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Floral Design

Become a part of one of the Northeast's most respected and forward thinking floral design programs with diverse courses, classes, and lectures focusing on the art and science of floriculture.

Blending hands-on skills and personal instruction with premier quality fresh flowers and foliage makes this experience unique.

Upcoming Classes

Basic Floral Design I

Three session course. Learn the fundamentals of floral design, how to condition flowers, use floral foam, tape, and wire.

Enchanted Pumpkins

Wave your magic wand and turn your pumpkin not into a coach like Cinderella’s, but into a unique and stunning harvest centerpiece.

Introduction to Ikebana

Two session course. This course will introduce you to Ikebana in general, as well as three different schools of study.

Floral Design Certificate Exam

Any students who have completed the requirements of the Floral Design Certificate program is eligible to take the certificate exam.

Floral Fun: November

Impress your Thanksgiving guests with a colorful harvest arrangement designed in a pumpkin.

Floral Fun: December

Create a charming tabletop topiary or fresh wreath to accent your holiday décor or to give as a gift.

Amazing Amaryllis (Morning)

Large and voluptuous amaryllis blooms are long-lasting and create over-the-top drama in holiday floral designs.

Comprehensive Wedding Design

Four session course. This course provides you with the basic skills you need to design, prepare, and arrange the flowers for a full-scale wedding and reception.

Principles of Color (Winter)

Two session course. Explore the role of color using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds in this two-day workshop.

Sumptuous Succulents

Whether big and bold or delicate and dainty, these fleshy plants are stunning in today's innovative floral designs.

Glamorous Bridal Bouquets

Sharpen your skills for wedding design in this fun and challenging workshop all about bridal bouquets.

Pot et Fleur

Pot et Fleur combines two or more potted plants growing in soil or other medium with cut flowers in the same container.

April Floral Fun

Celebrate Flower Garden Walk, the first garden established at Longwood, in all its glory.

Serpentine Splendor

Smarten up your table with a serpentine design perfect for spring entertaining.

The Beauty in Line

Learn how to combine or contrast both straight and curved lines in a meaningful way in a single arrangement.

May Floral Fun

Journey into spring's beauty with a fanciful, native-inspired design.

Floral Fun: June

Take inspiration from the graceful lines and movement of the Italian Water Garden to create your own floral fountain.

July Floral Fun

Treat yourself to an evening of pure pleasure as we explore the different kinds of roses now available.

Principles of Color (Summer)

Two session course. Explore the role of color using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds in this two-day workshop.

August Floral Fun

Fresh garden vegetables add color, texture, and whimsy to your late summer design.

Floral Fun: September

Create a natural, wildflower bouquet using textural grasses, seed pods, and garden flowers.

Floral Fun: October

Explore your playful side with a whimsical design inspired by our Children's Garden.


Abundance, fullness, plenty—set your Thanksgiving table with an opulent harvest centerpiece that appeals to all the senses.