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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

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.   Oct 11th, 1:30pm
All levels
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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
W.   Mar 4th - Mar 25th, 6:15pm
All levels

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

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

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

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

Learn how to effectively use color in plant combinations. Study the properties of value, hue, and intensity as they relate to choosing specific garden plants. Visual presentations and discussions are used to analyze various color schemes such as analogous or sequential, complementary, and monochrome. Please bring lunch.

$99
Th.   Feb 12th, 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

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

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

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
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

Transform that bare rooftop, balcony, or terrace into a "living landscape" for native birds, insects, and other urban fauna! Develop an ecologically sustainable garden lush with native wildflowers that provide much-needed habitat for pollinator insects as well as songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies. Learn to choose the right soil-compost mix a

$59
M.   Mar 2nd, 6pm
All levels

Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, and tips for high yield results. Get your spring started with smart seed ordering, growing and ch

$119
T.   Mar 10th - Mar 17th, 6pm
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

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

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

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
Su.   Oct 5th, 10:30am
All levels
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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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