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Container Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Container gardening know-how is in high demand. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for ensuring that your plants thrive in all four seasons. 

Sunday Mar 17th, 10am - 2:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$249

2 sessions

Super Small Space Veggie Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

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 choosing...

Tuesday Mar 12th, 6pm - 9pm

  (3 sessions)
$185

3 sessions

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Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at home using safe and simple techniques.  Using cardboard and coffee grounds, create your own oyster mushroom starter (Pleurotus ostreatus) to take home, while learning...

Wednesday Jun 5th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

Compost: Food for Your Plants

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Explore the basics of how your kitchen and yard waste can be used to improve the quality of soil in your garden, be it on a rooftop, a community plot, or a backyard. Compost provides a clean, safe medium for growing food and supplies the micronutrients that plants require to overcome diseases and pests. We'll discuss various methods of composting that...

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6pm - 8pm

Growing Herbs Indoors

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Growing herbs indoors lets you pick fresh, flavorful ingredients year-round, whether or not you have a garden! Learn which herbs do best indoors and how to care for them. Note: Please bring a confirmation for Garden admission. The Security Guard in the lobby of the Administration Bldg. at 1000 Washington Avenue will direct you to your classroom.

Thursday Apr 11th, 6pm - 9pm

Intensive Home Growing Techniques for Homegrown Edibles

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Learn how to grow more fruits and vegetables in less space by making the most of your growing area and by extending the gardening season. Discover organic methods that take advantage of passive solar heating, vertical space, raised beds, and other techniques. Enjoy nutritious, freshly picked garden produce as early as April and then just keep on picking....

Saturday Mar 2nd, 10am - 1pm

All About Containers: Veggies and Herbs for Containers

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Learn how to grow garden-fresh vegetables and herbs year-round in containers. Discover which varieties do best in containers and how to care for them.  Special attention is paid to those varieties that not only taste great but also look beautiful, including varieties that have interesting or unusual blooms and foliage.

Saturday May 4th, 12:45pm - 2:45pm

Terrace Gardening Sat: Potting Mixes and Plant Nourish

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Terrace Gardening Saturday: Potting Mixes and Plant Nourishment Get the dirt on potting mixes! This session teaches you how to create the right blend of ingredients for your container plants. You'll leave with potting mix recipes for each type of plant and simple secrets for fertilizers, compost, and annual soil refreshers that will help your garden...

Saturday Jun 15th, 12:45pm - 2:45pm

Terrace Gardening Saturday: All Three Sections

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Midtown Education Center, Manhattan Gardens tucked into roofs and balconies beautify our urban mosaic and connect us to nature. But every urban terrace gardener knows the challenge of dealing with conditions such as harsh sun, perpetual shade, relentless wind, and managing plants confined to containers. Learn how to tailor your plant choices for pots...

Saturday Jun 15th, 10am - 5pm

All About Containers Saturday: All 3 Midtown Sections

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Plants in pots can turn an ordinary deck, rooftop, terrace or front porch, into a bountiful gardening space filled with foliage and flowers. Autumn brings new opportunities—and challenges—for every container gardener, whatever their experience level. Learn which plants are ideal for containers, how to maintain them, and where to easily source the...

Saturday May 4th, 10am - 5pm

City Roof Design

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Throughout the world, city roofs are becoming greener and used year-round, offering a significant opportunity for landscape designers. Learn the special requirements and challenges of roof gardens and discuss roof garden horticulture, maintenance, and technology, including the basics of design.

Monday Sep 16th, 6:15pm - 8:15pm

Terrace Gardening Sat: Disease and Pest Control in Pots

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Terrace Gardening Saturday: Disease and Pest Control in Pots Pests and diseases can pop up anywhere—even on a 20th-floor balcony! Learn the classic signs of infections and infestations found in urban pots and planters. Get tips on how to properly clean and disinfect your containers, and other measures to control and prevent problems in your terrace...

Saturday Jun 15th, 3pm - 5pm

Terrace Gardening Sat: Great Plants for Terrace Gardens

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

City terraces often are exposed to difficult growing conditions that create microclimates out of sync with the planting zone found on the ground, and plantings in containers are particularly vulnerable to the elements. Learn how to select and maintain plants best suited for life on a terrace. You'll get great recommendations for edibles and ornamentals...

Saturday Jun 15th, 10am - 12pm

Vertical Gardening: Vines and Climbers

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design—in backyards and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures and transform unattractive structures by clinging, twining, scrambling, or trailing....

Thursday Mar 28th, 6pm - 9pm

Wildflower Gardening

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Discover how to create your very own successful wildflower garden, whether you have a small urban space or a large suburban yard. We'll discuss which native species thrive in our area and which types grow best together.  You'll walk away with all the information you need to plant and maintain a beautiful wildflower garden filled with color and...

Friday May 17th, 10am - 2:30pm

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