Floral-Arrangement Class or $25 for $50 Worth of Flowers at Roses for Autism in Guilford


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Students sip wine while learning floral-arranging methods from professionals dedicated to helping individuals on the autism spectrum

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Promotional value expires Oct 17, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until 7/17/12. Reservation required. New clients only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $59 for a BYOB floral-arrangement class (a $120 value)
  • $25 for $50 worth of flowers

The flower selection includes arrangements such as a bouquet of one dozen red roses ($50), a two-dozen mixed-rose bouquet, ($85), and a bouquet of white lilies and red roses ($95).

During the two-hour class, professional floral designers supply flowers and materials along with instruction on how to arrange and care for certain blooms. Students are required to bring their own garden clippers to trim stems and leaves. They may also bring a bottle of wine or other light refreshments to sip on.

Roses for Autism

In 1929, Tom Pinchbeck’s great grandfather traveled to Guilford with his family and staked their new territory with a massive greenhouse. For the next 79 years, Pinchbeck’s Rose Farm nurtured 100,000 rose bushes until highly industrial competition began to cloud their traditional production methods.

Rather than closing the doors on his farm, Pinchbeck restructured the business with his friend Jim Lyman. Lyman had been seeking a meaningful job opportunity for his son and other individuals on the autism spectrum. Through Roses for Autism—and in coordination with Ability Beyond Disability—Lyman and Pinchbeck aim to facilitate independence in the business world for individuals with autism. Employees at the farm take part in each step of the process by selecting roses, cutting stems, arranging bouquets, checking inventories, processing orders, and packaging shipments to be enjoyed by hungry bees and brides across the country.

Customer Reviews

Awesome gorgeous flowers for a good cause
Melissa W. · November 10, 2011
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    929 Boston Post Rd.

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