Guests listening to an instructor in a summer intensive class in Perennial Garden

Summer Intensive Programs

If you’ve thought about earning a prestigious NYBG Certificate but haven’t taken action, this summer is your time!

Take one of our accelerated Summer Intensive Programs in Floral Design, Landscape Design, or Gardening and complete much of your certificate coursework in just a few weeks. Individual intensive classes are also available in Botanical Art & Illustration and Horticultural Therapy.

So, whether you aspire to change your career or simply immerse yourself in a new passion, you’re sure to enhance your knowledge and skills here at the Garden with our exceptional instructors on our gorgeous grounds.

Woman teaching other woman with colored pencils in botanical illustration

Botanical Art & Illustration

The Botanical Art & Illustration Certificate Program provides a solid foundation in scientifically accurate drawing so you can re-create amazing detail, natural color, and convincing form.


Adult students in the Desert House of the Conservatory

Horticultural Therapy

The Horticultural Therapy Certificate Program offers the most in-depth training in the New York City area.