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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—with floral designer Mimi Cassick. 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. Through step-by-step instructions, students will have the opportunity to create timeless designs including symmetrical triangular design; spherical all-around design; classic vase arrangement; oblong long and low centerpiece; and body flowers, boutonnières and corsages. Learn the basics of cut flower care and handling, and receive a manual with pictures and descriptions of the most commonly used flowers in floral design. All materials are supplied except for floral snips and all arrangements are yours to take home.

Fees: Member $338, Non-Member $360

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $338

Register Non-Member $360

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - Tuesday, August 6, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Details

Basic Floral Design ArrangementThis course occurs over 5 Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm:

  • July 9
  • July 16
  • July 23
  • July 30
  • August 6

All floral materials will be provided.

GES: FD, 10, required*

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


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, Vogue Flowers and is currently with Magic Special Events. 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.