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.


Adult Adventures: Woodworking for Wildlife
Saturday, December 10
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join us for these adults-only nature programs on the Second Saturday of every month!

This December...
Join us for a woodworking workshop to learn how to construct bird and bat boxes! In the spirit of the giving season, make a box for a family member or friend, or donate your box to NCNC.

(Rain or shine)

Spaces are limited & advanced registration is highly recommended.

Register now to reserve your space

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Please call (203) 966-9577 x10 to sign up today!
Members: $10 per person / Non-Members: $15 per person

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Adult Adventures: Early Morning Yoga
Saturday, January 14
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Join us for these adults-only nature programs on the Second Saturday of every month!

This January...
Join us for an early morning yoga class right here at NCNC! Did you know...? Not only does morning yoga help you feel good, it can help you sleep better at night, sets a positive tone for the day and encourages healthy habits. No experience or toe- touching flexibility required!

Spaces are limited & advanced registration online is highly recommended.

*Online Registration coming soon!*

Members: $10/person / Non-Members: $15/person

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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.

Cost per person: $79


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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.

Cost per person: $185


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Saturday, December 17
11:00A.M. - 2:00P.M.
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Saturday, January 7
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