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

October
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...
10/24 We 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
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...
10/25 Th 11:00am-01:00pm 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...
10/25 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Raimondi, CLP
NYBG
The meteoric rise of Darroch and Michael Putnam—who taught in our Cutting Edge Series in 2016—continues unabated. Their densely layered, opulent arrangements were recently featured in a 14-page spread in Vogue; they count Cartier, Dior, and Jason Wu among their more...
10/26 Fr 10:00am-11:30am Putnam
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...
10/29 Mo 06:15pm-08:55pm Gilbert
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...
10/29 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm 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...
10/30 Tu 09:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS
November
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...
11/01 Th 11:00am-02:00pm Miura
MDTN
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...
11/06 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Vizoso
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...
11/06 Tu 10:30am-03:00pm Edinger
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...
11/28 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Vizoso
MDTN
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...
11/29 Th 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
NYBG
The holidays come to life with fragrant, long lasting decorations for your door, table and mantel. Explore working with fresh pine, fir, cedar, boxwood, juniper and arborvitae. Cones and berries will add seasonal flair. Personalize your projects with accents of more...
11/30 Fr 10:00am-03:30pm Norman
NYBG
  12/01 Sa 10:30am-04:00pm Norman
MDTN
December
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...
12/02 Su 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
NYBG
Southern charm and hospitality come front and center with a glossy, richly decorated wreath of magnolia leaves on a door, mantel, or accent wall. Weave leaves into a wreath form, then complement shape and color with seasonal fruit, pine cones, more...
12/05 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Grand vases filled with holly and magnolia add warmth and cheer throughout the winter. Accent these greens with amaryllis and other winter blooms. These flowers can be replaced or augmented for specific holiday events, keeping your arrangement looking fresh throughout more...
12/07 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm White
NYBG
Site-specific installations create a magical sense of place for any ceremony, be it rustic or formal. A specialist in large-scale environments, Lilli Wright of Mimosa Floral Design teaches you how to create large, asymmetrical backdrops with a loose, organic feel. more...
12/11 Tu 10:00am-03:30pm Wright
NYBG
Craft a holiday wreath that puts fruits front and center in the classic design inspired by the terra cottas of the Italian Renaissance. The Della Robbia style combines fresh (and faux) fruits, nuts, and berries with greens, pods, and other more...
12/12 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, more...
12/13 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
Create a 2-foot tall, round topiary using fresh-cut greens, including boxwood, variegated fan arborvitae, cedar, and juniper with blue berries. Decorate with an assortment of hand-colored dried botanicals—hydrangea, herbs, pods, roses, nuts, and more—to suit your personal style. Your topiary more...
12/15 Sa 01:30pm-04:00pm Conklin
NYBG
January
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...
01/08 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Garnering thousands of likes on Instagram 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. In the first more...
01/10 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Vizoso
NYBG
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...
01/14 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
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...
01/22 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
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...
01/23 We 10:30am-03:00pm Vizoso
NYBG
A fully wired bridal bouquet is the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury. Instagram phenom and armature expert Joshua Werber, known for his playful headpieces, will show you a variety of techniques to wire the most beautiful seasonal blooms into a more...
01/24 Th 11:00am-02:00pm Werber
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...
01/28 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...
01/28 Mo 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
In just two weeks, take the first two 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...
01/28 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
February
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...
02/02 Sa 11:00am-03:30pm Jimenez
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...
02/04 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
  02/05 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
Reshape foliage into unique, playful shapes by weaving, plaiting, rolling, or knotting it. Add Aspidistra leaves, palm fronds, hala, and other plants to bold, tropical flowers to create two dramatic contemporary arrangements. $70 materials fee.

Please bring:
Florist more...
02/06 We 10:00am-03:30pm Edinger
NYBG
Gather your friends, sisters, or mom for a night of fun at our Midtown Center. Get creative as you put together your own professional-looking floral arrangement while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, music, and the company of other women. One part class, more...
02/07 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
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...
02/19 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
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...
02/19 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Won Kang
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...
02/20 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...
02/21 Th 06:15pm-08:55pm Edinger
MDTN
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...
02/25 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Woodson
MDTN
March
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...
03/05 Tu 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG
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...
03/09 Sa 10:00am-02:00pm Raimondi, CLP
MDTN
Garnering thousands of likes on Instagram 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. In the first more...
03/13 We 10:30am-01:30pm Vizoso
MDTN
Sympathy arrangements, properly composed, pay tribute to a departed loved one and offer solace to the grieving. There are details to be discussed with a bereaved family, special etiquette to be observed, and a wide choice of designs that make more...
03/14 Th 10:00am-04:30pm Won Kang
NYBG
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 Fr 10:00am-02:00pm Raimondi, CLP
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...
03/21 Th 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
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...
03/26 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Vizoso
NYBG
April
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...
04/03 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
NYBG