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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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Ever tasted a Juneberry pie or served pawpaw ice cream at a dinner party? Find out how you can use these fun, edible native plants in your garden and your kitchen. Discover which native plants can add beauty to your garden while providing you with tasty and nutritious native fruits and nuts. Learn which of these low-maintenance plants are the best...

$53
Sa.   May 9th, 2pm
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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
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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
Th.   May 7th, 10am
All levels
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Thursday May 7 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $299
Tuesday July 7 6:15pm - 8:15pm 6 Sessions $299
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Learn everything about growing these gorgeous celebrities: seeding and planting transplants, maintenance (trellising, irrigation, fertility, pruning), combating diseases and bugs, harvesting and storage, cleaning up at the end of the season, and, of course, differences between OP (open pollinated) and hybrid varieties. We will focus on the many flavorful...

$59
Sa.   May 9th, 10am
All levels
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Soil of poor quality or even toxic soils are the unfortunate starting points for many urban gardeners. The solution is compost—it provides a clean, safe medium for growing food and supplies the micro-nutrients that plants require to overcome diseases and pests. Learn three methods of composting that will improve soil fertility and structure: hot...

$39
W.   May 13th, 10am
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Container gardening know-how is in high demand, particularly in urban settings. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous-and discover techniques for getting your plantings to thrive throughout all four seasons. Please bring lunch to classes meeting all day.

$219
M.   May 11th, 10am
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Container gardening requires some specialized knowledge to achieve quality results. Learn the basics for planting and maintaining a healthy outdoor container garden: materials and styles of containers, various potting mixes, fertilization, and watering requirements. After getting a few suggestions for plants that thrive in containers, and you'll be...

$39
Sa.   May 16th, 10am
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Centuries-old herbals in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library illustrate the intriguing history of herbalism and herb garden design. Take an in-depth look at some of the most historically important herbs, the lore surrounding them, and present-day cultivation requirements. Discover ancient as well as contemporary uses of individual herbs.

$155
T.   May 19th, 10am
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Think you can’t grow edibles because you have a shady garden? Think again! There are plenty of delicious and unusual plants that thrive in woodland conditions. Learn which plants grow best in partial to full shade and how to care for them from planting to harvest.

$36
Th.   May 14th, 6:30pm
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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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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
Su.   May 17th, 10am
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Sunday May 17 10am - 3pm 1 Session $83
Saturday July 25 10am - 3pm 1 Session $83
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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.   Apr 30th, 7pm
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Thursday April 30 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
Saturday May 9 12pm - 1pm 1 Session $45
Thursday May 21 7pm - 8pm 1 Session $45
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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
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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.   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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Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round in containers. Discover which varieties do best in containers and how to care for them. Special attention is paid to those varieties that not only taste great but also look beautiful, including varieties that have interesting or unusual blooms and foliage.

$39
Sa.   May 2nd, 12:45pm
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Saturday May 2 12:45pm - 2:45pm 1 Session $39
Saturday May 16 12:45pm - 2:45pm 1 Session $39
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Learn how to create beautiful container garden combinations of annuals, perennials, and shrubs and discover where to place them for maximum visual appeal. Broaden your design palate with stunning containers that will enhance your yard, deck, or patio from spring to fall and beyond.

$39
Sa.   May 2nd, 3pm
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Saturday May 2 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $39
Saturday May 16 3pm - 5pm 1 Session $39
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Birds and beneficial insects help control harmful pests while pollinating your garden plants. Learn which flowers, trees, shrubs, and grasses attract these helpful creatures and keep them coming back for more. You'll be inspired to turn your garden into an attractive and natural habitat for wildlife. Includes a tour of the Native Plant Garden.

$59
Sa.   May 2nd, 10am
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Nineteenth-century Britain's desire for novelty, advances in technology, and horticultural exploration gave rise to a new style of gardens. Dazzling color combinations in the parterre were of prime importance, and head gardeners rose to stardom cultivating exotics in stunning new glasshouses and specialized areas on the pleasure grounds.Examine remaining...

$49
M.   May 18th, 6pm
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