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Sustainable Mechanics & British Flowers in Floristry

  • Started Aug 17
  • 2,050 British pounds
  • Nether Wallop

Service Description

This comprehensive course is designed to equip florists with the knowledge and confidence to source, design, and create stunning arrangements using sustainable reusable techniques with British flowers, foliage, and planted materials throughout the year. The course is comprised of four, two-day sessions, one for each season, allowing participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to work with British stems year-round. Booking all four sessions together offers a 10% discount or a £230 saving. To secure your place, a deposit of £570 is required, with the remaining balance payable in full or in equal monthly instalments of £185 over eight months. *Please see the individual seasons for full content description* During the Spring session, you will tour the farm, learn about the different sources of cut material in the UK, and cut and condition Spring blooms from the flower field. The floristry element will include creating table centre arrangements and bouquets, which you will photograph and take home. You will also learn about pricing structures and costing up designs The Summer session will see you harvesting stems from the flower field, and exploring the wide variety of flowers available during this season. We will discuss how to approach flower farmers and what to expect from different types of suppliers. Sarah will demonstrate large urn arrangements, and there will be discussions around costing. You will also create meadow-boxes and kokedama, which you can take home, before bringing all the designs together into one spectacular installation, for which there will be time for photography. In the Autumn session, you will learn about using colour and texture in bouquets and work as a team to create arch installations. We will explore specialty Autumn flowers and where to source them. You will also gain an understanding of the administrative details involved in creating large installations, including costing. The Winter session will focus on creating large hoops and wreaths, which will be brought together for a dramatic installation in our incredible barn. You will learn about incorporating living plant materials in hanging arrangements, the flowers and foliage available during the winter from British growers, and gain confidence in using them in your winter designs. Jess will teach you knots suitable for hanging installations. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day, and you will take home the arrangements and vessels that you create.

Cancellation Policy

Terms and Conditions for Courses and Workshops Cancellations by you • Cancellations made at least one month before the workshop will be refunded in full, less the deposit paid if applicable. • If you wish to cancel within one month of the course start date on any course, you will not be entitled to a refund. • If you have booked a course within one month of the start date, you will not be entitled to a refund. • We can not offer refunds for travel or accommodation costs that you may have incurred as a result of booking a course. • If you are unable to attend a class or classes due to illness, or for personal or professional reasons, you will not be entitled to a refund, extra tuition or to automatically transfer to another course. However, we will consider such action that we believe to be fair and reasonable. If alternative options are offered, there may be an additional charge. Cancellations by us • Courses and workshops have minimum attendance levels and may be cancelled if too few bookings are received. We reserve the right to amend or cancel courses. • If we cancel a course we shall endeavour to give you at least one week’s notice. You will have the option of transferring to another course or having a full refund of the fees, which we will return to you within three weeks. • We will not be liable for any losses (including, but not limited to, travel and accommodation costs) arising as a consequence of any modification or cancellation of courses or timetabling constraints as set out above, beyond the cost of the course fee. Food: Food is regularly served at our workshops and events. You are required to inform us of any dietary requirements or allergies at least 7 days prior to the event. Ideally at the time of booking. By booking onto a course you are agreeing to these terms and conditions

Contact Details

  • Nether Wallop, Stockbridge SO20 8EY, UK

    01264 302980

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