Opulent Peonies, May 19
Use a design technique made famous during H. F. du Pont’s time and uncover the beauty and elegance of using one type of flower per vase—in this case, a peony. Take a virtual tour of the Peony Garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Marian Coffin. You’ll need a vase approximately 4″ wide and 8″ high for your design. $70; $60 for Winterthur and DMNH members. Register by May 16.
Woodland Whimsy, June 16
View seldom-seen garden spots and come back inspired to design a woodland garden using a piece of tree trunk, flowers, and other decorations. $70; $60 for Winterthur and DMNH members. Register by June 13.
Sensational Summer Flowers, July 21
Henry Francis du Pont often used non-traditional containers as vases for his flower arrangements. Create a summer arrangement using locally sourced flowers and an unusual container that you bring with you. $70; $60 for Winterthur and DMNH members. Register by July 17.
Picnic Tablescape, August 18
Henry Francis du Pont’s daughter Ruth said her father set a table “as if he were designing a stage set.” Design a summer tablescape for your outdoor space. $70; $60 for Winterthur and DMNH members. Register by August 15.