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.


February

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.

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203FDN210G 02/24 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
MDTN

March

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...
203LAN120C 03/07 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

Sympathy arrangements, properly composed, pay tribute to a departed loved one and offer solace to the grieving. There are details to be discussed with a bereaved family, special etiquette to be observed, and a wide choice of designs that make more...
203FDN382 03/11 We 10:00am-4:30pm Mendler
NYBG

Drawing examples from 18th-century art and architecture—Christin demystifies the language of design to show how color, texture, shape, and space combine to create particular "styles." Take inspiration from Christin's "modern-meets-old-world" aesthetic as you fashion arrangements with seasonal flowers in two more...
203FDN448 03/12 Th 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

Followed by legions on Instagram, Canadian designer Christin Geall is known for her jewel-toned, asymmetrical compote arrangements crafted with flowers from her own urban flower farm-studio Cultivated by Christin. Formally trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, she is a more...
203FDN450 03/12 Th 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

Using spring bulbs and branches, explore how the textural and structural qualities of your botanical elements can guide the tones you choose. Christin will walk you through your own arrangements, using analogous colors and monochromatic schemes to accent the architectural more...
203FDN435 03/13 Fr 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

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...
203LAN120D 03/13 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

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...
203FDN203E 03/16 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Mendler
NYBG

In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. Learn how to write a sales proposal based on cost analysis, finalize the terms of the design contract, and order and organize materials, personnel, and deliveries, all within more...
203FDN504B 03/17 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
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...
203FDN210H 03/19 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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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Principles of Floral Design, Pat more...
203FDN300A 03/19 Th 10:30am-3:00pm Cawley
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...
203FDN306C 03/23 Mo 6:15pm-8:55pm Gilbert
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...
203FDN203F 03/26 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
MDTN
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