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.


September

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

Vibrant, locally sourced dahlias make for simple yet spectacular arrangements that are perfect for a mantel, entry table, or dining centerpiece. Take a page from trend-setting more...
211FDN398O 09/22 Tu 10:00am-2:00pm 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...
211FDN300FO 09/25 Fr 10:00am-4:00pm 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...
211FDN243KO 09/29 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
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...
211FDN302AO 09/30 We 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

October

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...
212HRT142O 10/04 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
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...
212FDN310O 10/06 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Raimondi, CLP
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...
212FDN304AO 10/07 We 10:00am-5:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
With charming, natural palettes and impressive scale, hydrangeas are a garden favorite. Since these blossoms are durable and easy to handle, their beauty is a natural more...
212FDN357O 10/07 We 10:00am-12:00pm Edinger
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 10/15 Th 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...
212FDN243AO 10/22 Th 11:00am-1:00pm 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...
212FDN312AO 10/24 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Channel windswept moors, foreboding castles, and covens as you design a haunting floral design in utilizing dramatic and beautiful seasonal materials. You'll combine black dahlias, chocolate more...
212FDN307O 10/25 Su 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
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...
212FDN300AO 10/28 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

November

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...
212FDN308AO 11/02 Mo 5:00pm-7:00pm 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...
212FDN302BO 11/04 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...
212FDN306AO 11/12 Th 9:30am-12:30pm 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...
212FDN243BO 11/17 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
212FDN304BO 11/18 We 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Create a glorious autumnal centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, crafted from store-bought seasonal flowers and herbs-including roses, Chinese lanterns, celosia, chrysanthemums, mini pumpkins and lady apples. more...
212FDN390O 11/20 Fr 10:00am-12:30pm O'Sullivan
ONLINE

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.
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.
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
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...
213FDN302CO 02/03 We 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
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...
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
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