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Basic Floral Design
PART 1

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 […]

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SPRING
SUCCULENT WREATH

Create a unique living wreath for spring with Melissa Tebbenhoff of Rusted Rabbitt in Williamsburg. Using air plants and exotic succulents of your choice in spring hues, create a living work of art. Melissa guides you through the process of designing your wreath with an assortment of live plants and dried flowers. Your creation can […]

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Composition FOR BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
FOR NON-CERTIFICATE STUDENTS

Composition plays a fundamental role in the final result of an artwork. This virtual course will address the main principles of composition and design that can turn even apparently uninteresting subjects into enticing elements with great artistic and aesthetic attributes. Some principles of design–shape, proportion, value, contrast, pattern, emphasis, center of attention, movement, balance and […]

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Composition FOR BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
FOR CERTIFICATE STUDENTS

Composition plays a fundamental role in the final result of an artwork. This virtual course led by renowned international artist Rogério Lupo will address the main principles of composition and design that can turn even apparently uninteresting subjects into enticing elements with great artistic and aesthetic attributes. Some principles of design–shape, proportion, value, contrast, pattern, […]

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LOCALLY GROWN DRIED FLOWER
SPRING WREATH WORKSHOP

Create a one-of-a-kind Spring dried flower wreath to showcase your creativity and support for a local flower farm! Designer Conner Parrish of Blossoming Roots Flower Farm will guide you in using dried flower material from the farm to create a base wreath on a grapevine form. You’ll add a variety of distinct Spring dried flowers […]

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Member Appreciation Month

We're grateful for our Garden members and celebrate them all year long, but especially in March! Not a member yet?  Join today for free daily admission all year long, discounts on classes and in the Garden Shop, special member previews and extra benefits throughout the month of March!

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FLOWERING SHRUBS
& SMALL TREES

Learn about the different flowering shrubs and trees that do well in the residential landscape in Central Virginia with landscape designer and plant expert Christie Barry. Planting, pruning, watering and sun/shade needs will be discussed. Students will be asked to provide feedback in a sketch or discussion on what shrubs/small trees they could use to […]

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