Inside The New York Botanical Garden


Botanical Art Students Speak Out

Posted in Adult Education, Learning Experiences, Testimonials on June 8 2012, by Joyce Newman

Seize your inspiration! Sign up for Summer Intensives to make the most of the season.

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.

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A Way to Heal Mind, Body, and Spirit

Posted in Adult Education, Learning Experiences, People, Testimonials on May 30 2012, by Joyce Newman

New Summer Intensive classes in Horticultural Therapy start July 9!

Lori Bloomberg, NYBG Horticultural Therapy student, in the Enid A. Haupt Glass Garden

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.

“It just felt like home,” explains Lori. “And after a year of volunteering, I learned about the NYBG Horticultural Therapy Certificate Program with classes in the city, and decided to enroll. I started classes slowly in the regular program, and then I did the Horticultural Therapy Summer Intensive to accelerate the learning schedule.”

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.

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