Christmas Wreath Workshops

Get into the Christmas spirit and join us for a fun day designing and making a wonderfully luxurious door wreath and a spectacular table centre arrangement.   

We will be using pure silk ribbons, cinnamon sticks, dried oranges, lemons and limes.   Plenty of bling available if that is your thing or more simple frosted twigs and accessories in various colours. You can choose from a wide range of gorgeous foliages, gold sprays and roses to add the wow factor. 

You will also learn how to make a beautiful table centrepiece.   It can be round or rectangular, your choice.  Please state colour of roses required.   Other materials as above.   

Tea, coffee, fizz and mince pies available to keep you refreshed.

Only four places per class so you can enjoy individual help and advice.   £45.00 per person. 

Payment by paypal to my email address or email for bank transfer details.

Saturday 8th December   10.30 am – 1 pm    OR  2.30 – 5 pm.

Sunday    9th December   10.30 am -1 pm    OR  2.30 –  5 pm

To book a place please email me adahaygarth@hotmail.com

Course Calendar

COURSE DATES 2018    

Most courses are one to one tuition and take place near Holt,  Norfolk.   And less than 10 minutes to the sea.      

Courses take place throughout the year.

All courses are also available as Eco friendly.   No foam or single use plastics involved.

Just let me know which course you would like to do, and on which date, and I will arrange it.   Usually 20 days available each month.

If you have a specific date in mind, which is not mentioned below, e.g. a surprise birthday present for someone special, please email me and I will try to make it possible.

2018             You can do any course on any of the dates                                                  shown below

December  10th  (9th Special Christmas wreath class) 

Gift vouchers available, recipient can choose date in due course.                   

2019 

January   Sold Out

February   18th    20th – 25th   27th 28th

March         1st – 4th   8th – 11th   13th – 18th

If the date you prefer is not shown above please get in touch and I will try to help.

 

 

 

 

 

Festive and Fun Creative Christmas 10am – 1pm or 3pm – 6pm

Whether your Christmas is traditional or modern this course will help you develop your style. We will make an amazing door wreath and totally stunning table centre using the finest flowers, foliages, ribbons, candles, baubles and beads.

If your taste is for the simple natural things in life we can use preserved limes, oranges, cinnamon sticks, birch, twigs and crazy vines.

If you have any special Christmas pieces that you want to incorporate into your designs bring them along on the day and we will have fun working with them.

Time permitting we will make some beautiful tree ornaments to treasure for years to come.

Mince pies and buck’s fizz on arrival.   This is a 1:2:1 course.   

Total cost  includes containers,  flowers and all accessories            £75

GROUP COURSES                                                    £45.00 per person 

Saturday 8th December   10.30 am – 1 pm    OR  2.30 – 5 pm.

Sunday    9th December   10.30 am -1 pm    OR  2.30 –  5 pm

To book a place please email me adahaygarth@hotmail.com

 

Wild Rustic Flower Arrangements

In response to quite a few requests I am now offering a flower arranging course based entirely on easily grown British Country Garden flowers,

Delphiniums, Poppies, Achillias, Lavender, Rosemary, Clematis, Herbs, Verbascums, Foxgloves etc. are just some of the flowers you will be using.

Expect to make four different lovely arrangements which are yours to take home and enjoy.   10.30 am – 2.30 pm

For obvious reasons this course will be best taken in May – October.   Choose from any of the dates shown on my calendar page.

Total cost for the day is £145 to include all containers, baskets, accessories etc.

Silk Christmas Course

During this half day course, which takes place from 11am – 1.30 pm, you will make an impressive Christmas door wreath as well as a beautiful table centre

Using only the highest quality ribbons,beads,baubles,decorative wires, faux foliage and flowers you will treasure these arrangements for years to come.

Class size is limited to four participents to ensure individual help and attention.

Fully inclusive cost for the course is £75.00.

For the next available course date, take a look on our calendar page here.

Payment by paypal to my email address or bank transfer.

Gift Vouchers available in every price range.

 

Silk Flowers Course

All courses are one to one tuition.  £25.00 discount for second attendee.
 
Much as we all love fresh flowers there are occasions when only silk will do.

This course is in response to many recent requests mostly from brides travelling abroad, those who want a permanent keepsake of their perfect day, but also from those suffering from hayfever. As with all our courses this day will be tailored to your own specific requirements.

Brides could make their bouquet, Groom’s buttonhole, Mum’s corsage, Dad’s corsage and chief bridesmaid’s bouquet, flower wall, table arrangement etc etc.  Entirely your choice, expect to make three  or four major items depending upon size.

Silk flower arrangements are also perfect as gifts for new homeowners, new Mums and babies, showroom or office decoration, Christmas decor and much more.

Tell me what you have in mind and the course will be tailored just for you.  You will make at least  three or four beautiful designs in coordinated vases/holders/containers.   Full choice is given regarding style, colours and flowers. All tools, ribbons, beads and other accessories are supplied.   Just bring your camera and lunch.   Tea, coffee & biscuits available all day.    Everything you make is yours to take home at the end of the day. Choose from any date on my calendar.   £145  10.30 am – 2.30 pm      

For a list of available dates please look at our events calendar here.   Below is a lovely email from Marie who, with her friend Sheila, made a stunning bouquet (and other things) for her wedding next spring. Hi Ada, just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’, both Sheila and I thoroughly enjoyed our wedding flower course with you last week.  Cant believe I actually came away with my wedding bouquet done, I absolutely love it.  Never imagined or thought for one minute that it would be so wonderful, just what I wanted, better in fact. Your hospitality was wonderful, your teaching style just right.  I’m under strict instructions not to go for more supplies until Sheila gets back from holiday, think she’s scared i’ll have it all done for when she comes back!!  Anyway thanks again, we had a wonderful time, really enjoyed ourselves and would not hesitate to recommend you and your course to others in fact I will be doing so with all my friends. Take care, Marie

Floristry Course

Floristry Training Course

COULD I BE A FLORIST?

All courses are one to one tuition.

 

A Two or Three day intensive course.   10.30 – 2.30 each day.

This course is for all those of you who dream of one day owning a flower shop or starting an online flower business.  We wouldn’t pretend for one moment that you could possibly learn it all in two or three days, but after this course you will certainly know if floristry is for you.   We will discuss all aspects of being a florist  including the really early mornings, the late nights, the freezing buckets etc – but also the sheer pleasure when you see a brides face light up as she sees her wonderful flowers!

Arrangement ideas below;

  • floral handbag.
  • Hand Tied Bouquet.
  • Complete a posy pad to your own design.
  • Low rectangular sheaf arrangement suitable for funeral work or use in domestic situations e.g. sideboards windowsills etc
  • Simple practice wiring and taping of various foliages and flowers.
  • Construct  buttonholes and  corsages  to your own design.
  • Wreaths – suitable for door, funeral, table, storm lantern etc – you decide on the style but all alternatives will be discussed.
  • Pew end /chair back designs from simple to complex , inexpensive to opulent
  • Hand Tied Bouquet.
  • Bridal bouquet into foam holder
  • Construct “things”  (bracelets cuffs tiaras etc) from bullion wire, aluminium wire, beads & pearls.
  • Large spectacular wow arrangement.
  • Flowerwalls
  • Floral chandelier

Somewhere in the middle of that lot we stop for a quick lunch.  Tea and coffee on the go all day.  Full range of handouts are given.

Details supplied of all my favourite wholesalers included flowers and sundries and help given to establish trade accounts.

The two day course including  all materials, containers, flowers and sundries etc is  £385.00.

The Three day course is £495.00 and can, if you wish, comprise two days fresh flowers and one day silk.   Choose from any  consecutive dates on my calendar.

Everything you make is yours to take home at the end of the course.

Refreshments are served throughout the day. All you need to bring is a notebook and camera.

A £100  booking fee will reserve a date and the final balance  will be due 10 days before the course date.   Payment can either be by Paypal to my email address or by bank transfer.


 

Gift Vouchers are also available.

 

Beginners Flower Course

TOTAL BEGINNER/COMPLETE NOVICE COURSE  

All courses are one to one tuition.  

A four hour course usually starting at 10.30 am.  Let me know if a later start is required.   Whatever you want to call it this course really is for total beginners.   Those who have literally never arranged a flower in their lives are taking home some amazing arrangements, just look at the photos on the gallery page. A complete introduction to flower arranging, including advice on the purchase and preparation of all floral materials will be given. We will focus on simple, but effective flower arrangements, all of which you will keep at the end of the day. It is recommended that you have your camera, notebook and pen to hand. Introduction to beginners flower arranging course includes

  • The Elements of Design including colour, balance and structure.
  • At least three/four beautiful flower arrangements suitable for all occasions which can include:-
  • A beautiful country style arrangement – an abundance of flowers and foliage for that impressive look.
  • Posy pad or wreath design suitable for Weddings Christmas or to enhance any interior.
  • Stylish Modern  Design Simple Easy and Quick but with loads of impact.
  • Pretty Roses and herbs hand tied posy design.
  • Introduction to buttonhole/corsage work.  Learn how to wire and tape leaves and floral stems with wonderful results.   In addition to the above many participants take home beautiful corsages as gifts for Mums Nans etc.

Full choice is given re flower colours and any personal likes/dislikes taken into account. Many of the courses I do are for total novices.   Some students want to know about flower arranging in order to start a business, some to help out at their own or a friends wedding and some want to be able to do more wow factor flowers in their own home for entertaining etc. We work in a very casual fashion but everyone without exception gains loads of confidence and some lovely flower arrangements.

Courses take place near Holt in Norfolk.   The course includes all  flowers foliage vases wires ribbons tapes etc. etc.    I buy all my flowers from the Dutch suppliers so quality and value are excellent. If booking please state any colour likes/dislikes as you will be living with the finished arrangements for quite some time.  All flowers & vases/containers supplied.

Gift Vouchers are available at every price level. To book your course, first select your preferred date from the Course Calendar then just email for payment details.   £145.00    Second person discount of £35.00

 

Wedding Flowers Course

Wedding Flower Course   4 hours  £155                                               

All courses are one to one tuition, 2nd participating person discount of £50.  Or bring along a friend for company for free.

1 day course starting at 10.30 am. This course is tailored to your specific requirements. We fully explore all aspects of dream flowers for your very special wedding day.   Send me enough details in advance and I will come up with some ideas just for you.     Full  backup is given by email afterwards for those last minute questions that all brides have.   If you wish me to help you order in your flowers nearer the big day that can be arranged.  I have hundreds of weddings under my belt and the wedding course is still my favourite.   Ideal for the bride and Mum/best friend/hens.

Arrangements can include; Pew end / chair back ideas and arrangements Table centres and candelabra. Name card holders Simple but stunning button holes, corsages and pretty wrist corsages.    Wedding cake flowers.   Brilliant budget ideas with the Wow Factor.. How to decorate Archways, flower walls, flowered letters,  chandeliers, hoops etc etc etc

This course would be ideal for a mother and daughter, or two friends planning the perfect day.   Everything you make is yours to take home at the end of the day.   Also for you to take home are all the necessary tapes, wires and pins required for bridal work. Total cost for the day including all vases, containers, flowers and sundries is just £155.00.    Refreshments are served throughout the day.

Latest review:-   

Firstly would like to say thank you for such a great day. I learnt so much, i never expected to come home with such amazing arrangments. I sent some of photos to friends and they have all said how amazing they look.

I am looking forward to spending some more time with you.

My partner loved the flowers and especially the bouquet 🙂   S.D. 02/07/18

To book your course, first select your preferred date from the Course Calendar then email for payment details

 

Flower Arranging Courses and Classes

Our Courses;

Whether your Christmas is traditional or modern this course will help you develop your style. We will make stunning door wreaths and table centres using the finest flowers, foliages, ribbons, candles, baubles and beads. Or if you prefer the more natural things in life we can use preserved limes, oranges, cinnamon sticks, birch, twigs and crazy vines.

Ideal for the bride to be and Mum, best friend or bridesmaid. Practice a whole range of beautiful bouquets, table centres and buttonholes. Your course will be tailored to your own colours and theme. A wonderful and pleasurable course preparing for your special day. Available as a combined fresh/silk course if required.

Perfect for the total novice or keen amateur. Make a range of wonderful professional looking arrangements to take home. Impress your friends and family with your new found talent! A really relaxing and fun day.

An intensive two or three day course covering a wide range of techniques and arrangements. Ideal if you are considering a career in flower arranging, floristry or set design. Find your own style and develop new skills. You can also do this two-day course as a combined Wedding/Floristry course.

A comprehensive one-day course covering silk flower arrangements. Silk flower arrangements make the perfect gift and on this course you will make and keep at least four beautiful designs. You have full choice regarding colours, containers and styles

 

This course takes place from May to  September when country garden summer flowers are at their very best.   Featuring roses, peonies, hydrangeas, phlox, veronica, lilies and herbs etc.   You will make at least four main items, e.g  herb and roses candle wreath, wild and wonderful hand tied bouquet, terracotta tablecentre and pretty in pink basket design.   2nd person discount of £20.00

For a list of available dates please look at our events calendar here.

Please email if you need a specific date not mentioned above.

All courses are available eco friendly.  No foam or single use plastics

A non-refundable booking fee of £50 will reserve any date.  Full balance required 10 days prior to course.

Payment methods by paypal to adahaygarth@hotmail.com or by bank transfer.

Gift Vouchers at any price are available by email or post. Redeemable against courses or supplies.