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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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