Landscape Design Classes

The need to develop, preserve, and protect our open spaces and environmental and cultural resources has never been greater. NYBGs 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. Take a single course for fun or pursue a professional Certificate in Landscape Design.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


August

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known more...
211BOT308CO 08/11 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Holmes
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
211LAN100CO 08/11 Tu 6:15pm-8:30pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
211LAN301BO 08/22 Sa 9:30am-12:30pm Merritt
ONLINE

September

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
211LAN100DO 09/15 Tu 6:15pm-8:15pm Tryba
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore best practices for analyzing sites, balancing weight restrictions with programmatic goals, selecting resilient plant palettes, managing storm water, and more. We'll overview typical green-roof components more...
211LAN461O 09/21 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Holzman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
211LAN301AO 09/22 Tu 6:30pm-9:30pm Bunnell
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
211LAN402AO 09/22 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm McConnell
ONLINE