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Hudson Valley in Bloom: A Workshop and Dinner with Ariella Chezar

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Hudson Valley in Bloom with Floral Designer Ariella Chezar

Wildflower Farms welcomes the change of the season with author and Master Floral Designer Ariella Chezar. Renowned for her refined and natural style, Ariella has graced publications from Martha Stewart Living to Real Simple, and venues from Hudson Valley estates to the White House with her elegant creations. Join us on the Farm for a day filled with flowers and opt to gather with Ariella and friends in Maplehouse, surrounded by the day's creations, for a floral-inspired, family-style feast by our talented culinary team. Experience a menu that honors the vibrant hues and flavors of the season, marking the transition from Spring to Summer in the Hudson Valley.

  • June 6th: Open to hotel guests and visitors
  • Full-day workshop with Ariella Chezar | $1,250++ per person
  • Maplehouse in Bloom Flower Dinner | $195++ per person
  • Dinner and workshop can be booked separately
  • Contact: wff.itinerarydesigner@aubergeresorts.com
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Thursday, June 6 | 9:30am - 5:00pm

Floral Design Workshop with Ariella Chezar

Spend your day wandering the Farm and bringing a room to life with flowers. Set in our charming Maplehouse barn, discover the art of creating large-scale floral installations and beautiful tablescapes to transform the workshop space into a stunning dinner party. Come for the day’s instruction or linger longer for an exquisite cocktail hour and a shared meal.
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Thursday, June 6 | 9:30am - 5:00pm

Floral Design Workshop with Ariella Chezar

Spend your day wandering the Farm and bringing a room to life with flowers. Set in our charming Maplehouse barn, discover the art of creating large-scale floral installations and beautiful tablescapes to transform the workshop space into a stunning dinner party. Come for the day’s instruction or linger longer for an exquisite cocktail hour and a shared meal.

An Immersive Floral Experience | June 6 Itinerary

Your ticket includes the full workshop, lunch, and nourishing snacks. You may choose to take home your arrangements at the end of the evening or the next day. The Wildflower team would be delighted to deliver your arrangement to your cabin or vehicle if you desire to enjoy it throughout your stay or take it home with you.
  • 9:30AM | Arrival & Coffee: Introduction to the Farm and Home in Bloom

    10:00 – 11:00AM | Stray into the Meadow: Farm and Forage Walk with Ariella and Farmer Will

    11:00 – 12:30PM | Large-scale Arrangements

    12:30 – 1:30PM | Working Lunch

    1:30 – 3:30PM | Table Arrangements

    3:00 – 4:00PM | Tea and Cookies

    3:30 – 4:30PM | Setting the Table

    4:30 – 5:00PM | Book signing with Ariella

  • $1,250 | Accommodations and travel are not included

Flower Dinner Maplehouse in Bloom

Floral-inspired Dinner | Thursday, June 6

As the sun sets over our namesake farm, we invite you to gather in our charming Maplehouse, surrounded by the day's captivating floral creations. Here, you'll be immersed in an elegant, farm-to-table dining experience that celebrates the bounty of the season. Join florist Ariella Chezar and farmer Will Conway for a convivial evening highlighting fresh flavors from the farm. Enjoy botanical cocktails, an exquisite foraging table, the season's finest produce, and a curation of fine wines.
  • $195++ per person

  • 6pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner

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About the Experience

Ariella Chezar

Ariella Chezar is a master floral designer and the author of Seasonal Flower Arranging, The Flower Workshop, and Flowers for the Table. Her work has graced the cover and pages of Martha Stewart Living, O Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Town and Country, and many more. She is a highly sought-after teacher and lecturer and has designed flower arrangements for The Obama White House. A leader in the “farm-to-flower” movement, Ariella lives in The Berkshires of Massachusetts, where her garden serves as inspiration for her designs.

Home in Bloom

A vivid, inspiring look at the role of flowers and plants in interior design through the stunning, wild work of Ariella Chezar. Home in Bloom celebrates the seamless integration of architecture, light, and natural landscapes into Ariella Chezar's floral designs. Her talent for layering colors and combining improbable wild elements results in arrangements that are as gorgeous as they are dynamic. With each page, Ariella invites us to revel in the inherent drama of nature, encouraging us to infuse our living spaces with beauty and abundance, while fundamentally altering a room's energy through the transformative power of flowers.

Workshop Information

Elevate your floral design skills

Through hands-on demonstrations and creative exercises, you will mindfully construct floral arrangements that capture the grace and movement of each bloom. The workshop will be tailored to satisfy professional floral designers and floral enthusiasts.

Sustainable practices for event floristry

Sustainability and natural materials are at the heart of all we do at Wildflower Farms. During this workshop, Ariella will share the low-impact, reusable methods and the mechanics she has developed for floral arrangements, and other eco-friendly practices to implement at home and in events.

For flower enthusiasts of all levels

Whether you are a beginner or an established designer, this program will inspire and elevate your floral artistry. We will cover a range of techniques, including floral arrangements, centerpieces, and table designs, as well as a Q&A on sustainable business practices and tips for sourcing the highest quality local blooms. Your creations will feature fresh spring flowers and forage, sourced from a carefully curated selection of local growers and our namesake Wildflower Farm.

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