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Spring

Course Dates:

11th & 12th May 2023

Registration Closes 1st May 2023.

Course Description

Join us for a two-day professional workshop where you can explore the farm as it bursts into life during Spring. You will learn all the different varieties of flower and foliage in season during the Spring months and we will share all our knowledge to support you with sourcing from your local growers as well as the specialist large growers. To fully immerse yourself in the field to vase process you will cut and condition armfuls of flowers from the field before using these to create a natural, abundant bouquet and well as stunning table centres. We firmly believe sustainable floristry includes being a sustainable business and so we will go through pricing structures for accurately quoting for the different designs, sharing our process for creating recipes and stem counts. There will be ample opportunities for photography to expand your portfolio, making use of the impressive backdrop of the ancient Tithe Barn. Full written course notes will be yours to take home. 

Course Aims

  1. This course empowers florists by giving you the knowledge and confidence to incorporate seasonal British-grown Spring flowers, foliage and planted material.

  2. You will become confident in sourcing, pricing, ordering, and creating designs using sustainable mechanics for natural, whimsical bouquets, table centres and the creation of a banquet style tablescape. 

Content:

 

  1. Sourcing and availability of Spring flowers

  2. How to select, cut and condition Spring flowers

  3. The different styles you can create with British flowers

  4. Creating Stem Counts

  5. Creating and developing flower recipes

  6. How to price your designs

  7. Sustainable mechanics for stunning table centres with three different design briefs.

  8. Creation of a large group tablescape

  9. How to create natural, whimsical bouquet

 

Photograph opportunities for your portfolio include:

  1. The varieties of flowers and foliage in season in Spring. Perfect for creating mood boards for wedding proposals. 

  2. Your abundant bouquet

  3. Your table centre

  4. A full table scape set up with all designs, including candles.

The course includes lunch and refreshments, and you should arrive at 9:00 for a 9:30 start. Lunch will be from 12:30-13:30, and we will finish at 16:30. You will take home your bouquet, table centre and written course materials.

Book all four courses together and save 10% (£230)

Payment plans are available. Please email us on info@featherstoneflowers.co.uk for further details. 

Learning Outcomes

 

After completing the course you will have:

  • A comprehensive understanding of sustainable floral mechanics.

  • Knowledge of working with fresh and dried cut flowers, fresh foliage, and the use of planted materials for large-scale installations.

  • Understanding which products (fresh or dried cut flowers or planted materials) and which mechanics are suitable for different design types and why.

  • Increased confidence in creating beautiful designs with British flowers.

  • Knowledge of sundries, tools, and vessels suitable for a variety of design types.

  • Increased confidence in determining stem counts, using recipes, and allocating flowers for designs.

  • Understanding of how to appropriately price your designs.

  • Enhanced your knowledge of the wide range of British flower varieties available from local growers.

  • Gained a deeper understanding of seasonal variation in availability.

  • Acquired knowledge of the growth, harvesting, and post-harvest treatment of British cut flowers.

  • Developed confidence in approaching and communicating with local growers.

  • Learned techniques for proper care and conditioning of a variety of seasonal flowers.

  • Gained insights into the various types of flower farms operating in the UK.

  • Learned about the different sources from which you can obtain British flowers and foliage.​

Please download the PDF below to see the full course outline. 

  • Gain knowledge and confidence in sourcing and using British flowers

    Started May 11

    2,050 British pounds
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