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Virtual Floral Design | Sustainable Floristry

With small changes, we can make a big impact.Ami Wilber floral design

In this virtual workshop, we will create a beautiful arrangement celebrating the creative potential of sustainable floristry. This program highlights environmentally aware practices such as working with locally sourced, seasonal blooms, using 100% compostable or reusable materials, avoiding chemicals and pesticides, and composting flowers and greens.

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.


Please note that materials are now sold out.

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 (1 bunch of each)
    • Zinnias
    • Marigolds
    • Basil
    • Peppers
    • Gomphrena
  • Other floral materials
    • Recycled glass vase
    • Chicken wire
    • Floral tape

Interested participants must pre-order their materials by 5 p.m. on July 7 and collect them from Hillwood the morning of the program. Contact-free pickup is available between 10 a.m. and noon on July 21. 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, and 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 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.