New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

Life Skills
NYBG Bronx, Bronx, New York
(388 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

(388 Reviews)
Color Theory for Floral Design

2/16/2019
Sophia K.

Attended: Color Theory for Floral Design


It was a great class which we learned. On the 1st class all about color theory. 2nd class, we had ha the on arranged 3 different styles of flower arrangements. Which was super awesome to touch and work with such fresh flowers. It is a very good course for someone like myself who’s never taken a class like this and was always dumb founded when it comes to flower arrangements . This color class also made me aware of how I put my clothing together!! Most of all Julio is a great instructor!!!

Living Décor: Layered Sand & Succulent Terrarium

2/13/2019
diana s.

Attended: Living Décor: Layered Sand & Succulent Terrarium


Class materials were poor quality and quantity.

Color Theory for Floral Design

2/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Color Theory for Floral Design


The class was very enjoyable! Julio has an unassuming style and shared many tips on the process of providing arrangements to a customer. This ranged from specification gathering when meeting with the customer, cost planning of the arrangements, purchasing at the flower market, conditioning and creation of the designs. The first class was all lecture and the making of the 3 arrangements were during the second class. I would have preferred integrating parts of each such that each class would include making an arrangement. However after taking this class I understand doing so would have increased the cost of the class. I would have appreciated it if a color wheel was provided for the first class. One was passed around the class but having one for me to reference through the lecture would have been helpful. Alternatively it could have been listed on the course description as an optional class aid for students to get on their own prior to class. Julio answered all questions very patiently and went around to each student to give feedback or help with the arrangements as necessary. For each of the arrangements, Julio provided a “recipe”, demonstrated how to condition the flowers and then put the arrangement together. We had the option to shadow the design or change it up. I would definitely recommend this class!

Medical Cannabis

2/12/2019
Jeanette T.

Attended: Medical Cannabis


Very enjoyable and informative class.

Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors

2/11/2019
Steven S.

Attended: Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors


Engaging and, of course, knowledgeable teacher.

Girls' Night Out: Seasonal Centerpiece

2/10/2019
Carol D.

Attended: Girls' Night Out: Seasonal Centerpiece


I found this class to be fun and informative. The teacher, Bridget was very sweet and knew her stuff about flowers. The wine and little snacks were very good as well. Getting to keep the huge flower arrangement was a bonus. I would be interested to do this again if you had flower arrangements for potted plants.

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

2/4/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Essential Oil Perfume Workshop


Great class. Wish there was more time!

Making Miso

2/2/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Making Miso


The setting was not right for a food making class. The instructor was good. I thought we could have done more in 2 hours...

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

2/2/2019
Melissa B.

Attended: Essential Oil Perfume Workshop


Really enjoyed the class. She was really knowledgeable

Simple and Sleek Floral Design Ideas

1/30/2019
Fiona W.

Attended: Simple and Sleek Floral Design Ideas


Love it!

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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

In-Progress Portfolio Critique
In-Progress Portfolio Critique
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Wednesday Feb 20th, 10am - 3:30pm

Rooftop Gardening
Rooftop Gardening
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Wednesday Feb 20th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm

Color Theory for Floral Design
Color Theory for Floral Design
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Wednesday Feb 20th, 6:15pm - 9pm

Flower ID from A to Z
Flower ID from A to Z
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Thursday Feb 21st, 6:15pm - 9pm

Intro to Landscape Design
Intro to Landscape Design
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Saturday Feb 23rd, 10am - 1pm

Basic Color Theory for Gardeners
Basic Color Theory for Gardeners
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Saturday Feb 23rd, 10am - 2:30pm

Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: All Three Sections
Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: All Three Sections
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Saturday Feb 23rd, 10am - 5pm

Wake Up Your Garden: Spring Gardeners Task List
Wake Up Your Garden: Spring Gardeners Task List
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Saturday Feb 23rd, 10am - 12pm

Essential Oil Perfume Workshop
Essential Oil Perfume Workshop
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Saturday Feb 23rd, 11am - 2pm

Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: Soil Basics-Get it Right
Wake Up Your Garden Saturday: Soil Basics-Get it Right
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Saturday Feb 23rd, 12:45pm - 2:45pm

What's This Tree on My Block
What's This Tree on My Block
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Saturday Feb 23rd, 2pm - 4pm

Market Flowers
Market Flowers
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Sunday Feb 24th, 10am - 3:30pm

Compote Arrangement
Compote Arrangement
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Monday Feb 25th, 10:30am - 3pm

A Garden Design Primer
A Garden Design Primer
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Monday Feb 25th, 6pm - 8pm

Exploring Vanuatu: Plants, People & Traditional Culture
Exploring Vanuatu: Plants, People & Traditional Culture
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Tuesday Feb 26th, 10am - 1pm

Perennial Plant Combinations
Perennial Plant Combinations
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Wednesday Feb 27th, 10:30am - 3pm

Making Kombucha
Making Kombucha
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Thursday Feb 28th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Pruning: How, When, and Where
Pruning: How, When, and Where
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Saturday Mar 2nd, 10am - 3pm

Intensive Home Growing Techniques for Homegrown Edibles
Intensive Home Growing Techniques for Homegrown Edibles
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Saturday Mar 2nd, 10am - 1pm

Internet Tools for Creatives: Part II
Internet Tools for Creatives: Part II
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Saturday Mar 2nd, 11am - 2:30pm

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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 Andrea Karo 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 Benjamin Torke Betsy Rogers-Knox Bhante Suddhaso Bhante Jayasara Bill Herman Bill Logan Bill Buck 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 Caitlin Merritt Caitlin Parker Candace Thompson Carol Woodin Carol Levine Carrie Di Costanzo Carrie DiCostanzo Cary Fowler & Sandy McLeod Cassian Schmidt Cat 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 Claudia West Claudia Joseph Claudia Joseph Clay Taylor Colin Wright Colin Wright, Daryl Beyers & Christopher Satch Dan Hinkley Dan Cayer Dan Hinkley, Arne Maynard and Edwina von Gal Daniel Furman 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, 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 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 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 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 Ivo M. Vermeulen Jack de Tar Jack de Tar, Dan Cayer & Liz Neves Jackie Fazio Jameel Gilbert Jameel Gilbert James Kaechele James Lemyre James Lendemer 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 Jesse Tsao Jessica Walliser 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 Kate Gilman Katherine Sabatino Kathie Miranda Kathrine Neville Kathryn Lyness Kathy Salisbury Katie Bronson Katie Rose Clarke & Ron Song Destro Kazumi Terada Kelly Church Ken Smith Ken Molinari Ken Norman Ken Druse Ken Chaya Ken Greene Kevin Cotter Kim Wilkie Kim Eierman 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 Liza Lubell Lorraine Ballato Louis Benech Louisa Rawle Tin Luciano Giubbilei Lucy Kenyon Lucy Reitzfeld 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 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. 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