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 & Alumni Series

Select Tuesdays: October–March; 1–3 p.m., after LDSA Meetings, Ross Hall


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

17th Annual Winter Lecture Series:
Great Gardens and Their Legacies

Three Thursdays: January 26, February 23, & March 30; 10–11:30 a.m.


Chanticleer… Hermannshof… Great Dixter. Three beloved and influential gardens—each founded on a singular vision, each with an evolving legacy. Join us for this year's fascinating series, as three innovative gardeners share the challenges of maintaining—and expanding—these iconic spaces. This year's speakers are R. William Thomas, Cassian Schmidt, and Aaron Bertelsen. Plantsmen as well as stewards, they must protect past, present, and future, balancing art, nature, technology, and the expectations of an ever-growing public.


Browse all lectures and courses at nybg.org/adulted