Floral Design Classes

With the demand for floral design services at an all-time high, the prestigious NYBG Certificate tells the world you have the talent and knowledge to interpret changing trends and provide creative design solutions. Along with comprehensive hands-on instruction from industry pros, you’ll develop the contacts and business savvy you need to advance your career or manage your own shop.

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Classes

February
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
02/20 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
MDTN
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
02/20 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
02/21 We 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
MDTN
There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
02/22 Th 10:30am-03:00pm White
NYBG
Learn the techniques and secrets for creating chic, vintage-inspired arrangements in a trendy footed container. Walk through the step-by-step process of crafting a lush, romantic centerpiece. $85 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire cutter, scissors, pruners, a more...
02/26 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Woodson
MDTN
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
02/27 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
March
Create a textured, forest-inspired centerpiece with bark, foliage, seedpods, moss, berries, ranunculus, lady's mantle, and other flowers. Learn techniques for binding flowers and plant material to create magical floral art. $100 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire cutter, more...
03/01 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Sebenius
MDTN
Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisle and altar designs, pew arrangements, and banquet table centerpieces. Work with a remarkable array of flowers, foliage, and fabrics to create captivating garlands and columns. Discussions include more...
03/03 Sa 10:30am-03:00pm LaGuerre
MDTN
Beloved instructor Tom Sebenius returns from California to share the secrets he's learned after 30 years of work on The Tournament of Roses, the world's most famous parade. He'll demonstrate the mechanics and unusual materials used to create these masterpieces—from more...
03/03 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Sebenius
NYBG
Today's brides want bouquets that reflect the informal elegance of flowers hand-picked from the garden. Organic and natural clutches may look easy enough to make, but there's a real method to assembling these simple, graceful compositions. Select local blooms and more...
03/05 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Woodson
NYBG
Garnering thousands of likes on Instagram and Facebook generates buzz around your business. But do you know what and when to post? Learn to design a simple arrangement, then consciously frame and edit photos you take from your phone. Explore more...
03/06 Tu 10:30am-05:00pm Vizoso
MDTN
In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. Learn how to write a sales proposal based on cost analysis, finalize the terms of the design contract, and order and organize materials, personnel, and deliveries, all within more...
03/07 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
03/08 Th 11:00am-01:00pm Moss
NYBG
Frequently called "the floral artist of his generation", Joseph Massie is one of Europe's top designers—with five consecutive RHS Chelsea Gold Medals to his credit! In spring 2016, Massie—just 27—executed a special commission for Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday, in which more...
03/09 Fr 10:00am-04:00pm Massie
NYBG
Explore the style and construction of couture bridal bouquets throughout English history, starting with Queen Victoria. Inspired by tradition but very much a fan of pushing boundaries, Joseph will be your guide as you create an exquisite bouquet, boutonniere, corsage more...
03/09 Fr 10:00am-04:00pm Massie
NYBG
Examine current trends and aesthetic techniques popular in English floral design. Craft a technically excellent, visually resplendent centerpiece, then style it with linens and accessories for maximum visual impact. Joseph will also demonstrate two further pieces as variations upon the more...
03/10 Sa 10:00am-04:00pm Massie
NYBG
Hellebores, anemones, and tulips bring a breath of fresh air to winter rooms. Guided by trending designer Sierra Steifman of Poppies and Posies, create lavish, organic arrangements that usher in the promise of spring. $100 materials fee.

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more...
03/12 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Steifman
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
03/15 Th 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
Would you like to bring the outside inside? Green walls bring a striking beauty to any room, and help create a calm, healthy environment, by reducing noise, removing air toxins, and adding moisture and fresh oxygen to your living area. more...
03/15 Th 10:00am-02:00pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG
A career in floral design is a passion...and a business! This real-world overview will show you how to work with suppliers, schedules, and deadlines, and help you identify and locate the floral and hard-goods materials and tools required of a more...
03/16 Fr 10:00am-02:30pm White
NYBG
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
03/22 Th 10:30am-03:00pm Cawley
NYBG
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
03/27 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Vizoso
NYBG
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
03/27 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
MDTN
April
Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
04/02 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Woodson
MDTN
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
04/08 Su 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
NYBG
With their spare, severe look and clean, dramatic lines, orchids, anthuriums, birds of paradise, and other exotics can make a dazzling modern impact. Learn about selecting and preparing these longlasting, heat-resistant tropicals, and go home with two eye-catching arrangements of more...
04/09 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Vizoso
NYBG
Full, lavish arrangements to enhance entrance halls, ballrooms, parties, and hotels are always in demand. Learn the mechanics behind how these dramatic arrangements are designed and constructed. $200 materials fee. Prerequisite: Wedding Design I

Please bring:
Florist knife, more...
04/11 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
04/16 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Vizoso
NYBG
There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
04/19 Th 06:15pm-08:55pm Edinger
MDTN
Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
04/25 We 09:00am-12:30pm Edinger
NYFM
Joshua Werber's playful headpieces are certain to delight, as his many followers on Instagram readily attest. In this special workshop, Joshua will discuss how to use botanical materials to design headpieces that evoke a wide variety of emotions. Learn the more...
04/27 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Werber
NYBG
Design and create arrangements appropriate for the ceremony, season, and setting, including aisle and altar designs, pew arrangements, and banquet table centerpieces. Work with a remarkable array of flowers, foliage, and fabrics to create captivating garlands and columns. Discussions include more...
04/30 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
May
There are many types of flowers available for floral designers, from exotic imports to locally grown. Learn to identify new varieties of old favorites, seasonal flowers, and various foliages. Topics include the special handling needs of many flower types. Take more...
05/01 Tu 11:00am-03:30pm Gilbert
NYBG
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun and flowers. Create your own professionallooking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, one part party, our Girls' Night Out more...
05/02 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
Florists and floral designers who want long-lasting, gorgeous interior plantings won't want to miss this unique class from florist, horticulturist, and indoor plant expert Chris Raimondi. In this class, Chris shares essential horticulture practices for proper selection and maintenance of more...
05/03 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
05/04 Fr 11:00am-01:00pm Moss
NYBG
Create your own professional-looking arrangements with economical, store-bought bouquets. Using simple design principles and fresh flowers from European-style displays in your grocery store, learn how to design and create your own elegant arrangements. $45 materials fee.

Please bring: more...
05/08 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Moss
MDTN
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
05/08 Tu 10:30am-03:00pm Woodson
NYBG
Sexy. Irreverent. Defiantly unnatural. This is the work of white-hot floral designer Marisa Competello and her company, Metaflora. Inspired by transcendent ikebana masters as well as graphic designers of the 1980s, Marisa creates bold, unexpected shapes within her designs. A more...
05/11 Fr 11:00am-02:00pm Competello
NYBG
Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
05/15 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Edinger
MDTN
In addition to exquisite design, a successful event requires a well-conceived plan. Learn how to write a sales proposal based on cost analysis, finalize the terms of the design contract, and order and organize materials, personnel, and deliveries, all within more...
05/16 We 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
June
Hitomi Gilliam, the internationally renowned designer who co-created the European Master Certification with Belgium's Tomas De Bruyne, has developed a new, sensuous style: Tropical Nouveau. This is a rare opportunity to learn how to combine tropical and temperate flowers in more...
06/01 Fr 10:00am-04:00pm Gilliam
NYBG
Tabletop garlands and floral runners are enjoying a surge in popularity thanks to their lush and elegant beauty. Learn the techniques of color, repetition, and rhythm to create a centerpiece that spans the length of the wedding table, cleverly designed more...
06/04 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Woodson
NYBG
Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
06/05 Tu 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
NYBG
Full, lavish arrangements to enhance entrance halls, ballrooms, parties, and hotels are always in demand. Learn the mechanics behind how these dramatic arrangements are designed and constructed. $200 materials fee. Prerequisite: Wedding Design I

Please bring:
Florist knife, more...
06/06 We 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
MDTN
This ancient Japanese art form seeks to create a living sculpture that transcends the beauty of nature. More than merely arranging flowers, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, focusing on shape, line, more...
06/07 Th 11:00am-02:00pm Miura
NYBG
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
06/10 Su 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
NYBG
Fifteen minutes is all it takes for a stylish arrangement that will transform your table! Working with a variety of seasonal flowers, you'll learn how to execute simple yet impactful designs that are versatile, sophisticated, and eco-friendly. Take home one more...
06/11 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Woodson
MDTN
Soft and romantic, fragrant and textured, antique roses are classic. After a brief introduction to a medley of heirloom roses—from the dusty undertones of Juliet to beautiful bicolors such as Amnesia—you'll pair roses and Victorian-style tulips and freesia with traditional more...
06/11 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm White
NYBG
Learn the art of embellishing cakes with fresh flowers and foliage for many occasions. Explore the dos and don'ts of decorating cakes with flowers and no-fail approaches to tasteful, creative designs. Party themes are discussed and professional techniques, including conditioning more...
06/16 Sa 11:00am-03:30pm Jimenez
NYBG
A loose, textural wildflower arrangement adds summer glow to a space, while making it more natural and inviting. In this session, we'll look at ways to evoke the wild meadow outside with an artistic assortment of locally sourced flowers from more...
06/18 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Woodson
NYBG
A career in floral design is a passion...and a business! This real-world overview will show you how to work with suppliers, schedules, and deadlines, and help you identify and locate the floral and hard-goods materials and tools required of a more...
06/20 We 10:00am-02:30pm White
NYBG
Today's brides want bouquets that reflect the informal elegance of flowers hand-picked from the garden. Organic and natural clutches may look easy enough to make, but there's a real method to assembling these simple, graceful compositions. Select local blooms and more...
06/25 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Woodson
NYBG
Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
06/27 We 09:00am-12:30pm Edinger
NYFM
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun and flowers. Create your own professionallooking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, one part party, our Girls' Night Out more...
06/28 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
July
SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM

July 9–August 10
In just five weeks, you can complete all classroom credits toward the NYBG Certificate, so you can get started on your internship requirement ASAP. Working one-on-one with floral design professionals, you'll create dozens of more...
07/09 Mo 10:00am-05:00pm
NYBG
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
07/16 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
In just three weeks, take the first three required classes in NYBG's Floral Design Certificate Program at our Midtown Center and gain the key skills needed to create a wide variety of floral designs.

Our instructors are floral design professionals more...
07/16 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
Vizoso
MDTN
The ability to command a broad vocabulary of styles defines the professional floral designer. From Neo-Classical and Victorian to English garden and Flemish, understanding floral styles expands your design options, evokes specific moods, and helps create the perfect setting. $245 more...
07/23 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
Flowers play a crucial role in creating a memorable wedding. Learn the elements of successful floral wedding design, including the art of fine wiring and taping to create corsages and boutonnieres with fresh flowers, ribbons, and bows. Advance to the more...
07/30 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Vizoso
MDTN
August
Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
08/06 Mo 09:00am-12:30pm Woodson
NYFM
September
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
09/09 Su 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
NYBG
  09/12 We 10:30am-03:00pm Cawley
NYBG
Learn to navigate the bustling New York flower district! Discover where to get the best flowers and hard goods from the pros. Your confirmation letter will include where we will meet in the flower district. Lunch is not included. Dress more...
09/17 Mo 09:00am-12:30pm Woodson
NYFM
Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations. $245 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist knife, wire more...
09/25 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
MDTN
Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color more...
09/27 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Gilbert
NYBG