New York Botanical Garden Classes at the Nature Center

The New York Botanical Garden offers horticulture courses at the New Canaan Nature Center year-round and provides a convenient satellite center for area residents.

To register for these New York Botanical Garden courses at the New Canaan Nature Center, please call (718) 817-8747 or call (800) 322-6924 and ask for the Continuing Education Department.

Visit the New York Botanical Garden Web site


NYBG: Perennial Plant Combinations
Thursday, February 2
10:30 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

Join us here at NCNC for a perennial plant combinations class, led by Sheri Forster, longtime NYBG instructor and principal of The Scottish Gardener. Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining plants to create a harmonious look for your garden come spring.

Please bring lunch.

To book, please call the New York Botanical Garden (800)322-6924 or visit NYBG.org/adult education.


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NYBG: Landscape Design
3 Thursdays, March 9-23
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Join us here at NCNC for an introductory 3-session landscape design series, led by Sheri Forster. Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two- dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home or who are considering a Certificate.

Class dates are as follows: Thursday, March 9th, Thursday, March 16th and Thursday, March 23rd.

Rain or shine.

To book, please call the New York Botanical Garden (800)322-6924 or visit NYBG.org/adult education.


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