New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture

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School of Professional Horticulture
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An alumna of the University of Cincinnati, Marjorie G. Rosen was the president of Arts Britannia Ltd., a private UK-based company that coordinated fine arts tours and gave people access to the Queen’s silversmith workshop. Marjorie G. Rosen is also involved in the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) as the vice chairman of the board of directors and chair of the Horticulture Committee.

The NYBG is a 250-acre national historic landmark that contains over 1 million living plants organized in extensive collections. Founded in 1891, the garden welcomes more than 1 million visitors per year.

Apart from its appeal as a tourist attraction, NYBG is an educational institution that houses a school from which students can earn a two-year diploma in horticulture. The academic program was designed by professional botanists and horticulturists and aims to explore the different facets of the field. To complete the program, students are required to attend 639 hours of required study and must successfully pass the courses on horticulture, landscape design, and botany, as well as communications and business management.