New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

Life Skills
NYBG Bronx, Bronx, New York
(473 Reviews)

Since its founding in 1891 The New York Botanical Garden has been a museum of plants, a preeminent center for botanical research, a global leader in plant-based education, and one of the great cultural institutions in the world.

The New York Botanical Garden educates people of all ages about the science, function, and beauty of plants to generate awareness, inspire appreciation, and provide an understanding of the importance of plants to all life on Earth. 

The Garden’s Education Division offers a wide range of structured, programmatic experiences at all levels of learning that is unrivaled at any botanical garden in the world.

Adult students benefit from the more than 700 courses and lectures offered each year through the Garden’s Continuing Education program. Classes are offered for all levels of experience, from introductory to Certificate. Certificate Programs are a carefully selected series of courses focused on particular disciplines, preparing students for careers as well as personal enrichment in their chosen field of study. Class offerings range from one-hour lectures to five-week intensive programs. 

Take a class in:

  • Botanical Art
  • Botany
  • Crafts
  • Floral Design
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Landscape Design
  • Photography
  • Urban Naturalist
  • Wellness

Notes: If you purchase the class using a CourseHorse promotion or discount, these discounts will not reflect on your NYBG receipt. Actual price paid will be reflected on your CourseHorse receipt only.

Reviews of New York Botanical Garden

(473 Reviews)
Indigo Dye Workshop

9/22/2019
niovi f.

Attended: Indigo Dye Workshop


Cool class! Molly was great; relaxed, low key, full of tips and suggestions.

Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets

9/17/2019
linda c.

Attended: Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets


So informative and fun! So many good ideas and tips and I am thoroughly loving my flowers. I recommend it

Pickles, Three Ways

8/25/2019
Elizabeth N.

Attended: Pickles, Three Ways


Excellent, clear and interactive class.

Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets

8/8/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets


Class was half learning and half arranging. All materials were provided and you received individual assistance while designing your bouquet. Teacher was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful

SoapMaking Workshop

8/5/2019
David F.

Attended: SoapMaking Workshop


Great class! Simple, well explained information for melt and pour soap making. As a wheelchair user, the only problem was that the tables aren’t wheelchair friendly (very difficult to get close to the tables in a wheelchair, plus, if your wheelchair doesn’t raise like mine, the tables are too high to provide access to the table tops).

Intro to Landscape Design

8/5/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Landscape Design


I had a lovely time at the Intro to Landscape Design offered by the NY Botanical Gardens. I learned a lot while having fun!

Fundamentals of Form

7/19/2019
Michelle S.

Attended: Fundamentals of Form


The class was well taught. Jameel is a knowledgeable engaging teacher as well as funny. I enjoyed the course, I learned quite a bit and plan on taking more classes at the NYBG.

The Basics of Blending Tea

7/14/2019
Jeanette S.

Attended: The Basics of Blending Tea


Excellent class, I learned a lot about the different teas, how to brew them at the correct temperatures and time and how to make your own tea blends with tea leaves and various dry herbs

Simple and Sleek Floral Design Ideas

7/10/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Simple and Sleek Floral Design Ideas


Great class! The materials supplied was top quality and worth the cost of the class.

Simple and Sleek Floral Design Ideas

7/10/2019
Crystal D.

Attended: Simple and Sleek Floral Design Ideas


The class was very informative and fun.

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2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458
New York Botanical Garden
NYBG Bronx, Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd
Btwn Bedford Park Blvd & Mosholu Pkwy
Bronx, New York 10458

Upcoming Classes at New York Botanical Garden

Introduction to Plant Science
Introduction to Plant Science
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 8:40pm

Container Gardening
Container Gardening
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 24th, 10am - 2:30pm

Botanical Latin
Botanical Latin
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 24th, 6:15pm - 8:15pm

All About Containers Saturday: All 3 Midtown Sections
All About Containers Saturday: All 3 Midtown Sections
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 10am - 5pm

All About Containers Saturday: Container Gardening 101
All About Containers Saturday: Container Gardening 101
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 10am - 12pm

Face Serum with Essential Oils
Face Serum with Essential Oils
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 11am - 1pm

All About Containers: The Very Best for Plants for Pots
All About Containers: The Very Best for Plants for Pots
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 12:45pm - 2:45pm

Light, Shadow, and the Golden Hour
Light, Shadow, and the Golden Hour
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 3pm - 6pm

All About Containers Saturday: Big, Bold & Beautiful
All About Containers Saturday: Big, Bold & Beautiful
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 3pm - 5pm

Capturing Motion
Capturing Motion
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 27th, 11am - 2pm

Soil Science I: Physical Properties
Soil Science I: Physical Properties
Next start date:

Monday Oct 28th, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Woodland Wildscaping
Woodland Wildscaping
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 10am - 1pm

Goodbye Digital Camera...Hello iPhone
Goodbye Digital Camera...Hello iPhone
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 10am - 1pm

Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
Introduction to Horticultural Therapy
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 10am - 3:30pm

Fundamentals of Form
Fundamentals of Form
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 11am - 4:30pm

Sculptural Headpieces
Sculptural Headpieces
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 30th, 6pm - 9pm

Design Your Townhouse or Terrace Garden
Design Your Townhouse or Terrace Garden
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 30th, 6pm - 9pm

Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life
Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life
Next start date:

Friday Nov 1st, 11am - 12:30pm

Intro to Landscape Design
Intro to Landscape Design
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 1pm

Pruning: How, When, and Where
Pruning: How, When, and Where
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 3pm

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Teachers at New York Botanical Garden

Aaron Bertelsen Acer VanWallendael Adam Negrin Adele Rossetti Adriana Zavala , James Oles, Juan Rafael Rivera & Mary Coffey Alan Gorkin Alexandre de Vogüé Alice Eckerson Alice Eckerson Amandine Peter Amandine Peter Amy Henderson Amy Anthony Andi Pettis Andrea Karo Andrea Cochran Andrea Filippone Andrea Candee Andrea Wulf & Lillian Melcher Andrea Wulf , Susan Stewart and Stephen Kellert Andrew Faust Andy Brand Angele Hanasen Ann Perkowski Ann Marie Breyer Anna Macoboy Anna Paltseva Anne Meore Anne Meore Phyllis D'Amico Anne Meore & Phyllis D'Amico Annie Novak Annie Novak & Kristen Schafenacker Anya Pozdeeva Apollo Sa Deek Arabella Lennox-Boyd Arne Maynard Arnie Friedman Arvolyn Hill Barbara Schmidt Barbara Aronson Barbara Kitai Barbara Ambrose Barbara M. Thiers Beka Sturges Ben Hider Ben Flanner Benjamin Torke Bessie Mendler Betsy Rogers-Knox Bhante Suddhaso Bhante Jayasara Bill Herman Bill Logan Bill Buck Bill McKibben Bill Einhorn Bill Kolvek Bill Logan, Bill Schuster, Neil Hendrickson & George Hudler Bonnie Gale Brad Roeller Bradley Klein Brendan Sheehan Brian Sullivan Brian Boom Brian Hockaday Brian J. Huntley Bridget Vizoso Bruce Eckerson Bruno Carvalho, Gareth Doherty & Luisa Valle Bryan Whitney Caitlin Merritt Caitlin Parker Candace Thompson Carol Woodin Carol Levine Carrie Di Costanzo Carrie DiCostanzo Cary Fowler & Sandy McLeod Cassian Schmidt Cat Morris Catherine Morris Charles Yurgalevitch Charles Birnbaum Charles Bonnes Charles Jencks Charles Peters Charles Birnbaum, Beka Sturges & Thomas Woltz Cheryl Paswater Chris Brunner Chris Raimondi, CLP Chris Raimondi, Richard Rosiello Nick Storrs Christian Fuller Christine Ten Eyck Christopher Roddick Christopher Satch Christopher S. Raimondi Christopher S. Raimondi, Leda Meredith, & Elena Andrews Gaillard Claire Frederick Claire Won Kang Clara Holmes Claudia West Claudia Joseph Claudia Joseph Clay Taylor Colin Wright Colin Wright, Daryl Beyers & Christopher Satch Dan Hinkley Dan Snow Dan Cayer Dan Hinkley, Arne Maynard and Edwina von Gal Daniel Furman Daniel Vasini Daniel Atha & Sheranza Alli Darrel Morrison Darrel Morrison, Bob Grese, Carey Lundin & Jensen Wheeler Wolfe Daryl Beyers Daryl Beyers & Leda Meredith Daryl Beyers & Molly Culver Daryl Beyers & Michele Langone Daryl Beyers and Farmer Nick Daryl Beyers, Graham Glauber & Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Kim Eierman, & Melanie Menachem-Riggs Daryl Beyers, Manny Grossman, Michael Ruggiero Daryl Beyers, Michelle Langone Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Nick Gershberg and Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Nick Storrs Michael Ruggiero Daryl Beyers, Renee Marsh & Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Richard Rosiello, and Colin Wright Daryl Beyers, Richard Rosiello, Michael Ruggiero David Listen David Sharkey David Fedczuk David Saidoff David McConnell David Bulpitt David Fedczuk & Chris Ekstrom David Fedczuk, & Chris Ekstrom David Samuel Stern Dawn Petter Deanna Curtis Deanna Curtis Deanna Curtis, & Wayne Cahilly Debbie Becker Deborah Nevins Deborah Nevins, Isabel Bannerman & Sean Hogan Deirdre Castro Dennis Stevenson Dennis Burton Deryck de Matas Diana Conklin Diana Conklin Dick Rauh Dick Rauh Don Gabel Don Gabel & Kurt Morrell Donald McClelland Donald Gambino Donna Gomirato Donna Gomirato, Amandine Peter & Sriram Moorthy Doris Loechle Dorothy Smullen Douglas Daly Douglas Dubler Douglas Daly, Charles Peters, Kate Armstrong Douglas W. Tallamy, Randy Westbrooks & Carolynn Sears, Ph.D. Dr. Merrill Harmin Duncan Himmelman Duncan Brine E. Sullivan, R Jungles, C. Nordenson, I. Ono Edgar Sosa-Mieles Edmund Hollander Edward Sullivan Edwina von Gal Elena Andrews Gaillard Elinor Holland Elissa Gore Elizabeth Fabozzi Elizabeth Neves Elizabeth Scholl Elizabeth Poccia Elizabeth Gilbert & Amy Stewart Elle Barnes Elle Barnes , Nicole Fusco Ellen Zachos Eric Sanderson, Ph. D Eric C. Morgan Erika Hanson Erin Hill Ernest Cavallo Eugenia Bone Eve Ashcraft Fabian Michelangeli Florence Williams Florence Boogaerts Frances Palmer Francine Douwes Whitney Francisca Coelho Françoise Weeks Frank Guida Frank Mortimer & Bob Slanzi Gabriela Harvey Gary Novasel Gary Lincoff Gary Hilderbrand George Lozefski Gesche Wuerfel Gilles Clement Glenn Black Graham Glauber Gregory Plunkett Gustavo Capparelli Gwendolyn Ellman Halina Steiner Hanna Packer Hayden Herrera Heather Liljengren Heather Sandifer Hillary Parker Ina Vandebroek Ingrid Finnan Isabel Bannerman Ivo M. Vermeulen J. Alan Clarke, Ph. D. Jack de Tar Jack de Tar, Dan Cayer & Liz Neves Jackie Fazio Jamaica Kincaid & Jennifer Jewell Jameel Gilbert Jameel Gilbert James Kaechele James Lemyre James Lendemer James Alexander-Sinclair James Golden James Carr Jamie Boyer Jan Johnsen Jan L. Gordon Jane Brook Barba Jane L. Didona Janice Parker Jason Parkin & Christian Brown Jay Petrow Jeanne Lapsker, M.D. Jeanne Reiner Jeffrey Erb Jeffrey Falk Jennifer Laursen Jennifer Burch Jennifer Bakshi Jennifer Nitzky Jenny Kroik Jenny Lee Fowler Jesica Clark Jesse Tsao Jessica Walliser Jessica Maffia Jessica Arcate Schuler Jim Freeman Jim Watson Jinny Blom Joe McNally John Maggiotto John Michelotti John Gwynne John Nagle John Capobianco John Phibbs John Beirne John Mark Courtney Jordan Chapelle Joseph Laracuenta Joshua Werber Joy Langer Judith Tankard Judy Glattstein Julian Picciano Julian Picciano & Francisco Davila Julian Picciano & Wayne Cahilly Julio Jimenez Junko Miura Karen Bussolini Karen Fuchs Karine Gordineer Karl Friedl Karla Risdon-Nugent Kate Gilman Katherine Sabatino Kathie Miranda Kathrine Neville Kathryn Lyness Kathy Salisbury Katie Bronson Katie Rose Clarke & Ron Song Destro Kazumi Terada Kelley Crosson Kelly Church Ken Smith Ken Molinari Ken Norman Ken Druse Ken Chaya Ken Greene Kevin Cotter Kim Wilkie Kim Wilkie Kim Eierman Kim Eierman, Colin Wright & Renee Marsh Kim Wilkie, Daniel Vasini & Andrea Cochran Kimberly Tryba Kirsten Nagashima Kris Covey Kristen Schafenacker & Annie Novak Kristin Schleiter Kristin M. Schleiter Kurt Morrell Larry Kelly Larry Lederman Larry Weaner Larry Weaner, Scott Freeman and Jan Merryweather Laura McKillop Laura Vogel Lauren Lambert Lauretta Jones Laurie D. Olin Leah Kennell Leda Meredith Lee Mandell Leslie Day Leslie Day Lew French Lilli Wright Lillian Melcher Linda Chisholm Linda M. Nemergut Linda Cody Linda M. Grasso & Roxana Robinson Linda S. Ferber, Ph.D plus Other Speakers Linnaea Tillett Lisa Fireman Lisa Wang Lisa Switkin Lisa Dokken Lisa Campbell Lisa Fireman Dorhout Livia Cetti Liz Pulver Liz Johnson Liza Lubell Lorraine Ballato Louis Benech Louisa Rawle Tin Luciano Giubbilei Lucy Kenyon Lucy Reitzfeld Lucy Inglis Luis (Manny) Grossman Lynden B. Miller Lynden B. Miller, Stephen Ives, John Beardsley, Peter Crane Mac Griswold Madeline Yanni Magda Salvesen Manny Grossman Marc Hachadourian Margaret Roach Margaret Saska Margaret Saylor Margarita Poulson Maria Colletti Maria Elena Pombo Marie Viljoen Marilyn Reilly Mark Bunnell Mark Kokinchak Marla Bosworth Marna Chester Marta McDowell Marta McDowell & Thomas Rainer Martha Stewart, Jinny Blom & Margaret Roach Mary Christiansen Mary Jo Bridge Palmer Mary Margaret Jones Maryanne Micillo Maryanne Micillo Matthew Cook Matthew Wichrowski Matthew Pace Matthew Urbanski Matthew Cook & Ryan Torres Maureen Laning Maya Kutz, Kate Lodvikov Mchezaji Axum, Nevin Cohen, Annie Novak, Karen Washington Megan Paska Meghan Cahilly & Wayne Cahilly Mel Bellar Melanie Menachem-Riggs Meredith Martin Merrill Harmin Michael Sekor Michael Feller Michael Blakeney Michael Hagen Michael Blakeney Michael Ruggiero Michael Payton Michael J. Balick Michael J. Balick and Gregory Plunkett Michael Orsino & Jo-Ann Murphy Michele Langone Michele Langone, Daryl Beyers and Graham Glauber Mike Feller Mike Feller, Ken Chaya and Nancy Slowik Mike Feller, Nancy Slowik, Ken Chaya Mindy Veissid Miranda Brooks Mobee Weinstein Molly Culver Molly George Multiple Instructors Myra Marsocci Nancy Minich Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs Nancy Contessa Nancy Slowik Nancy MacNamara Nancy White Nancy White Nancy Marek Naomi Campbell Nate Harris Neil Pederson Ngoc Minh Ngo Nicholas Storrs Nicholas Storrs , Xenia D'Ambrosi, Graham Glauber Nicholas Storrs, Manny Grossman & Renee Marsh Nick Gershberg Nick Storrs, Xenia D'Ambrosi and Graham Glauber Nicole Tarnowsky Nicole Fusco Noah Wilson-Rich Noel Rose Noreen Enright Nsombi Woodson Paddy Woodworth,Kristy King,Bob O'Brien Tate Bushell & Jessica Arcate Schuler Patricia Czarnecki Patricia Wynne Patrick Cullina Paul Trader Paul Sadowski Paula Capps Paula Sarathy Peter Wohllenben Peter Grilli Peter Walker Peter Iocovello Peter Trowbridge Phil Clarke Phyllis D'Amico Putnam & Putnam R. William Thomas R. William Thomas, Cassian Schmidt and Aaron Bertelsen Rachel Brudzinski Rachel Brudzinski & Mark Brooks Raymond Jungles Rebecca McMackin Regina Alvarez Renee Marsh Richard Steinbach Richard Powers Richard Rosiello Richard J. Hobbs, Ph.D Richard Powers, Peter Wohlleben & Bill Logan Rick Cech Rick Darke & Douglas W. Tallamy Robb Moss Robbin Moran, Ph.D Robert Llewellyn Robert Torres Robert Brinkman Robert Schilke Robert Mallet Roberta Rosenthal Robin Sleith Robin Jess Robin Jess & Stephen Sinon Robin Wall Kimmerer Roger Repohl Ronda Brands Rose Pellicano Rose Edinger Rose Marie James Roy Halling, Ph.D. Ruth Rogers Clausen Ryan Torres Ryan McCallister Samuel Bishop Sandra De Ovando Sara Katz Sara Stopek Sara Perl Egendorf Sara Stopek, Leda Meredith, & Daryl Beyers Sarah Wry Sarah Price Sarah Owens Sarah Hettinger Sarah Saltus Siddig Sean Hogan Seth Ganzhorn Shahid Naeem Shahid Naeem, Ursula Heise and John Nagle Sharon Abrams Shavaun Towers Shawn Spencer Sheila Brady & Susan Cohe Sheri Forster Shunmyo Masuno Sierra Steifman Signe Nielsen Signe Nielsen, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, and Laurie D. Olin Songsuk Kim Sonia Uyterhoeven Sriram Moorthy Stephen Morrell Stephen Dahmer Stephen Scanniello Stephen Nocera Stephen Koren Stephen Sinon Steve Dobossy Steve Kutos Susan Pell Susan Sapanara Susan Cohen & Florence Boogaerts Susan Cohen, & Hanna Packer Suzanne Boothby Talima Davis Tam Nguyen Tara Douglass Tara Atwood Tara Atwood & Jen Burney Tatiana Morin Taylor Patterson Thaisa Way Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D. Thomas Rainer Thomas Sebenius Thomas Woltz Thomas Cawley Timothy Nolan Todd Forrest Tolly Beck Tovah Martin Travis Beck Travis Wolf Tremeur Arbor Trina Pilonero Trish O'Sullivan Troy Scott Smith Twig Terrariums Ulf Nordfjell Ulrich Lorimer Uninstructed . Ursula Basch Ursula Heise Ursula Basch & Karine Gordineer Ursula Basch and Dawn Petter Ursula Basch, Andrea Karo, & Suzanne Boothby Ursula Basch, Ashley Gamell & Xenia D'Ambrosi Ursula Basch, Colin Wright & Amy Anthony Valerie D'Antonio Valerie Jardin Vella Chan Victoria Johnson and Marta McDowell Vincent Simeone Vincent Commisso Wade Wheatley Wallis Wilde-Menozzi Wayne Cahilly Wayne Cahilly & Meghan Cahilly Wayne Cahilly & Sarah Hettinger Wendy Hollender William Magruder William Harris Einhorn William Kenny William Waitzman William H. Gerdts Winston Huggins Winston Huggins Xenia D'Ambrosi Yoko Kawai Yolanda LaGuerre Yoli LaGuerre ​Kathleen Knight, Kelly Church, Daniel Atha, & Jonathan Rosenthal
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