The Power of the Flower

COMPLETED  Virtual Event
Tickets Coming Soon!

DIY creative spring bouquets and arrangements to transform your home.

Can’t make the live event date? No problem! Ticketholders will receive a post-event link to enjoy the recorded program for a limited period of time.

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 southeast 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 to 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 out of your virtual class experience.

For Local Residents Only

A limited number of floral bucket kits containing all flowers, greenery, and some floral material items are available for purchase and touchless pick-up at Gregory Britt’s design studio in Keswick, Virginia. FINAL DATE TO PURCHASE YOUR KIT IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31. For further information and to order your kit, contact

Please note: the cost for the kit is in addition to the class ticket price and is for sale solely through Gregory Britt Design. Kit contents are based on, but may not be identical to, the list of flowers and floral tool recommendations sent to all ticket holders  prior to the class date.