27 October 2022 / Atlanta, Georgia / Pumpkin & Succulent Living Centerpiece Class

Come celebrate fall and decorate a pumpkin with us in the most storied event  in the 'City in the Forest': the Great Pumpkin-Carving Festival at Atlanta Botanical Garden! 

Green Succulent + Orange Pumpkin, Atlanta, Georgia made by Christy Griner Hulsey at Colonial House of Flowers



Inspired by nostalgic small-town, big-heart fall festivals, this event celebrates autumn fun with exciting entertainment, live music and special Garden programming for the whole family like our living centerpiece demonstration using pumpkins and succulents.



In this drop-in workshop for floral lovers, serious students, not-so-serious students, children, families and floral designers, Christy will be demonstrating and teaching with a focus on creating the perfect living centerpiece. 

Class will be held at the gorgeous Atlanta Botanical Garden off Piedmont Ave in the heart of the city.  

Dates: Thursday, October 2022

Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta, Georgia, USA 

All materials (including floral adhesive), a selection of premium plants and material. The designs you create are yours to keep. Be sure to bring a camera to take photos for your instagram or portfolio! 

All participants will have the opportunity for Christy to personally work with them to create the perfect old-world style floral designs, as well as to ask questions about creating with plants and succulents, finding foraging spots, and capturing your creativity with whimsical designs. 

You can find details about the whole event here.

Regionally sourced and foraged succulents and material will be used to create these little centerpieces for your table. From the trees of the Sea Islands to the hills close to Tennessee, everything used is from right here in Georgia. 

A nice pumpkin topped with succulents will add a whimsical touch to any Halloween or Thanksgiving display and for up to 8 weeks with proper care. Some plants may take root and be happy to live on forever so that's why it's called a CHOF "Living" Centerpiece. 

Florist, Christy Griner Hulsey will lead the the pumpkin centerpiece creation with a demonstration, instructions and a story or, two. Christy has led workshops around the USA as the Mayesh Design Star and around world in places like Beijing, Kunming and Shanghai with Certified American Grown Flowers and the USDA. She has also taught Pottery Barn Succulent Workshops in stores around the nation. And, met with clubs from Thomasville to Dalton and everywhere in between, right here in her home state of Georgia. 

Christy Griner Hulsey at POttery Barn at Lenox Mall, Atlanta, Georgia
Christy Griner Hulsey, Colonial House of Flowers, with Succulents at Workshop at Pottery Barn in San Deigo, California


Succulents can survive for long periods of time without attention and make excellent house plants during the winter. Succulents are an excellent choice for outside color during the hot Georgia summers. In this workshop, you will use several colorful varieties to top your pumpkin. At the end of the season, you can pot them up for a wonderful container display.



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