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Traditional Holiday Wreaths

In this hands-on workshop, craft a traditional, one-of-a-kind holiday decoration of hearty evergreens to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately sixteen to eighteen inches wide and can be hung indoors or out.

All materials are included. Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program is limited to ten people, and must have a minimum of four participants to take place.  In the event that the workshop is cancelled, participants may choose to participate in another session.

About the Instructors
Ami Wilber
has been the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood since 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, D.C.

Matt Boyle became a gardener at Hillwood in March 2017.  Prior to that, he worked in urban farming after moving back to Washington from Virginia Tech, where he received his B.S. in agriculture sciences, majoring in horticulture, and crops and soil science.  Matt created the wreaths for the holiday displays at Hillwood last year and looks forward to helping create new designs for the wreaths this holiday season.

Festive Fabergé

Festive Fabergé
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, January 13, 2019 (All day)

Festive Fabergé at Hillwood draws inspiration from Fabergé Rediscovered, on view through January 13, 2019, with resplendent Christmas trees and holiday decor throughout the estate. 

Hands-on workshops, guided holiday tours, and the annual Russian Winter Festival add to the Christmas grandeur.

  • Detail of a traditional wreath made at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C.