Designing for the Occasion: Harvest Party

Designing for the Occasion: Harvest Party

The Idea Garden at Longwood with spring plantings in the beds and the conervatory in the distance.
Becca Mathias

Dates & Prices

Thursday, October 24, 2024
6:00–8:00 pm

Fee: $109

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $98

This class is intended as an adult learning experience.  Find out more about our Family Learning experiences.

Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks before the event, and your registration fee, less a $30 processing fee, will be refunded. 

To notify us of your cancellation, email us or call 610-388-5454.

Register by October 13, 2024

In October, join us in celebrating all that the fall season has to offer by designing a bountiful floral arrangement featuring locally grown flowers from sunflowers to dahlias, dried materials, and more. Gather with friends to enjoy this floral design harvest party and revel in the crisp fall weather—then, bring home a beautiful arrangement reminiscent of the colorful season.

Certificate Information

This course does not fulfill requirements of Longwood Gardens’ Certificate of Merit in Floral Design.


Grove Studio 104; Grove Studio 105 


Maria Navarrete-Olvera

Maria Navarrete-Olvera has been a member of the Kennett Square community since childhood. After graduating from Kennett High School, she attended and graduated from Penn State University. Upon graduation, she worked in the community with several non-profit organizations while earning her master’s degree. She then became a branch manager for two different local banks before following her longtime friend and mentor's advice to follow her dreams. She subsequently attended Floral Design classes at Longwood Gardens and opened Zena Florist in 2018.

Zena Florist provides full services for weddings, funerals, events, and special occasions, reflecting Navarrete-Olvera determination to provide high-quality, unique floral designs that showcase the beauty growing in the fields and farms surrounding Kennett Square, and her commitment to nurturing community connections. Navarrete-Olvera and her team take pride in creative and beautiful arrangements that feature locally grown flowers most of the year.