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.
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Instructor was well prepared, interesting + kept the class engaged.
The class was part lecture and part hands on. The instructor was knowledgable and circulated around the room giving all participants her attention. It was fun even for a novice as well as those interested in starting a business. Handouts were provided for future reference, and each participant left with 3 creations as was promised in the course description.
Teacher came late, students helped set up and bring materials from the car! Once class started good products were produced.
N. Woodson gave a fresh take on the art of making a Seasonal Bridal Bouquet. She nurtured the participants in the class, giving each participant the tips, hints & help they needed as the class flowed. The class was well- paced. This class was a winner!
Teacher Maria C was excellent as she led the class through an informative and well put together PowerPoint Presentation about the building and care/keeping of succulent terrariums! The rest of the class time was put to excellent use in building them where she provided all the materials and circulated the room to help all students create their best work! Loved the class and loved the succulent terrarium that I left with - I will be taking this class the next time it is offered in January 2018! Highly recommended and great to do with a friend, group of girls, or on a date!
This is a full-day lecture, sitting in a classroom, listening to a teacher. The teachers are knowledgeable, and some of the content is indeed interesting. But overall, we were expecting this to be a hands-on, interactive and practical day of gardening techniques, tips and practice. We were not expecting this day to be a passive lecture day, with a lot of overlapping / repetitive content between the 3 sessions. Also unclear, what "materials" were involved? There was talk of a non-refundable materials fee (I assumed this was for plants, pots, soil, seeds, etc...) but no materials were given or used during the class. Better expectation setting could have prevented our disappointment.
Gary was great and I would sign up for any of his future classes! Learned so much.
the instructor was very good even though she was a bit unprepared.