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.

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NYBG: Landscaping with Perennials
Thursday, March 30
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Join us here at NCNC to learn the basics to successfully cultivate perennials in a variety of garden settings. Discussion topics include site selection, soil preparation, tools and planting techniques, maintenance practices, plant selection, landscape use, and design basics.

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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*NEW* NYBG: Residential Garden Design Primer
Saturday, April 8
10:30am-1:30pm

Whether you are installing on your own or working with a professional, you must understand the fundamental principles of residential garden design. Review actual projects from start to finish. Familiarize yourself with a plant palette of deer resistant, drought tolerant, native, & low maintenance selections for our zone.

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


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NYBG: Container Gardening
2 Saturdays, April 22 & 29
10:00A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Container gardening know-how is in high demand, particularly in urban settings. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous-and discover techniques for getting your plantings to thrive throughout all four seasons. Please bring lunch to classes meeting all day.

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


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NYBG: Fundamentals of Gardening
4 Tuesdays, April 18 - May 9
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics include soils and their improvement, seed sowing, vegetative propagation, planting, pruning, watering, weeding, mulching, and disease and pest control.

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


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NYBG: Growing a Culinary Herb Garden
Saturday, May 20
10:00am - 1:00pm

Spice up your garden with your own home-grown culinary herbs. Get started right by learning how to grow for flavor, when to harvest at peak, and how to preserve and serve up your bounty in tasty, unexpected ways.

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


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