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Virtual Floral Design | Chrysanthemums

Inspired by Marjorie Merriweather Post's love of chrysanthemums, create a beautiful arrangement featuring these fall favorites andFloral arrangement featuring deep bronze and gold chrysanthemums unique specialty mums in this virtual workshop.

Ami Wilber helps you create a gorgeous arrangement with step-by-step guidance and plenty of time to ask questions.

Participants who wish to purchase their own supplies to follow along from home are encouraged to buy flowers and produce from a local farm, farmer’s market, or other locally sourced floral supplier.


For an additional fee of $70, participants can order materials including flowers, greenery, and a container. Exact supplies may vary based on availability due to coronavirus-related supply chain issues. Participants will also need water and floral shears or scissors. Materials are limited to twenty.

  • Blooms: 5-7 stems each
    • Purple pom pon mums​
    • Purple mums​
    • Purple spider mums​
    • Purple cushion mums​
    • Peach mums​
  • Greens: 1 bunch each
    • Seeded eucalyptus​
    • Kale
  • Other Floral Materials
    • Pottery vase
    • Chicken wire
    • Floral tape
    • Floral Sheers

Interested participants must pre-order their materials by 5 p.m. on October 13 and collect them from Hillwood the morning of the program. Contact-free pickup is available between 10 a.m. and noon on October 27. If you have purchased materials from Hillwood in the past, please consider returning old flower buckets when you collect supplies.


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.


Headshot of instructor Ami WilberAmi Wilber 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.