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Contemporary Holiday Wreaths

Freshen up your holiday display with a contemporary wreath featuring herbs. 

This workshop provides the opportunity to explore Hillwood's magnificent grounds during the winter and craft a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately 12-14” wide and will be happiest hung indoors.

All materials are included. Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program is limited to ten people, and must have a minimum of four participants to take place.  In the event that the workshop is cancelled, participants may choose to participate in another session.

About the Instructors
Ami Wilber
became the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood in November 2016. Ami has over 25 years of experience as a floral designer. She received a bachelor's degree in fine art from Miami University of Ohio and a Master's of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts. Prior to joining Hillwood, Ami created sculptures and exhibited her installations at galleries and public spaces in Washington, DC.

Matt Boyle became a gardener at Hillwood in March 2017.  Prior to that, he worked in urban farming after moving back to D.C. from Virginia Tech, where he received his B.S. in Agriculture Sciences, majoring in Horticulture, and Crops and Soil Science.  Matt created the wreaths for the holiday displays at Hillwood this past season and looks forward to helping create new designs for the wreaths next holiday.