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The Art of the Party: Backyard to Ballroom Class

The Art of the Party: Backyard to Ballroom
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
4:00–6:00 pm

Fee: $65 Preferred Seating

$45 Open Seating

If you have taken floral design courses at Longwood, there’s no doubt that you know Jane Godshalk, AIFD. But did you realize that she is internationally recognized as a designer, having represented the United States at the RHS Chelsea Garden Show in London and at the World Flower Show in Dublin?

We are delighted to welcome her back to the Longwood Ballroom for an evening to inspire your next party. In this lively and fun evening, join Jane as she demonstrates how to set the table with flowers for your next fête. Learn to match the formality of the setting with the appropriate colors and textures for the best effect. Watch as Jane uses a vast array of techniques that are translatable to your home or event on any scale.

Jane has received awards from the Garden Club of America and by the American Horticultural society for her passion and skill as an educator. She has trained the world over, and draws upon this experience while putting her own distinctly American signature on each and every design. See her demonstrate designs for a tea, a formal setting, a beach party, even a vegetable garden. Everyone loves a party and there’s no better setting for one than a garden.

The evening includes a complimentary wine and cheese reception and silent auction for a chance to bid on Jane’s designs.

This show counts as the Floral Design Lecture credit towards the Floral Design Certificate.

Core Course


Jane Godshalk



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2018 Continuing Education Catalog