Eco-friendly Floristry Workshops

Next Dates:

Thursday 9th July 2020- Large Urn

Friday 14th August 2020- Large installations

Friday 18th September 2020 - Large installation

Friday 2nd October 2020- Large Urn

Large installations workshop

 

Would you like to develop your floristry skills using eco-friendly methods? This is a full day workshop where you will learn a variety of eco-friendly floristry design techniques including large-scale floral installation. No non-biodegradable floral foam in sight!

The morning session will focus on demonstrating techniques and materials to make arrangements using eco alternatives to floral foam. This will include making chicken wire structures to use in water, mossages to attach to structures and other methods to keep flowers and foliage fresh.

 

 In the afternoon our guests will use late summer blooms and foliage from the walled garden to create larger structures and installations including a flower arch  and hoop

The workshop will be led by Catherine  from Elworthy Flowers, using beautiful foliage and flowers cut from the walled garden at Howbury Farm Flowers.

 

The day will start at 10am and finish at 4 pm and includes a delicious lunch on the terrace.

 

The course is aimed at those who have some basic floristry experience and are looking to advance their skills and introduce eco friendly methods in their work.  This will give you the skills and confidence you need to start using different and more advanced techniques in your works. It is also an opportunity to meet like minded people who have a passion about working with natural materials.

 

Guests will be invited to dismantle and take away parts of the installation and flowers at the end of the day.

The cost of the full day workshop (from 10am to 4 pm) is £180 per person (with a discount for groups) .  This includes all refreshments and tools and materials used, and is an intensive but very creative and rewarding day.

 

Classes are for a maximum of 6 people to ensure you get personal tuition.  In the afternoon we will work together to make the structures ensuring everybody gets to have a go on all of the installations.

 

Bespoke  workshops are also available. If there is something specific that you want to know that is not included on this course then please let us know. 

Foam free urn workshop

 

This is a half day workshop where you will learn how to make a large urn arrangement using chicken wire.  

Each person will make their own urn arrangement on a large scale. This will include the making chicken wire structure to use in water, foraging for foliage, cutting the last of the blooms from the walled garden and then learning how to create a beautiful natural urn that is perfect for a church or entrance to a venue or marquee. Will will also discuss how to transport arrangements and pricing.

The workshop will be led by Catherine  from Elworthy Flowers, using beautiful foliage and flowers cut from the walled garden at Howbury Farm Flowers.

 

The workshops will start at 9.30am and finish by 12.30 pm with delicious the and cakes on the terrace. If the weather is not so good we will make the arrangements inside the hall.

 

The course is aimed at those who have some basic floristry experience and are looking to advance their skills and introduce eco friendly methods in their work.  This will give you the skills and confidence you need to start using different and more advanced techniques in your works. It is also an opportunity to meet like minded people who have a passion about working with natural materials.

 

Guests will be invited to dismantle and take away parts of the installation and flowers at the end of the day.

The cost of the half day workshop is £70 per person.  This includes all refreshments and tools and materials used.

 

The workshop is for a maximum of 4 people to ensure you get personal tuition and have room to work.  

 

Bespoke  workshops are also available. If there is something specific that you want to know that is not included on this course then please let us know. 

We provide event and wedding flowers, floral tributes, funeral flowers and flower workshops across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, and Northamptonshire, including Bedford, Aspley Guise, Ampthill, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Woburn.

 

We have provided event and wedding flowers for Turvey House, Bedfordshire; Newton Park Barn, Bedfordshire; Wrest Park, Silsoe; The Mansion House, Shuttleworth; Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire; Whittlebury Hall, Towcester; The Swan Hotel, Bedford;  Bassmead Manor Barns, Cambridgeshire; Sharnbrook Hotel, Sharnbrook; Moggerhanger Park, Moggerhanger; Bedford School, Bedford; Mill House, Sharnbrook; Snelsons Farm, Lavendon; Priory Barns, Little Wymington; South Farm, Cambridgeshire; St Pancras Hotel, London; Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell;  Bluebird Hair Boutique, Bedford.

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