Top 10 Best Flowers classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Flower courses are an excellent way of nurturing both your flower knowledge and to mix socially with similarly interested and like-minded people. You will make friends, learn together and have fun whilst accomplishing your flower aspirations.

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2. The Art of Environmental Floristry
Passionate about British flowers and foliage, Shane holds royal warrants of appointment to both HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. But he is perhaps best known for designing the beautiful wedding flowers for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. The bridal bouquet was inspired by the Language of Flowers with lily of the valley (return of happiness), sweet William (gallantry), hyacinth (constancy of love), myrtle (a symbol of marriage and love) and ivy (fidelity, marriage). The flowers and foliage used to decorate Westminster Abbey included euphorbias, rhododendron, wisteria, azaleas and lilacs which were cut from the royal estates at Windsor and Sandringham. And importantly, everything was replanted, recycled or composted after the wedding. What's particularly special about the techniques and insights you learn through this course working closely with Shane, is the environmental sensitivity and artistic insight that's used to create such naturalistic and beautiful floral arrangements. Shane is pioneering sustainable techniques, and during this course he's taken a ‘no floral foam' stance to lead the next wave of environmental floristry. This course particularly focuses on context and current environmental thinking that Shane uses to create artistic beauty with flowers. Throughout the course Shane references their natural context within the environment and its relevance to the designs. This course is also being used to teach practicing florists and enthusiasts alike how to practice floristry with the very latest natural and environmentally friendly techniques which are woven throughout both the demonstration, practice and thinking in these lessons. Your assignments will challenge you to develop your own style with these influences. No floral design will be too big or too small. This course covers the very simple right through to challenging and sophisticated displays; all scales of design are covered. You'll find that Shane's style of teaching is both down to earth and pragmatic, whilst being approachable and non judgemental. If you'd like insight from one of the world's greatest florists on how to develop your own style using seasonal, home-grown and environmentally friendly flowers for beauty – this is the course for you.
£35
00
8. Flower and Plant Photography with Expert tuition
Over four weekly lessons, Clive gives invaluable advice on both the practical and artistic aspects of flower and plant photography, drawn from his 25 years’ experience. He also sets assignments based on subjects discussed in the lessons and gives personalised feedback on your work. In the course, Clive uses over 150 beautiful and striking examples of his flower and plant photographs to illustrate approaches and techniques you can use in your own work. This journey begins with considering the ways in which different types of light can be used to transform your images. Clive moves on to discuss ways of composing images using the wonderfully diverse range of shapes and colours found in plants and flowers. He then looks at techniques for creating images in both indoor and outdoor environments. The course is completed with a discussion of more advanced creative techniques. This Flower and Plant Photography Masterclass is filled with detailed advice on the many ways you can create striking images of flowers and plants, given by an acknowledged expert in his field. Clive Nichols has established a reputation as one of the world's finest flower and garden photographers. His passion for the subject comes across in every image that he makes. Clive has photographed many of the world's best gardens, including HRH The Prince of Wales's own private garden in Scotland, Lord Rothschild's private garden in Corfu and Lord Heseltine's private garden in Oxfordshire. In addition his work has appeared in hundreds of books as well as in countless magazines, calendars and brochures. Over the past 25 years he has amassed a stunning collection of over 60,000 images which are available for reproduction. Clive regularly gives master classes in flower and garden photography for The Royal Horticultural Society and for the past 5 years he has been one of the two main judges for the prestigious 'International Garden Photographer of the Year' awards.
£125
00
9. The Art of Environmental Floristry with Expert Tuition
Passionate about British flowers and foliage, Shane holds royal warrants of appointment to both HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales. But he is perhaps best known for designing the beautiful wedding flowers for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. The bridal bouquet was inspired by the Language of Flowers with lily of the valley (return of happiness), sweet William (gallantry), hyacinth (constancy of love), myrtle (a symbol of marriage and love) and ivy (fidelity, marriage). The flowers and foliage used to decorate Westminster Abbey included euphorbias, rhododendron, wisteria, azaleas and lilacs which were cut from the royal estates at Windsor and Sandringham. And importantly, everything was replanted, recycled or composted after the wedding. What's particularly special about the techniques and insights you learn through this course working closely with Shane, is the environmental sensitivity and artistic insight that's used to create such naturalistic and beautiful floral arrangements. Shane is pioneering sustainable techniques, and during this course he's taken a ‘no floral foam' stance to lead the next wave of environmental floristry. This course particularly focuses on context and current environmental thinking that Shane uses to create artistic beauty with flowers. Throughout the course Shane references their natural context within the environment and its relevance to the designs. This course is also being used to teach practicing florists and enthusiasts alike how to practice floristry with the very latest natural and environmentally friendly techniques which are woven throughout both the demonstration, practice and thinking in these lessons. Your assignments will challenge you to develop your own style with these influences. No floral design will be too big or too small. This course covers the very simple right through to challenging and sophisticated displays; all scales of design are covered. You'll find that Shane's style of teaching is both down to earth and pragmatic, whilst being approachable and non judgemental. If you'd like insight from one of the world's greatest florists on how to develop your own style using seasonal, home-grown and environmentally friendly flowers for beauty – this is the course for you. Shane Connolly was born and raised in Northern Ireland. He read Psychology at university but a lifelong passion for plants and gardening eventually led to a complete career change and he set up his business in 1989 after training with some of London’s leading flower designers. Subsequently, he has built an enviable reputation as a floral designer with a small, dedicated and talented team from offices and a studio in North Kensington.
£125
00

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