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Join Lauren & Louisina in their bright, flower filled studio for a floristry open day and immerse yourself in the magical world of flowers and floristry. This event will coincide with the launch of our 2025 workshop programme and all workshops will be available to book on the day. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the Days of Dahlia tutors, get a feel for our flower school, learn more about the next round of workshops, ask questions, and meet kindred spirits who are also interested in flowers and floristry.

 

We will open the day with a presentation about our teaching methods, sustainability ethos, our backgrounds, and our farm-grown flowers with an overview on all workshops and courses. There will then be a series of demos; a handtied bouquet using the "twist" technique, a wearable floral accessory, and a garden-bowl with sustainable mechanics.

 

This open event is designed to introduce you to our flower school and our workshop programme. This is a free event and open to all; from newcomers to those who have attended our flower school before. However, if you wish to book a workshop on the day and/or purchase flowers and flower arranging tools, we have the facilities to take orders and bookings on the day. 

 

Delicious refreshments and snacks will be served. We will also have beautiful flowers and artistic arrangements to view in the studio to give you a taste of what is possible to achieve on each of our workshops. You are welcome to join us for the full day or a portion of it. 

 

Schedule:

11am Doors open

11-11:30am Tea, coffee and farm walkaround

11:30-11:45am Informal introductory talk about our farm, studio, flower school, and workshop programme

12:15-12:45pm DEMO 1: Garden-style handtied bouquets

1:15-1:45pm DEMO 2: Making wearable floral accessories without wires, glue, plastic, and tape

2:15-2:45pm DEMO 3: Making gestural and natural bowl arrangements without foam

3pm Finish

 

Our flower school near Glasgow delivers a programme of sustainable floristry classes and courses that celebrate seasonal flowers, combining the art of garden-style flower arranging with practical tuition on sustainable, foam-free and plastic-free mechanics. We provide support and inspiration in developing your own floral style and encourage you to develop confidence and flair by slowly building your taste and experience. By allowing yourself to be attuned to nature and its imperfections, your arrangements will in turn be more authentic and more beautiful. Our workshops always use our own farm-grown flowers. We don't use floral foam in any of our work or teaching.

 

Details

  • Please choose the date from the drop-down menu
  • Refreshments and snacks will be provided
  • Meet Days of Dahlia's tutors and learn more about our flower school
  • Secure a place on one of workshops and/or courses
  • Watch a series of in-depth floristry demonstrations 
  • Discover our must-have tools and materials
  • Learn techniques that can be put to use in your own floral practice
  • Hosted at our studio in South Lanarkshire which is 30mins drive from central Glasgow or 45-60mins via public transport with a 30-40mins walk along a country road from the nearest bus stop. We will be in touch prior to the event with more info on traffic links and directions. 

 

Who is this for?

Our workshops and courses are for anyone who wants to develop a floristry practice, explore a passion for flower arranging with garden flowers, explore a career in sustainable floristry, and for those who share our love of the botanical world, an enthusiasm for natural materials and an ethic of care for the environment. Perhaps you want to get into floristry and don't know where to start or you are interested in a particular course or workshop and want to find out more. We welcome both aspiring and experienced arrangers, florists, artists, hobbyists, enthusiasts, experts, and complete beginners. We have welcomed many different people to our flower school over the years from all over the world and from many different backgrounds; from gardeners to fellow florists, scientists, teachers, botanists, writers, lawyers, NHS workers, artists, designers, chefs, architects, accountants, surveyors, engineers, retirees to those taking a break from work, families, students, and young people. Whatever experience you bring or whatever your motivation to join us, you are so welcome and will always be your guide whilst encouraging you to explore your own ideas and creativity. Slow down with us and appreciate the beauty of the natural world, our flower school is the perfect antidote to a hectic life.

FLOWER SCHOOL OPEN DAY

£5.00Price

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