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Color Theory for Floral Design

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx

Course Details
$315 8 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Sep 17, 10:00am - Sep 24, 2:30pm ET (2 sessions)

NYBG Bronx, Bronx
2950 Southern Blvd
Btwn Bedford Park Blvd & Mosholu Pkwy
Bronx, New York 10458
NYBG, Watson Room 101
Price includes materials fee.
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Rose Edinger

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:

Colors—like flowers themselves—evoke feeling and sentiment, and set the mood. Explore the role of color in floral design using a spectrum of flowers. This course gives you a solid grounding in color theory, while highlighting the latest hues and color combinations. 

Please bring
  • Florist knife
  • wire cutter
  • scissors
  • pruners 
  • a camera
  • a box or bag to carry home your work. 
Floral tool kit available for purchase through the Registration Office. Please contact CourseHorse for details.

Required Texts:
  • Flower Arranging: Step-by-Step Instruction for Everyday Designs, by Teresa P. Lanker, Published by Florists' Review, ISBN 978-0-9714860-8-9 
  • Design School, Published by Florists' Review, ISBN 0-9714860-1- 8
This course is a requirement for the NYBG Adult Education Floral Design Certificate.

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.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Refunds and Withdrawals

No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits once 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 300–599

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.


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When coming to class, please enter via Mosholu Entrance, located at 2950 Southern Boulevard, at all times. And ask for the Watson Building.

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 2:30pm Eastern Time Rose Edinger 2 $315
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Sep 24 10:00am - 2:30pm Eastern Time Rose Edinger

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Question from Anonymous
Can it be taken online?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! Unfortunately, this cannot be taken online.
Question from Laura M.
Hello. Just want to make sure the price includes the floral toolkit! As above it says to bring, but in my confirmation email says it’s included in the price. Do not want to show up unprepared!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The only materials you need to bring to class are the following: Florist knife, wire cutter, scissors or other cutting utensils, a camera, and a box or bag to carry home your work The rest of the materials e.g. flowers, etc will be provided for you. In case you don't have these tools, the floral toolkit is available for purchase with the school. The cost is $89 and they have the kits on hand.

Reviews of Classes at New York Botanical Garden (530)

(530 Reviews)
Color Theory for Floral Design
Reviewed by Denise T. on 2/18/2019
I enjoyed the instructor Julio and everything we covered
Color Theory for Floral Design
Reviewed by Sophia K. on 2/16/2019
It was a great class which we learned. On the 1st class all about color theory. 2nd class, we had ha the on arranged 3 different styles of flower arrangements. Which was super awesome to touch and work with such fresh flowers. It is a very good course for someone like myself who’s never taken a class like this and was always dumb founded when it comes to flower arrangements . This color class also made me aware of how I put my clothing together!! Most of all Julio is a great instructor!!!
Color Theory for Floral Design
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/12/2019
The class was very enjoyable! Julio has an unassuming style and shared many tips on the process of providing arrangements to a customer. This ranged from specification gathering when meeting with the customer, cost planning of the arrangements, purchasing at the flower market, conditioning and creation of the designs. The first class was all lecture and the making of the 3 arrangements were during the second class. I would have preferred integrating parts of each such that each class would include making an arrangement. However after taking this class I understand doing so would have increased the cost of the class. I would have appreciated it if a color wheel was provided for the first class. One was passed around the class but having one for me to reference through the lecture would have been helpful. Alternatively it could have been listed on the course description as an optional class aid for students to get on their own prior to class. Julio answered all questions very patiently and went around to each student to give feedback or help with the arrangements as necessary. For each of the arrangements, Julio provided a “recipe”, demonstrated how to condition the flowers and then put the arrangement together. We had the option to shadow the design or change it up. I would definitely recommend this class!
Color Theory for Floral Design
Reviewed by Michelle M. on 1/21/2016
Jameel is awesome. Need Color#2
Color Theory for Floral Design
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/10/2019
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