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Living Lessons in Gardening: The Garden Plan: Palette

Using the Garden as a classroom, explore garden design principles, plant choice, and maintenance techniques with an experienced horticulturist. Bring your own gardening questions and share your experiences. Each month offers a new focus, so sign up for one or more. This class meets outdoors rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

$29
Sa.   Oct 15th, 1pm
All levels
(84)
Shakespeare Garden Midsummer's Night Stroll

Reflect on the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death in the quiet evening hours in BBG’s own Shakespeare Garden. Get up close to the plants featured in his works and learn some fun facts to impress your plant nerd friends. We’ll end the tour by toasting his brilliance with botanical beverages inspired by Shakespeare’s plants.

$33
T.   Aug 2nd, 6:30pm
All levels
(84)
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Living Lessons in Gardening: Smart Hardscaping

Continue along the course of this year-round garden design series, or pop in for a single session. Each workshop offers professional insight and advice for the garden-making process. Learn by guided observation and discussion as we walk the grounds of BBG.  Dress for the weather. Come with questions, come for mentoring, come to experience the...

$29
Sa.   Aug 13th, 10am
All levels
(84)
Other Dates (4)
Living Lessons in Gardening: Understand Color & Texture

Using the Garden as a classroom, explore garden design principles, plant choice, and maintenance techniques with an experienced horticulturist. Bring your own gardening questions and share your experiences. Each month offers a new focus, so sign up for one or more. This class meets outdoors rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

$29
Sa.   Sep 10th, 10am
All levels
(84)
Other Dates (2)

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Preparing Your Garden for the Winter

Get your garden ready now for fuller blooms and healthier plants next spring. Learn the best techniques for protecting perennials that will overwinter outdoors (including in containers); preparing the soil to ensure maximum fertility; and minimizing pest and disease problems next year.

$53
Sa.   Sep 24th, 10am
All levels
(84)
Kokedama: Hanging Garden Workshop

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 make...

$78
Su.   Sep 18th, 2pm
All levels
(84)
Other Dates (2)
Urban Garden Design

This class begins with a foundation in the history of garden design and offers a brief overview of landscape design principles, materials, and plants. Each student then creates a design for an urban garden. Note: A supply list will be provided at the first session.

$339
6 sessions
Th.   Oct 13th, 6pm
Beginner
(84)
Other Dates (2)
Group Moss Terrarium-Making Workshop

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
Sa.   Jul 30th, 2pm
All levels
(35)
Other Dates (2)
Living Lessons in Gardening: Designed for Maintenance

Using the Garden as a classroom, explore garden design principles, plant choice, and maintenance techniques with an experienced horticulturist. Bring your own gardening questions and share your experiences. Each month offers a new focus, so sign up for one or more. This class meets outdoors rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

$29
Sa.   Nov 19th, 10am
All levels
(84)
Other Dates (2)
Living Lessons in Gardening: Designs for the Dramatic

Using the Garden as a classroom, explore garden design principles, plant choice, and maintenance techniques with an experienced horticulturist. Bring your own gardening questions and share your experiences. Each month offers a new focus, so sign up for one or more. This class meets outdoors rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

$29
Sa.   Dec 10th, 10am
All levels
(84)
Other Dates (2)
Lucky Gardener Terrarium-Making Workshop

Build a Living Gift! Create Twig's "Lucky Gardener" plant terrarium with us!  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! 

$85
Sa.   Aug 6th, 2pm
All levels
(35)
Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

The uniquely deceptive and seductive ecology of carnivorous plants has doomed countless insects and ignited the imaginations of everyone from Charles Darwin to your average six-year-old. Learn the identification, biology, cultivation, and conservation needs of these wonderful plants. There will be feeding demonstrations, and participants will prepare...

$68
Sa.   Jul 30th, 1:30pm
All levels
(84)
An Herb Walk at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

This Sunday herb walk at the Brooklyn gardens with Matthew Wood will cover: how to identify many of the herbs discussed in his “Shamanic Herbalism and Approach to Medicinal Herbs” workshops; how to understand how the look of a plant can correspond to different parts of the human body (the “doctrine of signatures); and more

$30
Su.   Jul 31st, 10am
All levels
(94)
Other Dates (2)
Amazing Aquatic Insects

There are more insect species on earth than any other living creatures, and many of them live in the water. Aquatic insects have developed many unique and fascinating adaptations that allow them to live on the water’s surface, and even under the water! After studying facts and illustrations in the classroom, students will explore insects in action...

$30
Su.   Aug 7th, 11am
All levels
(84)
Introduction to Plant Science

This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates. Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance...

$429
8 sessions
T.   Sep 13th, 10am
All levels
(152)
Other Dates (2)