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What to do in fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Give yourself a head start on your best garden ever by taking care of it now! Learn what to do this fall to improve soil quality, protect perennials and tender plants through the winter, eliminate choice over-wintering sites for insects and diseases, and manage all those fallen leaves.

$39
Sa.   Oct 25th, 10am
All levels
(12)

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
(8)

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
(12)

You can have fresh herbs year-round by learning specific techniques for growing them indoors. Whether you want to successfully transplant your herb plants from an outdoor garden to an indoor one, or are starting your indoor herb garden from scratch, this class will teach you the essentials of managing indoor growing conditions for aromatic herbs. Y

$39
Sa.   Nov 15th, 3pm
All levels
(12)

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
(12)

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
(12)

It takes more than just moving your container plants into your living room to successfully overwinter tender perennials. Situations such as dry indoor heat and low light can challenge your plants' ability to thrive until they can move back outdoors next spring. Learn the best methods for ensuring your plants' successful transition from outdoors to

$39
Sa.   Oct 25th, 1pm
All levels
(12)

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.   Oct 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels
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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This three-session course provides a solid foundation for the beginning digital photographer or a refresher for anyone trying to move easily from film to digital. We'll cover the basics of digital photography, the art of seeing as a photographer sees, and how to manage available light regardless of weather or time of day. Each class includes an int

$249
Sa.   Oct 25th - Nov 15th, 10am
All levels
(12)

The farm-to-table movement has inspired a new sensibility in floral design. All year round, arrangements made with seasonal, local, botanical elements are redefining beauty—whether through a foraged, wilder aesthetic, or a spare, sylvan elegance. We'll tell you where to find these seasonal materials locally, and help you work non-traditional elem

$109
Th.   Oct 30th, 6:15pm
All levels
(12)

Discover a variety of native grasses that can be used as groundcovers, specimen plants, vertical design elements, and also for erosion control. Native grasses are some of the most low maintenance plants in the garden and add a compelling element to landscape design. They come in many heights, textures, and colors, while seedheads and foliage provi

$59
Sa.   Nov 1st, 10am
All levels
(12)

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
(12)

Learn how to design a centerpiece using floating orchids and wheatgrass in sustainable wooden containers, and how to incorporate it as a floral element in stainless steel and glass containers. Elegant or rustic, and always modern, wheatgrass is being used by event designers year-round. It is a logical choice for spring and offers an unexpected pop

$174
F.   Nov 7th, 10am
All levels
(12)

Bonsai artists often use Japanese maples because they are vigorous growers, enjoyed in all four seasons, and cold hardy. Learn about the history of bonsai, basic training techniques, and maintenance. Each student creates, under supervision, a Japanese maple bonsai of their own. ​Please bring wooden chopsticks, good pruning shears, and lunch to c

$135
Sa.   Nov 8th, 10am
All levels
(12)

Perfume can be traced back thousands of years to an Ancient Egyptian prized tradition, beloved by Cleopatra. In this workshop, discover the history of perfume and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Learn blending techniques, how to identify and keep perfume notes, and how to accurately weigh and measure your own mixture. Formulate your uni

$85
Sa.   Nov 8th, 10am
All levels
(12)

Urban Biodiversity: Which Native Organisms Survive in Cities, How They Do It, and What Can Be Done to Help ThemEveryone has seen wild plants and animals in urban areas, but few appreciate how many native species survive or even thrive in cities. Urban environments dominated by buildings, transportation infrastructure, industry, and urban parks pres

$39
F.   Nov 7th, 2pm
All levels
(12)

From rampant urbanization to the alarming spread of invasive species to the rapidly increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, human activities are impacting natural systems on a global scale. Nowhere is the indelible impact of mankind on nature more evident than in cities, where forests have been razed, wetlands paved, shoreline

$20
F.   Nov 7th, 9:30am
All levels
(12)

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, pru

$299
T.   Jan 13th - Feb 17th, 6:15pm
All levels
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Tuesday January 13 6:15pm - 8:15pm 6 Sessions $299
Friday January 30 10am - 12pm 6 Sessions $299
Saturday March 7 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $299
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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
(12)

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
(12)