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.


July

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...
231FDN243DO 07/11 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

In just five weeks, you can complete all classroom credits toward the NYBG Certificate, so you can get started on your internship requirement ASAP. Working one-on-one with floral design professionals, you'll create dozens of arrangements in diverse styles for many more...
231FDN950 07/11 Mo 10:00am-5:00pm Cawley
Woodson
Mele
Werber
Norman
Raimondi, CLP
Miura
NYBG

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...
231FDN312O 07/16 Sa 11:00am-1:00pm Zachary
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...
231FDN306BO 07/18 Mo 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...
231HRT142CO 07/18 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Breyer
ONLINE

Spend an inspiring day honing your floral design and social media marketing skills! In the morning, craft a lush design in the Flemish style with a modern twist. Then, style still life vignettes using your arrangement and a variety of more...
231FDN318 07/30 Sa 10:00am-5:00pm Mele
Jamison
MDTN

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...
231FDN243EO 08/03 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from your local grocery store or farmers market, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
231FDN210B 08/10 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Mele
MDTN

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...
231FDN308BO 08/16 Tu 6:00pm-8:30pm Edinger
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 letterwill include where we will meet in the flower district.Lunch is not included. Dress for the more...
231FDN400B 08/18 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS

September

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...
231FDN300D 09/10 Sa 10:00am-2:30pm Mele
MDTN
231FDN300E 09/13 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
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...
231FDN243FO 09/15 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Edinger
ONLINE

October

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...
231FDN300FO 10/12 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...
232HRT142AO 10/23 Su 11:00am-1:00pm Breyer
ONLINE