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Floral Design How-To: Holiday Blooms

Celebrate the holiday season with a floral arrangement full of luxuriously rich colors and festive blooms.

This program will cover principles of floral design, a step-by-step guide to create your own arrangement, and ample time to ask questions. It is limited to 60 participants. Supplies are not included, but a materials list will be shared with all registered users prior to the program, should participants wish to follow along at home. 


For an additional fee of $60, participants will receive all necessary 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, floral shears, scissors, and tape.

Interested participants must pre-order their materials by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, and collect them from Hillwood the day of the program. Contact-free pickup is available on Wednesday, December 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and on Friday, December 11, 10 a.m.-noon.


This virtual workshop is presented live via Zoom. The online "waiting room" opens at 12:30 p.m. and the workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to join with 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 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'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.

  • Red roses and green cymbidium orchids, inspiration for the December workshop
    Ami Wilber, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens