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.


October

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...
222FDN312AO 10/23 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
ONLINE

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 cosmos, and other inky-toned blooms with twisted branches and seed pods to create witchy, more...
222FDN307 10/27 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

November

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...
222FDN304AO 11/02 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
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...
222FDN306AO 11/04 Th 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
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...
222HRT142AO 11/04 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Breyer
ONLINE

Learn step-by-step instructions in crafting a modern fall woodland arrangement with pincushion proteas, mango Mokara orchids and heirloom chrysanthemums. Our autumnal theme, in a glass container, will reflect a modern woodland design with glycerin oak leaves, berries, reeds, and vines. more...
222FDN322 11/05 Fr 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

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...
222FDN304B 11/09 Tu 10:00am-4:00pm Cawley
NYBG

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...
222FDN445AO 11/10 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...
222FDN452AO 11/10 We 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
222FDN310A 11/12 Fr 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

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...
222FDN302B 11/13 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

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...
222FDN243BO 11/15 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisleand altar designs, pew arrangements, and banquet table centerpieces. Work with a remarkable array of flowers, foliage, and fabrics to create captivating garlands and columns. Discussions include a more...
222FDN305 11/15 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

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...
222FDN446AO 11/17 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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...
222FDN308AO 11/29 Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
ONLINE

December

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...
222FDN447AO 12/01 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

The holidays come to life with fragrant, long lasting decorations for your door, table and mantel. Explore working with fresh pine, fir, cedar, boxwood, juniper and arborvitae. Cones and berries will add seasonal interest. Personalize your projects with accents of more...
222FDN335 12/04 Sa 10:00am-3:30pm Norman
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...
222FDN243CO 12/09 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

Southern charm and hospitality come front and center with a glossy, richly decorated wreath of magnolia leaves on a door, mantel, or accent wall. Weave leaves into a wreath form, then complement shape and color with seasonal fruit, pine cones, more...
222FDN355 12/15 We 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

A grand centerpiece in a pedestal vase brings the elegance of a Dutch still-life to your dining or entry room. Capture the essence of this festive season with large Dutch amaryllis and ranunculus, English garden roses, Italian lisianthus, hydrangeas, and more...
222FDN320 12/16 Th 11:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

January

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...
223FDN308BO 01/10 Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm 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.
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, more...
223FDN300A 01/11 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

This ancient Japanese art form seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature. More than merely arranging flowers, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, focusing on shape, line, more...
223FDN325 01/11 Tu 11:00am-2:00pm Miura
MDTN

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...
223FDN445BO 01/11 Tu 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...
223FDN452BO 01/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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...
223HRT142BO 01/11 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm 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...
223FDN300BO 01/12 We 10:00am-4:00pm Woodson
ONLINE

In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. Learn how to writea sales proposal based on cost analysis, finalize the terms of the design contract, and order and organize materials, personnel, and deliveries, all within aspecified more...
223FDN504 01/13 Th 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

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...
223FDN446BO 01/18 Tu 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...
223FDN243DO 01/19 We 10:00am-12:00pm 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.
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, more...
223FDN300C 01/22 Sa 10:30am-3:00pm Mele
MDTN

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...
223FDN312BO 01/22 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
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...
223FDN447BO 01/25 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
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...
223FDN330O 01/26 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
ONLINE

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