SoPH Students learning from a Garden Staff teacher.

Curriculum & Electives

Designed by horticulturists and botanists, the academic courses introduce and explore the multifaceted field of horticulture. Students are preregistered for the 639 clock hours of required courses, the majority of which are held in the Watson and Library buildings.

Areas of study include botany, horticulture, landscape design, and communications and business management.


The School of Professional Horticulture Catalog contains more in-depth information about the School, course descriptions, activities, and more.

View our courses here.

For full course descriptions, download our catalog.

If you have any questions, or would like to tour the School’s facilities, please call 718.817.8580.

Megan Booth from The New York Botanical Garden