The Power of the Flower

Saturday, April 101 - 2:30 p.m. EST Virtual Event

DIY creative spring bouquets and arrangements to transform your home.

It’s tulip time at Monticello – arguably the most prominent and successful flower in Jefferson’s gardens. Following long winter months of quiet anticipation, these bold and beautiful “belles of the day” burst forth to display a magnificent array of vibrant floral shades and form.

Learn to use tulips and other gorgeous spring blossoms to create spectacular centerpieces –  guaranteed to have friends and family asking for the name of your florist!

In our virtual floral arranging class participants will work under the expert direction of floral designer Gregory Britt, known throughout the South for his “epic floral artistry.” Britt’s classes are fun and welcoming for all, including novice flower arrangers!

The program will cover the two most important flower elements for your home: vase arrangements and statement table centerpieces. Other topics covered in this live virtual class include:

  • Choosing the right flowers: where to purchase, what do look for and what to avoid
  • Conditioning flowers and foliage
  • Selecting the right container
  • How to choose and use floral materials and tools
  • Effective design mechanics: texture, color, style, height and greenery
  • Foraging for flowers and foliage
  • Embracing the seasons in your arrangements

This event includes an introduction from Monticello’s Curator of Plants Peggy Cornett, who will discuss the history of Monticello’s beautiful flower gardens.

Information on how to prepare for the class will be shared with participants approximately two weeks prior to the event, including: a flower shopping list, container guidelines, floral material/tool recommendations and additional guidelines to help you get the most of your virtual class experience.