Floral Design Classes

Learn the art of floral design and flower arranging through hands-on workshops and demonstrations.  Courses include traditional and modern styles of floral art and instruction in a variety of settings, ranging from step-by-step classes to sophisticated workshops and programs.

Classes are offered in-person, as synchronous (live) online programs, or using hybrid methods with both in-person and virtual content.  Class delivery methods are denoted next to each listing as VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, or HYBRID.  Please note Covid-19 related requirements for in-person classes.  All guidelines are subject to change.

Class Schedule August-December 2022

Local, Seasonal Flowers: Use What You Have! | August 20 IN-PERSON

Do you ever wonder what to do with those bunches of fabulous local flowers you find at the season’s farmers’ markets? Designer David Pippin guides you through creating a floral design from a catch-as-catch-can bunch of local seasonal blooms.


Basic Floral Design, Part 2 | August 23. 25, 30, September 1, 6 IN-PERSON

This class continues Mimi Cassick’s beginning class: learn variations and improve your skills in the elements and principles of design, composition, cut flower preparation and mechanics (underpinnings) while exploring different types of arrangements, including crescent, long and low and naturalistic style.


Wedding Floral Design | September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11 IN-PERSON

Make a wedding truly unique by creating your own floral decorations! Instructor Mimi Cassick will cover the basic types of wedding arrangements from centerpieces to altar pieces, with tips for keeping your creations fresh for the big day.


Maker Night: Hand Tied Bouquets | September 14 IN-PERSON

Join Laura Flournoy of Flowernoy Farm to create a gorgeous garden-inspired, airy hand tied bouquet using local, seasonal flowers, perfect for the home container of your choice. Spend an evening at the Garden enjoying wine and nibbles while creating your arrangement under her step-by-step guidance.


Dueling Designers Do Holidays | November 10 IN-PERSON

This fun holiday tradition is back! 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.


Holiday Wreath Workshop: Outdoors | December 3 IN-PERSON

Join us in the Garden to create a unique holiday wreath. Designer David Pippin shows you how to use common evergreens to create a base wreath on a straw form, then add accent greens cut from the Garden’s collections and various decorations, including a bow. Work outdoors in a safely distanced setting to complete your wreath.


Holiday Wreath Workshop: Indoors | December 10 IN-PERSON

Join designers David Pippin and Mimi Cassick at the Garden to create a unique holiday wreath. Use common evergreens to create a base wreath on a straw form, then add accent greens cut from the Garden’s collections and various decorations, including a bow.

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