Interestingly, despite being categorically one of the coolest cities in the world, we couldn’t find as much as we’d like on New York gardening communities. We know that there are lot of you out there in Manhattan, because we’ve seen some fantastic creative gardening in city spaces. But we’d definitely like to see and hear more of our New York gardening friends. What New York Gardening Courses have you done? Are there horticultural courses in New York you can tell us about? Come and share your gardening knowledge with us here at MyGardenSchool – and we’d love to have you as students at our virtual gardening school. See more about our gardening courses on offer here.
In the meantime – these are some of the New York Gardens we’d recommend you visit:
New York Botanical Garden cant be missed. It has a conservatory, forest area, orchid section, rock garden, children’s adventure garden and much more. Check out the Home Gardening Center for practical tips and information. The garden, located in the Bronx, is often just called NYBG
Get involved at Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center in the Bronx. Visit the flower garden, conservatory, aquatic area, woodland and more. Join in a fun family art project; attend a concert, lecture or writing or photography workshop. Visit Wavehill.org.
Stop by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to enjoy its 52 acres of plantings, including a fragrance garden, an herb garden, a children’s hands-on area and many other displays. Have fun and increase your knowledge by taking a class on gardening, art or nature. Visit BBG.org for more information.
Bring the family to the Queens Botanical Garden to take a fragrance walk, learn about bees, learn about composting and more. You’ll find everything from a rose garden to a green roof (with plants in 6 inches of growing medium). For details, visit Queensbotanical.org.
Go to Staten Island for another fun learning experience. The Staten Island Botanical Garden contains several areas including a Chinese scholar’s garden and a butterfly garden, and it sponsors children’s programs such as “From Seed to Supermarket” and “Pumpkin Seeds and Autumn Leaves.” Visit SIBG.org.