New York Botanical Garden

Life Skills
NYBG Bronx, Bronx, New York
(195 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 500 courses and lectures offered each year through the Garden’s Continuing Education program. Certificate programs are offered in seven plant—related disciplines. Class offerings range from one-hour lectures to five-week intensive programs. 

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.

Take a class or start a certificate program in:

  • Botanical Art
  • Botany
  • Crafts
  • Floral Design
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Landscape Design
  • Nature Writing and Photography
  • Wellness & Fitness

Notes: Note: 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

(195 Reviews)

Amy O.

Attended: Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

The teacher was great and very knowledgeable!

Eva M.

Attended: Essential Oil Perfume Workshop

Well organized. Lots of informaton was given. It was a great start for someone who wants to start working with essential oils.

Mary D.

Attended: Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets

Instructor was knowledgeable and personable. I learned a lot and enjoyed the class

Laurie G.

Attended: Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets

Fast paced and informative. Generous supply of a variety of flowers and two sizes of vases.

Jennifer M.

Attended: Soap Making Workshop

Teacher was inspiring and used only organic ingredients.


Attended: Compote Arrangements

The course was wonderful! I am a total amateur but felt very comfortable and relaxed. Tom was very accommodating, helpful & informative. He made the class very enjoyable, interactive but still fed a newby lots of information. Will absolutely look into taking another class with him!


Attended: A Kitchen Garden Plan

Excellent instructor who seemed to answer every question with both depth of knowledge and experience. Very impressive.

Daniel C.

Attended: Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors

Had a lot of fun at the class and it was very informative. Great intro class to get into mushroom growing indoors.

Jennifer B.

Attended: Holiday Greens Workshop

Great class although I Wish it was a hour or so longer


Attended: Girls' Night Out: Autumn Centerpiece

Well worth the money. Very fun. Would have preferred more unusual/more expensive flowers but centerpiece still looked great.

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New York Botanical Garden
NYBG Bronx, Bronx
2900 Southern Blvd
Btwn Bedford Park Blvd & Mosholu Pkwy
Bronx, New York 10458

Classes at New York Botanical Garden

Seasonal Bridal Bouquet Symposium: Entwined:Plants, Exploration, and Our Future Capability Brown Nature's Pharmacy Introduction to Horticultural Therapy Intensive Growing Techniques for Homegrown Edibles Perennial Plant Combinations Pruning: How, When, and Where Market Flowers in Watercolor Get More From Your Vegetable Garden Threshold:Biodiversity,Climate & Humanity at Crossroads Preserving the Mighty Oak Vines and Climbers Dogscaping: Creating a Pet Friendly Garden Botanical Watercolor (Beginners and Beyond) Botanical Latin I Super Small Space Veggie Gardening Compost: The Key to Healthy Gardens Living Décor: Terrariums with Air Plants & Orchids Soil Science I: Physical Properties Fundamentals of Form Build a Sustainable Urban Garden Plant Structure Container Gardening Fundamentals of Gardening Introduction to Plant Science Designing Plant Communities Landscape Design History Bulbs, Roots and Greens that Spring Forth Flash Photography: The Orchid Show Botanical Drawing I: Methods and Materials Intensive Troubleshooting for Orchids Basic Design and Installation of Irrigation Systems Designing Winning Plant Combinations 17th Annual Winter Lecture: Gardening at Great Dixter Healthy Garden Ecosystems Phalaenopsis Care Vegetable Gardening for Beginners - All Three Sections Vegetable Gardening: Vegetable Gardening Basics Intro to Meditation Vegetable Gardening: Seed Starting Primer Herbal Spa Botanicals Vegetable Gardening: Protect Your Plants from Pests Soil Basics Landscape Measurement Textural Expressions Graphics I Patterns in Nature Intro to Landscape Design Plant Collection and Preservation Workshop Soil Science for Gardeners Plant Morphology For Botanical Artists Mushroom Papermaking Proper Repotting Techniques Tai Chi for Peace of Mind and Body Spring Ephemeral Papercuttings Spring Rose Care Birds of New York: Basic Ornithology Ethnomedicine: Caribbean Cures Floral Fascinators Landscaping with Perennials Dendrology: Woody Plant Identification Plants for Landscaping Summer Bloomers Intro to Green Walls Urban Naturalist Certificate Program Botanical Drawing for Beginners Restoring Garden Ecology Principles of Environmental Science Color Theory for Floral Design Couture Bridal Bouquet Native Flora in Spring Interior Plantscapes Creating a High-Yield Cutting Garden Landscape for Curb Appeal Close-Up & Macro Photography Workshop Pollinator Papercuttings Spring Tulips in Watercolor Workshop Peony Workshop The Curated Tabletop with Sierra Steifman Farm-to-Table Centerpiece Flower Arranging with Store-Bought Bouquets Essential Oil Perfume Workshop Ornamental Grasses The Garden Tomato Fundamentals of Digital Photography Culinary Herbs Wreath Perfect Peonies Flower ID from A to Z The Spirit of the Stone Gardening with Native Plants Girls Night Out: Spring Wildflowers Drawing Spring Trees in Bloom Woodland Arrangements: A New Twist Botanical Couture: Purses and Shoes All About Containers: All Three Manhattan Sections All About Containers Saturday: Container Gardening 101 All About Containers: Veggies and Herbs for Containers All About Containers Saturday: Designing w/ Containers Bokeh: Using Blur to Good Effect
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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 Amy Henderson Andrea Karo Andrea Filippone Andrea Candee Andrea Wulf , Susan Stewart and Stephen Kellert Andrew Faust Andy Brand Ann Perkowski Anna Macoboy Anna Paltselva Anne Meore Anne Meore Phyllis D'Amico Anne Meore & Phyllis D'Amico Annie Novak Annie Novak & Kristen Schafenacker Anya Pozdeeva Apollo Sa Deek Arnie Friedman Barbara Aronson Barbara Kitai Barbara Ambrose Barbara M. Thiers Ben Hider Benjamin Torke Betsy Rogers-Knox 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 J. Huntley Bruce Eckerson Caitlin Parker Carol Woodin Carol Levine Carrie DiCostanzo Cary Fowler & Sandy McLeod Cassian Schmidt Charles Yurgalevitch Charles Bonnes Charles Jencks Chris Brunner Chris Raimondi, CLP Chris Raimondi, Richard Rosiello Nick Storrs Christian Fuller Christine Ten Eyck Christopher Roddick Christopher S. Raimondi Christopher S. Raimondi, Leda Meredith, & Elena Andrews Gaillard Claudia West Claudia Joseph Claudia Joseph Dan Cayer 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, Michelle Langone Richard Rosiello Daryl Beyers, Nick Storrs Michael Ruggiero David Fedczuk David McConnell David Bulpitt David Fedczuk & Chris Ekstrom David Fedczuk, & Chris Ekstrom Deanna Curtis Deanna Curtis, & Wayne Cahilly Debbie Becker Deirdre Castro Dennis Burton Deryck de Matas Diana Conklin Diana Conklin Dick Rauh Dick Rauh Don Gabel Don Gabel & Kurt Morrell Donald McClelland Donald Gambino Doris Loechle Dorothy Smullen Douglas Daly Douglas Dubler Douglas Daly, Charles Peters, Kate Armstrong Dr. Merrill Harmin Duncan Himmelman Duncan Brine Edgar Sosa-Mieles Edmund Hollander Edward Sullivan Elena Andrews Gaillard Elinor Holland Elissa Gore Elizabeth Fabozzi Elizabeth Neves Elizabeth Scholl Elizabeth Poccia Elizabeth Gilbert & Amy Stewart Ellen Zachos Eric C. Morgan Erika Hanson Erin Hill Ernest Cavallo Eve Ashcraft Fabian Michelangeli Florence Boogaerts Frances Palmer Francine Douwes Whitney Francisca Coelho Françoise Weeks Frank Guida 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 Sandifer Hillary Parker Ina Vandebroek Ingrid Finnan Ivo M. Vermeulen Jack de Tar Jack de Tar, Dan Cayer & Liz Neves Jackie Fazio 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 Janna Weiss Jason Parkin & Christian Brown Jeanne Lapsker, M.D. Jeanne Reiner Jeffrey Erb Jeffrey Falk Jennifer Burch Jennifer Bakshi Jenny Lee Fowler Jesse Tsao Jessica Walliser Jessica Arcate Schuler Jim Freeman Jim Watson Joe McNally John Nagle John Capobianco John Beirne John Mark Courtney Joseph Laracuenta Judith Tankard Judy Glattstein Julian Picciano & Francisco Davila Julio Jimenez Junko Miura Karen Bussolini Karine Gordineer Karl Friedl Katherine Sabatino Kathie Miranda Kathrine Neville Kathy Salisbury Katie Bronson Katie Rose Clarke & Ron Song Destro Kazumi Terada Ken Smith Ken Molinari Ken Norman Ken Druse Ken Greene Kevin Cotter Kim Wilkie Kim Eierman Kirsten Nagashima Kris Covey Kristen Schafenacker & Annie Novak Kristin Schleiter Kristin M. Schleiter Kurt Morrell Larry Kelly Larry Lederman Larry Weaner Laura McKillop Laura Vogel Lauren Lambert Lauretta Jones Leah Kennell Leda Meredith Lee Mandell Leslie Day Leslie Day Linda Chisholm Linda M. Nemergut Linda Cody Linda S. Ferber, Ph.D plus Other Speakers Linnaea Tillett Lisa Fireman Lisa Wang Lisa Switkin Lisa Campbell Lisa Fireman Dorhout Livia Cetti Lorraine Ballato Louis Benech Louisa Rawle Tin Luciano Giubbilei Lucy Kenyon Lucy Reitzfeld Luis (Manny) Grossman Lynden B. Miller Mac Griswold Madeline Yanni Magda Salvesen Manny Grossman Marc Hachadourian Margaret Saska Margaret Saylor Margarita Poulson Maria Colletti Marie Viljoen Marilyn Reilly Mark Bunnell Marla Bosworth Marta McDowell Mary Christiansen Mary Margaret Jones Maryanne Micillo Maryanne Micillo Matthew Cook Matthew Wichrowski Matthew Pace Matthew Cook & Ryan Torres Maureen Laning 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 Hagen Michael Blakeney Michael Ruggiero Michael Payton Michael J. Balick Michael Orsino & Jo-Ann Murphy Michele Langone Michele Langone, Daryl Beyers and Graham Glauber Miranda Brooks Mobee Weinstein Molly Culver Myra Marsocci Nancy Minich Nancy Gerlach-Spriggs Nancy Contessa Nancy Slowik Nancy White Nancy White Nancy Marek Nate Harris Nicholas Storrs Nick Gershberg Nick Storrs, Xenia D'Ambrosi and Graham Glauber Noah Wilson-Rich Noel Rose Noreen Enright Patricia Czarnecki Patricia Wynne Paul Trader Peter Walker Peter Iocovello Peter Trowbridge Phil Clarke Phyllis D'Amico R. William Thomas R. William Thomas, Cassian Schmidt and Aaron Bertelsen Rachel Brudzinski Rachel Brudzinski & Mark Brooks Raymond Jungles Rebecca McMackin Regina Alvarez Richard Steinbach Richard Rosiello Richard J. Hobbs, Ph.D Rick Darke & Douglas W. Tallamy Robb Moss Robbin Moran, Ph.D Robert Llewellyn Robert Torres Robert Schilke Robert Mallet Roberta Rosenthal Robin Sleith Robin Jess Roger Repohl Ronda Brands Rose Pellicano Rose Edinger Rose Marie James 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 Price Sarah Owens Sarah Hettinger Sarah Saltus Siddig 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 Songsuk Kim Sonia Uyterhoeven Stephen Morrell Stephen Dahmer Stephen Koren Stephen Sinon Susan Pell Susan Sapanara Susan Cohen & Florence Boogaerts Susan Cohen, & Hanna Packer Suzanne Boothby Talima Davis Tam Nguyen Tara Atwood Tara Atwood & Jen Burney Tatiana Morin Taylor Patterson Thaisa Way Thomas Rainer Thomas Sebenius Thomas Cawley Todd Forrest Tolly Beck Travis Wolf Trina Pilonero Trish O'Sullivan Twig Terrariums Ulf Nordfjell Ulrich Lorimer Ursula Basch Ursula Heise Ursula Basch & Karine Gordineer Ursula Basch, Andrea Karo, & Suzanne Boothby Ursula Basch, Ashley Gamell & Xenia D'Ambrosi Valerie D'Antonio Valerie Jardin Vella Chan 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 Waitzman William H. Gerdts Xenia D'Ambrosi Yolanda LaGuerre Yoli LaGuerre
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