Lectures & Symposia

Throughout the year, The New York Botanical Garden offers lectures in which outstanding landscape architects and garden designers present their signature works and insights, and internationally recognized speakers address topics of global interest related to the study, preservation, and appreciation of the plant kingdom.

Landscape Design Students and Alumni Series

Six Tuesdays: October 27, 2015–March 22, 2016, 1–3 p.m.; NYBG


Come hear award winning and nationally renowned professionals share their expertise on current topics in landscape design and horticulture. These popular afternoon lectures are scheduled to coincide with the monthly morning meetings of the Landscape Design Students and Alumni Association. All are welcome to register.

16th Annual Winter Lecture Series: Chelsea Gold

Three Thursdays: January 28, February 25, March 24; 10–11:30 a.m.; Ross Hall


Held annually since 1912, the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show is the world's most famous, attracting distinguished garden designers and more than 150,000 visitors from every continent. Gold Medals are awarded to designers who meet the highest standards of originality, beauty, and design endeavor, as well as the quality, range, and relevance of plants on display. Join us for this year's sparkling lineup—Ulf Nordfjell, Sarah Price, and Luciano Giubbilei—an international trio of renowned garden designers, who are not only setting trends on both sides of the Atlantic, but also took Chelsea Gold in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Browse all lectures and courses at nybg.org/adulted