Landscape Design Classes

The need to develop, preserve, and protect our open spaces and environmental and cultural resources has never been greater. NYBG’s engaging, career-oriented program gives you a solid, plant-focused foundation along with the skills and confidence to start your own business. And the Garden offers 250 inspiring acres of sustainable, functional landscapes for up-close, in-depth study. Take a single class for pleasure or pursue a professional Certificate in Landscape Design.

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Classes

June
Using illustrative before and after photos of various projects she has executed throughout her long career, landscape designer Jan Johnsen shares 25 specific tips to enhance your garden. Techniques include "Lure of the Sheltered Corner," "The Principle of Three Depths", more...
06/01 Th 10:00am-02:30pm Johnsen
NYBG
This course is also required for the Gardening Certificate and Landscape Design Certificate. 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 more...
06/03 Sa 10:00am-02:30pm Simeone
NYBG
Explore the importance of managing storm water runoff utilizing low-impact design techniques. Through lectures, demonstrations, in-class projects, and assignments, learn to identify potential effects of runoff and how to develop a drainage plan to meet the needs of each site. more...
06/05 Mo 06:15pm-09:15pm Didona
NYBG
Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
06/06 Tu 06:00pm-09:00pm Harris
NYBG
Plants surround us in a profusion of forms. But in naturally occurring landscapes, these combinations are far from random, and are often dictated by complex factors, which limit or encourage the growth of particular plants. In this workshop you will more...
06/16 Fr 09:00am-01:30pm Lorimer
NYBG
Join inspiring ecological landscape designer Darrel Morrison, FASLA, for a "total immersion" three-day workshop in the beauty of New York's Black Rock Forest Consortium in Cornwall, New York. Back by popular demand, this deeply enriching course focuses on the botanic more...
06/16 Fr 09:00am-05:00pm Morrison
Aten
OFS
Study basic design, installation, and maintenance strategies for green roofs. Using case studies and discussion, this introductory course explores approaches and standards for developing green roof technologies in the Metropolitan New York region.

06/20 Tu 06:00pm-08:00pm Packer
MDTN
July
This course is also required for the Horticulture Certificate TRACK 4.
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 more...
07/10 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Poccia
MDTN
SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
July 10-August 16

In just over five weeks, earn nearly half the course hours required for the NYBG Certificate in Landscape Design. Interactive classes with top landscape architects, designers, guest lecturers, and the Garden's incomparable resources...this more...
07/10 Mo 09:00am-05:00pm
NYBG
Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
07/20 Th 06:15pm-09:15pm Beyers
MDTN
August
Sharpen your graphic skills as you create a file of symbols and styles to draw upon for future professional use. Techniques for black-and-white and color rendering, sheet layout, section elevations, and perspectives are covered.Prerequisite: Graphics I

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08/07 Mo 06:00pm-09:00pm Poccia
MDTN
September
Precise field measurement is the crucial first step in landscape design. Learn how to properly use automatic levels, tapes, and sophisticated survey instruments such as a total-station and mapping grade GPS. Topics will include accurately measuring distances, differences in elevation, more...
09/09 Sa 10:00am-01:00pm Cahilly
NYBG
Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
09/12 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Beyers
MDTN
Sharpen your graphic skills as you create a file of symbols and styles to draw upon for future professional use. Techniques for black-and-white and color rendering, sheet layout, section elevations, and perspectives are covered.Prerequisite: Graphics I

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09/12 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Einhorn
NYBG
Apply basic design concepts to site-specific problems, focusing on the process of design development. Start with a conceptual design, then progress through the schematic phase, leading to a preliminary design solution. Examine the relationships of landscape elements and materials to more...
09/13 We 10:00am-01:00pm Gerlach-Spriggs
NYBG
Through a series of design assignments, learn how to prepare planting plans for a variety of projects. Explore the significance of site conditions as well as plant form, texture, color, and ecological associations. Learn to develop plans that are practical, more...
09/14 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Harris
NYBG
Build and expand upon your graphic presentation skills to create professional presentations to clients. Trimble SketchUp, a 3D sketching software program, is the focus of this advanced graphics class. Laptop computers with SketchUp are required. Prerequisite: Graphics II

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09/14 Th 10:00am-01:00pm Einhorn
NYBG
Gain an introduction to the terminology, concepts, and basic principles of landscape design through lectures and simple two-dimensional exercises. This course is recommended for students with little or no background in design who want to design for their own home more...
09/18 Mo 10:00am-01:00pm Gerlach-Spriggs
NYBG
Learn the basic principles of constructing residential landscape features such as walks, steps, simple decks, garden structures, walls, and benches. Study landscape construction standards, techniques, and commonly used materials, and learn to draft construction details. Prerequisite: Graphics II

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09/18 Mo 06:15pm-09:15pm Capparelli
NYBG
This course is also required for the Gardening Certificate and Landscape Design Certificate. 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 more...
09/26 Tu 06:15pm-08:50pm Ruggiero
NYBG