Floral Spotlight: Gardens of Italy 

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Floral Spotlight: Gardens of Italy 

Continuing Education
image of an Italian Water Garden

Dates & Price

Online, live-streamed

September 15, 2022 (please note, this class has been rescheduled from July 14)

6:00–7:30 pm ET

Register by September 12, 2022

Fee: $29

Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $26

Registration Closed

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

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Our 2022 Floral Spotlight Series honors the past, present, and future of our Gardens … blending the history of Longwood with spectacular floral design. Each month, we begin with a brief bit about Pierre S. du Pont and his wife Alice—from gardens they visited to important moments in their lives—related to that month’s theme. Then, our featured designer creates a spectacular floral design to beautifully complement the theme.

From ancient Rome to the Renaissance, formal Italian gardens have played an immense cultural role for hundreds of years. Pierre and Alice du Pont traveled extensively in Italy in both 1910 and 1913, and brought back with them inspiration behind many beloved features at Longwood, from our Italian Water Garden to our garden ornaments. This month, floral designer Shannon Toal digs into the elements of Italian garden design and creates an arrangement inspired by these forms.

Following the demonstration, you will receive a list of the materials used so that you may re-create the arrangements at home as well as three-month access to a video recording of the presentation.


Online, live-streamed


Shannon Toal