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Flower arranging class held at the Vail Library

VAIL — The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and the Vail Public Library are hosting a flower arranging Evening of Engagement at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the community room of the library. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens’ flower arranging class is intended for individuals interested in learning how to create floral designs that will highlight each flower’s most beautiful and unique characteristics.

Participants will learn how to handle and care for flowers, proper use of tools such as a floral knife and clippers, and how to condition flowers for optimal vase life. A material fee of $10 will cover the cost of instruction, flowers and a vase.


Nick Courtens, the instructor of the flower arranging class, is the senior horticulturist at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. A graduate of Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener program, Courtens has extensive experience in creating floral designs and conducting a variety of gardening classes.

Cedars Flower Shop, located across from Gore Range Brewery in Edwards, is supplying flowers and assisting participants. Designers from the shop will be on hand to assist each participant.

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Please RSVP by Friday to Liz Campbell at 970-476-0103, ext. 5, or email liz@bettyfordgardens.org.

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