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People often say to me they aren’t creative and therefore assume they can’t make beautiful flower arrangements.  My response is come along and try, you will surprise yourself.

I held wreath making workshops last Christmas and I am so glad I did.  Not only were they great fun for me but also for the lovely people who came along.  They were not only amazed at what they created but they were also justifiably proud.

So if you are curious to learn more about floristry or just want to try your hand at creating something beautiful then my flower workshops are just perfect to give you the opportunity to switch off for a few hours and indulge yourself.

Learn in an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere

We all have busy lives but you need to remember that the person normally holding everything together at home is you.  I want people to come along to my flower workshops to enjoy them.  There is no pressure.  It’s time to switch off from normal life for a couple of hours and treat yourself to some well earned ‘me time’.

Where do the workshops take place?

I run my workshops from my home in Mentmore as I am a home based florist.  I have small numbers at each workshop, that way I have plenty of time to provide help, as and when required.  Don’t worry, we won’t be interrupted, I only hold my workshops when it’s just me at home.

It’s a pretty relaxed affair.  There is plenty of tea and coffee to hand and of course florists need the obligatory delicious home-made cake when they are working so there will be plenty of cake to go round.

I normally have a maximum of 6 people per workshop although on request I can cater for larger groups elsewhere locally.

I am also happy to do workshops at your home if you would prefer not to travel.  Perhaps a family wreath making session or a get together with friends.  I will bring everything you need for the workshop with me.

Types of workshop

On Mother’s Day I will be running a hand-tied bouquet workshop, priced at £50 per person.  Bring your Mum along and spend a couple of hours creating your own hand tied bouquet.  Together, we will make beautiful bouquets full of gorgeous seasonal flowers and foliage.  All flowers are bought fresh for the workshops, that way you will continue to enjoy them once you get them home.   We will spend time gift wrapping your bouquet, adding a water bubble so you have a truly stunning bouquet to take home to enjoy.

Throughout April I will be running Spring wreath making workshops.  Packed full of seasonal spring flowers you can take your creation home to hang on your door or use as a stunning centrepiece for your table.

Everyone loves Peonies don’t they?  Those big blousy blooms never fail to impress. I will be hosting a workshop to celebrate these gorgeous flowers.  We will make hand-tied bouquets using these stunning flowers.

I will post updates on my website, facebook and instagram pages about these so please keep your eyes peeled for the dates.

I can also offer other workshops as requested, whether a flower crown workshop for hen parties or table centrepieces for a dinner party.  As always, if you don’t see what you are after on my website, just drop me an e mail or give me a call, I’m always happy to help.

Step-by-step instruction

I like to teach step-by-step so that everyone knows what they are doing.  We make whatever it is we are making in stages, that way no-one gets left behind or feels out of their depth.  No previous experience is required.

We will start by preparing our flowers and I will give you the names of the flowers and foliage we will be using.  I also offer advice on the best way to care for your flowers once you get home.

I like to encourage people to be as creative as they like, I love that everyone’s outcome is always different.

See what you can achieve

I love seeing my customers realise what they can achieve given the time, the tools, a little friendly guidance and encouragement whether it be a stunning hand-tied bouquet or a beautiful Christmas wreath.  I just love running workshops.  I really enjoy the sense of achievement people who come to me gain and I am also lucky enough to have met some truly wonderful people.

How to book

If you fancy coming along for a few fun filled hours, my latest flower workshops are on my website www.oliveandrose.co.uk.  Just give me a call on 01296 661488 or my mobile 07899956006 or drop me an e mail aly@oliveandrose.co.uk to book.  A deposit of £20 per person can be taken over the phone when your booking is made.  You can come alone and meet other like minded people or come with a group of friends so that you all know each other, it’s entirely up to you.

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