l hope you had a lovely weekend. After the incredible tropical heat last week here in the UK, especially in the South East, I was so pleased to see the rain yesterday and drop in temperature! I love the sunshine and blue skies. But my thoughts are very much with you if you’re a florist or flower grower coping with these extreme weather conditions, which are due to return towards the end of this week.… Read more
Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending a gathering at the McQueens Flower School to celebrate their 20th Anniversary. And what a wonderful evening it was!
Set up in 1998, the school has attracted students from all over the world. It was founded to provide an opportunity to teach the McQueens’ philosophy…the principles of seasonality, style, simplicity and skill.
Innovation and creativity remain at the heart of everything at the school, not only at their London base, but also internationally as in the last five years its tutors have taught and lectured in Australia, Dubai, China, Japan, America and Italy.… Read more
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful Gala Dinner hosted by floral designer Karen Tran (pictured above) at The Lanesborough in London. It took place on the final evening of The 3-Day Floral Experience course and showcased the amazing flower installations created by Karen and her students, with support florist Leanne Roberts-Hewitt and her team at Wildabout.… Read more
I’m delighted today to feature an interview with Brigitte Girling from Moss & Stone (pictured left below), together with stunning images from her ‘A Winter Gathering Workshop’ with Kate Hargreaves from Tangle & Thyme (pictured right below), which took place last November.
How did your workshop with Kate from Tangle & Thyme come about?
Kate and I first met at the Flowerona Branding for Florists workshop a year a half ago. This course was instrumental in providing the opportunity for several of us to meet for the first time having known each other on Instagram.… Read more
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 talented Susan McLeary from Passionflower is one of the guest teachers!
Read on to discover what inspired Sylvia to create this experience plus a very special offer for Flowerona readers…… Read more