Floral Design Classes

The New York Botanical Garden is home to New York Citys 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 NYBGs rigorous yet nurturing instructors, youll 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.


December

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the techniques and secrets for creating chic, vintage-inspired arrangements in a trendy footed container. Walk through the step-by-step process of crafting a lush, romantic centerpiece. more...
212FDN349O 12/03 Th 10:30am-3:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
212FDN502O 12/05 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
ONLINE

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...
212FDN243CO 12/08 Tu 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Create a Dutch Masters still-life inspired centerpiece crafted from store-bought seasonal flowers and herbs, including roses, calla lilies, ranunculus, hydrangeas, rosemary, berries, pine, and eucalyptus stems. more...
212FDN320O 12/18 Fr 10:00am-12:30pm O'Sullivan
ONLINE

January

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...
213FDN243DO 01/19 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Bring wintry flair into your home. Fashion an elegant and textural arrangement using a mix of natural materials such as lichen branches, juniper, quince branches, and more...
213FDN330O 01/24 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
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...
213HRT142DO 01/25 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213FDN300BO 01/26 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

February

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...
213FDN308BO 02/02 Tu 5:00pm-7:00pm Edinger
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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...
213FDN302CO 02/03 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
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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...
213FDN304CO 02/10 We 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
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...
213HRT142BO 02/11 Th 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

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...
213FDN243EO 02/22 Mo 11:00am-1:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

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...
213FDN306BO 02/24 We 9:30am-12:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her techniques for styling Instagram-worthy photos using dried and fresh flowers, herbs, branches and plants. She'll demonstrate how to curate more...
213FDN312BO 02/27 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
213FDN344O 02/28 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
ONLINE

March

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...
213FDN243FO 03/18 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
ONLINE