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The Beginner’s Spring Cutting Garden and Flower Seed Propagation Workshop

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Beginner’s Spring Cutting Garden and Flower Seed Propagation Workshop

Saturday, February 1, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Eileen Tongson

It’s time to prepare for the Spring gardening season! Eileen, the FarmGal, will share her favorite cut flowers for the Spring including how to grow and harvest them in our zone. Each student will take home a tray of potted flower seeds! Under Eileen’s tutelage, you will grow a bounty of flowers to create your own bouquets from your very own cutting garden. Please bring a Sharpie. All other materials included.

Eileen Tongson is the owner of FarmGal Flowers (farmgalflowers.com), an urban flower farm and design studio. She is also one of the gardeners at East End Market where she grows flowers and helps maintain the market garden. In addition to growing her own flowers, Eileen designs with them and provides arrangements for special occasions and small events. Eileen completed the University of Florida IFAS Master Gardener Program and has studied floral design at numerous locations over the years including Floret Flower Farm, the City College of San Francisco, and Flower School New York.

Eileen is also a Gardening and Floral Design instructor at Harry P. Leu Gardens and East End Market. Her flowers and gardening expertise have been featured in Edible Orlando, Florists’ Review, Houzz.com, TravelChannel.com, Slow Flowers, Team Flower, The Monarch Initiative, Ocala Magazine, and Floret Flower Farm’s book “Small Plot: Big Impact.” Eileen was voted Best Florist in Best of Winter Park 2019. Collaborations have included The Ford Motor Company, Williams-Sonoma Winter Park, the Orlando Museum of Art, and the Orlando Magic. She continues to expand and refine her skills regularly through floral design/flower farming workshops across the country and as a member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to FNGLA Certified Professionals upon request.

Participants must withdraw from classes at least five days prior to the start of class in order to receive a full refund or credit. If we must cancel a class, we will make every effort to inform you prior to the class time, and you will receive a full refund or credit. Only those registered for the class will be permitted in the classroom. Childcare services are not provided.


Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States