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Basic Floral Design

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity. This course will introduce you to techniques and styles commonly used by professionals. Learn preparation techniques, how to create basic shapes, and how to prepare flowers for long-lasting arrangements. A section on cut flower care and handling is included, along with a text. Instructor: Mimi Cassick.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

All programs are subject to change.

Register Member $335

Register Non-Member $357

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - Tuesday, September 5, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Details

Basic Floral Design Arrangement

All floral materials provided; students need to bring sharp floral snips.

GES: FD, 10, required*

This class takes place over 5 Tuesday sessions:

  • August 8
  • August 15
  • August 22
  • August 29
  • September 5

*This class offers 10 hours of required credit toward the Garden Education Series: Floral Design Certificate.  Non-certificate students welcome.

About the Instructor

Floral designer Mimi Cassick has been creating designs for Richmond area clients for more than 30 years. She has worked independently and with Coleman Brothers Flowers and is currently with Vogue Flowers. She has taught floral design at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for more than 20 years and is the primary instructor for the required courses in the Floral Design Certificate.