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 2017 at Swanton Morley House, Norfolk

28 February 2018 – Introductory to Floristry

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

We cover all the basics that you need to understand floral design with this two-part 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: £130 per person (includes both sessions running on 28th February and 7th March 2018)

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3 March 2018 – Spring Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

A gorgeous morning of flower meanings and sentiments using the Language of Flowers and then using beautiful blooms and foliage, learn the techniques for making a stunning Spring Hand Tied Bouquet – perfect for Mother’s Day but also an opportunity to team up with a friend or someone special.

All flowers, materials. equipment, expert tuition, delicious refreshments are included and all designs made can be taken home.

Price: £70 per person (or £130 per person when booking the afternoon workshop, Spring – A Celebration of the Season!)

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3 March 2018 – Spring – A celebration of the Season!

Time: 1.30pm to 4pm

Come and enjoy an afternoon of floristry with the best materials which an early Spring season can offer. Using an abundance of flowers, foliage and other foraged material we will be creating a beautiful Spring parallel centrepiece which will include a little low-level lighting for atmosphere – a perfect arrangement to give as a gift or why not treat somebody to the workshop with one of our gift vouchers.

Includes all flowers, materials, equipment, expert tuition, delicious refreshments and all designs made can be taken home.

Price: £70 per person (or £130 per person when booking the morning workshop, Spring Hand Tied Bouquet)

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7 March 2018 – Introductory to Floristry

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

We cover all the basics that you need to understand floral design with this two-part 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: £130 per person (includes both sessions running on 28th February and 7th March 2018)

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24 March 2018 – Spring Wreaths

Time: 10am to 12.30pm

Welcome friends over the Easter weekend with a stunning Spring wreath for your home or to give as gift. Not just for Christmas, floral wreaths are stunning anytime of the year and at this workshop we will focus on making beautiful wreaths which are bursting with natural and seasonal materials and elegant accessories. With lots of designs tips and ideas for using floral wreaths for the home or event decoration this hands-on workshop is perfect for anyone looking to develop the creative side of their floristry skills.

Includes all flowers, materials, equipment, expert tuition, coffee and cake and all designs made can be taken home.

Price: £75 per person

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2 May 2018 – Hanging Floral Installations

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 not only provide you with all the technical skills to create hanging hoops and hanging branch designs, but we will also cover design ideas using the best flower and foliage with lots of inspirational advice and guidance.

Includes all flowers, materials, equipment, expert tuition, coffee and cake and all designs made can be taken home.

Price: £95 per person

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16 May 2018 – Wedding Flowers

Time: 9.30am to 1pm

This practical and fun hands on workshop will equip you will all the skills you need, not only to make beautiful table centres and hand-tied bouquets but gorgeous buttonholes, boutonnières, corsages and with demonstrations of other designs too. 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 wedding or party flowers.

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

Price: £95 per person

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30 June 2018 – Big, Blousy and British – Arrangements for British Flower Week!

Time: 10am to 1pm

In celebration of British Flower Week, this fun filled workshop will be focusing on designing and making a large floral arrangement which would be stunning for a wedding or any other special occasion. This session will leave you fully equipped to tackle any large pedestal arrangement and we will look at different styles and tools to help you create a professional design, with lots of fun along the way using oodles of gorgeous local flower and foliage. They can get quite big!

Includes all flowers, materials, equipment, expert tuition, coffee and cake and all designs made can be taken home. For this workshop, you will be provided with a basic container and will be given lots of examples on how to dress these for different looks and occasions.

Price: £95 per person

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To make a booking please complete the booking form or email info@swantonmorleystudios.co.uk or call 01362 637828.

Penny Nicholas

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