Orientation starts the last week in January. New students meet staff and become familiar with the Garden’s philosophies, policies, and facilities. Orientation and special group projects with Horticulture continue through February and March to prepare students for their horticulture rotations in the spring.
Student E-Mail and Computer Access
Computers are available 24 hours a day in the Student Room, M-280. Students may be assigned an NYBG e-mail address if desired. In addition, there is Wi-Fi service in the Watson Building and other buildings on campus.
Classrooms and academic facilities are in the Watson and Library buildings. The Student Room is available for meal breaks, studying, drafting, and computer use. Horticulture training is carried out at locations throughout the Garden.
The Garden’s Pine Tree Café on Garden grounds is open Tuesdays through Sundays, and students enjoy a 20% discount. The Café serves pizza, Panini, salads, snacks, and beverages. The Hudson Garden Grille is a more formal dining option on Garden grounds. There also are several moderately priced diners, cafés, and pizza parlors within walking distance of the Garden.
Students enjoy a 20% discount at Shop in the Garden and Outdoor Plant Shop, both of which stock a wide range of horticultural and botanical books, plants, gardening equipment, and gifts.
The Garden is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors. The grounds are protected by licensed security personnel. The School submits an annual Security Report to the U.S. Department of Education, as is required from Title IV schools.
Housing is available in the Bronx and lower Westchester County within a convenient distance from the Garden. Housing is not provided by the School, and out-of-town and ineternational students are advised to secure housing prior to arriving in New York.