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January 17, 2018

Escape to South Africa on a Botanical Journey with Cape Lily & Passionflower | March 12th – 21st, 2018

I’m delighted to feature an interview with floral designer Sylvia Lukach from Cape Lily (pictured above) about a new kind of floral retreat she's calling a ‘Botanical Journey’ this March in South Africa. The emphasis being not just on floral design but also personal growth. And the incredibly tale…

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November 2, 2017

Christmas Classes at the McQueens Flower School in London

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a special Christmas Preview Event at the McQueens Flower School in London. This year, for the very first time, they're running Christmas classes at their Bethnal Green HQ and the event was a taster of the kind of arrangements that will be part of the classes.…

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October 26, 2017

Large Urn Workshop with Firenza Flowers & Sarah Winward

I've admired the breath-taking work of Utah based Sarah Winward for several years. And I was very fortunate to meet Sarah in person earlier this year. She was holding a Large Urn Workshop in Yorkshire, in collaboration with Fiona Pickles from Firenza Floral Design. And it'll definitely go down as one…

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October 19, 2017

Jennifer Pinder 2 Day Portfolio Workshop | August 2017

If you follow my @UnderTheFloralSpell Instagram account, you may have seen some of Kent-based florist Jennifer Pinder's stunning wedding flower creations. Jenny also holds workshops in her Kent studio, in the grounds of her stunning 16th century house and in August, I was delighted to attended a 2 Day…

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October 12, 2017

Flowers From Your Garden & How To Use Them Course with Shane Connolly

Back in May, I had the pleasure of attending a course by Shane Connolly called 'Flowers from the Garden & How To Use Them'. For over twenty five years, Shane has been running his business, creating timeless, artisan floral arrangements and decorations. And I love that his signature natural fl…

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