It is really rewarding to focus on supporting a specific individual in their floristry though. From my own botanical roots, and taking time to research how to create using the wild flowers growing in my garden, I have been able to provide first hand experience on a marriage of both floral design principles with a more natural style of creating.
We don’t try to use sustainable flowers. We only ever use sustainable flowers. No ifs, no buts, no trying, just doing. To offer advice on growing, and real practical alternatives, flowers grown with positive environmental impact, is something I am really keen to share. In all my classes, the realisation that I see dawn is that floral choices can be made, More seasonal, more sustainable, and more scented options are there. This can give florists and floral enthusiasts alike a creative clear conscience. Truthfully, it is rather liberating.
There are very practical suggestions I have learnt in the years I have been growing flowers. To be able to help another floral enthusiast avoid some of the pitfalls in creating, and even in developing their craft, is something I am really inspired to do. Of course everyone is different, with different needs, different requests, different aspirations, so it is stimulating to adapt both techniques and teaching to best help that specific person.
However, there are also common themes that crop up.
What to grow starting out is one, but by far the most asked question is how to create a bouquet that looks like it has just been gathered from the garden. What goes into creating the shape, to giving the design movement, and what elements and methods are used to add both depth and a living texture. That of course is the very essence of my wild garden and my wild garden style.
We're an environmentally conscious local floral business rooted in our wild Cheshire canal side cut flower garden, inspiring our weddings, workshops and creative digital online classes. If sustainability matters to you, if you care that floral creations are as kind to the environment as they are beautiful, then I am a kindred spirit.
Online Floral Classes
Sustainable Everlasting Autumn Wreath Class
Sustainable Seasonal Christmas Wreath Class
Fresh And Dried Sustainable Summer Wreath Class
Always, our fierce focus in our unique online classes is to share how we create our signature "Wild garden Style" floral designs using local, scented, seasonal and sustainable flowers.
In fact. we only ever use local, garden grown (in our case) British flowers. Our desire is in every class to inspire you to create your own planet friendly, environmentally conscious floral designs using ingredients that reflect your season, your flora and your locale.
Rather than a constraint, we believe creating with your own seasonal garden grown flowers encourages you to make floral art that truly embodies your own unique floral signature.
2023 will be our 4th season of live online classes. We look forward to continued conversations with sustainable floral enthusiasts from the far flung Scotland Highlands, down to Devon and Cornwall, across to Wales, and way beyond to North America, Australia, New Zealand. To hear more subscribe to our newsletter.
Online Flower Class Testimonial
I felt like I was there. I just couldn't reach out and stick my nose in the flowers. It was as if I was sat in your front room watching your creativeness.