Our Next Bunch of Workshops are Now Available to Book!
We've just announced our next few workshops - including our most popular ones on a weekend!
DIY Wedding Flowers | £50
Saturday 13th August 2016 | 10am-1pm
Saturday 15th October 2016 | 10am-1pm
Saturday 3rd December 2016 | 10am-1pm
Perfect for those of you planning weddings in the Summer or Autumn!
Our workshop will cover how to make the most of the flowers you have for your Wedding whether you are buying them in or picking your own. You'll find out how to condition them and how best to ensure they last well. Gill or Kerry will demonstrate making a table centre display and buttonhole so that you can see what's involved ready to practice at home. You will also make your own Bridesmaid's Posy for a simple but beautiful country style wedding. They will help you work through what's needed for the day to ensure everything is prepped and ready for you to relax on the day :) You will take home your Bridesmaid Posy and Buttonhole.
Make a Vintage Table Centre | £45
Do you love the Constance Spry look? She was a British floral designer in the 1920s, and she arguably did more to change florals that anyone since. She rejected the stiff, wired arrangements that were popular at the time in favor of loose, fluid arrangements in solid blocks of color. She used materials that were usually discarded, like grasses and berries. She embraced vegetables in arrangements and preferred non-traditional containers.
Here's what she said... "Do whatever you please, follow your own star; be original if you want to be and don’t if you don’t want to be. Just be natural and gay and light-hearted and pretty and simple and overflowing and general and baroque and bare and austere and stylised and wild and daring and conservative, and learn and learn and learn. Open your mind to every form of beauty."
Saturday 24th September 2016 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday 30th November 2016 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Make a Hand-tied Posy | £45
This hands-on workshop will provide you with everything you need (including fantastic British flowers) and will teach you how to prepare your flowers and how to hand-tie them into a beautiful posy as a gift or to go into a vase or jam jar.
Saturday 17th September 2016 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday 19th November 2016 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Make a Flower Crown & Buttonhole | £45
This course is perfect for Future Brides, for a hen party or for anyone that is interested in learning about Wiring Flowers. You'll LOVE showing off your new flower crown, and even better you made it yourself!
With the 2016 prom and wedding season coming up Gill will show you which materials to choose to ensure your flowers last throughout the party and you will learn how to wire flowers and how to use a natural twine look. You will also creat your own flower crown, using a variety of wired British Flowers and Foliage for a truly stunning, natural look!
You will take home your Flower Crown and Buttonhole.
Saturday 1st October 2016 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Make a British Flower Wreath | £45
Wreath's aren't just for Christmas! Why not stand out with a vibrant Wreath of British Flowers and Foliage hung on your door? Our workshop will give you all of the equipment and materials and our tutor, Kerry, will take you step-by-step to create a stunning Flowery Wreath! Not only will you have your Wreath to take home, but you will also leave in the knowledge that you could easily put one together in the future!
During the summer the ladies on our 5 Week course produced wreaths and they all remarked how amazed they were with the outcome - they are truly a slight to behold!
Saturday 12th November 2016 | 10:30am-12:30pm
Five Week Introduction to Floristry Course | £295
If you are looking for a basic understanding into the world of Flower Design then this is the short course for you. It is suitable for complete beginners. The focus is on creativity and understanding into the practical mechanics and aesthetics you need to create inspiring work with flowers. You will go through all the basics of choosing and conditioning your flowers and will get to make a posy, bouquet, table arrangement - buttonhole, funeral wreath, wedding and pedestal over the 5 week course which runs for 3 hours every Wednesday. This course will include all your tools and materials and also all the flowers needed and you will get to take home all the flower designs you make.
You Will also receive A Hand-Made Apron, a set of Secateurs and a Pair of Floristry Scissors to take home with you - just remember to bring them for the course!
At the end of the course you will also receive a Certificate to commemorate your completion of the course!
This course will run for five weeks - you must attend all dates and times.
WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER: 10am-1pm - Posy
WEDNESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER: 10am-1pm - Bouquet and Buttonhole
WEDNESDAY 5TH OCTOBER: 10am-1pm - Table Arrangement
WEDNESDAY 12TH OCTOBER: 10am-1pm - Floral Wreath
WEDNESDAY 19TH OCTOBER: 10am-1pm - Pedestal Arrangement
BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE
Just Bring Yourself (and maybe a friend) and we will provide the rest!
(You may also like to have a crate or similar in the car if your arrangement is in Oasis or in a Jar.)
All courses include;
- Tea and Cake!
- Professional Tuition + All Materials and Flowers
- All Tools and Equipment
- Your Final Arrangement to Take Home
If none of those are quite your cup of tea...
Why not let us put together a Bespoke Workshop for your group?
At The Great British Florist Flower School we want you to be able to put together a perfect workshop to suit your group, we are happy to work with groups over six and will try to find a time and subject to suit your needs.
If you would like to book a Bespoke Flower Workshop please email heather at firstname.lastname@example.org