Landscape Design Certificate Classes

The NYBG Landscape Design Certificate Program prepares students for creative careers as landscape designers. Outstanding instructors who are working professionals cover every step of the design process, from landscape history to site analysis and design development, is covered. This interactive program enables you to take on a spectrum of projects from simple to complex and also to offer complete landscape design services.

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January

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,and commonly used materials, and learn to draft construction details. Prerequisite: Graphics II

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Site Design more...
223LAN422 01/25 Tu 10:00am-1:00pm Arrington
BLENDED

February

Note the "Location" of each session, as we have in-person and online options. Price differences may apply. Confirmation emails contain specific class instructions.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. more...
223LAN301C 02/02 We 10:00am-1:00pm Merritt
NYBG

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 existing assets, produce a precise drawing to scale, and export your plan into hi-resolution more...
223LAN439 02/05 Sa 10:00am-1:00pm Morris
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.
Turning a vision into a plan is the designer's first challenge. Learn how to analyze existing more...
223LAN401C 02/07 Mo 10:00am-1:00pm Angell
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. Prerequisites: more...
223LAN520 02/07 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Cantwell
McConnell
NYBG

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...
223LAN457BO 02/24 Th 10:15am-12:15pm Zavaglia
ONLINE

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...
223LAN555O 03/09 We 6:30pm-8:40pm Molinski
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...
223LAN301DO 03/21 Mo 6:15pm-9:15pm Bunnell
ONLINE

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...
223HRT358C 03/26 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG