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This four-part series focuses on planning and gardening-by example. Learn from a professional about garden design principles and discuss plant choices and maintenance, including pruning techniques. Sign up for one day or all, and feel free to ask questions!

$24
Sa.   Jun 13th, 10am
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Saturday June 13 10am - 12pm 1 Session $24
Saturday June 13 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $24
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Looking for a nutritious substitute for traditional iced tea? How about a cold glass of delicious anise hyssop tea? Learn more about our power-packed native perennial herbs used historically as remedies or food and how to grow them in your own garden.

$53
Su.   Jun 7th, 2pm
All levels
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This four-part series focuses on planning and gardening-by example. Learn from a professional about garden design principles and discuss plant choices and maintenance, including pruning techniques.

$24
Sa.   Jul 11th, 10am
All levels
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Saturday July 11 10am - 12pm 1 Session $24
Saturday July 11 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $24
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Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning,...

$299
T.   Jul 7th, 6:15pm
All levels
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Learn to create a Twig Terrarium at Twig's Open Studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn!Join the Twig experts for info on what makes a healthy terrarium, hands-on guidance on how to create one, and learn tips and tricks to miniscaping your own little green world! We provide all the ingredients, including a few types of forest-fresh moss, an adorable...

$45
Th.   Jun 4th, 7pm
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Thursday June 4 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
Thursday June 18 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
Saturday June 27 12pm - 1pm 1 Session $45
Thursday July 9 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
Saturday July 25 12pm - 1pm 1 Session $45
Thursday August 6 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
Saturday August 22 12pm - 1pm 1 Session $45
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Fast track your NYBG Gardening Certificate this summer! In just two short weeks, you'll complete over 25% of all course work required for the Certificate, laying a solid base in the principles of environmentally sound gardening. Special electives and curator-led tours of various Garden collections combine the best of the classroom and real-world field...

$1,599
M.T.W.Th.F.   Jul 13th, 9am
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Learn the techniques, materials, and traditions of bonsai culture. Work on creating your own bonsai-repotting it into a bonsai container, pruning it, and finding the potential style that will bring out its inner beauty. Learn how to care for your bonsai once you get it home.Bring small pruners or surgical shears (you may purchase shears in class)....

$165
Sa.   Jun 27th, 10am
All levels
(32)

This four-part series focuses on planning and gardening-by example. Learn from a professional about garden design principles and discuss plant choices and maintenance, including pruning techniques.

$24
Sa.   Aug 8th, 10am
All levels
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Saturday August 8 10am - 12pm 1 Session $24
Saturday August 8 1pm - 3pm 1 Session $24
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In this one-day intensive workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of growing good garden soil. The morning will begin with a hands-on exploration of different types of soils and how they are formed. After lunch, students will delve into the subject of soil testing and how to make sense of the lab results. Heavy metal contamination and safety...

$83
Sa.   Jul 25th, 10am
All levels
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A water feature can add a whole new dimension to a garden, providing relaxing sounds, reflected light, and an important resource for a variety of plant pollinators. Learn what is needed to create a simple, inexpensive, low-maintenance and attractive water garden for even the smallest space. A demonstration of construction techniques will be given....

$79
Sa.   May 30th, 10am
All levels
(57)

Low-maintenance dahlias thrive in our coastal climate, growing to bloom in mid-July, when their spiky, colorful blossoms brighten up gardens and flower beds.Learn best practices that help your dahlias thrive, including how and when to disbud, stake, water, and much more. Tour the Garden's perennial beds and Seasonal Walk to see an inspiring array of...

$59
T.   Jun 9th, 10am
All levels
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Learn recreational tree climbing and the fundamentals of on-rope climbing techniques used by arborists. Experienced instructors instill confidence in rope handling, basic climbing, and descending (rappelling) methods.This course is for sportsmen, hunters, rock climbers, naturalists, or anyone wishing to climb trees for fun. Class is limited in size;...

$139
Sa.   Jun 6th, 9:30am
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A palette, an easel, and a subject chosen from the garden's breathtaking grounds—what could be a more pleasant way to enjoy nature while refining your craft? Demonstrations will be in gouache and water-soluble oils, but participants may use their own favorite medium (no volatile solvents allowed). Open to all levels, the instructor will respond to...

$289
Su.   Jun 14th, 10am
All levels
(57)

Join us for building your own auto-watering garden. We will supply you with everything you need to get started and show you step-by-step how to build it and how to program it to do what you want it to do! In depth. Recommended for ages 15+ as this is a complicated build.This is a two part session. One session will focus on the actual hardware build...

$125
T.   Jun 16th, 6:30pm
Intermediate
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Learn how to grow herbs in a window box, what to plant where, things to look for. Learn the art of container gardening. Talk about what can be planted where and how to mix things up. Discuss methods of how to keep your plants thriving.

$45
Sa.   Jun 6th, 2pm
All levels
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Saturday June 6 2pm - 3pm 1 Session $45
Saturday June 20 2pm - 3pm 1 Session $45
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Come check out the world’s largest rooftop farm in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard!  We’ll tell you about our daily operations and farming methods, the basics of our business model, and the environmental benefits of urban ag and rooftop farming, then give you some time to explore.The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a private property, and is not...

$10
W.   Jun 3rd, 10am
All levels
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Wednesday June 3 10am - 11am 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 3 11:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 10 10am - 11am 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 10 11:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 17 10am - 11am 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 17 11:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 24 10am - 11am 1 Session $10
Wednesday June 24 11:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $10
Wednesday July 1 10am - 11am 1 Session $10
Wednesday July 1 11:30am - 12:30pm 1 Session $10
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Learn about soil structure, fertility, and water availability to understand what happens underground. Learn to improve the soil with amendments and other techniques. The planning that goes into creating a beautiful garden is wasted if the soil is poor. Lectures are supplemented by hands-on lab sessions. Students receive a copy of the BBG handbook...

$344
T.   Jun 9th, 6pm
All levels
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Get outside and learn to identify trees by the details: bark, buds, leaves and tree form. Class will start with an overview of identificationterminology and then practice outside in the field. Join us for a ramble around the neighborhood and get to know some trees!Note: Walks happen rain or shine and exact meeting...

$13
M.   Jun 8th, 6pm
All levels
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This course will help you master the identification and uses of many woody plants found in urban landscapes. Woody plants-including shade trees, conifers, small trees, and shrubs-form the backbone of a well-planned landscape design. Lectures and hands-on labs are augmented by sessions.Note: The last session of class is mandatory.Important Policy Change:...

$329
W.   Jul 1st, 6pm
All levels
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With hundreds of cultivars to choose from within the genus, not everyone knows that Heuchera is a North American native, making it one of the most adaptable plants for the garden. After years of careful breeding, coral bells now thrive as a ground cover, in containers, or a feature foliage plant in a vast array of colors, shapes, and sizes. Students...

$59
F.   May 29th, 10am
All levels
(57)