Fundamentals of Floral Design

Friday, Sep. 20th: 3:30 - 5 pm Woodland Pavilion Lou Hatch

Addicted to Pinterest but just can’t make your arrangement look like the one in the photo? Frustrated that the flowers you bought just don’t live up to the price you paid when you put them in your vase at home?

If you answered yes to these questions and want everyone to notice your flower displays, this workshop is for you.

Join instructor Lou Hatch for a floral arranging demo class that will provide you with the skills you’ll need to create gorgeous, eye-catching arrangements. Lou will explore the philosophies of floral form, color and texture using simple design techniques that will help you achieve truly beautiful arrangements — no experience necessary! You’ll learn how to select the best flowers, which accent materials and floral tools are must-haves and how to choose the right container to achieve your desired effect.

Included in this demonstration workshop:

  • How to easily transform store-bought flowers into beautiful, customized arrangements.
  • How to create tablescapes using materials from your own backyard.
  • How to master the art of the hand-tied bouquet.
  • How to work with essential floral materials (tape, stones, shears and more).
  • How to care for flowers to achieve lasting freshness.

The workshop includes a take-home essentials starter kit. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

The class is designed for beginner to intermediate floral designers — no flower experience necessary. Please note that this class is conducted as a demonstration – guests will receive instructional tip sheets for applying the learnings at home.  

Lou Hatch

Floral Designer, Monticello House Supervisor
Lou Hatch

Lou Hatch has worked at Monticello since the 1990’s. Currently, she supervises the daily operations of house and behind-the-scene tours to ensure these wonderful events run seamlessly for our guests. Hatch also conducts garden and slavery tours at Monticello.

In addition to the many hats she wears at Monticello, Hatch is a part-time floral designer and instructor. She has worked with The Finishing Touch florist for more than 20 years, and teaches the widely popular wreath and tabletop arrangement workshops at Monticello. Hatch oversees the design and installation of Monticello’s house holiday decorations.