UPDATE: Phipps will reopen to members on Sat., June 6 and to the public on Sat., June 13. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about how you can join us!

The Floral Design Certificate program offers the most extensive course of study available in the region, covering all aspects of floral design. The history and progression of floral design is integrated into each class so that students know how and why arrangements are done in a particular way. Participants are also provided with a strong foundation for building upon their own creativity and imagination.

For more details about our programs, or to receive personalized class recommendations from our helpful staff, please feel free to contact us at edu@phipps.conservatory.org.

Architectural Wonder | Korkey Noah Kibbey

Wed., June 10  |  1 - 2:30 p.m.

$15 members | $17 nonmembers

Offered as a live webinar through Zoom

Objective: Utilize structures within floral designs.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: None

Dramatic displays will be created by incorporating sphere shapes with floral materials. These  unique creations will elevate your design catalog. Floral Design Certificate elective

Floral Design

Fairy Gardens | Sarah Needham

Tues., June 23 | 7 - 9 p.m.

$20 members | $25 nonmembers

Offered as a live webinar through Zoom

Learn the basics of putting together your very own fairy garden. Learn what kinds of plants to use and which to avoid, what kind of soil and stones to use, and how to place the fairy items and plants to make a pleasing design. This class will include a demo and optional hands-on component. A supply list will be sent before class. Floral Design Certificate elective

Floral Design

The Garden of Good and Evil | Sarah Needham

Mon., June 29 | 7 - 9 p.m.

$20 members | $25 nonmembers

Offered as a live webinar through Zoom

Learn about the various edible and medicinal flowers and foliage in floristry, along with their toxic cousins. Then, watch a demonstration on putting edible flowers and toxic flowers together in an interesting floral design. Floral Design Certificate elective

Arranging with Pollinator Friendly Local Flowers | Mary Winget, Pisarcik Flower Farm

Tues., July 7 | 7 – 9 p.m.

$24 members | $29 nonmembers | Material fee: $40
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Objective: To be able to create unique arrangements using pollinator friendly and sustainably raised flowers and greenery

Level: Beginner to advanced

Prerequisite: None

Choose from a bountiful display of seasonal flowers, greenery and textural elements to create fun and unique arrangements. Celebrate the season’s beauty and bounty with locally sourced and sustainably raised flowers and greenery. Floral Design Certificate elective

Intermediate Floral Design | Polly Berginc AIFD

Wednesdays: July 8, 15, 22 and 29, Aug. 5 and 12 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$144 members | $164 nonmembers | Material fee: $210 ($35 per week)
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Objective: To be able to implement the principles and elements of design needed to create a successful floral composition

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Basic Floral Design or Contemporary European Design

Further develop your floral design skills with an in-depth study of the principles and elements of design, which are essential to the foundation of a successful floral composition. Each class will focus on understanding and exploring how these creative decisions influence your finished design work. Floral Design Certificate core course

Monobotanical Arrangements | Sarah Needham

Mondays: July 13, 20 and 27 | 7 – 9 p.m.

$72 members | $82 nonmembers | Material fee: $120 ($40 per week)
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Objective: To create an arrangement using only flowers that are in the same botanical family

Level: Beginner

Prerequisite: None

Monobotanical arranging is the technique of using only plants and flowers that are closely related to each other. Learn which flowers and plants are related and how to take seemingly very different blooms and put them together for a cohesive look. Floral Design Certificate elective

Transparent Suspense | Korkey Noah Kibbey

Tuesdays: July 14, 21 and 28, Aug. 4 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

$96 members | $111 nonmembers | Material fee: $160 ($40 per week)
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Objective: To be able to build designs that feature a transparent or a suspended component

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Basic Floral Design

Discover how to infuse transparent and hanging features into your floral designs through this creative, hands-on study. Floral Design Certificate elective

Arranging with Pollinator Friendly Local Flowers | Mary Winget, Pisarcik Flower Farm

Wed., Aug. 19 | 7 – 9 p.m.

$24 members | $29 nonmembers | Material fee: $40
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park

Objective: To be able to create unique arrangements using pollinator friendly and sustainably raised flowers and greenery

Level: Beginner to advanced

Prerequisite: None

Choose from a bountiful display of seasonal flowers, greenery and textural elements to create fun and unique arrangements. Celebrate the season’s beauty and bounty with locally sourced and sustainably raised flowers and greenery. Floral Design Certificate elective