New York Botanical Garden


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Fundamentals of Gardening I

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

Customized Professional Development Workshops

These half or full day programs are available for prearranged groups of educators (minimum 12 participants. Choose from the topics listed in the catalog or suggest your own and the staff at the gardens will work with you to customize a program suited to the needs of the group.

Seasonal Institutes

Seasonal Institutes provide a five-day immersion in plants, nature, and science led by the Botanical Garden’s educators. Teachers discover how to make the Garden an extension of their classroom while enriching the curriculum with resources and more. Lesson plans, activities, and reproducible curriculum materials are provided for use back at school.