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.

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September

Apply basic design concepts to site-specific problems, focusing on the process of design development. Start with a conceptual design, then progress through the schematic phase, leading to a preliminary design solution. Examine the relationships of landscape elements and materials to more...
201LAN402A 09/11 We 10:00am-1:00pm Needham
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...
201LAN403B 09/12 Th 10:00am-1:00pm 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 more...
201LAN417 09/13 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG


Precise field measurement is the crucial first step in landscape design. This course includes a two-part project. First, learn to create a site plan using tape measures, baseline, and offset measurement techniques. Next, use builders' levels to collect spot elevations more...
201LAN340C 09/14 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Cahilly
NYBG

Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and hardy in our region in the landscape, including Acer, Quercus, and Viburnum, which are particularly ornamental in fall. The class goes out on the more...
201HRT331A 09/15 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
201HRT331B 09/15 Su 1:30pm-4:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
201LAN100C 09/16 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
NYBG

Throughout the world, city roofs are becoming greener and used year-round, offering a significant opportunity for landscape designers. Learn the special requirements and challenges of roof gardens and discuss roof garden horticulture, maintenance, and technology, including the basics of design.
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201LAN175A 09/16 Mo 6:15pm-8:15pm Packer
MDTN

Learn the basic principles of constructing residential landscape features such as walks, steps, simple decks, garden structures, walls, and benches. Study landscape construction standards, techniques, and commonly used materials, and learn to draft construction details. Prerequisite: Graphics II

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201LAN422A 09/16 Mo 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...
201HRT358C 09/17 Tu 6:15pm-8:50pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
201LAN100D 09/17 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Tryba
MDTN

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...
201LAN301A 09/17 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
MDTN
201LAN301B 09/18 We 10:00am-1:00pm Sarathy
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...
201HRT358D 09/20 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

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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201LAN411C 09/24 Tu 6:15pm-9:15pm Einhorn
NYBG

Intended to make paradise manifest on Earth,Persian gardens are known for their masterful use of geometry and water. Explore how this garden design style evolved from antiquity through the 19th century with Stephen F. Byrns, founder of the Untermyer Gardens more...
201LAN912 09/27 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Byrns
Gorin
NYBG
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