The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 for a private event and close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 for a concert.
Workshop - Botanical Jewelry: Wearable Succulents
Spend the evening creating botanical jewelry with Cindy Anderson. Learn construction methods used by floral professionals and create jewelry and accessories with fresh products.
May - Succulent necklace & ring
July - Succulent headband & bracelet
Price: $60, $55 member
Instructor: Cindy Anderson
Cindy Anderson AIFD, CFD, PFCI is currently living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She started her floral training during her junior year of high school in San Antonio, Texas and continues to work in the floral business today as a Freelance Designer and Educator. Though not formally trained, she places a high value on the mentorship she received from florists in Texas, New York, Colorado, and Nevada while working in this industry. She has also trained with floral designers in Europe.
Cindy traveled with her spouse who served in the Armed Forces and they spent seven years abroad. That travel allowed her to work overseas and exposed her to floral design techniques used in Europe and Asia. She has worked in many flower shops across the nation and has over 40 years of retail and event floral experience.
Cindy was inducted into American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 2004, and Professional Floral Communicators International, (PFCI) in Sept 2011. She is currently a member of Floral Association of the Rockies, Society of American Florists.
Cindy most recently was Symposium Coordinator for the AIFD National Symposium X in Seattle 2017. She presented Tool Belt Diva at AIFD National Symposium in Las Vegas in 2013, co-presented California Natural at AIFD's 2011 Symposium, and co-presented a wedding luncheon at AIFD's 2009 Symposium. She has presented programs for wholesale houses, garden clubs, and floral associations. She has been sought out to design for many high-profile events and has been published in national magazines. She is currently working as a freelance designer and remains active presenting design programs and teaching design workshops.
Cindy has competed in several national and local competitions. She placed first in Society of American Florists Sylvia Cup in 2009, second in 2011 and 2005, first in Floral Association of the Rockies' Bridal Bouquet Competition in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and first in Colorado Retail Florists Association's Colorado Cup Competition in 2008 and Floral Association of the Rockies' Rocky Mountain Cup in 2012.