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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May

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. more...
244LAN422O 05/18 Sa 12:00pm-3:00pm Arrington
ONLINE

June

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
244HRT358E 06/01 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG

July

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 need to start your own business.

In four weeks, earn 25% of the course hours more...
251LAN960 07/08 Mo 9:00am-5:00pm Arrington
Merritt
Poccia
Hagen
Pulver
Patchowsky
Rumiantcev
Cohen
Ruggiero
Finley
NYBG

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
251HRT358A 07/13 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Nolan
NYBG

September

Choose the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering and fruiting seasons. Review trees, shrubs, groundcovers, annuals, and perennials suitable for this region.
251HRT358B 09/07 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG
251HRT358C 09/07 Sa 1:00pm-3:40pm Tyson-Strait
NYBG

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 render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Homework is required.
251LAN311CO 09/07 Sa 10:30am-1:30pm Miller
ONLINE

Learn the various tools and applications of this software package for landscape designers. Topics include: developing base plans from surveys, techniques for quick estimates, and utilizing the online plant database. Basic computer skills and PC laptop required.
251LAN427 09/10 Tu 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG

Apply basic design to site-specific problems, focusing on the process of design development. Start with a concept, then progress through the schematic phase to a preliminary design solution. Examine the relationships of landscape elements and materials to the design process.
251LAN402 09/12 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm Patchowsky
NYBG

Precise field measurement is the crucial first step in landscape design. Learn how to properly use automatic levels, tapes, and survey instruments. Topics will include accurately measuring distances, differences in elevation, and angles. Dress for the weather.
251LAN340B 09/13 Fr 10:00am-1:00pm Gillman
NYBG

Explore how to identify and use major groups of shade trees and shrubs native to and hardy in our region, including Acer, Quercus, and Viburnum, which are particularly ornamental in fall.
251HRT331A 09/14 Sa 11:00am-2:00pm Nolan
NYBG

Explore theories, traditions, and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present, through visual presentations, assigned readings, projects, and classroom discussion.
251LAN301BO 09/16 Mo 6:00pm-9:00pm Capps Sarathy
ONLINE

Study how to effectively organize and operate a small landscape business that will sustain itself and earn a profit. Learn how to attract new clients, position oneself in a crowded market, and choose the right type of business model. Gain more...
251LAN457O 09/18 We 10:00am-12:00pm Zavaglia
ONLINE

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 render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Homework is required.
251LAN311D 09/19 Th 5:00pm-8:00pm Poccia
NYBG