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.


April

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...
214LAN301BO 04/19 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Bunnell
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.

Learn the identification, classification, and landscape use of spring-flowering trees and shrubs. Major plant more...
214HRT334CBL 04/21 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Himmelman
BLENDED
214HRT334FBL 04/22 Th 2:00pm-4:00pm Ruggiero
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
214LAN311AO 04/22 Th 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Bringing innovative design to an ordinary front or back yard can transform an underused or out-of-date area into a vibrant space. Presentations illustrate creative ways to more...
214LAN160O 04/27 Tu 10:00am-12:00pm Johnsen
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
214LAN401AO 04/29 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Holzman
ONLINE

May

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

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, more...
214LAN422O 05/03 Mo 6:00pm-8:00pm Arrington
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the more...
214HRT358BBL 05/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Moore
BLENDED
214HRT358EBL 05/05 We 6:00pm-8:00pm Moore
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
214LAN411O 05/07 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
214LAN311BO 05/11 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

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...
214BOT308BO 05/13 Th 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
ONLINE

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
Many important designers have shaped NYBG grounds throughout the years, including Calvert more...
214LAN267A 05/13 Th 9:30am-11:30am McDowell
NYBG

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...
214LAN100BO 05/16 Su 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

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 more...
214LAN417O 05/18 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm TBA
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...
214LAN301EO 05/25 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Merritt
ONLINE

June

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the more...
214HRT358CBL 06/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Nolan
BLENDED
214HRT358HBL 06/02 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Nolan
BLENDED

Class will take place outside on NYBG grounds and follow current safety procedures. Registered students will be sent information regarding meeting location and log-in information.
Many important designers have shaped NYBG grounds throughout the years, including Calvert more...
214LAN267B 06/03 Th 9:30am-11:30am McDowell
NYBG

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...
214LAN100CO 06/05 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Tryba
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.

Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the more...
214HRT358DBL 06/13 Su 10:00am-1:00pm Cappello-Ruggiero
BLENDED

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...
214BOT308CO 06/15 Tu 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
ONLINE

July

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...
221LAN100DO 07/10 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Tryba
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...
221LAN301CO 07/12 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Merritt
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
The Landscape Design Certificate Program at NYBG is an engaging, career-oriented program that gives you a solid, plant-focused foundation along with the skills and confidence you more...
221LAN955O 07/12 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Merritt
Poccia
Holzman
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221LAN311CO 07/13 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

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...
221BOT308DO 07/15 Th 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
ONLINE

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...
221BOT308EO 08/03 Tu 5:30pm-7:30pm 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...
221LAN100EO 08/07 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221LAN401BO 08/09 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Holzman
ONLINE

September

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...
221BOT308FO 09/14 Tu 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
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...
221LAN301DO 09/14 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Bunnell
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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, more...
221LAN411BO 09/14 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
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...
221LAN100FO 09/18 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Tryba
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221LAN311DO 09/20 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Now more than ever, clients expect to see beautiful digital plans. Learn the basics of how to scan and enhance hand drawings. Gain familiarity with the more...
221LAN444O 09/21 Tu 6:30pm-8:30pm Molinski
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...
221LAN402O 09/23 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm McConnell
ONLINE

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
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 more...
221LAN403O 09/23 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Ellickson
ONLINE

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and more...
221HRT331ABL 09/24 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm Nolan
BLENDED

October

This blended class meets online for some sessions and on NYBG grounds for others. Registered students will receive login instructions and a syllabus with specifics.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and more...
222HRT331BBL 10/03 Su 10:00am-12:00pm McLaughlin
BLENDED
222HRT331CBL 10/13 We 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
BLENDED