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Need plant help?

Contact the experts at:

(718) 817-8681

Mon.-Fri: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

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This service operates out of The LuEsther T. Mertz Library where the staff relies heavily on the Library’s collections and uses their field knowledge and experience to research and formulate their answers. Questions about outdoor and indoor plant culture, selection, identification, sourcing and maintenance are addressed. The service provides valuable information on cultural requirements such as planting, fertilizing, pruning and propagation as well as assistance with landscape design inquiries.


Type in a question below for many of our frequently asked questions. Or contact the experts with more in-depth, unusual, odd, curious, extraordinary or atypical questions.


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    The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
    New York Botanical Garden
    2900 Southern Blvd.
    Bronx, NY 10458
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    Classes at the Garden

    Interested in taking classes? We have several options to choose from:

    Adult Education: For the curious beginner, passionate expert or anyone in between, The New York Botanical Garden has a class to educate, inspire and enrich. Our hands-on curriculum and expert instructors give students the skills and knowledge to change careers, build businesses or enhance their own homes and gardens. For more information on taking a single class or working towards a certificate in a specific area of study, visit the NYBG Adult Education website.

    The School of Professional Horticulture is a two-year full-time year-round program who's mission is to educate and train motivated individuals to become horticulturists of the highest caliber, equipped to take on leadership positions in either the public or private sectors. One of the School's many strengths is the combination of a strong academic curriculum with real-world experience gained by working alongside the Garden's expert staff. For more information and how to apply, visit the School's website.


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