Recreational Flower Arranging Workshops
I am delighted to share my joy of flowers through my relaxed and informal recreational workshops, which I run all through the year. Workshops cover a wide range of designs, reflecting the changing seasons and incorporating materials from the vast array of nature’s treasures. Usually classes can be booked as a one off session, so you can just select the one (or ones!) you fancy.
These workshops are suitable for all levels of experience, and are aimed at those of you who would like to learn more about the wonderful world of flowers, whether for arranging in your own home, or to give as gifts. Perfect for hobby florists, recreation and fun! In each class I will demonstrate a specific design, sharing inside trade tips and tricks, and teaching you techniques which you can then use at home. Most of the workshop will be a hands on session where you will then get to create and take home your own masterpiece! Classes range from £40.00, and include all materials - containers, mechanics, flowers, foliage and accessories, as well as tea/coffee and home made cake, and a glass of wine for evening classes!
Workshops are held at the beautiful Heaven Flowers studio, 17 Bearton Green, Hitchin, SG5 1UN, where there is plenty of parking. They last approximately 2 1/2 hours.
A flower workshop makes a wonderful gift for a creative family member or friend, and we have beautiful gift vouchers which can be purchased for any denomination (see Gift Vouchers).
FOR LATEST WORKSHOPS AND DATES, PLEASE SEE THE BOOK ONLINE MENU ABOVE
Bespoke tuition: I offer bespoke tuition, either for small groups or on a one to one basis. Please contact me for more information.
DIY Wedding Classes
Want to have a go at some of your own Wedding flowers, whether to cut down on costs, or because your flowers will feel more meaningful? I can provide a bespoke DIY Wedding workshop, covering the designs you have in mind. I will guide you through everything from quantities to buy, and I am happy to source your flowers and containers, should you need it. Please contact me for more information.
Here’s just a snapshot of some of my workshop designs and classes in action!
I would highly recommend this beautiful bespoke Introduction to Floristry course. Claire took the time to explore our hopes and expectations of the course and ensured that we each felt we had an input into what we created throughout. Each class was spot on regarding choice of flowers, colours, style of arrangements and ways of displaying them. We gained confidence quickly and Claire encouraged us to use our own imagination and flair. Lastly Claire really went out of her way to make sure everything was of the highest standard, met our requirements and the entire course was delivered in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended! (Ann, Jan 2019)
Would just like to say how much we all enjoyed ourselves last night making our table wreaths, my mum was thrilled to bits and looks forward to seeing you again. Happy Christmas to you and your family . (Janet, December 2018)
Just wanted to drop you an email and say a massive thank you for last night, thoroughly enjoyed it, more than even I thought, and have woken to the most amazing smell of flowers in my Mum's living room. You have a wonderful way with your clients, making them feel at ease and relaxed within minutes-a very special gift. (Tracy, February 2018)
Your help and expertise made us feel a lot more confident about the wedding table centres - and the cake topper too. We have been talking about coming back ever since Friday!! (Kath and Jen, July 2017)
Just a note to say how much we all enjoyed today, it really was a wonderful morning. You were so welcoming and immediately put us all at ease. I'm delighted with my table arrangement and really feel quite confident to have a go on my own at home. I'm looking forward to receiving your next programme so that I can book in again! (Karen, July 2017)
'We had a private class with Claire and would highly recommend to any one! It was to practice making bridesmaid bouquets for my upcoming wedding in Italy as we will be making these ourselves....we were blown away by the thought that went into the class. Claire covered everything including when to buy our flowers, how to transport some foliage, what we would need to take with us and more. She had chosen flowers with thought as to what might be available or possible in Italy and as well as having several hours of fun with Prosecco and fabulous home made cake we learned SO much. Thank you for an excellent evening and some new found skills'. (Rachel, April 2017)
'Thank you Claire for a wonderful afternoon spent on Foraging Fun' workshop in February. My Aunt and I thoroughly enjoyed it and have been back onto the common foraging ourselves. We would love to come back for another of your workshops soon'. (Amy, February 2017)
Made a hand held bouquet tonight under the direction of Claire. We all produced something a little different but what we took home was amazing and beautiful. Highly recommended'. (Carol, March 2017)
'What a lovely time we all had - a fund raising workshop for my daughter, held at my house. A perfect Saturday afternoon with friends, flowers and tea and home made cake, what could be better! Will definitely be repeated very soon! Even those of us who are not very creative produced a stunning tea cup arrangement to be proud of with Claire's guidance. Thank you Claire, you are a star. xx' (Sue)
‘I went to a wreath workshop this week and loved it. Claire was a great teacher and the atmosphere was friendly. We all produced something different and they all looked amazing. Thank you.’ (Helen)
‘Attended Claire’s Valentine workshop and really enjoyed it. Great teaching and great home made cake! Will definitely do another class and recommend to others.‘ (Caroline)
‘Fantastic wreath making workshop tonight. Great atmosphere and wonderful host. Looking forward to more workshops!’ (Kim)
‘Thanks for another inspiring workshop this morning, Claire. My friend was impressed and pleased with her early Birthday present’ (Maggie)