Course Details
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Start Date:

Wed, Oct 12, 10:00am - Oct 14, 4:00pm Eastern Time (3 sessions)

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Virtual Learning
Course Level: 300
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery:

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

Teacher: Nsombi Woodson

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this floral design class:

Learn the keys to successful floral design and master the mechanics needed to create round, triangular, parallel, and crescent arrangements. Experiment with shape, line, and symmetry while composing beautiful, balanced creations.

Materials Information

Online classes: Flowers will be shipped directly to your door! You will also need to purchase the tools and hard goods listed in the materials list linked below, which total approximately $100. You can substitute the vase(s) listed with any of similar width, depth and height.

Required Text for All Sections

Principles of Floral Design: An Illustrated Guide, 2nd Edition, Pat Diehl Scace and James M DelPrince

ISBN-13: 978-1619608894


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes: If you purchase the class using a CourseHorse promotion or discount, these discounts will not reflect on your NYBG receipt. Actual price paid will be reflected on your CourseHorse receipt only.

In accordance with New York City Executive Order 225., all students registering for on-site classes are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. For more information on what to expect, please visit our FAQs.

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Refund Policy

Refunds and Withdrawals

Students can transfer into an alternate section without penalty, provided that's done at the time of cancellation, and with sufficient notice. Classes in which material is being mailed to student, require a minimum of 2 weeks' notice for changes/cancellations.

Missed Classes

No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits 24 hours before a course begins. A refund will be issued if your class is cancelled due to low enrollment. If you wish to withdraw from a course before it begins, you must notify the Registration Office ten full business days before the first class meeting. We will issue a refund minus a $10 processing fee.

  • If you must withdraw fewer than ten days before the first class meeting:
  • No refunds will be granted for course levels 0–299 and 700–999
  • A 75% refund minus a $10 processing fee will be granted for course levels 300–699

Please note: Floral Design materials fees will not be refunded fewer than five (5) business days before class begins.


New York Botanical Garden do not offer make-up classes.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Nsombi Woodson 3 $710
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Oct 13 10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Nsombi Woodson
Fri, Oct 14 10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Nsombi Woodson
10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Nsombi Woodson 3 $710
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Feb 02 10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Nsombi Woodson
Fri, Feb 03 10:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Time Nsombi Woodson

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Questions & Answers (1)

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Question from Morgan C.
Hi! I'm signed up for the New York botanical garden fundamentals of form class. I saw that I need to purchase a floral tool kit. What is in that? How do I go about doing that? Thank you! -Morgan
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Morgan! You are welcome to source your own tools (a pair of floral clippers are the primary item you’ll need), but the school sell 4-piece toolkits for $89 if you like to purchase one from them. They are available at the Midtown office, and you can purchase one on-site before your class. The kit includes Floral clippers, a floral knife, wire cutters, and ribbon shears. In a NYBG zippered pouch.

Reviews of Classes at New York Botanical Garden (642)

(642 Reviews)
Fundamentals of Form - Online
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/29/2020
The course was a nice size - only 7 - which made working on Zoom manageable. The teacher, Nsombi Woodson, was excellent. She was very clear and direct and she gave multiple hands on demonstrations. She was polite and kind with critiques. She always found positive things to say and she had excellent input on student's projects. It would be helpful if she was a little clearer on what the expectations for each project was, but, maybe that was her intent. She may have wanted us to use our creativity to flesh out the details. A satisfied customer; I will be taking more classes.
Fundamentals of Form - Online
Reviewed by Michelle S. on 7/19/2019
The class was well taught. Jameel is a knowledgeable engaging teacher as well as funny. I enjoyed the course, I learned quite a bit and plan on taking more classes at the NYBG.
Fundamentals of Form - Online
Reviewed by Mallory D. on 4/30/2017
Great class for beginner floral designers. I feel like I have a solid foundation to get started as a designer after taking this course.
Fundamentals of Form - Online
Reviewed by Angelia M. on 11/6/2016
Trish O'Sullivan was a very supportive instructor. She provided great strategies for utilizing materials and creating beautiful arrangements. I'll definitely use these techniques as I continue to arrange flowers.
Fundamentals of Form - Online
Reviewed by Michelle M. on 11/22/2015
Trish is such a talent and a great teacher. She has inspired me so much that I'm going for my certificate!!!
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