Floral Design Certificate Program

Acquire a thorough foundation in the art of floral arranging for the novice floral designer through our certificate program. Studies leading to the Certificate will enhance the experience of the dedicated amateur along with professionals who may use floral design in their field, such as interior designers and caterers. Courses are continuously updated to include current information and practical tips. Classes include advice on growing flowers along with handling and preparation of floral materials.

Due to circumstances related to the ongoing COVID19 coronavirus pandemic, new certificate enrollments are suspended and applications are not accepted at this time.  Please check back for updates as conditions change.

Wedding Floral Design Trailing BouquetThe Program:

Classes are generally offered once or twice a year in three seasons: Winter/Spring (December-April), Spring/Summer (April-August), and Summer/Fall (August-December).  All courses are not offered each season.  View the current season’s available courses and link to online registration.

Core Curriculum:
  • Basic Floral Design, Part 1 – 5 sessions, 2 hours each session
  • Basic Floral Design, Part 2 – 5 sessions, 2 hours each session
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Floral Design – 4 sessions, 2 hours each session
  • Wedding Floral Design – 5 sessions, 2 hours each session
  • Elective Credit – 26 hours

You must earn a minimum of 26 hours of class credit in this category to complete the certificate.  Elective courses are available on a variety of topics which vary from season to season.  These courses will be listed in the catalog as GES, FD, elective.

Program Details:

Current hours required: Minimum 64

Cost: Enrollment is free.  Classes cost between $10-$12 per hour, plus materials, if provided.

For detailed program information and requirements, view the Floral Design program brochure.

Enrollment in the certificate program is not required to take courses in the Floral Design curriculum.

To enroll: Because of the closure of the Garden due to the ongoing COVID19 coronavirus pandemic, certificate enrollments are not accepted as this time. Check for updates after June 10, 2020.

Available Courses for the Current Season

View which Floral Design classes are available during the current season and link to online registration for all available classes.

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