Aug 10, 2024 - August 10, 2024(9am - 5pm)

Flower Arrangements from the Field and Garden

Taught by: Helen Westergren

Workshop Fee: $125.00

This one-day workshop will steep students in the rich history of wild, seasonal, and natural floral design and provide an opportunity to work with flowers grown and foraged from Sanborn Mills Farm. We will spend the morning exploring the gardens and grounds at Sanborn Mills and learning how to grow and harvest cut flowers. We will discuss plants appropriate for cutting and observe their natural habit and shapes. We will use this inspiration to inform design choices for table arrangements. In the afternoon, we will use this inspiration to inform design choices for table arrangements as we discuss basic design principles, color theory, and ways of working with flowers to maximize vase life and capture their essence.

This is a class for all levels with no prior experience required. Students will leave this class with a vase arrangement and hand-tied bouquet of their own design, all the technical skills needed to make a variety of centerpieces, and a newly attuned eye for what makes a vase-worthy flower.

Skills and Techniques:

  • Basic flower identification
  • Cut flower growing techniques for both annuals and perennials
  • Cut flower harvesting techniques
  • History of naturalistic and seasonal floral design
  • Vase mechanics
  • Best cutting practices
  • Introductory color theory and floral design principals
  • Table Arrangement Construction
  • Hand-Tied Bouquet Construction


Materials Fee: $75 paid at the time of workshop.

Special Tools or Equipment: Students are asked to bring their own garden shears or pruners; all other necessary tools will be provided.

Workshop Policies: Please be sure to read our policies before you register for a workshop which can be found here Workshop Policies

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(please choose all meals if you are staying on campus.)
We ask students to purchase a meal plan. Our chef can accommodate most dietary needs so please note any restrictions you want us to be aware of on the checkout page.
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