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A bouquet of flowers

An Introduction to Floristry - Homewood School, Tenterden

Price:
£26.00
Starts:
26/11/2022
Day of week:
SAT
Ends:
26/11/2022
Location:
Homewood School, Tenterden
Level:
Level 1
Time:
10:00 - 13:00
Duration:
1 week

This course will be held in our new classroom at Tenterden Adult Education Centre, Homewood School, Tenterden TN30 6LT

This practical course will introduce you to the art of floristry. Looking at the basic principles and techniques required, you will create a hand tied bouquet with spiralled stems.

Bouquets constructed in this way are a popular and fashionable choice for gifts, presentations, brides and vase displays. We will also look at packaging and aqua packing of the finished designs, as well as some simple decorative techniques to enhance your bouquets where relevant.

Tying flowers is such a versatile technique, making this course a fantastic starting point for complete beginners looking to gain confidence, to practise new skills or even take the initial step towards a career in commercial floristry.

This course will be taught by Caroline Miller. Caroline has worked as a Florist for over 30 years. She has taught at Hadlow College, given demonstrations to local groups and also to the Horticultural Society. She has achieved a Silver medal as Florist of the Year at the Chelsea Flower Show and was part of a team to achieve Gold Medals and Best in Show at the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Flower Show.

Our new classroom is near the School Farm. After coming into the school site via the main entrance, turn immediately left, go straight on past the main school reception and past the main exit, you will then see signage directing you to our classroom.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Caroline Miller

This course will be taught by Caroline Miller. Caroline has worked as a Florist for over 30 years. She has taught at Hadlow College, given demonstrations to local groups and also to the Horticultural Society. She has achieved a Silver medal as Florist of the Year at the Chelsea Flower Show and was part of a team to achieve Gold Medals and Best in Show at the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Flower Show.

View all courses taught by Caroline Miller here

How will I be taught?

Your tutor will demonstrate, in manageable steps, how to construct a hand tied bouquet. You will be given feedback, advice and guidance throughout the session, with group discussion and tutor led peer evaluation being encouraged. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and to find out more about this fascinating subject.

What do I need to bring with me?

For this course please bring with you:-

Scissors/ secateurs
Pen and paper/ notebook
Camera/ phone

A minimum of 10 stems of flower, ideally of similar lengths and to include one main, focal flower such as a Rose, Gerbera or Carnation. Included in the course fee is all the foliage you will need for your completed design, as well as materials for gift wrapping.

If you would like to add a professional finish to your bouquet - and perhaps if you want to give it as a gift - the Tutor can provide cellophane, tissue paper and ribbon for £2.50. This will need to be paid to the Tutor in cash on the day. You do not have to purchase these items if you do not wish to.


What can I do next?

Your Tutor will be able to advise.

What do I need to join the course

This course is created for beginners and therefore not suitable for experienced florists.

Getting to your course

Find us

Homewood School
Ashford Road
Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6LT

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ASH/123213/M/LC.