AE22 A Rose by Another Name

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Thursday May 19

1:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

A Rose by Another Name

ONSITE Thursday, May 19, 1 - 4 p.m.

Instructor: Charles Zimmerman

$45 non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Certificate Credit: BREG Elective


Have you wished for cut flowers that would last? You can make your very own everlasting blooms out of paper! In this guided floral artistry workshop, you'll learn basic techniques for crafting paper flowers with realistic petals, stamens, sepals, and more, while creating your own paper rose to admire or give as a meaningful gift. We’ll talk about the botany of flowers and consider the role of each structure for plant reproduction and pollination. All tools and materials for constructing two paper roses are provided.


Charles Zimmerman is a self-taught artist and plant lover who has been crafting paper flowers for more than a decade. After unwittingly making his first flower out of a tissue paper pom-pom, this happy accident grew into a steady hobby, inspired by many visits to conservatories, and years of experience archiving botanical specimens in the New York Botanical Garden. Charles now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, and works as an environmental educator and teaches art classes at the North Carolina Arboretum.


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