In-School Education

For more than 20 years, the Hort has provided in-school horticulture programs to New York City public and private schools. Our programs support students in K-12 grades and includes programs ranging from math to art, urban agriculture, nutrition, science, technology and engineering 

Our programs and hands-on experiences have therapeutic benefits for students. Work in the gardens helps students relieve their stress and feel a sense of relaxation. When students see their plants grow, they feel proud of what they have created. 

Our in-school programming is both academically enriching and engaging. 

To learn more about horticulture programs for your school, contact Pamela Ito at

Field Trips

Bring your class to the Education Center’s 2,500 square foot greenhouse and kitchen garden, where students learn through an immersive experience in our living laboratory!

Get education curriculum

Register to receive free access to our comprehensive curriculum that compiles best practices in horticulture education and therapeutic horticulture. 

You will have complete access to the full library of downloadable lesson plans, technical information, activities and assessments ideal for formal and informal education and therapeutic settings.