Floristry - Christmas Flowers and a Door Wreath | Ashford Gateway

Floristry - Christmas Flowers and a Door Wreath at Ashford Gateway

Floristry - Christmas Flowers and a Door Wreath at Ashford Gateway

Price: £67.00 Starts: 20/11/2017 Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Tutor: Ends: 11/12/2017 Location: Ashford Gateway
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: MON Duration: 4 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22 to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

About this course

This practical course will introduce you to the art of arranging flowers for Christmas. It’s a great starting point if you’re a beginner – or are looking to gain some flower arranging confidence, and develop your skills.

You’ll need to bring your own scissors or secateurs, flowers, greenery and mechanics (that’s flower foam, containers and so on - some of these will be available to buy from the tutor, by prior arrangement).

By the end of this course you’ll be able to:

- create a variety of flower arrangements in different styles using fresh flowers and foliage
- confidently apply floristry techniques to an appropriate level
- understand the care and conditioning needs of a variety of plant materials
- show a knowledge and understanding of seasonal plant materials
- demonstrate an awareness of flower arranging basic design

There is no homework requirement for the course, but you will need to provide your own flowers for class each week.

Students should budget £10-15 per session for flowers. Buying flowers from the supermarket and supplementing these with greenery from your garden is a cost effective way of providing the necessary course materials.

Mechanics will be available to purchase week by week from the tutor – floral foam, dishes, and so on.

This course will be taught by Julie Davies flower workshops – Julie is an awarding winning florist – BFA Florist Tutor of the year 2016

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.

What do I need to bring with me?

Flowers, greenery and mechanics – to be advised on a week by week basis
Notebook and pen (optional)
Camera (optional)

Week 1

We’ll be creating a table arrangement, (with a candle) in a small dish


You’ll need a selection of your favourite flowers – enough to fill the top surface of your dish. Bring a mixed bunch from the supermarket and some greenery - carnations, roses, and chrysanthemums are great flowers to work with.

Optional – Christmas accessories – faux berries and so on


Cereal bowl or similar-sized dish – or a *plastic flower arranging dish - or a flowerpot/ceramic pot 15cm in diameter
*Pot tape
*Flower foam
Chunky candle
*Floristry stub wires

*These items will be available to buy in class at £2.50 per person

If you’re unsure email please me at

What can I do next?

Further knowledge of floristry techniques and skills.

We offer a wide variety of Floristry courses. Your tutor will be able to advise or alternatively please visit our website at for more details.

What do I need to join the course

There are no specific requirements to join this course.

Getting there

Ashford Gateway
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code ASH/54872/F/NC.
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