Learn to make & maintain a variety of different specialty planters - terrariums, bog-planters, windowsill herb gardens, and more.
This is a truly unique activity for dinner parties, kid's birthdays, charity events, office development, etc. We bring handouts, basic gardening tools, and materials when applicable to teach you how to take care of an indoor or outdoor garden or potted construction.
All of our classes focus on environmentally friendly techniques and practices.
We offer a range of on-site group classes for 2-20 people. Classes run for 1 hour and are scheduled with the client.
Follow us on Instagram @EmbarkGarden for details on upcoming classes around NYC!
Basic Outdoor Gardening -
Learn to maintain plants outside in your urban space. We will teach you how to choose plants, pick containers or spots in the ground, planting basics, and water, pest management and seasonal maintenance skills to keep your outdoor garden looking great all year!
Basic Indoor Gardening
You want to have plants inside but you have a black thumb? We will teach you all the basics on growing plants inside! Learn to choose the best plant for your light conditions, choose a container and soil, planting techniques and watering, pest management and maintenance tips.
Learn the basics about growing your own food! You will learn how to choose the best spot to plant, choose soil and fertilizer, planting techniques and on-going maintenance and harvesting tips. Nothing tastes better than food from your own garden!
Learn about the unique conditions of container gardens. Learn to evaluate your conditions, choose containers, choose plants, planting basics and maintenance techniques.
Perennial Gardening with Native Plants
Take your gardening to the next level in sustainability with native plants. This class is for the advanced gardener, looking to build a High-Line esque garden.
Everyone's favorite flowering gift demystified. Learn all about how to care for orchids in bloom, during bloomless times and how to encourage re-blooming.
History of Central Park and Prospect Park
Did you know the water in Central park used to connect tidally to the East River? Uncover the fascinating histories of the jewels of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Learn the history, technique and care behind these beautiful gardens under glass.
Includes: Glassware, potting medium, 1-2 small plants, decorative stones/figurines
Learn the fascinating history, technique and care of these hanging string gardens.
Includes: Moss, potting medium, plant, string
Create a gorgeous, sun-loving, low-maintenance succulent rock garden.
Includes: 10" Terracotta container, potting medium, succulents, decorative sand/rocks
Indoor potted construction
Learn how to choose the best plant for your home and create and maintain a beautiful plant arrangement indoors.
Includes: 10" Terracotta container with planting medium and 2-3 indoor low, medium or high-light plants to choose from
Create your own wreath to decorate for the holidays!
Includes: 8" wreath ring with seasonally appropriate boughs, cut flowers and decorative items
Learn how to plant and maintain these water-loving plants.
Includes: 8" pot with planting medium and 2 small water plants
Carnivorous Planted Construction
Create a garden of bug-eating plants! Perfect for sunny windowsills.
Includes: 6" pot with planting medium, 1 carnivorous plant, decorative items
Kid's Potted Garden
Engage your kids with nature! Class teaches basics of planting from starts and seeds.
Includes: 10" Terracotta container, container decorations, planting medium, 1 hardy plant, 1 plant from seed
Garden for the season including Spring bulbs, Summer annuals, Fall favorites and Winter green decorations
Includes: 10" terracotta container with planting medium, decorative items and 1-2 seasonally appropriate plants