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.


February

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
ONLINE

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.
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...
213HRT142CO 03/08 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

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...
213FDN308CO 03/16 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The Floral Design Certificate Program at NYBG offers the most in-depth training in the region, covering every aspect of this creative art. We'll help you develop more...
213FDN958O 03/16 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Edinger
Cawley
Woodson
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Branches are a natural support for floral creations. Discover the best types of branches (think pliable, like curly willow) and how to properly use them in more...
213FDN447O 03/17 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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...
213FDN243FO 03/18 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
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...
213FDN300CO 03/24 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

April

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...
214FDN302AO 04/06 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Pin frogs—also known as kenzans or floral frogs—are a popular tool among floral designers. Pin frogs allow you to securely style and place a variety of more...
214FDN445BO 04/07 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class series will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The key to successful floral design lies in the way flowers are anchored into the vessel of an arrangement. In this three-part series, discover how more...
214FDN452BO 04/07 We 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
214FDN306AO 04/12 Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

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...
214FDN304AO 04/14 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
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...
214FDN243AO 04/15 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Style a glorious spring centerpiece bursting with sweet hyacinths, daffodils, and ruffled parrot tulips. Discover where to source the best flowers and how to artfully add more...
214FDN348O 04/20 Tu 10:00am-12:30pm O'Sullivan
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Sympathy arrangements, properly composed, pay tribute to a departed loved one and offer solace to the grieving. Study what details must be discussed with a bereaved more...
214FDN382O 04/22 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Norman
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...
214FDN306BO 04/27 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including more...
214FDN305BL 04/28 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Aluminum wire is a malleable material that is easy to use in floral design. Learn how to properly manipulate aluminum craft wire (16 gauge) to create more...
214FDN446O 04/28 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

May

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Late spring ushers in a bounty of blooms. Use the bounty of the season to create a lush, verdant arrangement that includes flowering branches, an array more...
214FDN309O 05/02 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
ONLINE

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...
214FDN308AO 05/06 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The elegant Boho bridal bouquet continues to be on trend. Learn to design an asymmetrical array of blossoms accented by at least three different types of more...
214FDN313O 05/12 We 10:00am-12:30pm 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...
214HRT142AO 05/16 Su 11:00am-1:00pm 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...
214FDN243BO 05/17 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. more...
214FDN504BL 05/18 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Branches are a natural support for floral creations. Discover the best types of branches (think pliable, like curly willow) and how to properly use them in more...
214FDN447O 05/19 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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...
214FDN300AO 05/26 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

June

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...
214FDN312AO 06/05 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Spare, striking wetland flora create dramatic and unconventional arrangements that evoke these marshy environments. Study line and negative space as you create a large-scale arrangement using more...
214FDN358O 06/06 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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. more...
214FDN310O 06/09 We 10:00am-12:00pm Raimondi, CLP
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
With gorgeous pink palettes and intoxicating fragrance, peonies are the favorite blossoms of floral designers and enthusiasts. Learn how to select complementary shades and vases to more...
214FDN343O 06/15 Tu 10:00am-12:30pm O'Sullivan
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...
214FDN243CO 06/21 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
214FDN502O 06/24 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Woodson
ONLINE

July

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Take creative inspiration from 19th- and 20th-century English gardens blooming with delicate roses such as Amnesia, Quicksand, and Early Grey. Step-by-step, learn easy techniques for crafting more...
221FDN387O 07/08 Th 10:00am-12:30pm O'Sullivan
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...
221FDN243DO 07/12 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
221HRT142BO 07/12 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

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...
221FDN308BO 07/13 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The Floral Design Certificate Program at NYBG offers the most in-depth training in the region, covering every aspect of this creative art. We'll help you develop more...
221FDN958AO 07/13 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Cawley
Edinger
Woodson
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...
221FDN300BO 07/14 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
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...
221FDN306CO 07/19 Mo 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...
221FDN302AO 07/21 We 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

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...
221FDN304AO 07/28 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

August

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...
221FDN243EO 08/04 We 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
221FDN312BO 08/07 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Tabletop garlands and floral runners are enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to their lush and elegant beauty. Learn the techniques of color, repetition, and rhythm more...
221FDN362O 08/19 Th 10:00am-2:00pm Woodson
ONLINE