Floral Design Certificate Classes

The NYBG Certificate Program helps you develop your own aesthetic and master the mechanics for everything from simple bouquets to grand-scale arrangements, while giving you a practical, real-world, business foundation. No experience is necessary—just your flair and enthusiasm! Get started with either Fundamentals of Form or Fundamentals of Style—the first required classes in the Certificate Program.

Click here for an overview of the required courses and electives.

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Classes

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.
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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
"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
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
July
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
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
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
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