Student creating a floral design

Floral Design Classes

Turn your passion for floral design into a career.

Expressing yourself through flowers can be a personal passion or a professional career. From designing arrangements for your own table to delivering a client event, our hands-on classes will help you get started—or take you to the next level.

Enroll in a class for fun, or pursue the prestigious Certificate in Floral Design.

NYBG’s Floral Design Certificate program helps you develop your own unique aesthetic and master the mechanics for everything from simple bouquets to grand-scale arrangements. You’ll also gain a practical, real-world, business foundation.

During this Floral Certificate Program, students will:

  • Create more than 40 original floral designs for all occasions, including weddings, parties, and holidays.
  • Gain a solid grounding in color theory and an understanding of historical and contemporary floral styles.
  • Develop skills needed to build or sustain a thriving floral business: retail ordering, cost analysis, scheduling, project management, marketing, client relationships, and managing personnel.


Student Testimonial

Amy Roberts creating a floral arrangement

A few years ago, I had an epiphany that I wanted to be a floral designer. And I wanted to do that as quickly as possible. I took NYBG’s Summer Intensive, and by the end of that year, I was working as a full-fledged designer and wedding consultant for Starbright Floral Designs. Fast forward two years, and I am now the Director of Events for Wild Things in London. I've also started my own company and already have three weddings booked for 2020! I am so excited for the year ahead.

Amy Roberts

2018 Graduate

Emma Melendez's headshot

Two years ago, with a stressful job and busy life, I decided to relax with a NYBG flower arrangement class. I enjoyed it so much, I took another, and another. Now I have my Floral Design Certificate and I’m ready to offer my own floral class to share the joy with others. Thank you NYBG for the wonderful teachers, great classes, and a fabulous experience that opened a new window to my fun career.

Emma Melendez

2017 Graduate, Owner, EmmaFlowerFun Studio

Like many romantics, I adore flowers. When I discovered The NYBG Floral Design program, I found a vibrant community of fellow flower worshippers, and a richly diverse, thoughtfully crafted curriculum that taught me practical skills with a highly refined aesthetic sensibility. My life has been deeply enriched through my studies, and I feel greatly inspired to use flowers as a creative medium.

Martie Negri

2017 Graduate

Daica Skrobala, a Floral Design Intensive student.

The structured curriculum, the time frame, and the quality of experienced industry instructors were all key reasons I chose the NYBG program. The skills and confidence I gained really helped me discover and better define my creative style as a floral designer. As I embark on establishing my business, I often refer to the program notes and resource materials.

Daica Skrobala

2017 Graduate, Owner of Polycarp Flowers, LLC

Brittany Asch, a Floral Design Intensive student.

The Intensive gave me a great foundation and platform to build upon—a strong technical base. Most importantly, NYBG gave me the confidence to actually pursue this field professionally.

Brittany Asch

2011 Student and owner of BRRCH