Garden Masters: Beyond the Crown—A Floral Headpiece Workshop

Garden Masters: Beyond the Crown—A Floral Headpiece Workshop

Photos of Joshua Werber: Zandy Mangold

Sat, Jul 6, 2019
10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Join renowned floral artist Joshua Werber for an intimate workshop using a selection of flora from the extraordinary garden and greenhouses of Dennis Schrader and Bill Smith. Their nursery, Landcraft Environments, specializes in tropical plants for temperate climates and their garden boasts a celebrated collection of both tender and hardy specimens. Joshua frequently highlights plants from Landcraft in his work and participants will create their own gravity-defying headpieces using these very special materials.

Drawing from the natural world, Joshua Werber's lush aesthetic and sculptural approach to flowers results in work that playfully engages with surrounding people and places and is in high demand. Joshua will demonstrate various techniques for wiring a wide variety of flowers and foliage, as well as how to condition materials for their optimal lifespan out of water. Beyond the crown, this workshop will be encouraging everyone to think of plants and flowers in new ways—learning to see them as the sum of their parts—and through playful, intuitive experimentation, allowing the materials to guide their own creation.

Joshua's work has been featured in The New York Times, T Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings (social media), and the New York Post. Recent events and clients include the High Line Hat Party (2018), Brooklyn Botanical Garden Gala (2018), Rhianna, Club Monaco, Opening Ceremony, Mel Ottenberg, and T Magazine. Werber is also featured in Blooms: Contemporary Floral Design, (April 2019, Phaidon Press).

Advance registration is required and space is limited.

Garden of Dennis Schrader & Bill Smith
1200 East Mill Road
Mattituck, NY 11952

Date and time
Saturday, July 6, 2019
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration - please note, online registration for this program has closed. To register prior to Saturday, July 6, please send an email to Special Programs Coordinator Kate Kerin at Registrations will also be taken on-site.
$225 Garden Conservancy members
$250 nonmembers
(Includes $100 in materials)

The Garden of Dennis Schrader & Bill Smith will be open to general Open Days visitors on this date from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Your registration includes Open Days admission to this garden destination—a $10 value.

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at

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