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Creating a Grand Scale Arrangement: a Design-Construct Demonstration

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 23, 10am-12pm

Mahonia Studio, 822 E. Market St 40206

Street parking available


Full, lavish arrangements to enhance foyers, entrance halls, altars, banquet tables, etc are always popular items.

Join fellow participants and Mahonia’s lead designer, Mike Ojeda, for a demonstration of how a dramatic, large-scale arrangement in an urn and a tabletop low centerpiece are designed and constructed. Arrangements will focus on the use of readily available materials, such as garden foliage, flora from local markets, and surprise elements in-between.

Instructor: Mike Ojeda

Mike joined Mahonia Studio in 2016, and currently leads their floral program as lead designer, and floral coordinator. With a background in photography and design that spans beyond just floral work, Ojeda continues to apply non-floral concepts to his practice as an exercise of experimentation. His work pulls inspiration from nature and the organic movement in growth; the altered use of materials and method, as seen in the Japanese practice of Ikebana; and the work of masters, and contemporary makers throughout the visual art, fashion, and music world.

$40 non-members/$35 WBG members (members use code WBGMEMBER at checkout to receive discount)

Pre-registration required


Class capacity: 30

Minimum required: 16


Refund Policy

Waterfront Botanical Gardens cannot refund fees to individuals who have a change of mind,  miss a class due to illness, or for other personal situations. Students will be issued a full refund in the event that Waterfront Botanical Gardens cancels a class for any reason (e.g. low enrollment, instructor unavailability, natural hazard, etc.). Refunds are issued by check only.

Class registration fees are non-refundable but are transferable to another person to attend that class if you explicitly name that person and provide it to Waterfront Botanical Gardens prior to the one-time educational class or workshop. Registration fees and placement are non-transferable to another person once a multiple-day class or specialty course/program series has begun.


Adverse Weather Statement

Waterfront Botanical Gardens welcomes our variable weather seasons and will remain open/functioning through most light snow, ice, and subzero temperatures as well as during NWS-issued severe thunderstorm and tornado watches. Adult education classes will run as scheduled whenever the Gardens or its administrative office is open.  Students who choose to miss class because of weather conditions or anticipated severe weather will not be issued a refund.

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Emergency Cancellation

In the event of an emergency cancellation, the Gardens will contact registered students with a cancellation notice (always provide/maintain a current email address and phone number so that we may notify you of an emergency or cancellation). The Gardens will attempt to reschedule classes cancelled due to an emergency event whenever possible.


March 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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