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New York Botanical Garden

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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.

In accordance with New York City Executive Order 225., all students registering for on-site classes are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. For more information on what to expect, please visit our FAQs.

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

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

Reviews of New York Botanical Garden

(4.4-star rating across 662 reviews)
  • Landscape Design Tips: Learning from Before and After

    Reviewed by Mark R. on 4/5/2023
    I loved this class! There is nothing like seeing before and after photos of a landscape- it brings a concept or idea to life. I bought Jan's book, "Gardentopia" after the class and quickly read it, cover to cover. It touches upon everything we learned in the class and more. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in landscape design. The class was 2 hours, which flew by far too quickly. I wanted to stay for another 2, or more! Jan is a veteran in her field and is very generous with her expertise. I left feeling encouraged and inspired. I hope to take more classes from Jan.
  • Dauntless Dahlias

    Anonymous review on 3/12/2023
    There were people in attendance with various degrees of knowledge regarding dahlias. The instructor went over anything and everything. Something for everyone.
  • The Art and Artistry of Chanticleer: Dan Benarcik

    Reviewed by Crandell D W. on 2/21/2023
    I honestly did not know that this was a lecture only class. Seeing as I don't have a background in Botany this lecture was amazing. Dan was heartfelt in his delivery of the subject matter. I learned that being creative with landscape design is challenging yet very rewarding. Dan made a Botany believer out of me. Job well done!
  • Eggplants in Dry Brush Watercolor

    Reviewed by Laura R. on 2/13/2023
    This course provides step-by-step instruction in dry brush watercoloring and Carrie Di Costanzo caters her instruction to accomodate the learning needs of both novice and experienced watercolor artists. Overall, the class met my expectations. Carrie's well-defined course syllabus with its art supply list, her model eggplant drawing, and palette color mixing guide gave attendees a nice headstart for a successful painting experience. There were sufficient breaks to move around and class time went by quickly. It was a thrill to virtually meet up with similar-minded individuals from across the country and observe everyone's progress throughout the day.
  • Gut Health: The Key to your Immune System - Online

    Reviewed by Rosemarie B. on 1/12/2023
    Cheryl was easy to understand, shared a great deal of information and was great at taking our questions throughout the class. I found the information she provided very informative and also thought provoking. I intend to do some research on a few items she shared to see what improvements my family and I might be able to make to optimize our health.
  • Holiday Greens Workshop

    Reviewed by Donna S. on 12/4/2022
    I really enjoyed this class. Teacher was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this class
  • Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets

    Reviewed by Jennise H. on 12/2/2022
    I really enjoyed this class and the instructor was amazing. I would definitely take another course offering on floral arranging.
  • Fall Leaves in Watercolor

    Reviewed by Claire V. on 11/13/2022
    Great technique lesson!
  • A Garden Design Primer - Online

    Anonymous review on 11/3/2022
    Most of what was discussed I had already read in books. For the price, I was expecting more. Information not available in books.
  • Soapmaking Workshop

    Reviewed by Katherine R. on 10/22/2022
    I had do much fun learning to make organic soap using essential oil. The teacher Ms. Luz was very helpful snd answer all my questions. She had great energy in the classroom.
  • Soapmaking Workshop

    Reviewed by Tom K. on 10/17/2022
    Fantastic course, learned a great deal from Liz and happy I attended!
  • Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets

    Anonymous review on 10/6/2022
    It was a fun class with like minded people. Learned the basic formulas which I so needed
  • A Garden Design Primer - Online

    Reviewed by Sally D. on 10/1/2022
    I really enjoyed this course. It is designed to introduce anyone to how to think about the important design concepts as you begin to plan. Daryl covered a ton of information in a short period of time. Two hours was perfect timing.
  • Ikebana: A Comprehensive Approach

    Reviewed by Chaya M. on 9/15/2022
    I absolutely loved the ikebana course given by Junko. I learned so many invaluable new techniques and mechanics that I have taken with me and used in all different styles of flower arrangements and much of my other floral work. Junco was an amazing instructor who’s great personality added so much to the class. I recommend this course very highly.
  • Beekeeping Basics

    Anonymous review on 9/11/2022
    We should have been able to see a physical behive. We should have been able to at least hold and get a better look at the head cover.
  • Flower ID from A to Z - Online

    Anonymous review on 9/1/2022
    Very knowledgeable teacher. However, it was too much about botany. I would have liked more about the flowers and how to buy them and use them in arrangements.
  • Botanical Drawing for Beginners - Online

    Anonymous review on 8/3/2022
    Katy has packed SO much theory and technique into this intro drawing course! Her videos and homework assignments are fun and relevant. I would definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in drawing the natural world.
  • Growing Cannabis - Online

    Reviewed by indra c. on 7/26/2022
    Nice intro class. Instructor very knowledgeable. Always willing to answer questions and share information. Would recommend it to anyone interested in learning how to grow cannabis.
  • Soapmaking Workshop

    Reviewed by Deborah M. on 6/27/2022
    The instructor was informative and hand on. I enjoyed the class
  • Psychedelic Mushrooms - Online

    Reviewed by Mijanou M. on 5/19/2022
    I am torn between two and three stars. This course had a lot of interesting information but was not well organized. For a teacher to be unable to do a proper screen share at this point in time is unprofessional and irksome. Since we were so late due to these issues, instructor barreled through last section (which was not particularly interesting), still went half an hour over and allowed no time for questions or discussion. If this is a pure lecture, just record one. I would have liked to ask questions and hear others' questions. Instructor was generous of spirit and wanting to share information but made poor decisions regarding time management.
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students at the New York Botanical Garden have many opinions about the classes offered. Some students praise the teachers for their knowledge and ability to keep the class engaged. One student mentioned learning about landscape design and how being creative in this field can be challenging yet rewarding. Another student enjoyed a class on making organic soap with essential oils and appreciated the helpfulness of the teacher. Many students still found the classes informative and enjoyable. Quotes: 1. "Dan was heartfelt in his delivery of the subject matter. I learned that being creative with landscape design is challenging yet very rewarding." 2. "The teacher Ms. Luz was very helpful and answered all my questions. She had great energy in the classroom." 3. "I loved my instructor Junko - she was amazing and I learned so much from her. The class was so much fun and a great experience."

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