Botanical Preservation and Design

September 16, 2016 – Flower Preservation Workshop

The most popular way of keeping that most fantastic memory alive!  Join us for a DIY workshop opportunity. Wine and snacks included!  Along with a FREE GIFT – your very own flower press so you can keep the fun going at home!

Collecting flowers and leaves is very rewarding but preserving their beauty is even a better feeling. During this workshop you will learn the ins and outs of preserving botanicals in a variety of different methods. While there is a lot of science in this, everyone will be able to follow our easy instructions and start making everything from natural history collections to gifts and home décor items.

You will learn:

  • The best flowers and leaves to preserve
  • How to preserve them through a variety of drying techniques
  • How to care and storage finished pieces
  • How to create beautiful displays to wear, and gift, and sell

This workshop is a precursor to the upcoming collaborative exhibit bringing to life the epic work, Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, by the first lady of Naturalism, Maria Sibylla Merian (1705). Using Surinam native plants and insects in conjunction with the Lloyd Library’s original copies of the book we plan to bring the work “Off the Page”. Come learn how this process is done and become an expert in time to see the exhibit in March 2017.



Lloyd Library - Flower Preservation Workshop

Located at Lloyd Library & Museum - Cincinnati