NYBG Classes at NCNC

General Information

The New Canaan Nature Center serves as a satellite site for New York Botanical Gardens horticulture and flower-arranging classes.

Put Your Garden To Bed

Saturday, October 21st (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

What can you do this fall to ensure a healthy garden next spring? Get a head start on your best garden ever by taking care of it now! Join instructor Michael Ruggiero to learn techniques to improve soil quality,  protect perennials and tender plants through the winter, eliminate choice overwintering sites for insects and diseases, and manage all those fallen leaves.

Bring Lunch.

Perennial Plant Combinations

Wednesdays, 11/29 and 12/6 (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM) 

Whether in a shady corner or a sunny border, selecting the right plant combinations makes the difference between a ho-hum garden and one that gets rave reviews. Concentrating on perennials, join Sheri Forster to learn to use color, texture, height, and bloom when combining plants to create a harmonious look for your garden come spring.

Bring Lunch.

Winter White Centerpiece & Tablescape

Wednesday, 12/20 (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM) 

Join Trish O’Sullivan to learn with discussion and step-by-step design demonstration how to create a grand holiday centerpiece for dining, coffee, or entry tables in a pedestal vase inspired by Dutch still-life paintings. Our flowers will include large amaryllis and ranunculus, English garden roses,  lisianthus, hydrangea, snow and hypericum berries, all set-in pine, eucalyptus, and dusty miller. Learn the tips and tips of the trade for insuring a long-lasting and vibrant floral centerpiece without chemicals or floral foam.

Registration Details

  • Pre-registration begins in August 2023 and is required as spaces are limited!

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