NYBG Summer Intensives

If you've thought about earning a prestigious NYBG Certificate but haven't taken action, this summer could be your moment! In our accelerated Summer Intensive Programs in Floral Design, Landscape Design, or Gardening, you can jump-start your certificate in just a few weeks. Individual intensive classes are also available in Botanical Art & Illustration and Horticultural Therapy.


So, whether you aspire to change careers, or enhance your knowledge and skills, you'll find our exceptional instructors and unmatched content ready for you in July! Plan now and enroll soon!

2016 Summer Intensive Programs

Floral Design Summer Intensive

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 arrangements in diverse styles for many different occasions. This program focuses on real-world situations, and includes a trip to New York's flower district.

Landscape Design Summer Intensive

In just five weeks, earn 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 summer program gets your career on the fast track!

Gardening Summer Intensive

In just two short weeks, you'll complete over 25% of all course work required for the Certificate, laying a solid base in the principles of environmentally sound gardening. Special electives and curator-led tours of various Garden collections combine the best of the classroom and real-world field exposure.

Summer Intensive Classes

Botanical Art & Illustration Summer Intensive Classes

Advance your artistic development quickly! Complete Botanical Drawing I & II in just four weeks—less than half the normal time! Other Certificate classes are also offered in a reduced time frame.

Botanical Art & Illustration Summer Intensive Classes 5 classes, July 11–August 12 Learn More >>

Horticultural Therapy Summer Intensive Classes

If you have a limited amount of time yet are devoted to learning about Horticultural Therapy, then Summer Intensive Classes are for you! Six of the nine core courses are in a one-week format, making it easier than ever to start the Certificate or fulfill your Certificate requirements.

Horticultural Therapy Summer Intensive Classes 6 classes, July 11–August 12 Learn More >>