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.
Onto today’s blog post and I’m delighted to let you know about a collaboration between two wonderful floral duos. On October 10th, Ellie and Anna from The Flower Appreciation Society are welcoming Oxfordshire based Henrietta and Bridget from The Land Gardeners to their London studio for a collaborative Growing & Arranging Cut Flowers Workshop.
This workshop is perfect for anyone who’s interested in growing their own cut flowers and would like to learn how to arrange them in a loose, natural style. In the morning, Henrietta and Bridget will be discussing how to design, plan and manage your own cut flower garden, from a small patch to running your own business. They’ll also cover how to use your existing garden as a cut flower resource and how to create new cut flower borders. And you’ll learn how to plan a garden, which will produce flowers in Spring/Summer 2019.
After lunch, Ellie and Anna will demonstrate how to design a seasonal arrangement, using flowers and foliage from both their cutting garden and The Land Gardeners’. They will discuss how to prepare your cut flowers for use, colour combinations, texture, shape and form. Then it’s your turn to make a beautiful arrangement using British flowers to take home with you.
Henrietta and Bridget from The Land Gardeners
Ellie and Anna from The Flower Appreciation Society
If you’d like more information about the workshop and to book your place, please visit The Flower Appreciation Society’s website. There you’ll also find details of another collaborative workshop which they’re holding – A Sculptural Installation and Vase Arranging Workshop with Pyrus.