocci Nancy Minich Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs Nancy Contessa Nancy Slowik Nancy MacNamara Nancy White Nancy White Nancy Marek Naomi Campbell Nate Harris Nicholas Storrs Nicholas Storrs , Xenia D'Ambrosi, Graham Glauber Nicholas Storrs, Manny Grossman & Renee Marsh Nick Gershberg Nick Storrs, Xenia D'Ambrosi and Graham Glauber Nicole Tarnowsky Nicole Fusco Noah Wilson-Rich Noel Rose Noreen Enright Nsombi Woodson Paddy Woodworth,Kristy King,Bob O'Brien Tate Bushell & Jessica Arcate Schuler Patricia Czarnecki Patricia Wynne Patrick Cullina Paul Trader Paul Sadowski Paula Capps Paula Sarathy Peter Wohllenben Peter Grilli Peter Walker Peter Iocovello Peter Trowbridge Phil Clarke Phyllis D'Amico Putnam & Putnam R. William Thomas R. William Thomas, Cassian Schmidt and Aaron Bertelsen Rachel Brudzinski Rachel Brudzinski & Mark Brooks Raymond Jungles Rebecca McMackin Regina Alvarez Renee Marsh Richard Steinbach Richard Powers Richard Rosiello Richard J. Hobbs, Ph.D Richard Powers, Peter Wohlleben & Bill Logan Rick Cech Rick Darke & Douglas W. Tallamy Robb Moss Robbin Moran, Ph.D Robert Llewellyn Robert Torres Robert Schilke Robert Mallet Roberta Rosenthal Robin Sleith Robin Jess Robin Jess & Stephen Sinon Robin Wall Kimmerer Roger Repohl Ronda Brands Rose Pellicano Rose Edinger Rose Marie James Roy Halling, Ph.D. Ruth Rogers Clausen Ryan Torres Ryan McCallister Samuel Bishop Sandra De Ovando Sara Katz Sara Stopek Sara Perl Egendorf Sara Stopek, Leda Meredith, & Daryl Beyers Sarah Wry Sarah Price Sarah Owens Sarah Hettinger Sarah Saltus Siddig Seth Ganzhorn Shahid Naeem Shahid Naeem, Ursula Heise and John Nagle Sharon Abrams Shavaun Towers Shawn Spencer Sheila Brady & Susan Cohe Sheri Forster Shunmyo Masuno Sierra Steifman Signe Nielsen Signe Nielsen, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, and Laurie D. Olin Songsuk Kim Sonia Uyterhoeven Sriram Moorthy Stephen Morrell Stephen Dahmer Stephen Scanniello Stephen Nocera Stephen Koren Stephen Sinon Steve Dobossy Steve Kutos Susan Pell Susan Sapanara Susan Cohen & Florence Boogaerts Susan Cohen, & Hanna Packer Suzanne Boothby Talima Davis Tam Nguyen Tara Douglass Tara Atwood Tara Atwood & Jen Burney Tatiana Morin Taylor Patterson Thaisa Way Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D. Thomas Rainer Thomas Sebenius Thomas Woltz Thomas Cawley Todd Forrest Tolly Beck Tovah Martin Travis Beck Travis Wolf Tremeur Arbor Trina Pilonero Trish O'Sullivan Troy Scott Smith Twig Terrariums Ulf Nordfjell Ulrich Lorimer Ursula Basch Ursula Heise Ursula Basch & Karine Gordineer Ursula Basch, Andrea Karo, & Suzanne Boothby Ursula Basch, Ashley Gamell & Xenia D'Ambrosi Ursula Basch, Colin Wright & Amy Anthony Valerie D'Antonio Valerie Jardin Vella Chan Victoria Johnson and Marta McDowell Vincent Simeone Vincent Commisso Wade Wheatley Wallis Wilde-Menozzi Wayne Cahilly Wayne Cahilly & Meghan Cahilly Wayne Cahilly & Sarah Hettinger Wendy Hollender William Magruder William Harris Einhorn William Kenny William Waitzman William H. Gerdts Winston Huggins Winston Huggins Xenia D'Ambrosi Yoko Kawai Yolanda LaGuerre Yoli LaGuerre ​Kathleen Knight, Kelly Church, Daniel Atha, & Jonathan Rosenthal
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