Horticulture Certificate Classes

Track 4: Sustainable Garden Design

Be able to design small-scale gardens for homes, communities, and private clients.

Click here for an overview of required courses and electives.

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Classes

July
Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
07/08 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Poccia
MDTN
Become familiar with the identification, culture, and landscape use of annuals and select tender perennials. Review major groups of common species as well as more unusual types. Learn how to choose low-maintenance plants, and review the scientific and common names more...
07/10 We 10:30am-12:30pm Ruggiero
NYBG
  07/13 Sa 12:00pm-02:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
07/29 Mo 06:00pm-08:40pm Grossman
MDTN
September
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
09/04 We 04:30pm-07:30pm Dooling
NYBG
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
09/14 Sa 10:00am-12:40pm Satch
MDTN
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
09/14 Sa 11:00am-02:00pm Kolvek
NYBG
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
09/17 Tu 06:15pm-08:50pm Ruggiero
NYBG
This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
Study theories and principles that have shaped the design of landscapes from antiquity to the present. Explore Eastern and Western garden traditions. Survey all types of gardens more...
09/17 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Bunnell
MDTN
  09/18 We 10:00am-01:00pm Sarathy
NYBG
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance and function, ecology, systematics, and more...
09/19 Th 10:30am-01:10pm Paltseva
NYBG
Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Through more...
09/19 Th 02:00pm-05:00pm Paltseva
NYBG
Examine the use of plants in the landscape with an emphasis on choosing the right plant for the right place, based on site-specific design and maintenance criteria. Learn aspects of special landscape values such as size, texture, color, and flowering more...
09/20 Fr 10:00am-12:40pm D'Antonio
NYBG
October
This course is designed for horticulturists and gardeners who are familiar with the basic culture of perennials. Learn the identifying characteristics, classification, scientific and common names, and landscape uses of approximately 60 summer- and fall-blooming native and non-native perennials and more...
10/01 Tu 10:00am-01:00pm Ruggiero
NYBG
Graphics are essential in developing and communicating your design ideas. Practice various graphic techniques and learn how to organize and render landscape plans on paper for optimal presentation to clients. Work with a range of drawing materials and drafting equipment. more...
10/03 Th 06:00pm-09:00pm Poccia
MDTN
Learn the fundamental principles of design in this studio-oriented course, including site analysis, schematic and finished planting plans, and various garden styles. Study the effective use of color when selecting specific garden plants and learn various color schemes such as more...
10/26 Sa 10:00am-12:50pm McKillop
NYBG