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Designing with Tropicals

David Pippin shows you how to liven up the short, cold days of winter by going “wild and crazy” with branches and foliage from the winter garden and some bright tropicals to add a welcome dash of warmth. At the end of the workshop, take your own tropical paradise home with you.

Fees: Member $73, Non-Member $88

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

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Register Member $73

Register Non-Member $88

Thursday, March 28, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Details

Design Styles: Victorian and English Garden with David PippinAll floral materials provided. Participants will need to bring sharp floral snips and a water-tight container (approx. 6″ tall x 10″ wide)

GES: FD, 2, elective*

*This class offers 2 hours of elective credit toward the Garden Education Series: Floral Design Certificate. Non-certificate students are welcome. All levels welcome.

About the Instructor

David Pippin was born and raised in Louisa County, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education. Prior to founding David Pippin, Inc. in 2000, he worked and became known for his knowledge and creative talents in a variety of horticultural and education venues in the Richmond area. David’s name is well-known in Virginia’s horticultural world. He is a sought-after designer of inspired floral arrangements, a provider of garden-themed hands-on programs, as well as an educator with a wide range of horticultural knowledge and experience. In addition to running David Pippin, Inc., he is an adjunct professor in the Horticulture Department at Reynolds Community College. He is also a facilitator and consultant for Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom. During the McAuliffe and Northam administrations David served as the floral designer for The Executive Mansion of Virginia.