Adult Programs

The New Canaan Nature Center provides a wide variety of programming for adults. Pre-registration is recommended.

To register for NYBG classes please call (718) 817-8748 or call (800) 322-6924 and ask for the Continuing Education Department.

For all other programs and classes please call (203) 966-9577. Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.


NYBG: Fundamentals of Gardening 1
4 Wednesdays, October 8 - 29
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

FUNDAMENTALS OF GARDENING I
This course is also required for the Horticultural Therapy Certificate.

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.


Tolly Beck | 152GAR301C
Certificate Requirement

Please call (800) 322-6924 and ask for Continuing Education
Members: $269 / Non-Members: $299

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NYBG: Pruning: How, When, and Where
Saturdays, November 15
10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

PRUNING: HOW, WHEN, AND WHERE

This one-day course covers the basics of pruning
evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs and how
to maintain the woody plants in your garden. Bring
your pruners, we'll discuss tool selection and
maintenance, then spend the afternoon outdoors
analyzing proper techniques. Class is held rain or
shine. Please dress for the weather and bring lunch.


Ann Perkowski | 152GAR236A

Please call (800) 322-6924 and ask for Continuing Education
Members: $69 / Non-Members: $79

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NYBG: Intro to Landscape Design
3 Tuesdays, November 4-18
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

INTRO TO LANDSCAPE DESIGN

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. It provides a basis for
certificate consideration as well as the opportunity
to design a home-landscape project.

Sheri Forster | 152LAN100A

Please call (800) 322-6924 and ask for Continuing Education
Members: $165 / Non-Members: $179

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NYBG: Perennial Plant Combinations
Saturday, February 7
10:30 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.

PERENNIAL PLANT COMBINATIONS

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.


Sheri Forster | 153GAR173A

Please call (800) 322-6924 and ask for Continuing Education
Members: $69 / Non-Members: $79

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NYBG: Landscaping with Perennials
Tuesday, March 3
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

LANDSCAPING WITH PERENNIALS

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.

Michael Ruggiero | 153GAR231A

Please call (800) 322-6924 and ask for Continuing Education
Members: $115 / Non-Members: $125

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