Thanksgiving Floral Workshop

Tuesday, November 24 at 7 p.m.

Join us from home to create a beautiful fall centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table!
Follow along to a live, step-by-step tutorial hosted by Dorian Butovich of Central Park Flowers


This workshop is free to attend. See below for a list of flowers and supplies you will need to purchase on your own.

Workshop Prep: Shopping for Flowers and Supplies plus or minus

Dorian's Shopping List


1 Dozen Sahara Roses (Substitute: Similar varieties and color, such as Quicksand or Creme de le Creme)
1 Bunch Dried Lavender (Substitute: Fresh lavender, if available)
1 Bunch Dried Wheat (Natural)
1 Bunch Safflower, Thistle, or Both
4 Pieces Sheet Moss (Approx. 6" x 6" each)
5 Stems Boxwood (Substitute: Italian spiral eucalyptus or Italian ruscus)
5 Stems Galax Leaves (Substitute: Lemon Leaf or Salal)


7 - 14 Votive Candles (Depending on the size of your table)
6 Terra Cotta Pots (Four 6" pots; Two 4" pots)
Raffia or Natural Twine
2 Bricks of Oasis/Green Flower Foam
Clear or Green Flower Tape
A few pins
A few sheets of cellophane

Shopping Suggestions

Your local florist
Craft Stores (Michael's, for example)
Amazon, or another online flower supplier

Print Shopping List

About Our Host plus or minus
The Thanksgiving Floral Workshop was designed exclusively for The University of Scranton community
by Dorian Butovich of Central Park Flowers.

“I strongly believe that designing flowers is an art. Knowing how to manipulate a stem or work with the natural curves of a flower together with their pallets is an art." 

Designing flowers since 1996, Dorian's background has been integral in developing his art. Having received his Bachelors degrees in Art as well as Visual Thinking from Fordham University, Dorian's designs are based on the ability to incorporate color and spatial relations.

His ability to constantly create individual, custom designs for each client is unique in the business of flowers, setting him apart from the rest of the industry. His expertise and affinity for flowers is unmatched, this being evident in the care he provides to enhance each flower's sustainability and design quality.

From 1996 to 2008 Dorian's designs were based in Manhattan. Working in legendary locations, he brought his art to films, Broadway, private homes in NYC, museums, five star restaurants and countless high-end soirees in Manhattan.

In 2008 Dorian opened Central Park Flowers in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Central Park Flowers is a full service flower design studio focusing on event flower design and retail, both locally in NEPA and internationally.

You may recognize Dorian's work from many of our University events, including the President's Christmas Reception on campus, the President's Business Council Annual Award Dinner, and the Frank O'Hara Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner.