Floral Design Certificate Classes

The NYBG Certificate Program helps you develop your own aesthetic and master the mechanics for everything from simple bouquets to grand-scale arrangements, while giving you a practical, real-world, business foundation. No experience is necessary—just your flair and enthusiasm! Get started with either Fundamentals of Form or Fundamentals of Style—the first required classes in the Certificate Program.

Click here for an overview of the required courses and electives.


October

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 proper selection and maintenance of more...
202FDN310 10/16 We 10:00am-2:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

"Wildscaping" is a movement in sustainable floral styling that evokes meadows and woods. Using distinctive, natural wood branches as a container, you'll construct a Woodland Wildscape centerpiece from wildflowers, vines, berries, mosses and ferns. The effect is magical, sophisticated, and more...
202FDN394B 10/17 Th 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

Professional prop stylist Robin Zachary shares her insights on styling photos using botanicals. She'll also show you how to curate a variety of tabletop settings, including modern, vintage, and rustic. Some backdrops and props will be provided, but feel free more...
202FDN312 10/19 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Zachary
MDTN

A fully wired bridal bouquet is the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury. Instagram phenom and armature expert Joshua Werber, known for his playful headpieces, will show you a variety of techniques to wire the most beautiful seasonal blooms into a more...
202FDN371A 10/21 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

Ingrid Carozzi is one of New York's most sought-after florists, and as owner of Tin Can Studios in Brooklyn, she's at the forefront of the sustainable floristry movement.
Ingrid is known for her unruly yet sophisticated designs in vintage or reclaimed more...
202FDN418 10/22 Tu 11:00am-4:00pm Carozzi
NYBG

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 expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
202FDN302A 10/27 Su 11:00am-3:30pm Woodson
NYBG
202FDN302C 10/28 Mo 6:15pm-8:55pm Gilbert
MDTN

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 while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
202FDN300A 10/29 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
NYBG

"Wildscaping" is a movement in sustainable floral styling that evokes meadows and woods. Using distinctive, natural wood branches as a container, you'll construct a Woodland Wildscape centerpiece from wildflowers, vines, berries, mosses and ferns. The effect is magical, sophisticated, and more...
202FDN394A 10/29 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

Joshua Werber's playful headpieces are certain to delight, as his many followers on Instagram readily attest. In this special workshop, Joshua will discuss how to use botanical materials to design headpieces that evoke a wide variety of emotions. Learn the more...
202FDN316 10/30 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Werber
MDTN

November

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 expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
202FDN302B 11/05 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Woodson
NYBG

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 you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
202FDN306A 11/06 We 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN

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 to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
202FDN304A 11/12 Tu 11:00am-4:30pm Cawley
NYBG

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...
202FDN400A 11/21 Th 9:00am-12:30pm Edinger
OFS

Here's your chance to learn from the best in a full-day hands-on workshop with groundbreaking floral designer, teacher, and entrepreneur Holly Chapple. She'll share insights into her celebrated design approach, which is defined by elegance, beauty, creativity, and her game-changing more...
202FDN429 11/22 Fr 10:00am-4:00pm Chapple
NYBG

December

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, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
202FDN308A 12/01 Su 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
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...
202FDN320A 12/03 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NCNC

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...
202FDN335A 12/06 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Norman
NYBG
202FDN335B 12/07 Sa 10:30am-4:00pm Norman
MDTN

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...
202FDN320B 12/13 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm O'Sullivan
NYBG

January

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 while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
203FDN300B 01/08 We 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

A fully wired bridal bouquet is the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury. Instagram phenom and armature expert Joshua Werber, known for his playful headpieces, will show you a variety of techniques to wire the most beautiful seasonal blooms into a more...
203FDN371B 01/23 Th 11:00am-2:00pm Werber
NYBG

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 while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
203FDN300C 01/27 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
MDTN

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 to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
203FDN304B 01/27 Mo 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

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. $85 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire cutter, scissors, pruners, a camera, more...
203FDN349A 01/28 Tu 10:30am-3:00pm Woodson
NYBG

February

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 you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
203FDN306B 02/01 Sa 11:00am-3:30pm Jimenez
NYBG

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 expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
203FDN302E 02/03 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
203FDN302D 02/05 We 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

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. $85 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire cutter, scissors, pruners, a camera, more...
203FDN349B 02/10 Mo 10:30am-3:00pm Woodson
MDTN

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 to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
203FDN304C 02/18 Tu 6:15pm-8:55pm Mendler
MDTN

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, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
203FDN308B 02/20 Th 6:15pm-8:55pm Edinger
MDTN

March

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...
203FDN382 03/11 We 10:00am-4:30pm Mendler
NYBG

Drawing examples from 18th-century art and architecture—Christin demystifies the language of design to show how color, texture, shape, and space combine to create particular "styles." Take inspiration from Christin's "modern-meets-old-world" aesthetic as you fashion arrangements with seasonal flowers in two more...
203FDN448 03/12 Th 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

Using spring bulbs and branches, explore how the textural and structural qualities of your botanical elements can guide the tones you choose. Christin will walk you through your own arrangements, using analogous colors and monochromatic schemes to accent the architectural more...
203FDN435 03/13 Fr 10:30am-4:00pm Geall
NYBG

In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. Learn how to write a sales proposal based on cost analysis, finalize the terms of the design contract, and order and organize materials, personnel, and deliveries, all within more...
203FDN504B 03/17 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

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 you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
203FDN306C 03/23 Mo 6:15pm-8:55pm Gilbert
MDTN

April

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. $200 materials fee. Prerequisite: Wedding Design I

Please bring:
Florist knife, more...
204FDN502 04/07 Tu 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG

Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisle and 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 more...
204FDN305 04/22 We 10:00am-2:30pm Cawley
NYBG