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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October

Creating beautiful and sustainable outdoor spaces requires an understanding of the principles of grading and drainage. Through classroom discussion, fieldwork and homework students will learn to identify landforms and watersheds, calculate slopes, and manipulate contours with the purpose of creating more...
202LAN428A 10/18 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Eckerson
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...
202LAN100A 10/21 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Beyers
MDTN

"Landscape architecture is about illusion," says Daniel Vasini. "You create an illusion when you see it from far away, when you get closer, when you're under it. Together, background, foreground, sense of place and identity compose scenery." Creative Director in more...
202LAN801C 10/21 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Vasini
SCAN

"Gardens are never finished and most of the pleasure is in their creation rather than their completion." So says James Alexander-Sinclair, one of the UK's foremost garden designers and one who relishes collaborating with his clients. He will take us more...
202LAN265A 10/22 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Alexander-Sinclair
NYBG

Hear from award-winning and nationally renowned professionals, James Alexander-Sinclair, Ngoc Minh Ngo, Ben Flanner, Dan Snow, Andi Pettis, and James Golden, share their expertise. These popular afternoon lectures coincide with monthly morning meetings of the Landscape Design Students and Alumni more...
202LAN265G 10/22 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Alexander-Sinclair
Ngo
Flanner
Snow
Pettis
Golden
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...
202LAN120A 10/26 Sa 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN

Want to transform your personal urban space into a green oasis? This class will provide you with the inspiration and the framework to tackle it. Liz Pulver, an award-winning landscape architect specializing in small, city-sized spaces, will help you analyze more...
202LAN229 10/30 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Pulver
MDTN

November

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...
202LAN100B 11/02 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Tryba
MDTN

Discover the emerging field of Land Partnering with landscape designer and environmentalist Edwina von Gal and horticulturist & chemical-free landscape contractor Tony Piazza at Edwina's home and "laboratory" garden. See how they manage the property as an ecosystem rather than more...
202LAN904 11/02 Sa 11:00am-4:30pm von Gal
OFS

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...
202LAN311B 11/04 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
NYBG

"The edges become diaphanous, the spaces ephemeral." Andrea Cochran, FASLA, blurs lines - between nature and the built environment, between exterior and interior, between our need for expansion and for refuge. Her landscapes have a permeable quality and make visitors more...
202LAN801D 11/04 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Cochran, FASLA
SCAN

Ngoc Minh Ngo's images of gardens and landscapes -from Lowther Castle in England to the wildflowers of Morocco-go "beyond mere beauty and into the sublime." With illustrations of her own work, she will demonstrate how she developed her poetic vision more...
202LAN265B 11/19 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Ngo
NYBG
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