Horticulture Certificate Classes

Track 4: Sustainable Garden Design

Be able to design small-scale gardens for homes, communities, and private clients.

Click here for an overview of required courses and electives.


April

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant more...
204HRT300O 04/23 Th 6:30pm-8:30pm Barnes
ONLINE

May

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
204LAN311B 05/05 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Capparelli
NYBG

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
204HRT358A 05/12 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Ruggiero
NCNC

This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 spring-blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for outdoors. Prerequisite: more...
204HRT336B 05/29 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
204HRT358B 05/30 Sa 10:00am-1:15pm Simeone
NYBG

June

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
204HRT300E 06/02 Tu 10:00am-12:40pm Grossman
NYBG

This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 spring-blooming perennials. Please dress appropriately for outdoors. Prerequisite: more...
204HRT336S 06/03 We 4:30pm-7:30pm Bronson
NYBG

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture.This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants.Through lectures and more...
204HRT301A 06/10 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Grossman
MDTN
204HRT301B 06/11 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Grossman
NYBG

July

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
211LAN311C 07/06 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
MDTN

Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common species as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names more...
211HRT341A 07/08 We 10:30am-12:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
211HRT341B 07/19 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Simeone
NYBG

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
211HRT300F 07/27 Mo 6:00pm-8:40pm Grossman
MDTN

Learn the identification, classification, and culture of houseplants, greenhouse, and conservatory plants. Major plant groups to be studied include aroids, bromeliads, Marantaceae, and other ornamentaltropical plants grown indoors.Prerequisite: Introduction to Plant Science

Required Text
Clark, G.
Indoor Plants: The more...
211HRT361 07/28 Tu 4:30pm-7:00pm Lieberman
NYBG

September

This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
211HRT338S 09/09 We 4:00pm-7:00pm Dooling
NYBG

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
211HRT300G 09/12 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN

This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
211HRT338A 09/12 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Hagen
NYBG

Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
211HRT300H 09/17 Th 10:30am-1:10pm Paltseva
NYBG

Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture.This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants.Through lectures and more...
211HRT301C 09/17 Th 2:00pm-5:00pm Paltseva
NYBG

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
211HRT358C 09/26 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
211HRT338B 09/29 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
211HRT358D 09/29 Tu 6:15pm-8:50pm Nolan
NYBG

October

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
212LAN311D 10/01 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
MDTN

Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens and landscapes, including corporate and public spaces, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, more...
212LAN301A 10/06 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
MDTN
212LAN301B 10/07 We 10:00am-1:00pm Capps Sarathy
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
212LAN311A 10/19 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio-oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
212HRT551 10/24 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
NYBG