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Onsite Floral Design | From the Garden to Your Vase

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” – Claude Monet 

The cutting garden in August is lush with blooms. A variety of colors and textures fill the garden beds. Dahlias, zinnias, celosia, sunflowers, gomphrena, salvia, and herbs are just some of the delights to select for your floral creations. In this workshop, we will create a rustic and casual floral design using blooms from local flower farms in the D.C. region.

All materials are included.  Payment is required in advance due to materials fees and is non-refundable. This program is limited to twelve 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.


Headshot of Ami WilberAmi Wilber (she/her) became the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood in November 2016. Ami has over twenty-five years of experience as a floral designer. She received a bachelor's degree in fine art from Miami University of Ohio and a Master 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, D.C. ​