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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)

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)

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

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$81.75
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$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)

Get outside and learn to identify trees by branch patterns, fruit bodies and more! Celebrate the season with an advanced beginner's course in tree identification!Get outside and learn to identify trees by the details: bark, buds, and tree form (no leaves yet!). Class will start with an overview of identification terminology and then move outside to

$13
Sa.   Nov 1st, 11am
All levels
(60)
Saturday November 1 11am - 12:30pm 1 Session $13
Saturday November 8 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $13
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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)

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)

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)

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
(12)

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)

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
(12)

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
(12)

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
(12)

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
(12)

Give your designs a flip with these chic alternatives to above-the-vase displays. Below the waterline, blooms are magnified, revealing new aspects of beauty. A single blossom floating on the surface brings a new focus to its delicate petals. And multiple elements stacked underwater add a "wow factor" that's sophisticated and modern. Using creamy-wh

$225
Th.   Feb 19th, 10am
All levels
(12)