Landscape Design Classes

The need to develop, preserve, and protect our open spaces and environmental and cultural resources has never been greater. NYBG’s engaging, career-oriented program gives you a solid, plant-focused foundation along with the skills and confidence to start your own business. And the Garden offers 250 inspiring acres of sustainable, functional landscapes for up-close, in-depth study.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


December

Co-founder of Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest rooftop soil farm, Ben Flanner shares his insights about the future of urban agriculture and what it takes to run a commercial farm on manufactured land. Located on three roofs in New York more...
202LAN265C 12/17 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Flanner
NYBG

January

Learn the critical components for compiling accurate estimates for landscape projects, including materials, labor, overhead, and contingencies. Learn how to use estimates to stay profitable and compete successfully in today's business climate.
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203LAN380A 01/06 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Eckerson
NYBG
203LAN380B 01/06 Mo 2:00pm-5:00pm Eckerson
NYBG

Turning a vision into a plan is the designer's first challenge. Learn how to analyze existing landscapes and formulate the programmatic and functional requirements of a design project. Translate these into schematic design solutions. Take part in class discussions and more...
203LAN401A 01/06 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm Holzman
MDTN

Sharpen your graphic skills as you create a file of symbols and styles to draw upon for future professional use. Techniques for black-and-white and color rendering, sheet layout, section elevations, and perspectives are covered. Prerequisite: Graphics I

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203LAN411A 01/06 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
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...
203LAN311C 01/07 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Poccia
MDTN
203LAN311D 01/07 Tu 2:00pm-5:00pm Capparelli
NYBG

Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
203LAN403A 01/08 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Gagne
NYBG

Build and expand upon your graphic presentation skills to create professional presentations to clients.Trimble SketchUp, a 3D sketching software program,is the focus of this advanced graphics class. Laptop computers (PC or Mac) with SketchUp are required. Prerequisite: Graphics II

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203LAN417A 01/08 We 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
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...
203LAN311E 01/09 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
203LAN120B 01/11 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
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 more...
203LAN301D 01/13 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
MDTN

Sharpen your graphic skills as you create a file of symbols and styles to draw upon for future professional use. Techniques for black-and-white and color rendering, sheet layout, section elevations, and perspectives are covered. Prerequisite: Graphics I

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203LAN411B 01/16 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Poccia
MDTN

Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: basic skills for developing professional landscape plans, making base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database. You must have more...
203LAN427B 01/17 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

Stone underlies all earthly life. It is grist for loam and the bedrock of megacities. But because it's so ubiquitous, it tends to disappear in plain sight. Dan Snow's work brings stone into sharp focus by elevating this humble, natural more...
203LAN265D 01/21 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Snow
NYBG

This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
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 more...
203LAN301C 01/21 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Capps Sarathy
NYBG

This year's series spans styles and settings to showcase the distinctive home gardens of three celebrated gardeners, designers, and plantsmen — Deborah Nevins, Isabel Bannerman, and Sean Hogan. Whether a private retreat, a romantic dreamscape or a plant collector's paradise, more...
203GAR801A 01/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Nevins
Bannerman
Hogan
NYBG

Deborah Nevins is one of the world's most sought-after landscape designers—creating ambitious, innovative projects for high-profile clients worldwide—yet her own, understated two-acre space on Long Island's East End is intimate and contemplative. The house and gardens were built to maximize more...
203GAR801B 01/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Nevins
NYBG
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