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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.


Join Lauren & Louisina in their bright, flower filled studio while they walk you through how to use frogs – a simple, elegant and sustainable way to give a natural structure to flower arrangements and can be used across many different designs. Participants will learn how to create a number of informal, light and airy compositions where the stems appear to naturally emerge from the vessel. The class will include a demonstration and walk through on techniques, how to choose the right vessel and stems for your frog, and support you to make a series of beautiful and elegant arrangements.


Guidance will be given on the construction of each design with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Lauren will take professional images of your creations to add to your floristry portfolio.


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 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.


Each student will have an exciting and varied selection of our seasonal, farm-grown flowers and foliage to work with. Our workshops always use our own farm-grown flowers from April-October and British-grown flowers and our own dried flower stock from November-March. We don't use floral foam in any of our work or teaching.


Delicious refreshments will be served to keep the creativity and energy flowing. All refreshments, materials, flowers, and the use of aprons and sundries are included in the price of this workshop.



  • Refreshments will be provided
  • 10 places per class
  • Learn our techniques as you watch us create an arrangement using a kenzan and our favorite go-to stems
  • Learn a technique that can be put to use in your own floral practice
  • Learn how to work with shape, colour and incorporate unexpected materials and unusual textures
  • 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 class with more info on traffic links and directions. 



Who is this for?
Our workshops are for anyone who shares our love of the botanical world, an enthusiasm for natural materials and an ethic of care for the environment. We welcome both aspiring and experienced crafters, florists, artists, hobbyists, enthusiasts, experts to complete beginners. We have welcomed many different people to our flower school over the years; from gardeners to fellow florists, writers, lawyers, doctors, artists, designers, architects, retirees, families, and young people. Whatever experience you bring or whatever your motivation to join us, we welcome you 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 workshops are the perfect antidote to a hectic life. 

Please see our shop policy for details on refunds and cancellations.




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