15 years ago I had the privilege of being taught and inspired by Jane Packer, a journey which led to the birth of The Flower Fairies. She was an internationally renowned florist who inspired many already in the flower industry but also many to venture into the magical world of flowers.
I think this was a big part of her legacy, her floral gifts were generously shared which opened up doors of opportunities for flower lovers all over the world.
The Flower Fairies Flower School is our way of paying it forward and sharing with others the skills and magic of flowers. Whether you want to learn a few tips and enjoy a day of floral creativity or go another level and learn some professional skills and techniques there is a course for you!
We have a beautiful studio located just north west of Oxford that can accommodate up to fifteen people and with all of our courses all materials are included, we throw in a few yummy cakes too an essential ingredient to any florists day! We can also offer bespoke courses, for example Hen Parties or special occasions, if there is something you are interested in doing and don't see a course that fulfills this, do get in touch.
Friday 3rd Dec 10-12.30pm (8 places remaining) or 2.30-5pm (6 places remaining) £75 per person
Saturday 4th Dec 10-12.30pm (1 place remaining) or 2.30-5pm (2 places remaining) £75 per person
Fri 10th Dec 10-12.30pm (6 places remaining) or 2.30-5pm (8 places remaining) £75 per person
Saturday 11th Dec 10-12.30pm (7 places remaining) or 2.30-5pm (8 places remaining) £75 per person
Join us to learn how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath full of the seasons offerings. From an abundance of foliages, berries, seed heads, dried fruits, luxurious ribbons and plenty of sparkle if you like a bit of bling there is a wealth of materials to choose from. The workshop includes a demonstration on how to make your wreath using a moss base, all your materials as well as some festive refreshments and is sure to set you off with all you need to embrace the fun and joy of the Christmas season. You will also be supporting a great cause as a percentage of the proceeds will be going towards the vulnerable in Oxfordshire, helping them to enjoy what can be a difficult time.
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the spirit of christmas 2021
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Saturday 9th October 10.30am-12pm or 2-3.30pm £65 per person
Join us to learn how to arrange a selection of seasonal blooms and foliage into a hand-tied bouquet. Using a spiralling technique you will learn how to hold and arrange the materials into a beautiful dome of flowers, which you can then wrap from a choice of tissue, paper and cellophane. This is a basic floristry technique that can be used to arrange flowers in vases at home or for presenting flowers as gifts to others, it can also be used as the foundation upon which to learn how to create bridal bouquets. All materials are included as well as refreshments including cake of course!
Thursday 22nd July 2021 - 1 space left
This is a fantastic course for anyone looking to gain practical floristry skills. It’s a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a day full of flowers and explore the joys of creating beautiful arrangements. This day is very much designed for you to switch off and indulge in the creative process of flower arranging. In our relaxed and beautiful studio we will introduce you to the foundations of floristry and over the course of the day you will learn about conditioning, make and take away; a hand tied bouquet, a wired floral crown, and a seasonal bowl arrangement. This is a full day jam packed with lots of seasonal materials, tips and advice. There will be demonstrations and as the classes are kept small (a maximum of 8) there is plenty of 1-1 tuition on hand.
The day begins at 10.00 am and will finish at approximately 5pm.
All materials will be provided and you will be able to take home the arrangements you make. Light refreshments are included.
Course Price: – £250
Friday 23rd July 2021
This course is for anyone looking to hone and advance their floristry skills specifically for the wedding industry. It’s a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a day full of flowers and explore the joys of creating essential wedding arrangements. Wedding floristry has like interiors and fashion moved in trends and style and as a wedding florist you need to be able to adapt and change not only with the trends but also with the changing techniques that come as our environment and circumstances evolve. In our relaxed and beautiful studio we will introduce you to an abundance of flowers and materials that are used specifically for weddings. Over the course of the day you will learn about varieties that distinguish themselves as being bridal, learn techniques that allow you to adapt the style of the bouquet, the cost of the bouquet and how to establish what a bride is looking for. This will take most of the morning and you will end up with a beautiful bridal bouquet complete with English silk ribbons. The afternoon will focus on wiring techniques that can be applied to buttonholes, corsages, hair accessories and flower crowns, we will then finish with a table center piece, focusing on a low design but looking at some of the aspects of table-scape design. This is a full day jam packed with lots of seasonal materials, tips and advice. There will be demonstrations and as the classes are kept small (a maximum of 6) there is plenty of 1-1 tuition on hand with Charlie sharing a wealth of knowledge from her 15yrs of experience in the wedding industry.
The day begins at 9.30am and will finish at approximately 5pm.
All materials will be provided and you will be able to take home the arrangements you make. Light refreshments will be provided but this doesn’t include lunch.
Course Price: – £350
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