Melton Mowbray florists

Workshops and Courses

Our fabulous courses - we do hope you can join us

If you see a course you like but prefer another day/time please let us know as we can offer other dates

Gift Vouchers are available for all our workshops/courses and make the perfect gift for Flower lovers

Floristry courses are enjoyable and you learn lots of new skills. No experience is necessary and best of all you take your creations home

 

Comment from a student

"I had a wonderful time and learnt so much!  Susan is a brilliant teacher and I will definitely be coming back for more!" - Fiona Jones


Floristry Career Series
Three Day Beginners Floristry Course

with Lunch

This is an informative three-day course and is ideal if you are considering changing your career or would like more in depth knowledge about Flower Arranging/Floristry for your hobby. During this course, you will get lots of insider tips and tricks of the trade. Suitable for beginners or those with a little knowledge. 

Over the three days you will learn how to create several designs using different techniques  and you will take them home

Fee:        £450                        Book your place
Dates:     Monday 16 January - Wednesday 18 January
        OR  Wednesday 3 May  - Friday 5 May
        OR  Wednesday 4 October - Friday 6 October
Time:      10.30am - 4.30pm 


Floristry Career Series
Wedding Floristry Course
with Lunch

Individual days can be booked or you can book all 5 days. The full course is very comprehensive and covers all aspects of Wedding Floristry

Each day will be a different topic of Wedding Floristry

Fee:      £165 per day or £775 for 5 days         Book your place
Date:    Saturday 4  February         - Hand Tied Bridal Bouquet
            Wednesday 8  February   - Tablecentres
            Wednesday 15  February - Cascading bouquet
            Wednesday 22 February   - Corsages/crowns/boutonnieres
            Wednesday 8 March         - Costings/business
Time:    10am - 4pm

This course will be repeated in September


Floristry Career Series
Funeral Floristry Course

with Lunch

Individual days can be booked or you can book all 5 days. The full course is very comprehensive and covers all aspects of Funeral Floristry

Each day will be a different topic of Funeral Floristry

Fee:    £165 per day or £775 for 5 days         Book your place
Date:  Thursday 9 February    - Wreath and Cushion
            Thursday 16 February - Double and Single ended spray
            Thursday 23 February - Letters and Sheafs
            Thursday 9  March       - Biodegradable/natural
            Thursday 16 March      - Costings/taking orders/business
Time:    10am - 4pm

     this course will be repeated in September


Flowers for Your Home 
with Afternoon Tea

This is a session where you can decide what you would like to make - table centre, sideboard arrangement, kitchen table etc  There will be lovely flowers to use and lots of help available. You will learn how to look after flowers to make them last longer and lots more tips and advice to enable you to create lovely designs for your home

 

Fee:     £55                         Book your place
Date:   Saturday 25 February
             Friday 14 July
              Thursday 9 November
Time:   1pm - 4pm

 


Contemporary Floral Design Workshop
with Lunch

Contemporary Designs are ideal to fulfil corporate orders for flower arrangements and will look great in your office and home.  We will use fabulous flowers in gorgeous colours, a whole array of leaves and various sundries to create beautiful designs.

Fee:     £150                           Book your place
Date:   Wednesday 1 March
           Wednesday 5 July
           Friday 22 September
Time:  10am - 4pm


DIY Wedding Flowers
Bouquet, Boutonniere and Table Arrangement

with Lunch

This relaxed, informal and creative day is suitable for beginners.   You will create a boutonniere, simple hand tied bridal posy and  table arrangement to take home. This is also a good introduction to wedding floristry. This day is purely practical. To find out more about ordering, planning etc it is advisable to book the 2 day workshop

Fee:       £165                        Book your place
Dates:    Thursday 2 March
              Friday 2 June
              Saturday 9 September
Time:     10am - 4pm        


Seasonal Hand-tied Bouquet in Aqua pack 
and floral gift wrapping
with Lunch

Learn the art of creating a gorgeous country style handtied bouquet using beautiful fresh flowers and foliage. You will be guided through assembling, tying and wrapping your bouquet in stylish packaging. You will learn two methods and lots of wrapping ideas for floral gifts. Ideal to give as a lovely gift for friends or as a treat for yourself.

Fee       £150                         Book your place
Dates:  Saturday 11 March
               Saturday 6 May
               Thursday 22 June
               Saturday 30 September
Time:    10am - 4pm
 


Branches and Blooms
Seasonal Woodland Design
with Lunch

Create an arrangement without floral foam. This is a woodland inspired design using foliage,twigs,  bark, berries, seedpods and lovely blooms. Let your intuition guide you to be inspired to create a woodland wonder.  We will of course help!

Fee:     £55                        Book your place
Date:   Monday 6 March
             Saturday 24 June
             Monday 6 November
Time:   11am - 2pm


Vintage Floral Display on a Cake Stand
with Afternoon Tea

Come and find out how to create a Vintage style table arrangement. Ideal for home or for weddings. Lots of tips and inspiration. You will create a table arrangement on a Cakestand to take home - guaranteed to impress friends and family.

Fee:        £55                        Book your place
Dates:   Wednesday 15 March
                Saturday 22 April
               Friday 23 June
               Wednesday 20 September
Time:     1pm - 4pm          


Arranging Flowers from Your Garden
with Lunch

What better than to pop out into your garden with your shears, trug and floppy hat and pick a few blooms to brighten your kitchen

Using simple tricks of the trade you will learn how to transform blooms and foliage from the garden into a gorgeous bouquet. 

Fee:     £55                        Book your place
Date:   Monday 20 March
             Wednesday 21 June
             Monday 18 September
Time:  11am - 2pm


Rustic Flower Table Arrangement 
with Afternoon Tea

Who can resist seasonal flowers arranged in a rustic box. Ideal for weddings, kitchens and in fact anywhere you want to create some floral loveliness. Also fabulous to give as a gift.

Fee:     £55                 Book your place
Date:   Friday 24 March
            Thursday 12 October
Time:   1pm - 4pm


Mother's Day Workshop
with Luxury Afternoon Tea

It's the day before Mother's Day and your mum will enjoy learning a new skill and having fun creating a beautiful flower arrangement. So instead of just giving a bunch of flowers, give her the knowledge and skill of how to create them.

Fee:     £60                        Book your place
Date:   Saturday 25 March
Time:   1pm - 4pm


Tropical Florals
with Lunch and tropical fruit punch!

Using greens, whites and peaches and some vibrant colours, the completed arrangements will create a little bit of paradise in your home

We will teach you the mechanics behind working with these tropical flowers and knowing which one to choose.

Fee:     £150                         Book your place
Date:   Wednesday 29 March
Time:   10am - 4pm


Transform Supermarket Flowers Workshop
with Lunch

We have amended our popular Supermarket Flowers workshop to 5 hours instead of 3 hours so that you can learn even more ways to make supermarket flowers look amazing. 

Do you pick up the first bunch you see, throw them into your trolley, get home and plonk them in a vase? Come to this workshop and learn how to turn that bunch into something stunning! You will learn the professional trade secrets of selecting and conditioning flowers and foliage and how to use supermarket flowers to create a beautiful table arrangement with the addition of some garden foliage and floral foam

Fee:       £110                        Book your place                                               
Dates:   Friday 31 March
                Saturday 3 June
                Friday 29 September
Time:      10am - 3pm


Stunning Spring Flower Arrangement 
with Afternoon Tea

OOh all the lovely Spring Flowers to choose from to bring Spring into your home with a gorgeous arrangement. Daffodils, Narcissi, Hyacinth, Iris and more.. You will create a stunning Spring Flower Arrangement using some unusual ingredients! Celebrate the 1st of April at this lovely relaxed workshop

Fee       £55                        Book your place
Dates:  Saturday 1 April
Time:    1pm - 4pm
 


2 day Intermediate Floristry Course
with Lunch

Learn how to create A Topiary Flower Arrangement (Ball on a stick!) how to decorate wedding arches, 

Floristry Secrets, Tips and Tricks of the Trade and budgets, Reducing wastage and taking practical floristry to the next level.

 

This course ideal for people who have already attended our other workshops or people who have some basic floristry knowledge

You will take home a flower arrangement each day

Fee:        £330                     Book your place
Date:      Wednesday 5 April and Thursday 6 April
Time       10am - 4pm


Compote Arrangement
with Luxury Afternoon tea

A compote is a bowl with a single stem used to hold fruit or nuts etc. But we florists have commandeered it for flowers and it is a hot trend at the moment. Absolutely gorgeous and we will use fabulous blooms to create a stunning design that you will be very proud of.

Fee:     £65                        Book your place
Date:   Friday 7 April
             Thursday 6 July
             Thursday 2 November
Time:   1pm - 4pm


Candelabra Flower Arrangement
with Lunch

You will be amazed at what a lovely design you can create even if you are a complete beginner. Lots of guided tuition and some beautiful flowers and foliage to work with. The height of the candelabra is 60cm

Fee:    £125  (includes Candelabra)           Book your place
Date:  Saturday 8 April
Time:  11am - 3pm


Easter Wreath for Table or Door
with Coffee/Cake

Back again by popular demand is our Easter Wreath workshop. 

You can choose from a willow wreath or an Oasis ring which we then dress with flowers, herbs and textured foliage, eggs, bunnies

Fee:      £50                         Book your place           
Date:    Wednesday 12 April
Time:   10am - 12.30pm

*Book all 3 Easter workshops and get £10 discount and Lunch


Easter Flower Arrangement
with Tea/Cake

Using fabulous Spring Flowers in purples pinks and yellows and some lovely fresh foliage to create a beautiful design that will last over the Easter period. A lot of spring flowers have soft stems and you will learn techniques for using these in arrangements.

Fee:      £45                      Book your place
Date:    Wednesday 12 April
Time:    1.15pm - 3.15pm

*Book all 3 Easter workshops and get £10 discount and Lunch


Easter Basket/Nest
with Tea/Cake

Using fabulous Spring Flowers in purples pinks and yellows and some lovely fresh foliage and twigs to create a beautiful design that will last over the Easter period. Many Spring flowers have soft stems and you will learn techniques for using these in arrangements.

Fee:      £45                      Book your place
Date:    Wednesday 12 April
Time:    3.45pm - 5.45pm

*Book all 3 Easter workshops and get £10 discount and Lunch


Flower Arranging Taster 
with Tea/Cake

Ever wondered what it's like to arrange flowers in Floral foam (Oasis)? Why not come along to this workshop and find out! You will create a simple arrangement using lovely flowers and take it home to impress. Warning - you can get hooked! some people have been to over 20 of our workshops,

Fee       £45                         Book your place
Dates:  Thursday 1 June
Time:    1pm - 3pm


Two Day Wedding Flower Course 
with Lunch

You will learn how to decide which flowers to use, when to order and how many to order. We will look at the different types of tablecentres that are available as well as hands-on creating a hand tied bridal posy, boutonniere and tablecentre to take home. A very informative 2 days, - a good introduction to Wedding Floristry

Fee          £330                         Book your place
Dates:    Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 May  OR
              Friday 29 and saturday 30 September
Time:      10am - 4pm


Jam Jar, Mason Jar & Jug Flower Arrangement Workshop
with Afternoon Tea

Ideal for weddings or a lovely kitchen tablecentre. You will personalise your jam jar using your own design with ribbon, hessian, etc (help available if needed) and then learn tips and tricks of the trade to keep flowers fresh and looking great. Then hands on to create that just picked look for your jam jar. Find out how to maximise impact within your budget. Advice on using flowers cut from your garden or someone else's! You will also create a lovely arrangement in a jug - ideal for kitchen table

Fee:       £55                       Book your place
Dates:  Wednesday 17 May Fully booked
               Friday 9 June 5 places
               Saturday 8 July 

Time:    1pm - 4pm

 

Romantic Urn Table Arrangement
with Lunch

Create a stunning arrangement for your table in an urn with flowers and foliage spilling over the edges in an informal modern way. Romantic, dreamy and slightly wild.

Fee:     £95                        Book your place
Date:   Thursday 18 May - Fully booked
            Thursday 7 September
Time:   11am - 3pm


Boho Chic!
with Luxury Afternoon Tea

Lovely vintage style mercury glass vases and an array of blooms, branches, berries and moss feature in this workshop where you will learn to create a striking arrangement that gives a loose and romantic bohemian feel

Fee         £60                         Book your place
Dates:   Wednesday 31 May
Time:     1pm - 4pm


Large Scale Flower Arrangement
with Lunch

Whether it's for a large venue, church or your home, come to this workshop and learn to create stunning statement arrangements. You will take your arrangements home. You will get lots of insider tips and tricks and how to create a gorgeous pedestal design whilst sticking to a budget. Ideal for people wishing to arrange large flower arrangements for weddings and events

Fee:      £185                     Book your place
Date:     Thursday 7 June
              Wednesday 6 September
Time:    10am - 4pm


Lush and Gorgeous Summer Flower Arrangement Workshop
with Luxury Afternoon Tea

The workshop everyone wants but there are only six places! Reserve your place quickly so that you will be able to create this very desirable flower arrangement using big beautiful blooms and lots of fabulous foliage in a gorgeous container.  Lots of inspiration and guidance to ensure that you leave with an arrangement that will wow everyone who sees it. This design exudes lusciousness (is that a word!)

Fee:      £85                       Book your place
Date:    Saturday 10 June
Time:    1pm - 4.30pm


Antique Rose - Victorian Style
with delicious 3 course Lunch

During this workshop you will use gorgeous antique roses with dusky undertones, beautiful freesias and many more flower varieties.  Create two designs - a romantic container arrangement and a vintage hand tied bouquet. with lovely trailing silk ribbon

Soft, romantic, fragrant and textured

Fee:     £110                          Book your place
Date:   Thursday 15 June 
Time:  
11am - 4pm


Martini Vase and Rose Bowl Workshop
with Lunch
 

For a stunning statement at a Wedding or Function or on your dining table, a 60cm tall Martini Vase is ideal.  Learn how to create an amazing design with a wow factor, We will use fabulous flowers, foliage and water crystals. In the afternoon we will use beautiful roses to create an arrangement in a silver coloured bowl

Martini vase, mirror plate and rose bowl are included

 

Fee:      £165                      Book your place
Date:    Friday 16 June

Time:    10am - 4pm


Floristry Career Series
Setting up a Floristry Business 

with Lunch

During this intensive and informal day you will learn all the 'ins and outs' of setting up a home based floristry business.  From registering your business to minimising wastage, start up requirements e.g. containers. This workshop focuses on business aspects of floristry and isn't hands on with flowers. If you are considering working from home with flowers this is the workshop for you.

Fee:     £395                        Book your place
Dates: Monday 26 June - Wednesday 28 June
Time    10am - 4pm     


Let's go Foraging!!
with lunch/picnic at Rose Cottage

Come along and have a great time foraging in the area and we will then bring our bounty back to Rose Cottage to create something spectacular with some lovely blooms too.

Fee:     £55                         Book your place
Date:   Monday 18th September
Time:   11am - 2pm


Summer Couture Bouquet
with Luxury Afternoon Tea

Create an elegant bouquet that exudes grace. Ideal to wrap for a gift, or for a wedding bouquet, or in a vase on your table.  Simply stunning, using beautiful summer flowers

Fee:     £65                         Book your place
Date:   Wednesday 12 July
Time:   1pm - 4pm


Arranging with Wild Summer Flowers
with Lunch

Let your imagination go wild with lovely blooms, grasses and anything else that is Wild and Wondrous. This workshop will only use what is available in the Wild, so is very seasonal.  A lovely natural container is included too.  Learn how to make these flowers look their best

Fee:     £55                         Book your place
Date:   Thursday 13 July
Time:   10.30am - 1.30pm


Running a Flower Shop (Introduction)
with Lunch

So you want to open a Flower Shop? - before you agree to anything, come and spend the day with us, so you can be informed about both good and bad points and give you some idea of what to look for. We have had a shop, so we have the experience for you to benefit from. We will aim to answer all your questions.

Fee:     £150                         Book your place
Date:   Saturday 23 September
Time:  10am - 4pm


Floristry Career Series
Xmas Wreaths
with Lunch

Learn how to create different types of Christmas Wreaths and how to market them for sale.  This is an informative workshop and you will learn how to create a wreath using a wire form and moss and oasis ring. Fee includes a starter kit.

Fee:      £175                       Book your place
Date:    Saturday 14 October
Time:    10am - 4pm


Bespoke Floristry Training
ideal for weddings, events or general interest

with Lunch

The day is designed around your requirements. You will receive one day of expert tuition.  We will discuss the designs that you would like to learn and we will put a package together for you. You take home all your creations. 

Fee:  £220 for one person         Book your place
         £390 for two people  £500 for three people
          Flowers and containers extra
Date: By arrangement
Time: 10am - 4pm

 


Stunning Autumn Berries and Blooms
with Hurricane Lamp Workshop

with Afternoon Tea

Using autumnal flowers and foraged foliage you will create a stunning wreath and in the centre of it will be a lovely hurricane lamp with candle.  We will use shades of orange, red, yellow brown and green.  It will wow friends and neighbours. You could also use the wreath as an Autumnal Door Wreath

Fee:   £65                         Book your place
Date: Friday 27 October
Time  1pm - 4pm
  


Halloween Pumpkin  Flower Arrangement
 with Lunch

Come and create a stunning autumnal flower arrangement in a pumpkin with seasonal flowers and foraged greenery. This will look fabulous on Halloween either indoors or on your porch.  We will be using beautiful oranges, yellows, greens and reds to create this fabulous centrepiece that you will take home to wow friends and neighbours. Battery lights included -  plain or scary!

Fee:     £55                        Book your place
Date:   Saturday 28 October
Time:   11am - 2pm
           


Studio Day
for people who have attended
Career Series Xmas Wreath Workshop

There are just 8 places available to come and make your Wreaths using my studio. Have the mess here instead of in your home and have other people to chat with and bounce ideas of whilst working.  Much better atmosphere than just working on your own. Sandwiches and cake included

This day is available only for people who have attended 2016 or 2017 Business Series Wreath Workshops (any questions, please get in touch) 

Fee:       £25                          Book your place
Date:     Thursday 30 November
Time:    10am - 4pm


Decorate a Fresh Spruce Christmas Door Wreath and
make a small arrangement in a pot with a candle
with Light Lunch

Do you want to create your own door wreath but don't have time, then this is an ideal solution! - we have spruce wreath bases ready for you to add all the finishing touches - pine cones, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, ribbon and much more.  You will leave with a beautifully decorated wreath that will look fabulous on your door.

Fee:      £55                   Book your place
Date:    Saturday 2 December
Time:    10am - 1pm
 


Christmas Door Wreath Workshop
using traditional moss
 
with Lunch

Dress your door with a beautiful bespoke handmade Christmas wreath. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit ...

Come and learn techniques to make your own festive, fresh wreath. You will cover a wire frame in moss, cover in foliage and decorate with traditional materials.  Pine, fir cones, dried limes, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, chillies, ribbons and Christmas baubles will be available for you to choose from.  We will teach and guide you to produce a fabulous wreath that you will be proud to hang from your front door

The workshop includes all equipment and materials Come and get into the festive spirit of the holidays

Fee:       £50                        Book your place
Dates:   Thursday 7 December
      OR   Saturday 9 December
      OR   Wednesday 13 December
Time:     10am - 1pm

             If you would like to do this workshop but can't attend on the dates
             advertised, please get in touch as I may be able to offer an
             alternative date.
 


Christmas Display in a Large Crate
with Lunch

Find out how to use a crate, logs, spruce, twigs, branches, hessian, spray paints, cones and much more to create a fabulous arrangement for your porch or in fact anywhere in your home.

Fee:     £65                          Book your place
Date:   Sunday 10 December
Time   10.30am - 1.30pm

 


Xmas Door Wreath - using Oasis Ring
with Lunch

Dress your door with a beautiful bespoke Christmas wreath. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit ...

Come and learn techniques to make your own festive, fresh wreath. You will use a floral foam (Oasis) base and cover it in a mix of textured foliage and decorate with traditional materials.  Pine, fir cones, dried limes, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, chillies, ribbons and flowers will be available for you to choose from.

We will teach and guide you to produce a fabulous wreath that you will be proud to hang from your front door

The workshop includes all equipment and materials. Come and get into the festive spirit of the holidays

Fee:      £50                        Book your place
Dates:  Monday 11 December 9.30 - 12noon   
     OR  Monday 11 December 1pm - 3.30
 

             If you would like to do this workshop but can't attend on the dates
             advertised, please get in touch as I may be able to offer an
             alternative date.


Christmas Flower Arrangement Workshop
with Light Lunch

Wow your family and Christmas guests with a really  stunning table/sideboard/mantlepiece design that you will create using seasonal foliage, a candle and preserved fruit! Your arrangement will last right through the festive season.

Fee:       £45                        Book your place
Date:     Thursday 14 December 
Time:     10.30am - 1.30pm

            


Christmas Fireplace/Stairs Garland Workshop
with Lunch

Just imagine a beautiful garland on your fireplace or staircase that YOU have created - all your visitors will be wowed! Lots of foliage, cones, fruits and more to create your own individual masterpiece.

**NOW FULL**

Fee:   £65                                        
Date:  Friday 15 December
Time:  11am - 3pm  


Yes, create a Snowman using flowers!
and another arrangement
with Lunch

This is amazing, a lovely  snowman (approx. 25cm).  Come and create this gorgeous man and he won't melt by the fire! 

This will be a real talking point in your home.  You will also make another quirky arrangement at this workshop.  

Places are limited so book early.

Fee:      £75                       Book your place
Date:    Saturday 16  December
Time:    11am - 3pm


Luxury Christmas Table centre with Roses 
with Lunch

Come along to this workshop and you will take home a stunning table centre that you have created. This will have a real wow factor, ideal for all the Christmas Festivities. This will be a real talking point on your Christmas Dinner Table. We will use a wide range of foliage and some beautiful roses as well as other flowers.

Fee:     £55                         Book your place
Date:   Wednesday 20 December
Time:   10.30am - 1.30pm

 


Introduction to Hand Tied Gift Bouquet
 
with coffee and cake

Come and learn how to create a seasonal qua pack bouquet with beautifu packaging 

Fee:       £50                        Book your place
Dates:   Wednesday 1 October
Time:     10am - 12.30pm


Xmas Door Wreath - using Oasis Ring
with Lunch

Dress your door with a beautiful bespoke Christmas wreath. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit ...

Come and learn techniques to make your own festive, fresh wreath. You will use a floral foam (Oasis) base and cover it in a mix of textured foliage and decorate with traditional materials.  Pine, fir cones, dried limes, orange slices, cinnamon sticks, chillies, ribbons and flowers will be available for you to choose from.

We will teach and guide you to produce a fabulous wreath that you will be proud to hang from your front door

The workshop includes all equipment and materials. Come and get into the festive spirit of the holidays

Fee:      £45                       Book your place
Dates:  Sunday 17 December 9.30 - 12noon   
     OR   Sunday 17 December 1pm - 3.30pm
 

             If you would like to do this workshop but can't attend on the dates
             advertised, please get in touch as I may be able to offer an
             alternative date.

Hello - we love flowers and love sharing our knowledge

Some of our fabulous workshop attendees making gorgeous floral creations.......

Why not come and try yourself  - no experience needed