Genoa’s Cottonwood Cottage Puts On Floral Design Workshop Feb. 27

Posted By on February 27, 2017

Courtesy of Cottonwood Cottage · 2 min read

GENOA, Nev. — Cottonwood Cottage in Genoa will host its next Floral Design Workshop at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27.

Each workshop focuses on a different floral theme and includes all materials needed to create an arrangement that would retail at $80 at most floral shops. The focus of the upcoming workshop, instructed by award-winning floral designer April Haymond, will be roses.

So far this winter, Cottonwood Cottage has hosted two floral design workshops with rave reviews from participants including Becky Rasell from Genoa who commented, “I enjoyed the floral design workshop I did with April at Cottonwood Cottage. She made it fun as she was both instructive and entertaining, and it was nice to bring home a beautiful arrangement at the end of the night that I had made.”

In addition, Samatha Cameron from Adelaide, South Australia, said, “I had zero experience in floral design, but learning in such a fun environment with others in the same boat made for a great experience. April is pure fun and the flowers were so lovely; I would love to do the workshop again.”

A new resident of the Carson Valley area, April Haymond has been coordinating weddings and designing floral arrangements for nearly 20 years, managing weddings from the Reno area all the way to Genoa.

April’s wedding planning and floral business, Candlelight and Roses, has won various awards over the years, including a 2015 Best of Reno award for event planning, and a 2016 Best Businesses of Reno award. Currently co-owner of Cottonwood Cottage in Genoa, April has brought her passion for flowers and event planning to the Carson Valley.

Pricing for the Feb. 25 Floral Design Workshop is $59 per person; those who are interested must RSVP by calling 775-250-1791.

About Cottonwood Cottage:
Cottonwood Cottage has a long history starting in the mid 1800s when it was a chicken coop and hay barn of Stephen Kinsey, one of the earliest settlers of Genoa. Within the past quarter century, the building has served as a restaurant and bar; most recently the Tombstone Tap & Grill, and previous to Tombstone, the Old Inn Cognito. Today, it is currently a restaurant & bar, and one of the best locations for small or large private events in the area. For more information, visit: