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FLOWER SCHOOL CALENDAR
2022-2023

FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER-SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2022 10AM-4PM
WEDDING FLOWERS COURSE

Learn how to design detailed and romantic wedding flowers, showstopping ceremony installations, and luxurious table flowers and centrepieces using seasonal, botanical materials and sustainable 'foam-free' techniques. The intensive course will include practical tips on making and transporting arrangements along with lots of inspirational colour palettes and recipes...READ MORE

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SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2022
10AM-5PM
INTRODUCTION TO
SUSTAINABLE FLORISTRY

Gain practical floristry insight with a focus on sustainability and cutting-edge floristry design. In our relaxed studio environment, we will introduce you to the foundations of sustainable floristry with guidance on how to make three floristry designs using alternative mechanics with no floral foam...READ MORE

days of dahlia

FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER 2022
SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2022
SATURDAY 17 DECEMBER 2022
10AM-12PM
WINTER WREATH MAKING

Wreath-making is a beautiful and ancient winter tradition which began as a mark of respect for the plants and trees which are able to survive in the harshness of winter. Create your own wreath and enjoy this slow, meditative and seasonal pursuit in the comfort of our bright and airy flower studio; the perfect antidote to a hectic life. We will provide you with demonstration, guidance and materials required to make a beautiful foliage wreath in the days of dahlia style...READ MORE

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MONDAY 24 APRIL 2023
10AM-5PM
INTRODUCTION TO
SUSTAINABLE FLORISTRY

Gain practical floristry insight with a focus on sustainability and cutting-edge floristry design. In our relaxed studio environment, we will introduce you to the foundations of sustainable floristry with guidance on how to make three floristry designs using alternative mechanics with no floral foam...READ MORE

days of dahlia

FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2023
10AM-12PM
GARDEN-STYLE BOUQUET CLASS

Learn how to master the art of the classic handtie in our highly gestural, intricate, garden-inspired version of the traditional twist technique. The secret of a perfect bouquet is mastering the ‘spiral’ or ‘twist’, where each new stem is arranged at an angle against the previous one. Learn how to bring out the most striking elements in a bouquet and master a classic technique...READ MORE

flower class

THURSDAY 20 JULY 2023
5-8PM
BOTANICAL DYE WORKSHOP

Masterclass on how to dye natural fabrics in a variety of soft and botanical colours with flowers, plants, food waste, and other natural materials. The workshop will consist of three demos - the hot and cold dye method, the bundle dye method and how to make a ribbon from a length of your dyed fabric. Participants will embark on a guided foraging trip in our woodland before returning to the studio to learn natural dyeing techniques with plants and minerals collected...READ MORE

silk ribbon styling bundle

MONDAY 7 AUGUST 2023
10AM-5PM
FOAM FREE MECHANICS CLASS

An intensive, full day workshop packed with practical, in-depth knowledge and beautiful solutions for creating large scale installations without foam. Floral foam is a toxic, single-use form of plastic which is destined for landfill and causes direct plastic contamination of the marine environment. As a convenient staple in modern floristry design, it can be challenging to create large scale installations without it. We have created 100s of foam-free designs for events and developed many innovative alternatives and practical solutions along the way to create installations that are more natural, more beautiful and don't create any rubbish for landfill...READ MORE

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MONDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2023
10AM-1PM
BOUQUET IMPROVERS CLASS

A class for professional florists or flower arrangers with experience who want to refine their bouquet making techniques. Participants will develop their expertise, dexterity and proficiency in creating a range of handties in our highly gestural, intricate, garden-inspired version of the traditional twist technique and also the 'hand vase' technique where stems are inserted into the a circle created by the thumb and forefinger. Learn how to create different bouquet shapes, bring out the most striking elements, troubleshoot, improve, and develop experience in bouquet making...READ MORE 

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SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2022 
10AM-12PM
GARDEN-STYLE BOUQUET CLASS

Learn how to master the art of the classic handtie in our highly gestural, intricate, garden-inspired version of the traditional twist technique. The secret of a perfect bouquet is mastering the ‘spiral’ or ‘twist’, where each new stem is arranged at an angle against the previous one. Learn how to bring out the most striking elements in a bouquet and master a classic technique...READ MORE

flower class

SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2022
10AM-1PM
BOTANICAL DYE WORKSHOP

Masterclass on how to dye natural fabrics in a variety of soft and botanical colours with flowers, plants, food waste, and other natural materials. The workshop will consist of three demos - the hot and cold dye method, the bundle dye method and how to make a ribbon from a length of your dyed fabric. Participants will embark on a guided foraging trip in our woodland before returning to the studio to learn natural dyeing techniques with plants and minerals collected...READ MORE

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THURSDAY 23 MARCH 2023
10AM-1PM
BOTANICAL DYE WORKSHOP

Masterclass on how to dye natural fabrics in a variety of soft and botanical colours with flowers, plants, food waste, and other natural materials. The workshop will consist of three demos - the hot and cold dye method, the bundle dye method and how to make a ribbon from a length of your dyed fabric. Participants will embark on a guided foraging trip in our woodland before returning to the studio to learn natural dyeing techniques with plants and minerals collected...READ MORE

silk ribbon styling bundle

WEDNESDAY 17 MAY 2023
5-8PM
WORKING WITH FROGS CLASS

A kenzan (also referred to as a "frog") is a weighted base of pins which holds flower stems upright creating a 'growing up from the vessel' illusion. It is an essential tool for the modern flower arranger, designer, or florist. Learn how to use frogs as a simple, elegant and sustainable way to give a natural structure to flower arrangements across many different designs. Participants will learn how to create informal, light and airy compositions where the stems appear to naturally emerge from the vessel...READ MORE 

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TUESDAY 6 JUNE 2023
10AM-1PM
BOUQUET IMPROVERS CLASS

A class for professional florists or flower arrangers with experience who want to refine their bouquet making techniques. Participants will develop their expertise, dexterity and proficiency in creating a range of handties in our highly gestural, intricate, garden-inspired version of the traditional twist technique and also the 'hand vase' technique where stems are inserted into the a circle created by the thumb and forefinger. Learn how to create different bouquet shapes, bring out the most striking elements, troubleshoot, improve, and develop experience in bouquet making...READ MORE 

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FRIDAY 28 JULY 2023
10AM-1PM
THE CUTTING GARDEN

Begin with a visit to our flower field followed by a flower arranging session at our studio. On this workshop, we will cut flowers together on the farm before gathering in the studio and guiding you through how to condition them and how to put together a wild, garden-style vase design. We will also host a discussion on how to grow your own flowers in a small space sharing our tips and knowledge on what and when to plant. Following the farm trip we will return to the studio to demonstrate how to create a glass vase design using our freshly harvested seasonal flowers and foliage...READ MORE

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SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2023 
10AM-12PM
GARDEN-STYLE BOUQUET CLASS

Learn how to master the art of the classic handtie in our highly gestural, intricate, garden-inspired version of the traditional twist technique. The secret of a perfect bouquet is mastering the ‘spiral’ or ‘twist’, where each new stem is arranged at an angle against the previous one. Learn how to bring out the most striking elements in a bouquet and master a classic technique...READ MORE

flower class