Gardener’s Focus: Floral Design and the Cutting Garden at Hillwood
Get an intimate look at Hillwood’s gardens with the experts! Ami Wilbur, floral and event décor designer, explores the cutting garden.
Marjorie Merriweather Post loved displaying fresh cut flowers throughout her home. This tradition continues today as the cutting garden produces nearly one thousand stems a week during the height of summer. Tour the garden in all its glory and learn how Ami uses the blooms in arrangements throughout the property.
Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone by Hillwood members. This twenty-minute tour is limited to ten, and meets in the visitor center conservatory.
About the Presenter
Ami Wilbur became the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood in November 2016. Ami has over 25 years of experience as a floral designer. She received a bachelor’s degree in fine art from Miami University of Ohio and a Master’s of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts. Prior to joining Hillwood, Ami created sculptures and exhibiting her installations at galleries and public spaces in Washington, DC.