Sign up for a class and explore the outdoor classroom also known as the New York Botanic Garden! Learn how a certificate of merit can help you fulfill a dream, start a new career, or simply enjoy a new interest.
If you live in the New York City area, this may be your opportunity to take some unique classes you won’t find often, an intensive course in garden, landscape design and floral design, Summer Intensive Classes, given at the New York Botanical Garden starting July 8th, this year.
Free garden tickets! Limited time…
In order to promote the classes and spread the word, the New York Botanic Garden is offering us, here at Flea Market Gardening, two tickets, …two “All Garden” passes to the botanical garden on any day this year, until December 31st, 2013.
At the Garden, enjoy bird walks, wildflower walks, prairie walks, seed collecting, beekeeping, butterfly gardening, hummingbird gardening, rain gardens, and exploring native plants and ecology with Garden staff
From the NYBG curriculum:
Gardening Summer Intensive
Summer in the Garden – can you imagine a more inspiring classroom? And in just two weeks you’ll have a solid foundation and be well on the way to your Gardening Certificate. Whether your focus is a community garden, a new house, or you just want your garden to be the best on the block, you’ll get expert guidance in plant selection, soil management, pest control and sustainable practices. Classes run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 15 to 26.
Landscape Design Summer Intensive
Whether you’re changing careers or taking yours to the next level, the need to develop, preserve and protect our open spaces and environmental and cultural resources has never been greater. And in just five weeks you can earn half the course hours required for a highly-regarded Certificate in Landscape Design. Expert, practicing professionals will cover everything you need – from site analysis and plant selection to design and graphics to showcasing your portfolio. The classes run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 8 to August 9 in a studio classroom at the Garden.
Floral Design Summer Intensive
Make magic with flowers! One-on-one training from real-world professionals gives you the skills to create fresh arrangements, design for weddings or parties, or manage your own shop. And in just five weeks, you’ll complete all classroom requirements for your NYBG Floral Design Certificate. This is the summer that could change your life! Classes run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 8 to August 9.
How to enter:
To enter for a drawing for the two free All Garden tickets, leave a comment below saying why you’d like to visit the Botanical Garden.
- Tickets, two All Day passes, will be mailed by July 1st, 2013
- To be fair, entrants should have the capability to visit the New York Botanical Garden this year.
- One name will be drawn at random.