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
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
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
July
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
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
January
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