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Take all your garden ideas and start putting them into place with this practical overview of garden design principles that ensure the best layout plan and circulation patterns. Learn how to analyze the space and create the perfect proportions that complement both home and garden, resulting in a coherent landscape design.

$39
M.   Feb 23rd, 6pm
All levels

Stone is an essential landscape component and indispensable in garden design. Explore the many ways Jan Johnsen incorporates stone in her designs, including walls, patios, walkways, and steps. Learn the significance of cairns and stone circles, how to position stones in interesting ways, and how the Japanese classify stones in their famed rock gard

$99
W.   Nov 12th, 10am
All levels
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Learn the true meaning of organic gardening. Explore the philosophy of the organic method, its advantages and limitations, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. Learn the processes that satisfy the needs of plants in nature, and how to use these processes to grow healthy ornamentals, ve

$299
Th.   Feb 26th - Mar 26th, 10am
All levels

What is lovelier than relaxing on a peaceful garden patio in the evening, when scent, sound, and color saturate the senses? Discover flowers that bloom at dusk and close at dawn, including fragrant evening plants like grape-scented tropical water lilies. Learn how water features, light, and resident wildlife such as frogs and insects can enhance yo

$59
W.   Feb 4th, 10:30am
All levels

Examine pre-planting procedures, from soil preparation to crop rotation planning. Study the timing and techniques of planting, pest management, and harvest and post–harvest handling. Survey heirloom varieties, new cultivars, and classic selections.Prerequisites:Fundamentals of Gardening ISoil Science for GardenersORFundamentals of Gardening ISoil

$299
W.   Mar 4th - Mar 25th, 10am
All levels

Learn how to manage annual and perennial gardens using a variety of in-season and post-season maintenance practices. Topics include soil and weed management, watering, basic pest identification and control, and seasonal clean-up. Develop a management plan for a small perennial garden. Required TextThe Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy

$199
Sa.   Mar 21st - Apr 18th, 10am
All levels

Pollinators are essential to our environment, accounting for the reproduction of approximately 70% of flowering plants and a significant portion of our food crops. Many pollinators are in steep decline, but you can support and encourage them in your own landscape. Get to know your local bees, beetles, flies, ants, butterflies, moths, and birds. Lea

$59
W.   Jan 28th, 10:30am
All levels

Devote special new space for herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers for cutting. Get design inspirations for planning your own kitchen garden and discover tried-and-true small trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants best suited to your site. Explore annuals and perennials, herbs for tea and culinary uses, and great ways to include both classic and nov

$59
M.   Feb 9th, 10:30am
All levels

Get your hands dirty in this workshop as you learn the art of kokedama, the cultivation of a plant encased in a hanging ball of moss. After a brief discussion on the history of kokedama and a hands-on demo by the instructor, you will pick a houseplant to repot in a moss ball and spend the rest of the workshop perfecting your craft. Everyone will ma

$71
Su.   Oct 26th, 2pm
All levels

Urban agriculture has taken vegetable growing to a new level: the roof! Learn how to successfully grow summer edibles on an urban roof. Discover which vegetables have the best flavor, the greatest pest and heat tolerance, and the most value per-square-foot. We'll cover tricks of the trade for mixing a soil-growing medium, keeping the soil nutritiou

$119
W.   Feb 25th - Mar 4th, 6:15pm
All levels

Raised beds are used to grow more vegetables, herbs, or ornamentals in a given area with less effort. They also help to overcome difficult situations such as wet soil, or limited space or sunlight. Raised beds are ideal in many therapeutic settings as well, because they elevate the plants, bringing them closer to the patients. Methods of creating r

$39
Sa.   Mar 7th, 2pm
All levels

We have fallen in love with Kokedama.It's a wonderful Japanese technique for making hanging gardens by suspending your plants in a ball of moss. Rustic but sophisitcated, the string garden is relaxing and adds a brilliant touch of nature to any space. Perfect for indoors or outdoors. Great for teaching kids and adults how to care for living plants

$45
Th.   Sep 18th, 6:30pm
All levels
Thursday September 18 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
Sunday September 21 10:30am - 11:30am 1 Session $45
Sunday October 5 10:30am - 11:30am 1 Session $45
Thursday October 23 6:30pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
Thursday November 6 6:30pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $45
Sunday November 23 10:30am - 11:30am 1 Session $45
Thursday December 4 6:30pm - 7:30pm 1 Session $45
Sunday December 21 1pm - 2pm 1 Session $45
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Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio–oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as analogous or sequential, complementary, and monochrome. Visual presenta

$499
W.   Feb 25th - Apr 8th, 6:15pm
All levels

Fall is the perfect time to stock your herbal pantry by transforming your garden's harvest into herbal vinegars, pesto, dried herb blends, flavored honey, herbal syrups, and tea blends. Learn how to harvest and dry your herbs for peak flavor as well as how to make pesto and vinegar. Taste some of the herbal bounty, and go home with samples and reci

$45
Th.   Sep 25th, 6pm
All levels

From windows to terraces, indoors or out, apartment dwellers have ample opportunity to garden—even as winter approaches! Whether you want to develop your green thumb by learning how to select incredible houseplants (and how to care for them) or by growing herbs indoors during the colder months, this day's classes will show you how. 10 am-12 pm Cr

$105
Sa.   Nov 15th, 10am
All levels

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place-selecting plants based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review the trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennia

$399
F.   Oct 3rd - Nov 7th, 10am
All levels

Successful indoor gardening requires knowledge of both plant material and growing techniques. Learn to select the right plants for various locations, based on light levels, temperatures, and aesthetics. Discuss unusual plants, tools and supplies, and maintenance such as grooming, nutrition, and pest control that will keep your plants in good shape.

$39
Sa.   Nov 15th, 10am
All levels

NYBG instructors Florence Boogaerts and Susan Cohen share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the historic gardens of Japan. Illustrating their talks with images from their own extensive travels, they will concentrate on the gardens of Kyoto, emphasizing two traditions: the dry gardens associated with Zen Buddhist temples and the lush stroll gardens

$79
T.   Nov 4th, 10am
All levels

Join horticulturist Jim Russell in this monthly series examining all aspects of gardening-by example-within the various gardens of BBG. Learn about garden design principles; discuss plant choices and maintenance needs; and learn about pruning techniques. This class explores the outdoors, so dress appropriately.

$24
Sa.   Dec 6th, 10:30am
All levels

Whether it's a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting plant combinations that work makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining plants to create a harmonious look for your garden. Please bring lunch.

$79
W.   Feb 25th, 10:30am
All levels