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.

Class Schedule August – December 2023

Basic Floral Design, Part 1 | August 8, 15, 22, 29, September 5 OR September 12, 19, 26, 28, October 10  IN-PERSON

Learn how to create the basic shapes and styles of floral designs—the building blocks for true creativity. 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. Instructor: Mimi Cassick

NEW! Dueling Designers Do Fall Flair | October 5 IN-PERSON at Eagle Construction of VA’s Design Center

Join us on the road at Eagle Construction of VA’s Design Center for an evening of floral design fun! We’ll kick off the evening with Happy Hour. Then: the main event! Designers David Pippin and Al Brockwell will each have the same assortment of floral materials, from which they will arrange four unique floral arrangements with fall flair. You’ll laugh through the evening while gaining ideas for your own fall decor. Hors d’oeuvres and a non-alcoholic beverage is included with your fee. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Locally Grown Dried Flower Wreath Workshop | Maker Night* on October 27 OR November 18 IN-PERSON

Create a one-of-a-kind dried flower wreath to showcase your creativity and add seasonal flair to your fall or holiday decor. 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 dried flowers harvested from the farm and various seasonal decorations. We’ll have cookies, hot cider and hot chocolate available (included) to snack on while you work on your wreath.

*The Maker Night will take place in the Garden Cafe; additional food and drink, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase throughout the workshop at the Garden Cafe.

Holiday Wreath Workshop | December 9 Morning OR December 9 Afternoon IN-PERSON

Create a unique holiday wreath to elevate your seasonal decor! Designer David Pippin will guide you in using common evergreens to create a base wreath on a straw form. You’ll add a variety of beautiful accent greens cut from the Garden’s collections and various festive decorations. We’ll have cookies, hot cider and hot chocolate available (included) to snack on while you work on your wreath.

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Explore our Floral Design Certificate Program

Acquire a thorough foundation in the art of floral arranging for the novice floral designer through our certificate program.

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