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    Immerse Yourself

    In-Depth, Hands-On Learning

    Summer Intensive Programs

    This summer, immerse yourself in an Intensive program and grow with us at the Botanical Garden. You'll emerge a changed person with new expertise to enrich your life or begin a new calling. No experience is necessary to enroll in the Intensives.

    With enough time to explore the subtleties and master the skills of each subject, these full-time, hands-on education and training sessions are led by instructors who are professionals in their fields. Expand your horizons, open new doors, and get started on a Certificate this summer! Space is limited.
    Call 800.322.NYBG (6924) to register today.

    Floral Design Intensive Program
    Monday-Friday, July 14-August 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Become a florist! Learn to arrange flowers in a variety of popular styles for many occasions, including weddings, holidays and parties. Take classes from professional florists and earn your Floral Design Certificate in just a few weeks. 
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    Landscape Design Intensive Program
    Monday-Friday, July 14-August 15; 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Redesign your future through our Landscape Design Intensive program. You’ll learn plant identification, and explore how to prepare and present design solutions from experienced landscape architects and designers, including site analysis, program and concept development, plant selection, and design details.
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    Horticultural Therapy Intensive I
    Monday-Friday, July 7-July 25; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Horticultural Therapy Intensive II
    Monday-Friday, July 28-August 8; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Gain a deep understanding of the three areas of the Horticultural Therapy Program: People-Plant Relationships; Plant Science and Gardening; and Tours and Site Visits. Learn about populations that can benefit from horticultural therapy programming and participate in hands-on activities.
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    For more information or to register, please call 800.322.NYBG (6924). All classes are held in the Watson Building at The New York Botanical Garden.

    Additionally, the Botanical Art and Illustration Program offers a multitude of classes from July 7 to September 14. With our flexible Botanical Art and Illustration summer schedule, you choose the emphasis and the duration, from two to five days, and earn credits toward a Botanical Art or Natural Science Illustration Certificate. Take a four-day course in Botanical Watercolors, for example, or a two-day class devoted solely to drawing trees.
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