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Floral Design How-To | Tropical Paradise

When winter seems to drag on and on, find bliss with this cheerful arrangement including anthurium and birds of paradise.

Ami Wilber shares a step-by-step guide to create your own arrangement with plenty of time to ask questions. Supplies are not included, but a materials list will be shared in advance, should participants wish to follow along at home. 


For an additional $60 fee, participants will receive all necessary materials, including flowers, greenery and hardware.

  • Flowers
    • 5-7 stems of anthurium
    • 5-7 birds of paradise
    • 1 small bunch of curly willow (about 3-5 branches)
  • Greenery
    • 5-7 monstera leaves
    • 5-7 anthurium leaves
    • 1 bunch ming fern
    • 1 bunch pittosporum
  • Container
    • simple glass container (approximately 6" x 8")
    • chicken wire to securely hold stems
    • floral tape

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.

Interested participants must pre-order their materials by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, and collect them from Hillwood the morning of the program.

Contact-free pickup is available between 10 a.m. and noon on March 19.


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 surrounded by flowersAmi 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. 

  • Floral arrangement featuring Birds of Paradise
    Ami Wilber, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens