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.

NCNC Hiking Group: Rescheduled
The May 25th Mianus River Hike has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 15th
9:30 am

NCNC Hiking Group: New Date!! Mianus River Park hike
Thursday, June 15th
9:30 am

Join us for our second hike at Mianus River Park, on a different route! This 2 hour hike will be led by Peter Sofman, a member of Friends of Mianus River Park.

We will meet at 9:30 at 260 Merriebrook Lane, Stamford 06902.


To get there, take the Merritt Pkwy West to Exit 33 Den Road; left turn onto Bangall Rd; left turn on Riverbank Road; straight onto Westover Road; right turn onto Merriebrook Lane; free parking lot on right, next to Red Barn.

Please register by noon on June 13th to receive advance notice of any rain cancellation. We will cancel if it is really raining. Also, when registering, please let us know if you are interested in carpooling from the New Canaan Nature Center.

Register online for the Mianus River Hike

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Ages: Adult.
Members: FREE / Non-Members: FREE

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NYBG: Plants for Landscaping
6 Tuesdays, May 16 - June 20
10am - 12:40pm

This course is also required for the Gardening Certificate and Landscape Design Certificate.

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place—based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review the trees, shrubs, ground covers, annuals, and perennials suitable for landscaping in this region.

Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

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

Cost per person: $435

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Upcoming Youth & Family Programs

Great American Campout!
Saturday, June 24 to Sunday, June 25
3:30 P.M. Sat. to 9:30 A.M. Sun.
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Night of 1,000 Fireflies
Saturday, July 8
8:00 - 9:30 P.M.
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Friday Family Fun Night: Reptiles of the World
Friday, July 28
7:00 - 8:30 P.M.
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Creatures of the Night... HIKE!
Saturday, August 26
7:30 - 9:00 P.M.
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Adventures in Nature Club (Afterschool Program)
4 Thursdays: May 4, 11, 18 & 25
3:45 - 5:00pm
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