Join our panel of professional floral designers for an afternoon of inspiration and education.
Whether you're a casual enthusiast or a seasoned pro, our Floral Design Showcase will leave you enriched and inspired. Join us in Phipps' Special Events Hall as our panel of professional floral designers for an educational afternoon of tips, tools and techniques to grow your floral design artistry. From traditional to woodland to modern designs for the season, our design will create décor with products produced from the earth, and integrate natural and locally sourced materials and botanicals into their designs.
Admission to the Floral Design Showcase is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Professional florists are invited to sign up at the Phipps member rate for this event, regardless of member status.
About the Speakers
Daniel Firth AIFD is the owner of Deihls’ Flowers in the State College, PA area, a major event floral company. Dan studied Ornamental Horticulture at Penn State University and European design in the Netherlands. He is an accomplished international design instructor, program presenter and judge. Dan has been honored with several design awards, and has utilized his talents designing for the White House, Presidential Inaugurals, the Rose Bowl Parade, and the Philadelphia Flower Show. An avid outdoorsman, Dan brings his love of nature to his design work.
David Siders AIFD is the co-owner of Experience and Creative Design, Ltd. And Tablecloths for Granted, Ltd. In Schenectady, NY, a unique specialty retail florist and event business. David has been recognized for his work internationally, including residencies in Japan, Korea, China, Canada and England. He has designed for the inaugurations of Presidents Carter and Reagan, the Rose Bowl Parade, The Philadelphia Flower Show, and has been published in national publications on floral design. David’s commitment and creative design talent keeps him on the cutting edge of color and design trends in the floral industry.
The Floral Design Showcase is presented by Phipps Conservatory's education department and The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).
Photos © Paul g. Wiegman, Michael Will Photography, Leeann Marie Photography, Jessica Lee Photography
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