The Garden has reopened! Advance tickets are required. Learn more.

Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Online classes are now available! See class listings for details. Classes are posted on a rolling basis. Sign up for the Garden’s eNews to stay informed about new classes. Please note in-person classes have been suspended.

Workshops & Classes

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Certificate in Horticulture

Hands planting.

Courses toward a certificate in horticulture impart broad knowledge of plant growth and plant uses, with a focus on horticulture in an urban environment. The program is designed for people interested in a career in horticulture and for highly motivated home gardeners.

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Horticulture Internship

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Interns have an eight-month, hands-on experience working directly with BBG's internationally respected horticulture staff. This program is designed for people interested in pursuing a career in horticulture.

Apply by November 30 

Community Gardening Programs

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden promotes urban greening through a number of education, conservation, and creative partnerships.

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Brooklyn Urban Gardener

The Brooklyn Urban Gardener (BUG) program is an intensive course covering the basics of urban gardening and community organizing. Upon completing coursework and required volunteer service hours, graduates volunteer at greening projects in Brooklyn’s schools, senior centers, block associations, community gardens, and other organizations.

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