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.


October

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...
212LAN311O 10/26 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
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This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
As founder and creative director of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California, Walter Hood makes urban spaces that resonate with and enrich the lives of current more...
212LAN801DO 10/29 Th 6:30pm-7:30pm Hood
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November

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...
212LAN100BO 11/14 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Tryba
ONLINE

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

Award-winning gardener-lecturer-naturalist David Culp has spent more than 30 years creating a four-season blooming habitat and sanctuary on two-acres of hillside nestled between forks of the more...
212LAN265BO 11/17 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Culp
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December

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Frances Palmer centers her creative life-and daily photo shoots-in an airy studio inside her Connecticut barn. The celebrated potter, gardener, cook and entrepreneur was trained as more...
212LAN265CO 12/15 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Palmer
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January

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...
213LAN100CO 01/09 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Beyers
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...
213LAN403O 01/13 We 2:00pm-5:00pm Ellickson
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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the critical components for compiling accurate estimates for landscape projects, including materials, labor, overhead, and contingencies. Learn how to use estimates to stay profitable and more...
213LAN380O 01/15 Fr 10:00am-12:15pm Eckerson
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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: basic skills for developing professional landscape plans, making base plans from more...
213LAN427O 01/15 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Einhorn
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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...
213LAN301FO 01/20 We 9:30am-12:30pm McDowell
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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...
213BOT308BO 01/21 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Holmes
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This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
When James Golden set out to create a wet prairie in western Jersey, he faced heavy clay, standing water, and a derelict woodland. Eschewing traditional approaches, more...
213LAN265DO 01/26 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Golden
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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...
213LAN422O 01/26 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm TBA
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February

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...
213LAN401O 02/01 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm Holzman
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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...
213LAN301CO 02/02 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Capps Sarathy
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213LAN301DO 02/04 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
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This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Founding principal of Kathryn Herman Design in New Canaan, Kathryn Herman brings a strong horticultural background and intense interest in architecture to the international residential and more...
213LAN265EO 02/16 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Herman
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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...
213LAN100DO 02/20 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Tryba
ONLINE

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

Explore the Concepts app to create a 2-D landscape plan on your iPad or Surface Device. Learn to sketch directly on the screen, import and modify more...
213LAN223O 02/20 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Morris
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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Explore how to effectively organize and operate a small landscape business that will sustain itself and earn a profit. We will discuss how to attract new more...
213LAN457BO 02/25 Th 10:15am-12:15pm Zavaglia
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March

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

Create visually compelling portfolios to present to potential clients and potential employers. Learn how to develop professional documentation for a variety of audiences through in class more...
213LAN555O 03/09 Tu 6:30pm-8:40pm Molinski
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This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Britt Zuckerman is Senior Landscape Architect at Dirtworks-a NY Landscape Architecture practice dedicated to creating spaces that bridge differences in age, ability, and culture through shared more...
213LAN265FO 03/16 Tu 1:00pm-2:00pm Zuckerman
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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...
213LAN402BO 03/17 We 6:15pm-9:15pm McConnell
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