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October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Fall Bounty Floral Arrangements: Section A

Blooms of Goldenrods
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Celebrate the bounty of fall by creating a lush floral arrangement using fresh cut seasonal flowers from a local farm. Donna will teach you the elements of floral design and color theory using a variety of plant materials so you can produce a stunning autumnal centerpiece. All supplies are provided, but please bring hand pruners and a medium-to-large box to transport finished arrangements.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Friday, October 13, 2023.

About the Instructor:
Donna Wiley is the former Horticulturist in the Formal Gardens at Mt. Cuba Center. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Plant Science from the University of Delaware, Donna started her career at Mt. Cuba Center in the greenhouses where she also had the opportunity to use her floral design skills to make flower arrangements for Mrs. Copeland’s home. After moving to the Formal Gardens, Donna developed a special interest in the creative use of native plants in containers. She also instigated a program to provide flower arrangements for display at Mt. Cuba Center exclusively using native plant material to inspire guests.

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