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This fun holiday tradition returns! Designers David Pippin and Al Brockwell are back in person as they take whatever the Garden throws at them to create designs suitable for the holiday season! Gather ideas for your own holiday embellishments as David and Al explain why they used materials the way they did and show off their final creations. Enjoy a tasty breakfast buffet to start (included); arrangements will be raffled at the end of the program (containers included).

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.

This class is cancelled.  

Thursday, November 10, 2022
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Details

Lunchtime Lecture Dueling Designers Do Holidays

Event schedule:

9:30 am doors open, breakfast buffet

10:30 am program

11:30 am raffle


GES: FD, 1, elective*

*This course offers 1 hour of elective credit for students in the Garden Education Series: Floral Design Certificate program.   Non-certificate students are welcome.







About the Instructors

Al Brockwell is an award-winning floral designer with the rare AIFD designation. He specializes in designs for large events. Semi-retired, he currently works with Flowers Make Scents in Midlothian, Virginia.

David Pippin’s name is well-known in Richmond’s horticultural world. A sought-after designer of inspired floral arrangements, a provider of garden-themed hands-on programs for children and adults, and an educator with a wide range of horticultural knowledge and experience, David is indeed a “man for all seasons.” He has been featured at the “Fine Arts and Flowers” annual event at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.