Floral Design Classes

The New York Botanical Garden is home to New York City's oldest and most prestigious Floral Design Program, and for over four decades has sent hundreds of graduates on to enjoy rewarding careers. With hands-on practice and with personal attention from NYBG's rigorous yet nurturing instructors, you'll develop the mastery and confidence to express yourself through flowers. Choose an individual course for fun, or pursue a Certificate in Floral Design.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


February

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223FDN306BO 02/01 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223FDN302CO 02/02 We 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical more...
223FDN302D 02/08 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Brighten up those winter days with an audacious arrangement featuring pops of cheerful, colorful flowers. Using magnolias, narcissus, tulips, frittilaria, muscari, and more - you'll create a contemporary floral centerpiece that is reminiscent of spring days ahead.
223FDN344 02/10 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
223FDN304CO 02/16 We 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Join the cut flower farming revolution! Discover the basics of how to design, plant, grow, and harvest a cutting garden that will be productive throughout the more...
223HRT142CO 02/17 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

Explore the basic techniques of handling silk flowers to create a beautiful, luxe French-inspired flower arrangement. Gain helpful skills such as wiring and use of hot glue, and learn how to select the best materials for achieving original and unusual more...
223FDN437 02/23 We 10:00am-1:00pm Kang
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your more...
223FDN243EO 02/24 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical more...
223FDN302E 02/26 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
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...
223FDN382 02/26 Sa 10:00am-4:30pm Norman
NYBG

March

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral more...
223FDN304D 03/08 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, more...
223FDN308CO 03/10 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want to miss this unique class from florist, horticulturist, and indoor plant expert Chris Raimondi. In this class, Chris shares essential horticulture practices for properselection and maintenance of plants more...
223FDN310B 03/11 Fr 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Join the cut flower farming revolution! Discover the basics of how to design, plant, grow, and harvest a cutting garden that will be productive throughout the more...
223HRT142DO 03/14 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

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...
223FDN400B 03/17 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

Full, lavish arrangements to enhance entrance halls, ballrooms, parties, and hotels are always in demand. Learn the mechanics behind how these dramatic arrangements are designed and constructed. $225 materials fee. Prerequisite: Wedding Design I

Please bring:
Florist knife, more...
223FDN502 03/23 We 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
NYBG

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Bring cheer into your home and exercise your botanical creativity, with live, real-time guidance. Watch your fellow students' efforts online and get personal critiques from your more...
223FDN243FO 03/28 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
ONLINE