The Horticulture Section offers online courses in gardening and garden design, botanical illustration and permaculture design.
All our courses feature practical, hands-on activities because we believe learning by doing is key to any successful online horticulture course. These are non-accredited courses for non-matriculated adult learners, which culminate in a certificate of participation (not a degree or certification). Participants register for enjoyment, to strengthen a skill set, or to inform new directions in their lives.
Other online courses offered through the School of Integrative Plant Sciences:
- Online courses for aspiring, new and experienced farmers. More info our Cornell Small Farms Program website.
- Advanced Soil Health International Certificate Training Course. Offering practitioners, educators, and students an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the latest science and practices in soil health. Next course: October 3 to November 14, 2023,
- NOFA-NY - Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
- NABGA - North American Bramble Growers Association
- NASGA - North American Strawberry Growers Association
- NYSBGA - New York Berry Growers Association
- NYSVGA - New York State Vegetable Growers Association
- NYSWGF - New York State Wine and Grape Foundation
- NYSNLA - New York State Nursery/Landscape Association
- NYSTA - New York State Turfgrass Association
- NYAA - New York Apple Association
- NYSFI - New York State Flower Industries
- LIFGA - Long Island Flower Growers Association
Horticultural learning isn't just for undergraduate, graduate, and MPS students. It lasts a lifetime. Here are some opportunities to continue your education ...
- Horticulture Distance Learning - Online courses on botanical illustration, organic gardening, plant propagation, and beginning farming.
- Master Gardener Volunteer Program - Improve your community through gardening by becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer.
- Cornell Botanic Gardens education programs - Tours, lectures, classes and more at Cornell's renowned botanical gardens, arboretum and natural areas.
- Horticulture events calendar - More workshops, field days and conferences in Ithaca and around the state. See SIPS seminars and events for more information.
- Section seminar series - Weekly during the semester plus occasional special seminars. Free and open to the public. SIPS seminars and events for more information.
Get local help
Horticulture Section faculty and staff work hand-in-hand with educators in local offices of Cornell Cooperative Extension as well as Regional Agricultural Teams to put our science-based solutions to work on your farm and in your home and community. Learn more.
Not from New York?
Also at Cornell
- Cornell Botanic Gardens
- Cornell AgriTech, Geneva
- Pest management guidelines
- New York State IPM Program
- Cornell Soil Health Lab
- Cornell Nutrient Analysis Lab
- Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic
- Insect Diagnostic Lab
- Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium