The Garden is temporarily closed. See updates.

Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Due to the mandated Garden closure, all classes for adults are cancelled through June. We will announce any updates to summer program offerings by the end of May.

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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Master Composter Certificate

The NYC Compost Project Master Composter Certificate Program is an advanced composting course that trains a select group of New Yorkers every year to support, develop, and maintain community-based composting projects across all five boroughs.

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