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. Take a single course for fun or pursue a professional Certificate in Landscape Design.

Click here for an overview of the Certificate Program.


June

This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Though we often see them as utilitarian extensions of our homes, gardens are much more than ornament or recreation. We think of ourselves as the users, more...
224LAN810O 06/29 We 11:00am-12:00pm Golden
ONLINE

July

In four weeks, earn 25% of the course hours required for the NYBG Certificate in Landscape Design. Including interactive classes with top landscape architects, designers, and guest lecturers; trips to historic sites; and the Garden's incomparable resources, this summer program more...
231LAN960 07/11 Mo 9:00am-5:00pm Merritt
Poccia
Arrington
Ruggiero
NYBG

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and more...
231LAN100D 07/13 We 6:00pm-9:00pm Brown
MDTN

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...
231BOT308CO 07/15 Fr 10:00am-12:00pm 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...
231BOT308DO 08/02 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...
231LAN100EO 08/09 Tu 6:00pm-8:00pm Beyers
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...
231LAN100FO 09/10 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...
231LAN301BO 09/12 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Bunnell
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...
231BOT308EO 09/13 Tu 5:30pm-7:30pm Holmes
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...
231LAN311BO 09/13 Tu 6:00pm-9:00pm Poccia
ONLINE

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: basic more...
231LAN427 09/15 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn more...
231LAN311C 09/16 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Note the "Location" of each section, as we may have in-person and blended options. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right more...
231HRT358D 09/17 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Apply basic design concepts to site-specific problems, focusing on the process of design development. Start with more...
231LAN402 09/22 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm McConnell
NYBG

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...
231LAN403O 09/22 Th 6:15pm-9:15pm Ellickson-Hastie
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...
231LAN301CO 09/23 Fr 10:30am-1:30pm Merritt
ONLINE

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...
231LAN457O 09/23 Fr 10:15am-12:15pm Zavaglia
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...
231HRT331ABL 09/24 Sa 10:00am-12:00pm Nolan
BLENDED

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Survey photographs from dozens of eye-catching gardens to discover how to combine different plant species using the basic criteria of form, color, texture, and height. We more...
231LAN234O 09/24 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Johnsen
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...
231HRT331BBL 09/25 Su 10:00am-1:00pm McLaughlin
BLENDED

October

Note the "Location" of each section, as we have blended and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and more...
232HRT331A 10/12 We 10:00am-1:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG

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...
232LAN267 10/14 Fr 9:30am-11:30am McDowell
NYBG