Student creating a floral design

Floral Design Summer Intensive

Fast-track your floral training.

The Floral Design Certificate Program at NYBG offers the most in-depth training in the region, covering every aspect of this creative art. We’ll help you develop your own aesthetic, master the mechanics for any arrangement, and gain practical business skills, so you graduate client-ready.

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 concentrated program focuses on real-world situations, and includes a trip to New York’s flower district. Let this be the summer you jump-start your career in Floral Design!


Fundamentals of Form
Fundamentals of Style
Wedding Design I: Personals
Wedding Design II: Ceremony & Reception
Color Theory for Floral Design
Flower ID from A to Z
Interior Plantscapes
Modern Sympathy Designs
Shopping the New York Flower Market
Grand-Scale Arrangements
Event Planning for the Floral Designer
Four Specialty Electives


Monday–Friday, July 10–August 11, 2023;
10 a.m.–5 p.m. at NYBG


$6,960 (Member) / $7,660 (Non-Member)
A $1,995 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.
Tuition includes all flowers, supplies, books, and a complete set of tools.

An optional payment schedule is available if requested. No refunds after June 26.
Registration for this program closes on July 5.


Questions about the intensive? Email or call 718.817.8720

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