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
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 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
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...
03/21 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...
03/26 Tu 11:00am-01:00pm Vizoso
NYBG
April
Learn to craft the ultimate farmhouse table in an artful blend of vintage and modern, rustic and refined. Locally sourced peonies, wildflowers, fresh herbs, and flowering cherry branches take center stage, displayed in farm-inspired metal and glass containers bursting with more...
04/02 Tu 10:30am-04:00pm O'Sullivan
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...
04/03 We 10:00am-02:30pm Cawley
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...
04/07 Su 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
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...
04/08 Mo 06:15pm-08:55pm Chapelle
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...
04/09 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Woodson
MDTN
"Are those flowers real?" It's a question Livia Cetti, the nation's premier paper flower artist, hears a lot. And make no mistake, the high-style, ethereal blooms she twists and folds from delicate, hand-dyed paper are remarkably realistic. Timeless and magical, more...
04/10 We 10:00am-01:00pm Cetti
NYBG
Creative, imaginative, and sometimes even gravity defying, armatures are the key to many simple yet spectacular designs. Learn the basic techniques to construct compelling frameworks from natural and man-made materials. You'll get inspired to create dramatic armature designs with masterful more...
04/10 We 06:00pm-09:00pm Kang
MDTN
Join the cut flower farming revolution! Discover the basics of how to design, plant, grow, and harvest a cutting garden that will be productive throughout the seasons. You'll get hands-on practice starting seeds to ensure you always have something fresh more...
04/13 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Breyer
NYBG
In this popular wreath-making class, explore the best techniques for lavender harvesting, drying, care and arranging, all while learning how to create your own wild vine base. Embellish your wreath with fall botanicals such as eucalyptus, boxwood, and more. The more...
04/14 Su 11:00am-01:30pm Conklin
NYBG
Simple yet elegant—floral crowns evoke nature and romance. Far from being a hippie throwback, they remain trendy for summer music festivals, parties, and even Parisian runways (check out Rodarte's spring 2018 show!). Join us for a lively workshop in which more...
04/15 Mo 10:00am-12:00pm 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...
04/17 We 09:00am-12:30pm Edinger
OFS
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...
04/24 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Chapelle
MDTN
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...
04/26 Fr 10:00am-01:00pm Werber
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...
04/27 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Jimenez
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...
04/29 Mo 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...
04/30 Tu 06:15pm-08:55pm Edinger
MDTN
May
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...
05/01 We 06:30pm-08:30pm Chapelle
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...
05/01 We 11:00am-01:00pm Edinger
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...
05/02 Th 06:15pm-08:55pm Edinger
MDTN
From chic weddings to intimate dinner parties, artfully-presented groupings of bouquets in eclectic glass containers are a popular look. Garden roses, ranunculus, calla lilies, green moss dianthus, Queen Anne's lace, fragrant ginestra, and hypericum berries arranged in simple vignettes will more...
05/02 Th 10:30am-04:00pm O'Sullivan
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...
05/07 Tu 10:30am-03:00pm Chapelle
NYBG
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...
05/09 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Raimondi, CLP
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...
05/15 We 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
Make a statement using tropical foliage such as monstera, smilax, and bird's nest fern. Jordan Chapelle, formerly Senior Visual Designer at Ovando, shows you how to let the bold leaf shapes guide your design. Discover many techniques to make a more...
05/22 We 11:00am-03:00pm Chapelle
NYBG
June
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...
06/03 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...
06/04 Tu 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
NYBG
Explore how to create abundant centerpieces that seem to spill from their vases. Working with seasonal flowers and edible embellishments, you will craft two designs that lend a modern twist to an Old World style under Kiana's expert guidance.
06/05 We 10:30am-04:30pm Underwood
NYBG
"I love abundance, which by itself is beautiful."

So says Tulipina's Kiana Underwood whose free-flowing, sumptuous floral designs evoke gardens bursting with life. Join us for two intimate workshops in which Kiana will show you how to combine rich color more...
06/05 We 10:30am-04:30pm Underwood
NYBG
Fashion show-stopping monochromatic arrangements, while reveling in the endless variations of flowers within a particular color palette. Kiana will introduce you to little-known varieties of flowers, and walk you through the best ways to mix flowers of slightly different shades more...
06/06 Th 10:30am-04:30pm Underwood
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...
06/09 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...
06/10 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Woodson
MDTN
"Color, proportion, and texture are as important in flowers as in fashion. I like a natural, unfussy look," says Amy Merrick, who's redefining the art of floral design and botanical styling in highprofile photo shoots, windows, publications and events from more...
06/10 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Merrick
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...
06/12 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...
06/13 Th 11:00am-02:00pm Miura
NYBG
Simple yet elegant—floral crowns evoke nature and romance. Far from being a hippie throwback, they remain trendy for summer music festivals, parties, and even Parisian runways (check out Rodarte's spring 2018 show!). Join us for a lively workshop in which more...
06/17 Mo 06:30pm-08:30pm Woodson
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...
06/17 Mo 11:00am-03:30pm 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...
06/25 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
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...
06/27 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Chapelle
MDTN
July
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...
07/08 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm Edinger
MDTN
SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 8-August 9
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...
07/08 Mo 10:00am-05:00pm
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...
07/10 We 09:00am-12:30pm Edinger
OFS
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...
07/15 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...
07/15 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
MDTN
Journey into the Garden to create a large outdoor Instagram-worthy flower sensation! Working with Lilli Wright of Mimosa Floral Design, you will use locally sourced seasonal branches and blooms to transform a NYBG gazebo into a magical ceremonial setting. Recently more...
07/16 Tu 09:30am-02:30pm Wright
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...
07/22 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...
07/29 Mo 10:30am-03:00pm Gilbert
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...
08/05 Mo 09:00am-12:30pm Woodson
OFS
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...
08/07 We 06:00pm-08:00pm Woodson
MDTN
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...
09/11 We 10:30am-03:00pm Cawley
NYBG
  09/15 Su 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
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...
09/16 Mo 06:00pm-08:00pm 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...
09/23 Mo 11:00am-03:30pm Woodson
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...
09/24 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...
09/26 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Gilbert
NYBG