Fundamentals of Gardening - Online

at New York Botanical Garden -

Course Details
$325 8 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jul 24, 10:00am - Aug 28, 12:00pm Eastern Time (6 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this gardening class:

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

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.

Recommended Texts:
Botany for Gardeners, Brian Capon
ISBN-13: 978-1604690958
ISBN-10: 160469095X

Start with the Soil, Grace Gershuny
ISBN-13: 978-0875966977
ISBN-10: 0875966977

Plant Propagator's Bible, Miranda Smith
ISBN-13: 978-1594864483
ISBN-10: 1594864489

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, Cass Turnbull
ISBN-13: 978-1570617515
ISBN-10: 1570617511

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes: If you purchase the class using a CourseHorse promotion or discount, these discounts will not reflect on your NYBG receipt. Actual price paid will be reflected on your CourseHorse receipt only.

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Refund Policy

Refunds and Withdrawals

students can transfer into an alternate section without penalty, provided that's done at the time of cancellation, and with sufficient notice. Classes in which material is being mailed to student, require a minimum of 2 weeks' notice for changes/cancellations.

Refunds and Withdrawals

No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits 24 hours before a course begins. A refund will be issued if your class is cancelled due to low enrollment. If you wish to withdraw from a course before it begins, you must notify the Registration Office ten full business days before the first class meeting. We will issue a refund minus a $10 processing fee.

• If you must withdraw fewer than ten days before the first class meeting:

• No refunds will be granted for course levels 0–299 and 700–999

• A 75% refund minus a $10 processing fee will be granted for course levels 300–699

Please note: Floral Design materials fees will not be refunded fewer than five (5) business days before class begins.


New York Botanical Garden do not offer make-up classes.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero 6 $325
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Jul 31 10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero
Sat, Aug 07 10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero
Sat, Aug 14 10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero
Sat, Aug 21 10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero
Sat, Aug 28 10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time Jennifer Cappello-Ruggiero

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Fundamentals of Gardening - Online
Reviewed by Emily R. on 5/29/2020
I loved this class. It was a great introductory overview to gardening but instructor was able to go into great depth over a short three week course. I learned so much and I am able to put my knowledge directly i to my garden!
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