Landscape Design Certificate Program
The NYBG Landscape Design Certificate Program prepares students for creative endeavors 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. This interactive program enables you to take on a spectrum of projects from simple to complex and also to develop hands-on landscape design skills and expertise.
Upon completion of the Landscape Design Certificate program, students will:
- Analyze existing landscapes, identify site-specific problems and develop design solutions.
- Prepare planting plans that are practical, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing for a variety of projects.
- Demonstrate skills associated with site engineering practices, principles, and techniques.
- Develop strategies for practical success using skills in pricing, purchasing, and more.
|TIER 1 - INTRODUCTORY CLASSES
|Landscape Design History
|Graphics I: Hand Rendering
|Landscape Plants: Fall Trees and Shrubs
|Landscape Plants: Spring Trees and Shrubs
|Plants for Landscaping
|Landscape Design I: Site Analysis and Schematic Design
|Landscape Design II: Design Development
|Graphics II: DynaScape
|Site Materials and Details
|Grading & Drainage
|Graphics III: Photoshop
|Landscape Design III: Planting Design
|Business Practices for Landscape Professional
|Landscape Design IV: Design and Construction
|Portfolio and Presentation Skills
|TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS
P = Courses with a prerequisite before you can register
For classes with no current session available, please check back when we announce next season's catalog.
NYBG’s SCHOOL OF HORTICULTURE AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN
NYBG’s School for Horticulture and Landscape Design (SHLD) provides committed students with an opportunity to take their interests to the next level. SHLD is licensed by the New York State Department of Education, which recognizes our Certificate Programs as high quality and career-oriented.
Any student who pursues a Certificate in Landscape Design at NYBG for professional reasons is required by the State to formally enroll in our program. Once enrolled, you will receive educational guidance from NYBG staff throughout the program. Each Certificate Program can be completed in 1-2 years, depending on your availability. For more information, see our For Professionals page.