Floristry Workshops, Norfolk

Flower arranging and floristry courses

Flowers are for sharing and I am passionate about the language of flowers and the special message they convey from a giver to a recipient.

 Share my knowledge

As a trained florist and a highly-experienced floristry tutor, who has worked at many locations and venues across the country, I gain immense pleasure in passing on my knowledge and expertise through a range of floristry workshops and flower arranging classes delivered at the Norfolk School of Floristry or private tuition at the home of Crown House Flowers at Horsham St Faith, Norfolk.

Workshop feature

Whether you are a beginner, or have more experience, I would love to share my knowledge of flower arranging with you – either on an individual basis, with private tuition arranged by appointment, or in courses for larger groups.

Learning new floristry skills

To enjoy the opportunity to discover more about floristry and set you on a route to creating your own fantastic displays and arrangements see our 2016 programme of events.

How it works

I will provide the flowers, apron, equipment and other materials to allow you to enjoy the opportunity to learn new skills with confidence in a relaxed setting. At the end of a fun day, you will be in a position to take home the floral design you create within the workshop. Classes are relaxed and suitable for all ages.

Flower arranging parties

In addition, I am delighted to be able to offer corporate team building events, children’s parties and wedding party workshops.

The Norfolk School of Floristry

Located in the heart of Norfolk, the Norfolk School of Floristry has been designed to inspire every level of florist, whether you are a complete beginner or have lots of experience and are keen to refresh and add to your floristry skills.

The Floristry School is based at Swanton Morley House within it’s newly renovated studios and 10 acres of glorious gardens. With a passion for seasonal and British grown flowers, the School uses, where possible, flowers and foliage grown at Swanton Morley House and from other local Norfolk flower growers.

Norfolk School of Floristry Workshops in autumn and winter 2018 at Swanton Morley House, Norfolk

19 September 2018 – Late Summer Landscape Floral Designs

Time: 9.30am to 1pm

This elegant workshop will focus on designing stunning arrangements using the very best of late summer flowering blooms. These designs can be used for any number of floral displays from table decorations through to floor designs which would be perfect for wedding aisle style. This hands-on workshop will not only provide you with all the technical skills to create these arrangements but we will also cover design principals and discuss how these designs could be up-scaled for dramatic effect!
Includes all flowers, materials, equipment, expert tuition, coffee and cake and all designs made can be taken home

Price: £110 per person

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29 September 2018 – Introductory to Floristry

Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm

We cover all the basics that you need to understand floral design with this course. A good balance of theory and practical sessions allows you to build your confidence and will inspire you to start your own floral journey. This course is ideal for anybody who has no or very little floristry experience and also for those who have been arranging for years and who would like to revisit the elements and principles of design.
Our relaxed and fun courses will also provide you with lots of tips and guidance to give you the confidence and knowledge to have a go at further designs at home.
Includes all flowers, materials, equipment, expert tuition, coffee and cake and all designs made can be taken home

Price: £135 per person

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3 October 2018 – Autumnal Hanging Florals

Time: 9.30am to 1pm

Hanging floral designs are currently putting the “wow” into wedding and event floristry with beautiful and unusual designs decorating marquees and venues. This hands-on workshop will provide you with all the technical skills to create a stunning hanging branch design using the best autumnal flower and foliage with lots of inspirational advice and guidance. A perfect design to decorate your home for autumn.
Includes all flowers, materials, equipment, expert tuition, coffee and cake and all designs made can be taken home

Price: £115 per person

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13 October 2018 – Classical Urn Arrangements

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Aimed at all levels, this beautiful autumnal course will look at and take inspiration from the paintings of Dutch Masters to create classical urn arrangements. After a step-by-step demonstration covering techniques for creating a stunning display, types of vases and urns and guidance on using colours and textures, each participant will then create their own design.
With lots of advice on seasonal flowers and caring for your arrangements, this workshop is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about creating stunning urn arrangements which can be used to decorate the home and special enough for weddings and events.
This workshop includes all seasonal flowers, foliage, materials, equipment, expert tuition, refreshments and all designs made can be taken home. A container will be provided for your arrangement with an option to buy an urn if required.

Price: £95 per person

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28 November 2018 – Christmas Wreaths

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

An old favourite with this year’s twist. Come along and with step by step guidance, create a unique and stunning wreath for a porch, door or wall. We provide a huge variety of seasonal material (not just holly!), lots of Christmassy extras and beautiful ribbons plus lots of ideas to help you design a wreath with a “wow” factor.
This workshop includes all seasonal flowers, foliage, materials, equipment, expert tuition and refreshments and all designs made can be taken home

Price: £75 per person

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5 December 2018 – Christmas Wreaths

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

An old favourite with this year’s twist. Come along and with step by step guidance, create a unique and stunning wreath for a porch, door or wall. We provide a huge variety of seasonal material (not just holly!), lots of Christmassy extras and beautiful ribbons plus lots of ideas to help you design a wreath with a “wow” factor.
This workshop includes all seasonal flowers, foliage, materials, equipment, expert tuition and refreshments and all designs made can be taken home

Price: £75 per person

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6 December 2018 – A Scandi Christmas

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Bring on the cosy winter nights as we continue to embrace the Scandi heart-warming style of “Hygge” here at The Norfolk School of Floristry! Following a step by step demonstration, each participant will have a go at making their own parallel design with tall candles and lots of Nordic spruce. This will certainly light up the dark nights of advent or be simply stunning enough as a table centre or so welcoming on a windowsill.

This workshop includes all seasonal flowers, foliage, materials, equipment, expert tuition and refreshments and all designs made can be taken home.

Price: £75 per person

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8 December 2018 – Decorate your home for Christmas! – Festive Hanging Bower

Time: 9.30am to 12pm

As an alternative to the traditional Christmas wreath, this workshop will cover the technical and design principals for making a festive hanging branch design. Perfect for hanging on your door or above your Christmas table.

We will provide an abundance of fresh and foraged material and lots of festive extras including beautiful ribbons, cinnamon sticks, dried fruit and pinecones etc. to help you get creative with your own design.

This workshop includes all seasonal flowers, foliage, materials, equipment, expert tuition and refreshments and all designs made can be taken home.

This workshop includes all seasonal flowers, foliage, materials, equipment, expert tuition and refreshments and all designs made can be taken home.

Price: £75 per person (or £140 per person when also booking the afternoon A Scandi Christmas session).

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8 December 2018 – Decorate your home for Christmas! – A Scandi Christmas

Time: 1pm to 3.30pm

Bring on the cosy winter nights as we continue to embrace the Scandi heart-warming style of “Hygge” here at The Norfolk School of Floristry! Following a step by step demonstration, each participant will have a go at making their own parallel design with tall candles and lots of Nordic spruce. This will certainly light up the dark nights of advent or be simply stunning enough as a table centre or so welcoming on a windowsill.

This workshop includes all seasonal flowers, foliage, materials, equipment, expert tuition and refreshments and all designs made can be taken home.

Price: £75 per person (or £140 per person when also booking the morning Festive Hanging Bower session).

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11 December 2018 – Festive Flowers as Gifts

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Just in time for Christmas, this fun and hands-on workshop will cover techniques for creating a beautiful festive hand-tied arrangement using lots of flowers, foliage and seasonal extras. We will also be looking at different ways of using flowers as gifts this Christmas which will look like they have walked straight out of a high-end florist shop. Perfect presents for the “difficult to buy for”.
Includes all flowers, materials, equipment, expert tuition, coffee and cake and all designs made can be taken home. For this workshop, a small urn is also included but please also bring along your own urn or vase.

Price: £80 per person

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15 December 2018 – Christmas Wreaths

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

An old favourite with this year’s twist. Come along and with step by step guidance, create a unique and stunning wreath for a porch, door or wall. We provide a huge variety of seasonal material (not just holly!), lots of Christmassy extras and beautiful ribbons plus lots of ideas to help you design a wreath with a “wow” factor.
This workshop includes all seasonal flowers, foliage, materials, equipment, expert tuition and refreshments and all designs made can be taken home

Price: £75 per person (or £145 per person when also booking the afternoon Christmas Garlands session).

Book here

To make a booking please complete the booking form or email thenorfolkschooloffloristry@gmail.com or call 01362 637828.

Penny Nicholas