Nature's Pharmacy

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx

Course Details
$125 8 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Sep 12, 11:00am - 3:30pm ET

NYBG Bronx, Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd
Btwn Bedford Park Blvd & Mosholu Pkwy
Bronx, New York 10458
Venue: NYBG, Watson Room 315
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Amy Anthony

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this botany class:

For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of-the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, sinusitis, bronchitis, colds and flu, and much more. 

Join us—you'll be a much smarter shopper on your next visit to the health-food store! 

Note: Please bring lunch.

School Notes: If you purchase the class using a CourseHorse promotion or discount, these discounts will not reflect on your NYBG receipt. Actual price paid will be reflected on your CourseHorse receipt only.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Refunds and Withdrawals

No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits once a course begins. A refund will be issued if your class is cancelled due to low enrollment. 

If you wish to withdraw from a course before it begins, you must notify the Registration Office ten full business days before the first class meeting. We will issue a refund minus a $10 processing fee.

If you must withdraw fewer than ten days before the first class meeting:

  • No refunds will be granted for: course levels 0–299 and 700–999
  • A 75% refund minus a $10 processing fee will be granted for course levels 300–599

Please note: Floral Design materials fees will not be refunded fewer than five (5) business days before class begins.


New York Botanical Garden do not offer make-up classes.


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When coming to class, please enter via Mosholu Entrance, located at 2950 Southern Boulevard, at all times. And ask for the Watson Building.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 3:30pm Eastern Time Amy Anthony 1 $125

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Reviews of Classes at New York Botanical Garden (529)

(529 Reviews)
Nature's Pharmacy
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/9/2020
Not exactly what I was expecting
Nature's Pharmacy
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/3/2020
The speaker was a wealth of information! I loved being able to take a few things home that she gave out. She was very easy going and approachable. It was hard to get notes down fast enough as she went through the presentation. It would have been very helpful to have a hand out or a syllabus available on line. I would go to one of her classes again.
Nature's Pharmacy
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/26/2020
The class was very informative. The herbal usage throughout human history was very interesting. The instructor's anti big pharma attitude, though understandable, can rub some people the wrong way. The second half of the class provided hands-on exercise in making different aromatic products, which made the class more interesting and fun. It's even better that all necessary materials were included in the course cost. Wish the instructor emailed the presentation in advance so attendees can print them out for notes taking in class. All in all, this course made me want to purchase some essential oils and start making my own "products". I guess that makes the class a big success.
Nature's Pharmacy
Reviewed by Michele A. on 1/27/2019
The presentation was informative and the presenter enthusiastic
Nature's Pharmacy
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/11/2018
First, let me start off by stating that the instructor was extremely knowledgeable on the actual herbs and their uses. However, here is why I knocked off two stars. I knocked off one star because sometimes she exaggerated. For example, she stated one incident where doctors would not help a patient, and a patient came to her and was healed. I do not believe that a doctor would tell a patient that he/she would not help the patient at all. Also, she said she broke her ankle, and healed it solely with herbs. In both of these examples, it was not "help" to heal; but "healed" with nothing other than her herbs. Even Rosemary Gladstar a renowned herbal teacher and practitioner with more than 35 years of experience working with herbs states in her book "Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide," that health problems that are beyond the care of an herbalist include broken bones. There were other examples of exaggeration too. But, those are the first two that come to mind. I knocked off the second star because the class was scheduled until 2:30 PM. We decided not to take a lunch break (30 min.), but rather eat during class and end at 2 PM instead. We did have adequate breaks. However as it got closer to 2 PM, she started rushing through all of the materials. It would have been better, since as a class we were scheduled until 2:30 PM, for her to have asked us if we'd want to go until 2:30 PM and continue rather than rushing at the end. It seemed as if she had somewhere to go. Her stories were sometimes long and would veer off the topic, and it would have been nice to have the name of the herb on the slide with each photo of the herb, as that is how she introduced the herbs. Sometimes she would talk for a long time about a herb, and we would not know how to spell it or understand what the herb was until she got to the next slide with the name and uses.
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