Floral Design Classes

The New York Botanical Garden is home to New York City's oldest and most prestigious Floral Design Program. For over four decades, we have sent hundreds of graduates on to enjoy rewarding careers. With hands-on practice and personal attention from NYBG's rigorous, yet nurturing instructors, you'll develop the mastery and confidence to express yourself through flowers.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


October

Livia Cetti—the celebrated artist who "makes paper bloom" (The New Yorker)—returns to the Garden to show you how to create a three-dimensional blossom from hand-dyed crepe paper and tissue paper to make beautiful creations. You will fashion a high-style rose, more...
202CRF119 10/19 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Cetti
NYBG

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll also show you how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic. Some backdrops and props will be provided, but feel free more...
202FDN312 10/19 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Zachary
MDTN

A fully wired bridal bouquet is the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury. Instagram phenom and armature expert Joshua Werber, known for his playful headpieces, will show you a variety of techniques to wire the most beautiful seasonal blooms into a more...
202FDN371A 10/21 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

Ingrid Carozzi is one of New York's most sought-after florists, and as owner of Tin Can Studios in Brooklyn, she's at the forefront of the sustainable floristry movement.
Ingrid is known for her unruly yet sophisticated designs in vintage or reclaimed more...
202FDN418 10/22 Tu 11:00am-4:00pm Carozzi
NYBG

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
202FDN210B 10/24 Th 11:00am-1:00pm Werber
MDTN

Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
202LAN120A 10/26 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
202FDN302A 10/27 Su 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG
202FDN302C 10/28 Mo 6:15pm-8:55pm Gilbert
MDTN

Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

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Florist knife, wire more...
202FDN300A 10/29 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
NYBG

"Wildscaping" is a movement in sustainable floral styling that evokes meadows and woods. Using distinctive, natural wood branches as a container, you'll construct a Woodland Wildscape centerpiece from wildflowers, vines, berries, mosses and ferns. The effect is magical, sophisticated, and more...
202FDN394A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

Our mini-intensive provides an accelerated way to complete the first three requirements in the NYBG Certificate Program. You'll work with industry professionals to gain the key skills needed to become a floral designer.



Fundamentals of Form
Learn the keys to more...
202FDN957 10/29 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
Cawley
NYBG

Joshua Werber's playful headpieces are certain to delight, as his many followers on Instagram readily attest. In this special workshop, Joshua will discuss how to use botanical materials to design headpieces that evoke a wide variety of emotions. Learn the more...
202FDN316 10/30 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

November

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
202FDN210D 11/04 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
NYBG

The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
202FDN302B 11/05 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
NYBG

Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
202FDN306A 11/06 We 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN

Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
202FDN203B 11/07 Th 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
202FDN210C 11/12 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
MDTN

Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
202FDN304A 11/12 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
202FDN400A 11/21 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Edinger
OFS

Here's your chance to learn from the best in a full-day hands-on workshop with groundbreaking floral designer, teacher, and entrepreneur Holly Chapple. She'll share insights into her celebrated design approach, which is defined by elegance, beauty, creativity, and her game-changing more...
202FDN429 11/22 Fr 10:00am-4:00pm Chapple
NYBG

Take inspiration from the wintry outdoors as you recreate a nature scene on a three-dimensional, lighted grapevine wreath using preserved cedar, juniper, mushroom birds, and other seasonal botanicals. Then top it off with a sprinkling of faux snow.

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202CRF155 11/23 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Yanni
NYBG
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