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During the Victorian era, flower arranging was taught and recognized as an art in Western culture, making it an important period in the history of floral design. Join floral designer David Pippin for a workshop that will combine history with hands-on floral arranging as you explore the history of floral design in the Victorian era. Create and take home a Victorian style centerpiece using a variety of cut flowers and foliage that would have been popular during that period.

Arrive early so you can visit the Victorian-inspired horticultural display that will be in the Grace Arents Garden as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration! The display will tell stories of how horticulture has evolved and continues to change. Palms, ferns and tropicals in elevated urns and containers will complement a space that marries tradition and modern design.

Fees: Member $78, Non-Member $93

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 $78

Register Non-Member $93

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Details

All floral materials provided. Participants will need to bring sharp floral snips and a footed compote or small urn (non-clear and water-tight). Diameter should be 6 – 8″ and at least 3 – 4″ deep.

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.

David PippinAbout 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.