By Elisabeth Dee
Missing the joys of the New York Botanical Garden’s because of Covid-19?
Ever wished you could take one of their famous classes, but thought you couldn’t because you live too far away?
Good news! Although the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is scheduled to re-open to the public July 28, you can still participate in their exceptional education programs without having to move from your couch.
Classes are being offered across a whole host of terroir topics, such as Botany, Horticultural Therapy, and Landscape Design. There aren’t simply garden-based classes – exciting food and wellness classes are also available.
Here are five great classes to take:
Flower Arranging at Home – assemble your own bouquet with guided instruction and flex your creative floral muscles.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 04:30pm-06:00pm EST
Taught of Rose Edinger, founder of RGE Designs
Urban Flora: Growing Between the Cracks – there’s green to be found all around, even in the concrete jungle.
Taught by author and native plant consultant Nancy Slowik
Every week on Tuesday, starting on 08/04/20 and ending on 08/18/20
Times: 10:00am – 12:00pm EST
Botanical Embroidery – embroidery has exploded in popularity during quarantine, learn a new in-home habit and jump on the trend.
Taught by artist Jessica Mafia
Sunday, August 9, 2020 from 11:30am-02:30pm EST
Watercolor Basics – using fruits and vegetables as your muses, learn watercolor basics or take your skills to the next level.
Taught by artist Jenny Kroik, celebrated for her watercolor New Yorker covers
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 06:30pm-08:30pm EST
Essential Oil Perfume Workshop – create three signature scents while learning scent-blending techniques.
Taught by Karine Gordineer, founder of Green Girl Herbs & Healing
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 06:00pm-09:00pm EST
Some classes require specific materials and texts, so be sure to read the class description carefully in order to be fully ready to participate. Class prices differ significantly. You can find a full run-down of all classes being offered via Zoom on the New York Botanical Garden website.