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New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

Life Skills
NYBG Bronx, Bronx, New York
(516 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

(516 Reviews)
Introduction to Wine Tasting

2/10/2020
Vincenzo P.

Attended: Introduction to Wine Tasting


Instructor was very knowledgeable and engaged. Made a great effort too to make the class both enjoyable and and informative for everyone.

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

2/5/2020
Maria T.

Attended: Essential Oil Perfume Workshop


It was fun , it was great the room was bright and comfortable. And the speaker was very knowledgable.

Cascading Bouquet

1/30/2020
Andrea J.

Attended: Cascading Bouquet


This class was amazing! The instructor was great and the experience / learning this technique was so great! The only thing that could have made it better was more time (at least another hour). I highly recommend this class!

Compote Arrangement

1/29/2020
Jane P.

Attended: Compote Arrangement


Amazing! Fantastic instructor. Learned so much!

Compote Arrangement

1/29/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Compote Arrangement


Teacher was very informative and nice. She helped us all see how to look to make an arrangement with what we were working with. Highly recommended.

Nature's Pharmacy

1/26/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Nature's Pharmacy


The class was very informative. The herbal usage throughout human history was very interesting. The instructor's anti big pharma attitude, though understandable, can rub some people the wrong way. The second half of the class provided hands-on exercise in making different aromatic products, which made the class more interesting and fun. It's even better that all necessary materials were included in the course cost. Wish the instructor emailed the presentation in advance so attendees can print them out for notes taking in class. All in all, this course made me want to purchase some essential oils and start making my own "products". I guess that makes the class a big success.

Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors

1/11/2020
Daniel B.

Attended: Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors


Great instructor!

Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets

12/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets


Well-structured and engaging learning experience. The instructor modeled making a bouquet and gave helpful tips. Then, participants had time to make their own floral arrangements and receive feedback from the instructor. We all left with a bouquet and vase. Now, next time I get supermarket flowers I’ll know how to make a beautiful arrangement.

Candlemaking with Essential Oils

12/16/2019
Josie B.

Attended: Candlemaking with Essential Oils


Oh goodness I was so happy with the course. Highly recommend it! Lots of fun and the instructor is amazing!!

Beekeeping Basics

12/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Beekeeping Basics


The guys were knowledgeable, informative, entertaining, and I learned quite a bit. I am now interested in the skill of beekeeping and truly a fan of the New Jersey Beekeeping Association.

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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

Directions:
When coming to class, please enter via Mosholu Entrance, located at 2950 Southern Boulevard, at all times. And ask for the Watson Building.

Upcoming Classes at New York Botanical Garden

Floral Design Talk with Jeff Leatham
Floral Design Talk with Jeff Leatham
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 20th, 11am - 12pm

Flower ID from A to Z
Flower ID from A to Z
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 20th, 6:15pm - 8:55pm

Wake Up Your Garden: Spring Gardeners Task List
Wake Up Your Garden: Spring Gardeners Task List
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 12pm

Intro to Landscape Design
Intro to Landscape Design
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 1pm

Basic Color Theory for Gardeners
Basic Color Theory for Gardeners
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 2:30pm

Concepts: Digital Sketching
Concepts: Digital Sketching
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 2pm

Winter Skincare
Winter Skincare
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 11am - 3pm

Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: Soil Basics: Get it Right
Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: Soil Basics: Get it Right
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 12:45pm - 2:45pm

Indoor Lighting Basics
Indoor Lighting Basics
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 1pm - 5:30pm

What's This Tree on My Block
What's This Tree on My Block
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 2pm - 4pm

Wake Up Your Garden: Pruning: Shape-Up for Spring
Wake Up Your Garden: Pruning: Shape-Up for Spring
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 3pm - 5pm

Five Plants that Changed the World
Five Plants that Changed the World
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 26th, 10am - 1pm

Perennial Plant Combinations
Perennial Plant Combinations
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 26th, 10:30am - 3pm

Learning to See: Basic Composition
Learning to See: Basic Composition
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 26th, 1pm - 4:30pm

Natural Body Scrub
Natural Body Scrub
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 26th, 6pm - 8pm

A Garden Design Primer
A Garden Design Primer
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 26th, 6pm - 8pm

The Garden Came First: Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK
The Garden Came First: Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 27th, 10am - 11:30am

Introduction to Urban Ecology
Introduction to Urban Ecology
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 27th, 11am - 1pm

Making Kombucha
Making Kombucha
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Pruning: How, When, and Where
Pruning: How, When, and Where
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 29th, 10am - 3pm

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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 Wells Alan Gorkin Alexandre de Vogüé Alice Eckerson Alice Eckerson Amandine Peter Amandine Peter Amy Henderson Amy Anthony Andi Pettis Andrea Karo Andrea Cochran Andrea Filippone Andrea Candee Andrea Wulf & Lillian Melcher Andrea Wulf , Susan Stewart and Stephen Kellert Andrew Weil M.D. Andrew Faust Andy Brand Angele Hanasen Angelica Negron Ann Perkowski Ann Marie Breyer Anna Macoboy Anna Paltseva Anna Ellingboe & Tara Douglass Anne Meore Anne Meore Phyllis D'Amico Anne Meore & Phyllis D'Amico Annie Novak Annie Novak & Kristen Schafenacker Annie White, Anand Persad & Heather Holm Anya Pozdeeva Apollo Sa Deek Arabella Lennox-Boyd Arne Maynard Arnie Friedman Arvolyn Hill Ayya Soma Barbara Schmidt Barbara Aronson Barbara Kitai Barbara Ambrose Barbara M. Thiers Barbie Dahl Beka Sturges Ben Friesen Ben Hider Ben Flanner Benjamin Torke Bessie Mendler Betsy Rogers-Knox Bhante Suddhaso Bhante Jayasara Bill Herman Bill Logan Bill Buck Bill McKibben Bill Einhorn 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 Bruno Carvalho, Gareth Doherty & Luisa Valle Bryan Whitney Bryana Bibbs Caitlin Merritt Caitlin Parker Candace Thompson Carol Woodin Carol Levine Carrie Di Costanzo Carrie DiCostanzo Cary Fowler & Sandy McLeod Cassian Schmidt Cat Morris Catherine 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 Clara Holmes Claudia West Claudia Joseph Claudia Joseph Clay Taylor Colin Wright Colin Wright, Daryl Beyers & Christopher Satch Damon Little Dan Kane Dan Hinkley Dan Snow Dan Cayer Dan Hinkley, Arne Maynard and Edwina von Gal Daniel Furman Daniel Vasini 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 and Farmer Nick Daryl Beyers, Graham Glauber & Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Kim Eierman, & Melanie Menachem-Riggs Daryl Beyers, Manny Grossman & Renee Marsh 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 Holzman David Listen David Sharkey David Fedczuk David Saidoff 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 Deborah Nevins Deborah Nevins, Isabel Bannerman & Sean Hogan 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 Douglas W. Tallamy, Randy Westbrooks & Carolynn Sears, Ph.D. Dr. Katana & Ana Reina Dr. Merrill Harmin Duncan Himmelman Duncan Brine Duygu Kazkondu 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 Ethan Dropkin 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 Isabel Bannerman Ivo M. Vermeulen J. Alan Clarke, Ph. D. Jack de Tar Jack de Tar, Dan Cayer & Liz Neves Jackie Fazio Jackie Simek Jamaica Kincaid & Jennifer Jewell Jameel Gilbert Jameel Gilbert James Kaechele James Lemyre James Lendemer James Alexander-Sinclair James Golden James Carr Jamie Boyer Jan Johnsen Jan L. Gordon Jane Brook Barba Jane L. Didona Janice Parker Jason Parkin & Christian Brown Jay Petrow Jeanine Abraham Jeanne Lapsker, M.D. Jeanne Reiner Jeff Leatham Jeffrey Erb Jeffrey Falk Jennifer Laursen Jennifer Burch Jennifer Bakshi Jennifer Nitzky Jenny Kroik Jenny Lee Fowler Jesica Clark Jesse Tsao Jessica Walliser Jessica Maffia 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 Lloyd & Karl Lorenzen John Mark Courtney Jordan Chapelle Joseph Laracuenta Joshua Werber Joy Langer Jude Carmona 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 Karla Risdon-Nugent Kate Gilman Katherine Sabatino Kathie Miranda Kathrine Neville Kathryn Lyness Kathy Salisbury Katie Bronson Katie Rose Clarke & Ron Song Destro Kazumi Terada Keith Bowman Keith Pffeifer Kelley Crosson Kelly Church Ken Smith Ken Molinari Ken Norman Ken Druse Ken Chaya Ken Greene Kevin Cotter Kim Wilkie Kim Wilkie Kim Eierman Kim Eierman, Colin Wright & Renee Marsh Kim Wilkie, Daniel Vasini & Andrea Cochran 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 Liz Pulver Liz Johnson Liza Lubell Lorraine Ballato Louis Benech Louisa Rawle Tin Luciano Giubbilei Lucy Kenyon Lucy Reitzfeld Lucy Inglis 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 Mark Kokinchak 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 Glauber Michele Langone Michele Langone, Daryl Beyers and Graham Glauber Mike Feller Mike Feller, Ken Chaya and Nancy Slowik Mike Feller, Nancy Slowik, Ken Chaya Miles Parker Mindy Veissid Miranda Brooks Mobee Weinstein Molly Culver Molly George Multiple Instructors Myra Marsocci Nancy Minich Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs Nancy Contessa Nancy Slowik Nancy MacNamara Nancy White Nancy White Nancy Marek Naomi Campbell Nate Harris Neil Pederson Ngoc Minh Ngo Nicholas Storrs Nicholas Storrs & Renee Marsh Nicholas Storrs , Xenia D'Ambrosi, Graham Glauber Nicholas Storrs, Manny Grossman & Renee Marsh Nick Gershberg Nick Storrs, Xenia D'Ambrosi and Graham Glauber Nicole Elmgart 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 Fletcher Robert Llewellyn Robert Torres Robert Brinkman 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. Ruri Kippenbrock 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 Sean Hogan Seth Ganzhorn Shahid Naeem Shahid Naeem, Ursula Heise and John Nagle Sharon Abrams Sharon Salzberg 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 Sourabh Gupta Sriram Moorthy Stephanie Schmiege Stephen Morrell Stephen Dahmer Stephen Scanniello Stephen Nocera Stephen Koren Stephen Sinon Steve Dobossy Steve Kutos Steven Conaway Susan Beiner 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 Timothy Nolan 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 Uninstructed . Ursula Basch Ursula Heise Ursula Basch & Karine Gordineer Ursula Basch and Dawn Petter 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 Yulia Hanansen ​Kathleen Knight, Kelly Church, Daniel Atha, & Jonathan Rosenthal
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