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Take a Class at BBG!

Education is a big part of BBG’s mission. Since its inception 100 years ago, the Garden has offered a wide array of classes to thousands of New Yorkers. BBG’s Continuing Education department combines interesting and timely course topics for adults with some of the best instructors in their field to guarantee that classes are challenging, fun, and inspiring. Horticulture classes range from botany to flower arranging to landscaping, and BBG even offers certificate programs for budding horticulturists and floral designers. General-interest courses range from tai chi in the Garden to photography and appeal to a variety of interests and skill levels.

Visit the course listings online to choose from over 50 classes for adults being offered this fall. Beginning gardeners can get started with Gardening 101, and rose lovers can learn about training climbers and growing roses organically. Urban gardeners who have trouble with rats in the garden can come to a panel discussion about effective rodent management.

Even if you don’t have your own plot of land to garden, you can learn how to forage for wild edibles in Brooklyn and how to preserve the fall harvest so you can enjoy those farmers’ market fruits and veggies throughout the winter. If you’re artistically inclined, we offer classes using a variety of media: photography, pastels, Chinese brush and ink, watercolors, and more. You can even learn to make beautiful one-of-a-kind paper using plant fibers!

Check out our full class listings at Classes & Workshops. Registration for the fall 2010 term begins on Monday, August 2, at 9 a.m.

Don’t forget that BBG members receive a discount on BBG classes! Learn more about membership.

Classes for community gardeners, composters, and children and families are listed on our website as well.

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