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From the return of our onsite, in-person offerings at one of the great gardens of the world … to our expanded online experiences that bring world-class instruction right to you … our opportunities to learn—and have fun—abound. For both our onsite and online offerings, we work with experts in the fields of horticulture, floral and landscape design, botanical arts, garden photography, and professional courses to deliver a dynamic learning experience.

Whether you’re learning with us in our sprawling outdoor spaces and cutting-edge facilities, or connecting with us from the comfort of home, we welcome you to enrich your world and watch yourself grow.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Introduction to Floral Design I

Starts October 18, 2021

Fully online. Learn the skills you need to spark your floral design creativity. Includes online interactive sessions.

Invasive Plant Bootcamp

Starts October 18, 2021

Onsite and online. Learn how to identify and deal with invasive species in this “boot-camp” style, hands-on workshop.

Understanding Plants

Starts October 25, 2021

Fully online. Gain an understanding of the botanical system of plant names and how the plant kingdom is organized.

Photo Op! Main Fountain Garden

Starts October 26, 2021

Onsite and online. Catch the perfect sunset lighting as well as a private Illuminated Fountain Performance.

Asian-Inspired Garden Design

Starts October 28, 2021

4 online sessions. Learn and adapt components of traditional and interpretive Asian gardens.

Beginning Bonsai

June 3–December 1, 2021

Fully online. Learn the care and culture of bonsai, and how to design and maintain these sculptured treasures.

Botanical Art Master Class

Starts November 2, 2021

2 online sessions. Enjoy a live, virtual watercolor demo with RBGE’s Botanical Illustration Deparment.

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Starts November 3, 2021

Onsite and online. Learn the foundations of ecological restoration and then put theory into practice.

Elegant Garlands

December 1, 2021

Fully online. Explore the versatility of garland design and the beauty it can bring to your home.

Branches and Boughs

December 15, 2021

Fully online. Join Ikebana designer Brandon Forsht as he highlights the principles and techniques of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.

Floral Design Basics II

August 15, 2021–February 28, 2022

Fully online. Focus on contrast, proportion, scale, and more while building your floral design skillset.

A Touch of Hollywood

January 20, 2022

Fully online. Bring showstopping floral design right to your doorstep, courtesy of two stars of the floral world.

The Wild Garden, Designed

Starts January 20, 2022

Four online sessions. Learn how we might consider programming a garden for beauty and success.