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Floral Design Workshop: The Cutting Garden's Bounty

For more than sixty years, lush floral arrangements have been created from Hillwood’s cutting garden. This hands-on class starts with a tour of the cutting garden, where our gardeners grow over fifty different types of annual and perennial flowers.

You’ll learn how flower crops are harvested and prepared for use and learn which blooms from the cutting garden are available, in addition to purchased supplies. Participants will learn practical floral arranging techniques and new design concepts while creating a stunning arrangement to take home.

All materials are included. The completed arrangement will be approximately twelve inches wide. 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 Instructor

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 exhibiting her installations at galleries and public spaces in Washington, DC. 

  • Participants in a floral workshop tour the Cutting Garden