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Virtual Floral Design | Celebrating Orchids

Screenshot of Ami Wilbur creating a floral arrangement over ZoomConjure tropical bliss during a dreary month with this elegant floral arrangement featuring orchids.

Ami Wilber helps you create a beautiful arrangement with step-by-step guidance and plenty of time to ask questions. Supplies are not included, but a materials list is included below, should participants wish to follow along at home:

  • Blooms:
    • 1 bunch oncidium orchids
    • 5-10 stems dendrobium orchids
    • 5 stems green dianthus
    • 1 stem cymbidium orchid
  • Greens:
    • 1 bunch pittosporum
    • 5 stems curly willow
  • Materials:
    • Chicken wire: 6" x 10"
    • Floral tape
    • Floral sheers
    • Glass compote bowl: 6" x 3" x 10"


This virtual workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. and is presented live via Zoom. Participants are encouraged to share their arrangements when complete via video; questions can be submitted via the chat feature. Please note that this workshop will be recorded.

Registered participants will be emailed a link to join this Zoom program. To get started, please download Zoom on your chosen device and explore the Frequently Asked Questions.


Ami 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.

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