Floriculture and the Art of Dried Botanicals

A 7-month introduction to preserving plant materials

May–November 2024

Want to learn about harvesting and preserving flowers, leaves, and other plant materials? Learn more below, or click here to apply by March 31!

Members of this free monthly class will work directly with the Garden’s horticulture staff to learn plant identification and get hands-on experience with successful harvesting and preservation techniques. Once enough materials have been gathered and dried, the class will learn to assemble decorative botanical wreaths that will be sold at the Garden’s annual Handmade Holidays event, getting creative incorporating colors, textures, shapes, and fragrances in designs. Each participant will take home a wreath of their own! 

No previous experience is needed! Tools and equipment will be provided. Please note that we will be working outdoors, so wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing that can get dirty.

Class Schedule

Classes will take place on Sundays from 9:30 am–12:30 pm on the following dates: 

  • May 5
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 13
  • November 17

Due to the high volume of applicants, applications for the 2024 Floriculture course are now closed.

 

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