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Gardener's Focus: Floral Design and the Cutting Garden

Get an intimate look at Hillwood’s gardens with the experts! 

Marjorie Merriweather Post loved displaying fresh cut flowers throughout her home. This tradition continues today as the cutting garden produces nearly one thousand stems a week during the height of summer. Tour the garden in all its glory and learn how Ami uses the blooms in arrangements throughout the property.

Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone  by Hillwood members. This twenty-minute tour is limited to ten and meets in the visitor center conservatory.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Ami WilburAmi 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.

  • Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden's Cutting Garden
    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, photographed by Erik Kvalsvik