Designing for the Occasion: New Year

Designing for the Occasion: New Year

In-Person Floral Design Class
A person creating a floral arrangment from white and yellow flowers.
William Hill

Date & Price

Saturday. January 25, 2025
10:00 am–12:00 pm

Inclement weather day: Sunday, January 26

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. Please note that refunds are not available for programs moved to scheduled inclement weather dates.

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

Register by January 15, 2025

Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members save on Continuing Education Courses

A 10% discount on classes will be applied automatically at the time of checkout. 

In January, kick off 2025 with a fabulous floral arrangement that rings in the New Year—made by you! Join professional floral designer Shannon Toal in designing an arrangement that brings to mind the glitz and glamour of a disco dance party, all in celebration of the year to come. Combine fresh flowers with reflective elements and bring home something to wow your friends and family.    

Certificate Information

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


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Shannon Toal

Shannon Toal, AIFD, CFD, PFDE is a professional special event floral and event designer, bringing over 20 years of design experience. Toal has partnered with the area's premier design companies and designed at the most elegant venues in the Philadelphia area. She has created for everything from weddings to corporate events across a wide spectrum of styles and size. Toal has also used her talent and passion to help educate budding floral designers through her adjunct professor position at Bucks County Community College, Longwood Gardens, the Philadelphia Flower Show, and the Northeast Regional Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers. In addition, Toal is a frequent participant in the Philadelphia Flower Show and has contributed to numerous award-winning exhibitions with AIFD and excellent florists.