For Abbey Liebman, a fashion design artist in New York City, enrolling in the Botanical Art Summer Intensives was a rewarding way to broaden her skills in fashion design and the arts that was “well worth the money.”
“After taking just a few of the NYBG classes, I have already done freelance design work in botanical art for an apothecary company’s labels. I’d like to do more work like that or begin selling my own art,” says Abbey. She plans to get a certificate at NYBG over the period of a few years while she continues to work at her regular job.
New Summer Intensive classes in Horticultural Therapy start July 9!
Among the lesser-known public gardens in New York City is the Enid A. Haupt Glass Garden, an amazing urban oasis located at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation. That’s where Lori Bloomberg first learned about horticultural therapy and where she fell in love with the people and the curriculum of the program.
Lori majored in fine arts and design in college and she worked in graphic arts most of her career. Discovering the field of horticultural therapy was like finding a new way not only to heal the body and mind, but the spirit as well.