Live Online Wild Garden Style Flower Arranging Teaching

Summary

Fierceblooms discusses the lessons she has learnt and common themes emerging from running live online flower arranging teaching for individual students versus groups.
As well as my group live online 1 hour flower arranging classes, I hold longer 1-2-1 teaching sessions. In fact, it was the focused individual classes that started my live virtual classes over a year ago now.

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.

About

A 19th century historic wharf and Cheshire canalside cutting garden is the inspiration for our wild garden style ethos. I root my floral design in every precious fleeting seasonal moment, growing and creating only ever with local seasonal scented British flowers.

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.

We share our artisan florals in our live online virtual flower classes, and with our flowers, create bouquets and undertake a few intimate Cheshire weddings a year.

Fierceblooms artisan british florist

Floral Classes For 2022

Sadly …

.....our canalside wild garden LIVE online classes have finished for now.

Thank you if you were part of the "Nature and Nurture" flower class series 1H 2021. We loved every single class from everlasting dried Valentine's Wreath's, and wild garden style bouquets for Mother's Day, Easter and Spring with the final bouquet class on the summer solstice.

We don't have any further classes right at the moment, but we are finalising our programme for 2H 2021 right now so check back soon or subscribe to our newsletter to be amongst the first to hear!

We are plotting and planning, exploring and investigating floral classes for 2022.

Always, our fierce focus 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.

2022 is our 3rd 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 am buzzing with ideas after watching you last night. Ridiculous to say but I feel I almost know you after such a warm (virtual) welcome into your beautiful home & garden. Your classes are so inspiring.
Online Autumn Wreath Class Attendee