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 program gives you a solid, plant-focused foundation along with the skills and confidence to pursue your passion. What's more, the Garden offers 250 inspiring acres of sustainable, functional landscapes for up-close, in-depth study. Take a single course for fun or pursue a professional Certificate in Landscape Design.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


March

Learn how accurately estimating landscape materials, labor, overhead, and contingencies can help you stay profitable and compete successfully in today's business climate.
243LAN380B 03/04 Mo 5:00pm-8:00pm Zavaglia
NYBG

Draw upon all of the skills you've developed in the Landscape Design program to create a residential project from start to finish, combining design with construction principles. Emphasis is on construction drawings, documents, and specifications, as well as estimating.
243LAN520 03/04 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Patchowsky
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...
243LAN120 03/08 Fr 10:00am-2:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG

Through a series of design assignments, prepare a variety of planting plans that are practical, appropriate, and aesthetically satisfying. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, text, color, and ecological associations.
243LAN403BO 03/13 We 6:15pm-9:15pm Ellickson-Hastie
ONLINE

Explore theories, traditions, and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion.
243LAN301CO 03/19 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Bunnell
ONLINE

This is the class for plant-lovers eager to up their game! Learn the terminology and basic botanical nomenclature that will help you recognize and describe key differences in common plants.
243BOT308CO 03/21 Th 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
ONLINE

To cope with heavier rains and more powerful storm surges, it is critical for horticulturists and landscape designers to understand the natural water cycle. Sarah Bray, Landscape Architect for NYS's Department of Environmental Protection, covers the basics of the hydrologic more...
243LAN290BL 03/23 Sa 6:30pm-8:00pm Bray
BLENDED

Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: developing base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database. Basic computer skills and PC laptop required.
243LAN427C 03/28 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Little Island, opened in 2021, offers 2.5 acres of new waterfront park within Hudson River Park. Born from a collaboration of UK-based Heatherwick Studio and NY-based landscape architecture firm MNLA, led by Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Little Island provides an intersection more...
243LAN807D 03/28 Th 11:00am-12:00pm Nielsen
NYBG

April

"Travel the globe" during this survey of European, American, Chinese, Japanese, and Islamic garden traditions, while exploring a wide range of iconic examples—from private gardens to public parks. You'll learn about the theories and principles that have shaped landscape design more...
243PLT100 04/03   Merritt
ONLINE-FLEX

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum,and other genera, which are particularly ornamental in spring. The class goes out on the grounds rain or shine. Prerequisite: Introduction more...
244HRT334A 04/05 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Precise field measurement is the crucial first step in landscape design. Learn how to properly use automatic levels, tapes, and survey instruments. Topics will include accurately measuring distances, differences in elevation, and angles. Dress for the weather.
244LAN340 04/05 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Gillman
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...
244LAN100AO 04/06 Sa 10:30am-12:30pm Tryba
ONLINE

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
244HRT358A 04/09 Tu 2:00pm-4:40pm Nolan
NYBG

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant groups include Magnolia, Malus, Prunus, Viburnum,and other genera, which are particularly ornamental in spring. The class goes out on the grounds rain or shine. Prerequisite: Introduction more...
244HRT334B 04/10 We 10:30am-1:30pm Himmelman
NYBG
244HRT334CBL 04/13 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm McLaughlin
BLENDED
244HRT334D 04/13 Sa 2:00pm-5:00pm Nolan
NYBG

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
244HRT358B 04/13 Sa 1:00pm-3:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG
244HRT358C 04/16 Tu 11:00am-1:40pm Ruggiero
NYBG

Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your ideas. Practice various graphic techniques on a range of materials and equipment and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Homework is required.
244LAN311A 04/17 We 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Create visually compelling print and digital portfolios to present to potential clients. Learn how to develop professional documentation for a variety of audiences through in-class design charrettes and individualized projects.
244LAN555O 04/17 We 10:00am-12:10pm Phaosawasdi
ONLINE
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