One very exciting piece of mail arrived this week: The New York Botanical Garden Course Catalog for Fall! There is all manner of fascinating courses available both at the NYBG in the Bronx and at several other locations in the metro area including Bard College, Nature Center in New Caanan, Connecticut, Stone Barns at Pocantico Hills, and Westchester Community College. Classes are held day and night, morning and afternoon, weekdays and weekends. No excuses! Get arranging and gardening and never again pay cut flower retail or a landscape designer. You can and should do this yourself for entertaining and for the sheer pleasure of the work and the view!
Check out the entire offering here. Keep in mind, the NYBG is not only a place of vast educational opportunities in both continuing education but also certificate course work in Landscape or Floral Design among several other areas. It is a magical place to visit any time, especially if you are planning a trip to New York; Not to be missed during the holiday season (if you are wondering what is in bloom during your trip, call 718.362.9561 and enter 403#.) It is a wonderful cause (Give lots of money! Go to go to parties! Be photog'd for the New York Times social pages! Er, I mean, support the Garden! Get to go to a lot of lectures! Make new dirt-loving friends like The Blushing Hostess!).
Here is a list (only a small fraction of the total offering) which I am considering, I hope to see you there!
Herbs and Herb Gardens
Essential Floral Arranging
Summer and Fall Perennials
Dazzling Bulk Plantings
Nostalgic Spa Products
Artisans be advised: There are extensive offerings in drawing, painting, and creating as well.