Eco-friendly Floristry Workshops

Next Dates:

Friday 11th September 2020 - Large installations

Friday 2nd October 2020- Large Urn

Large installations workshop

 

Would you like to develop your floristry skills using eco-friendly methods? We are running 2 half day workshops 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. We will finish with addding flowers to a existing archway structure.

 

 In the afternoonguests will use late summer blooms and foliage from the walled garden to create a freestanding large archway

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 morning session will start at 9.30 to 12.30  and the afternoon session will start at 1.30 - 4.30 pm and include refreshments.

 

These courses are 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.

 Everyone will work together to make the structures ensuring you get to have a go at creating all of the installations. Guests will also be invited to dismantle and take away parts of the installation and flowers at the end of the day.

The cost of the each 3 hr  half day workshop will be £100 or the full day workshop (from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm) is £180 per person.  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.  

 

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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