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PRESSED FLOWER ART:
HISTORY, PRESSING AND CARD-MAKING

In this creative workshop, we’ll dive into the history of the ancient pressed-flower art form. Each participant will receive their very own flower press kit and instructor Conner Parrish will demonstrate how to properly harvest, prepare, and press local flowers. Then we’ll get crafty by designing four pressed-flower notecards using flower materials from Conner’s local farm in Ashland, Blossoming Roots Farm and Supply. Each participant will be able to take home their flower press kit, pressed-flower notecards and will have the knowledge needed to create pressed flower artwork at home!

All programs are subject to change.

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 $75

Register Non-Member $80

Date:
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Details

Conner ParrishAll materials are provided. Students will take home their own flower press!

About the Instructor

Conner Parrish owns Blossoming Roots Farm and Supply in Ashland, Virginia. Blossoming Roots is a local cut flower farm with a mission to protect and nurture the environment around us! Conner has always been a nature lover and started down this path after the sudden loss of his father at an early age. He quickly realized nature is what grounded him and after becoming a beekeeper in college, he began to understand the therapeutic benefits it cultivated within him. Flower farming naturally entered the picture after he was planting them to feed his bees. Fast forward to today and he owns a cut flower farm that donates a portion of profit to pollinator conservation each month! He is finally living the dream and helping the world be a better place.