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.

Join our Book Club!

Our mission is to create a lively forum for verdant thinkers who will convene monthly to discuss an important work of fiction or non-fiction that helps us examine our relationship, as individuals and a society, to the natural world.
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NYBG: Top 10 Techniques for Digital Photography
Monday, May 12
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Refreshing the basics and bringing a new perspective to digital photography is the focus of this presentation and lecture. Get to know your camera better, and learn how to prepare for a photo shoot, tips and tricks of composing images, and the artistic considerations that make photos stimulating and not just “snapshots.”

Technical issues are addressed.

Donald Gambino | 144GWP125

Please call (800) 322-6924 and ask for Continuing Education
Members: $49 / Non-Members: $59

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NYBG: Designing Winning Plant Combinations
Two Mondays, May 12 & 19
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Contemporary garden design combines plants in naturalistic patterns to create a garden with season-long interest. Consider how color, form, texture, and bloom time affect your choice of plants, and learn how to select plants for special situations. Share pictures of your garden areas in need of renewal, gain inspiration from some of today’s most appealing designers, then we’ll revisit ideas for your own site, incorporating what we’ve learned.

Amy Henderson | 144GAR247B

Please call (800) 322-6924 and ask for Continuing Education
Members: $105 / Non-Members: $119

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NYBG: Goodbye Digital Camera! Hello iPhone!
Monday, May 12
2:00 P.M.- 5:00 P.M.

Learn practical techniques and tips for using the iPhone camera. Discover the best apps for photo taking, special effects, editing, post-processing, and more. The best way to organize and share your photos
and videos via email, e-cards, and social media will be demonstrated.

Bring your charged iPhone.

Donald Gambino | 144GWP151A

Please call (800) 322-6924 and ask for Continuing Education
Members: $49 / Non-Members: $59

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GardenFest 2014
Saturday, May 17
10:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.
Member Pre-Sale 9:30 A.M.

Join us for our annual spring plant sale! This year, GardenFest will be sponsored by SavATree – be sure to stop by their table while you are here as they will be providing FREE informational demonstrations every 30 minutes!

Plants available for purchase this year include: organic heirloom tomatoes, as well as beautiful perennials & annuals (veggies, herbs, unique hanging baskets, and one-of-a-kind flowers). We also invite you to fully take in a beautiful spring day - bring a picnic lunch and afterwards, explore the wonders of the New Canaan Nature Center property by exploring our trails or visiting our very own gardens!

Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade or a homemade tasty treat from our Bake Sale!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Members: Free / Non-Members: Free

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Secret Gardens Tour
Friday, June 6
10:00A.M. - 4:00P.M.

Join Us As We Celebrate 25 Years.


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Upcoming Youth & Family Programs

Spring Celebration Night Hike
Saturday, April 26
6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
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