Over fifteen years working for myself as an event florist means that I have gathered a wealth of experience and skills which I love to share.
I have been enthusiastically teaching Christmas Wreath workshops for over a decade; they have become incredibly popular - so much so, they have even been written up in The Daily Telegraph!
I teach my wreath workshops throughout the first few weeks in December using either traditional moss-based techniques, as well as the easier but equally spectacular wet floral foam wreath bases. Dates for these and venue locations will be advertised seasonally here.
I also teach one-to-one workshops from my studio in Newbury. Whether you are already a florist looking to brush up or perfect a particular skill, or someone just looking to learn the basics of floral design, I can tailor these classes to suit you. Perhaps you want to learn how to arrange flowers in the achingly popular Dutch Master style or how to tie a simple hostess bouquet. I can help select the right blooms, advise on the tying and gift wrapping. Using whatever the season has to offer for the time of year, these classes are always made to measure. Typically around three hours in length, they will include a slice of homemade cake and a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee; most importantly they are always relaxed and great fun!
In 2016 I began a collaboration with Jill Houston of Little Park Flowers, a flower farmer just five miles down the road from my workshop. We joined forces to run several really popular half day workshops and these will continue into 2017 and beyond. We will be running classes for both professional florists, as well as more relaxed informal flower arranging sessions for those with little or no floristry experience but who simply want to enjoy a day of playing with beautiful home grown flowers. We will be offering expert hands-on tuition complete and a delicious homemade lunch in the most stunning of country house locations in the area; details to follow shortly.
Please contact me to arrange a one-to-one workshop. Alternatively, the following group workshops are currently available for booking: