The Horticultural Society of New York

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The Education Center at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park connects New Yorkers to gardening, horticulture, plant-based nutrition, and wellness education. Offering a variety of free and affordable workshops, classes, and community events. We educate New Yorkers about how gardens, landscapes, and green infrastructure can positively affect communities, families, and lives.

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Greenhouse Education Center

We connect New Yorkers to gardening, horticulture, plant-based nutrition, and wellness education at our beautiful facilities overlooking the Hudson River in West Harlem. We offer a variety of free and affordable workshops, classes, and community events at The Greenhouse Education Center at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park. Through hands-on activities, we educate youth, seniors, and families about how gardens, landscapes, and green infrastructure can positively affect our communities, families, and lives.

 

To learn more and sign up for events, please visit the Greenhouse Education Center Website!

 

The Greenhouse Education Center
Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park
679 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10031

 

With any questions, you can reach us at education@thehort.org

 

Supported by


In Collaboration With

The Burpee Foundation

Burpee is one of America’s leading home garden companies. For over 140 years they have delivered the finest quality, non-GMO varieties of seeds – helping home gardeners, local farmers, and community organizations grow delicious, healthy food. For more information, visit Burpee.com.

 

Activities, Workshops, Classes & Events

 

We host gardening workshops, cooking classes, and wholesome family activities throughout the week. Visit our Eventbrite Page to see what’s coming up next!

Events Calendar

Visiting the Greenhouse Education Center at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park is a great way to introduce the wonders of the natural world to your students. The park, greenhouse, and garden are filled with hands-on experiences that will inspire young minds. We now offer the opportunity for your group to experience this virtually, through our online workshops and programs.

Workshops for school groups are one hour in length and provide plant-based investigations. Lessons have been adapted to New York State Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards & Expectations.  Our educators can customize the workshops for your grade level and subject area.  If you would like to request a date and time you do not see available online or are interested in visiting in person with a group of 6 children or less, please contact us at education@thehort.org or 917-902-3940.

Register Your School Group

The Greenhouse Education Center
Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park
679 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10031

Additional Resources for School Groups (PDF)
Lessons for School Groups
Frequently Asked Questions
Education Checklist
Educational Policies
Bus Information & Map of Park