Floral Merchant London crafts classes in London
Floral Merchant London crafts classes in London

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Floral Merchant London

69 reviews
69 reviews

Floral Merchant London is the creation of set designer Hayley McDonald: finding her way to botanical design through a background of interior and prop styling for film and advertising. Hayley’s work combines her love of the natural world and interior styling. Her designs focus on bringing the outside environment inside the home, in a way that is original, stylish and interior design focused.

During the workshops, Hayley will be sharing her industry styling tips on how to bring the outside, inside.

Our botanical workshops provide an opportunity to learn a new skill and get close to nature in an experience that is both playful and relaxing. Hayley is passionate about helping you tap into your creativity and find your inner green fingers!

Come along and join Hayley to make a botanical creation that can withstand busy city living and create your own an urban oasis at home.

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Crafts

Terrarium

Floristry

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Sarah
7 Jul
Lovely studio space (with a superb jewellery shop at the front!) . Hayley is charming and knowledgeable. You actually get to make three kokedama while sipping sake or Prosecco and eating Japanese nibbles. Great fun!
Mel
20 Aug
My friend and I loved the class! Super cool venue and we left with adorable terrariums. Lots of options for decorating, cute succulent selection, and clear and easy instructions :)
Isaac
20 Oct
great class
Jane
20 Nov
An excellent evening full of helpful advice given with such charm ...such a great method of mixing creativity with meeting up with friends ....it worked so well having a friendship group book together. Hayley was a star and everything flowed very well on the night....and now we have a wonderful wreath to display ready for Christmas !!

Reviews

Sarah
7 Jul
Lovely studio space (with a superb jewellery shop at the front!) . Hayley is charming and knowledgeable. You actually get to make three kokedama while sipping sake or Prosecco and eating Japanese nibbles. Great fun!
Mel
20 Aug
My friend and I loved the class! Super cool venue and we left with adorable terrariums. Lots of options for decorating, cute succulent selection, and clear and easy instructions :)
Isaac
20 Oct
great class
Jane
20 Nov
An excellent evening full of helpful advice given with such charm ...such a great method of mixing creativity with meeting up with friends ....it worked so well having a friendship group book together. Hayley was a star and everything flowed very well on the night....and now we have a wonderful wreath to display ready for Christmas !!
Celia
24 Nov
This was a brilliant class. It was really exciting to receive all the supplies in the post, and the class was well-paced, relaxed and fun. I was so pleased with my wreath and had a great morning with a very friendly and helpful instructor
Maria
30 Nov
Such beautiful resources were sent within just a few days. This was a very professional and enjoyable event. Fantastic teaching by Hayley with easy to follow instructions. It was a very uplifting and fun experience. The finished product was great value for money.
Claudine
2 Dec
Great online class! Really enjoyed it and wreath looks amazing. Would highly recommend.
Jack
5 Dec
Fantastic festive workshop and great teacher! We learnt a lot about wreath making and now have 2 beautiful wreaths.
Danielle
23 Dec
The wreath making class was great! Hayley was lovely and wreath making was fun and a perfect festive activity.
Gilly
25 Jan
What can I say, absolutely awesome! Hayley was so friendly and personable, it was great fun! Thank you 😊
Carol Esther
27 Jan
Such an amazing class! The venue was beautifully decorated and one of the best workshop spaces I've been to. The teacher was very well informed and attentive and the class was well paced. It was such such a nice relaxed environment and I would highly recommend this class.
Andreas Neo
7 Feb
Loved the class, Cutterupper Studios classes are also so much fun, the space was ideal and I made something I was really proud of! Looking forward to the next event!
Sydney
7 Feb
This class was so much fun and I'm crazy about my plant! Hayley is an absolute pleasure to be around and it felt so good to get my hands dirty and working with nature (in the comfort of being indoors ;) ) this class is not to be missed. I already want to come back.
Anonymous
8 Feb
Hayley was an amazing teacher, not only was she informative but made the class really fun. I took her class by myself and met some really lovely people and learned a new skill. The space was absolutely beautiful and decorated specially for her particular class which made it feel really different and also made me excited to take other classes of hers in the same space!
Eleanor
8 Feb
I LOVE indoor plants and creating an urban garden indoors so this class was perfect for me! I am obsessed with my hanging bundle of joy and I am desperate to make more! Hayley was a great teacher who was incredibly informative and made the class really fun, can't wait to do another class of hers soon!
Susan Anne
8 Feb
I had a great time making kokedama. Hayley, the host was great fun and entertaining- she helped us all learn quickly and gave us confidence - like anything was possible!! Since the class I have made some more as they make great trendy and unusual gifts. I feel like an expert!!!!! It was a great night out doing something creative and having some fun (and a little drink) in a lovely venue. Will definitely do more classes with Hayley.
Alexas Reiner
9 Feb
The event was super! creating something so beautiful with earth products in lovely surroundings with a great host!! My little plants look striking in my flat. Hopefully they will grow to really impress!! Looking forward to my next session with Hayley and learning new interior tricks along with good company.
Jenna
9 Feb
Loved the class, was great doing something different and learning a new skill. The workshop is in such a cool space and the teacher, Hayley, was amazing! Would definitely recommend it.
Emma
9 Feb
This was such a fun course! Hayley is a great teacher. I would highly recommend it. 5 stars from me!
Rigerta
10 Feb
This was the most amazing and creative workshop I have ever been. Being a plant and nature lover this workshop could have never been better than it was. A lot of creativity and good vibes going in the room and Hayley was super friendly and making sure we were all enjoying and making the most of the experience. Hanging gardens, could not believe I made one of my own and thanks to Hayley and this amazing workshop opportunity. If you love plants and nature, I would highly recommend. So much fun and bliss!
Charlotte
11 Feb
Hayley was a wonderful host and teacher for the Japanese hanging garden class! I had such a fun time and love my plants I took home with me to create a peaceful oasis in my little studio flat of a home. The event was held in a beautiful space which really complimented the class being taught. I highly recommend spending the afternoon or evening enjoying one of Hayley’s lovely workshops.
Rob W
13 Feb
We had so much fun doing this. Hayley was a great host, creative and knowledgeable. And we have a couple of great unusual hanging plants to show for it :)
Julie
11 Jul
Loved it! So much fun! Great teacher!
Michela
11 Jul
Loved learning how to create my kokedamas! The teacher was very knowledgeable and explained very well each step :) I am now looking to start making my owns at home!
Zoe
25 Jul
Very original class for gardening lovers!
Kim
24 Oct
5 stars for Hayley, 5 for the studio, 5 for the ambiance, 5 stars everythiingg
Angela
3 Apr
Great workshop and lovely space. I love my kokedamas and have made more since
Hester
14 Aug
Amazing class-really friendly teacher and great plants! Would highly recommend
Freddie
17 Aug
Had a very enjoyable evening making Kokedama with Hayley! Very informative and helpful throughout, and the continued refills of prosecco and sake were well appreciated.
Matt
7 Sep
We really enjoyed getting our hands dirty at Hayley's kokedama class. A relaxed venue, friendly folks and high quality end products to take home - we heartily recommend.
Jenny
8 Sep
This was such a fun workshop! A great introduction to the Japanese art of Kokedama. The class size was small enough for our fab instructor, Hayley, to be able to give one to one guidance and everyone came away with 3 plants. Everything was very clean and covid-friendly, with social distancing, individual equipment and plenty of hand sanitiser. Cupcakes and prosecco was a nice touch too!
Jo
24 Sep
Such an uplifting thing to do post-more restrictions! Hayley was a great teacher and it was really interesting to hear more about Kokedama as well as the other workshops she runs, and her background. The space itself is a great find and was very safe and clean. Everyone wore face masks so it felt perfectly safe. I'd never done anything like that before so felt quite proud taking my three new plants home! I'd highly recommend people to try this workshop out.
Owen
20 Aug
Kokedama Girl's terrarium making class was amazing. We'd had to push back a few times due to coronavirus, but she was very accommodating. When we arrived, we were greeted with prosecco and delicious cupcakes and then the class started. We were lucky that it was just the two of us, so we had her full attention. She was great at explaining the best ways to make a cool terrarium and had some interesting facts about them too. There were loads of different plants and materials to make it just how you wanted. The two hours shot by and we were really pleased with what we ended up with. We were given some bags to take them home in, but be careful with shaking/jolting when walking home! Thanks for a wonderful evening :)
Roisin Connolly
29 Sep
Absolutely fantastic workshop! Ros & Kas are so welcoming and have a lovely setup. Beautiful terrarium to take home taking pride of place in my flat
Ellie
31 Dec
I bought this class as a virtual experience as a Christmas present for my whole family. We all absolutely loved it - Hayley was so helpful and efficient at getting all the equipment to us, and the kits were such good quality and had everything we needed. The class itself was really fun, and the terrariums we made are gorgeous - much better looking than our expectations! Thank you so much!
Jessica
10 Nov
The class was great! All of our materials arrived thoughtly packaged with a lovely bag to keep the equipment in afterwards. Taking the class online worked out really well for us on a wet evening in winter. Our teacher was friendly and encouraging, and we learnt a lot more about terrariums and how to look after our creations. Thank you, so much!
Sarah
18 Nov
This was a great little workshop. Very well organised, all the plants and materials arrived a couple of days before the webinar. Very efficient and well thought though. Hayley even sent me a replacement plant as one succulent didn't enjoy the care of Royal Mail as much as the others. Would definitely recommend!
Kate
27 Jan
I absolutely loved this class. Hayley created a really friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and put us all at ease so we all felt really comfortable chatting and asking questions. I really enjoyed making my terrarium, it was really therapeutic and I was very happy with the finished product. It was just what I needed, a little break from the sameness of this lockdown. I feel happy and uplifted every time I look at my terrarium. Thank you Hayley!
Emma Sewell
22 Feb
I had a brilliant time during this workshop. Hayley was a great teacher and I was thoroughly engaged for the whole time and the end result was fabulous! I have recommended to lots of people and look forward to joining another workshop run by Hayley soon.
Tom B
26 Feb
We did this as a virtual family get together and it was absolutely fantastic. A really relaxed and also informative session with Hayley and now we all have beautiful Terrariums to show off around our houses. Definitely one to recommend!
Jenny B
26 Feb
I did this class with my family over Zoom and it was such a nice way to spend the evening together - Haley was wonderful! Seriously in love with my new succulent terrarium :)
Michele Curtoni
12 Mar
My fiancé and I enjoyed this workshop so much! Everything arrived in the post perfectly packaged and the workshop was really informative and fun. We are also very chuffed with our terrariums which have pride of place by the window (come on sun!) - a great experience.
Anonymous
14 Mar
Really enjoyed the class and very happy with my terrarium
Helen
15 Mar
This class was a really calming, informative way of learning about terrariums. Hayley is super knowledgeable about the plants, how to plant up, after-care, everything. It was a real treat to be able to see friends whilst learning a new skill. I would definitely recommend the class to anyone who is green-fingered or wants to be!!
Victoria
21 Nov
This was brilliant! A wonderful box of goodies arrived in advance. The workshop was really friendly and the instructions from Hayley were so easy to follow with great camera close ups. The materials were great with more than enough for the wreath with a few leftovers to get creative with afterwards. A very enjoyable few hours spent in the workshop and a great quality wreath that is now hanging on my front door!
Monica
21 Nov
This class was a lot of fun. The kits were amazing and everyone was a delight. Learnt how to make a full wreath and how to keep it healthy. Would totally recommend!
Louise Mackenzie
22 Nov
Loved learning a new skill and doing something creative! The wreath kit had plenty of everything and beautiful decorative items. Hayley’s set up allowed her to show the intricate parts close up so we could see exactly what she was doing. Fun and festive class! I’ve had so many compliments on my beautiful wreath!
Cate
23 Nov
I couldn't recommend this workshop more - it's such a lovely way to spend lockdown at home by getting creative and making something with your own hands. Hayley sent a box with everything we needed prior to the workshop and helped guide us through making our wreaths from scratch and decorating them. I'm so pleased with the results and feel well and truly ready for Christmas now!
Anna Myers
28 Nov
My Mum and I had a wonderful experience with Hayley, making a wreath from scratch and have the opportunity to decorate it with pine cones, cinnamon sticks, dried oranges and ribbons! An abundance of good quality fresh produce. Hayley was very friendly, patient and helpful and had lots of great ideas to make the wreath look beautiful! We were hesitant about doing the experience at home, but it was very easy to login on Zoom with 2 different cameras to make the visibility of the wreath making extra easy! Would highly recommend a very festive class!
Karen
29 Nov
I loved this class! Hayley is so warm and friendly. She had sent a wonderful box of kit before the class filled with lots of everything we needed to make a wreath, she certainly didn’t scrimp! The set up is great with an extra close up camera so you can see her hands close up. She explains every in detail and repeated anything we didn’t get the first time. Such a great class, I will definitely be booking more of her classes.
Anna
29 Nov
The class exceeded my expectations. I arranged a private class with my family and Hayley organised the postage of all the equipment seamlessly. The teacher created a calm and exclusive atmosphere and we all managed to make a wreath we were proud to hang. The materials sent were more than enough and I managed to make extra decorations with the excess. The oranges, pinecones and cinnamon sticks look really traditional and give a really expensive finish. The teacher has a professional camera and a close up camera angle so you can see really clearly what you need to do at each step. I would definitely recommend the class and looking forward to doing it again next year.
Louise
29 Nov
Absolutely excellent class. All the materials sent in advance and the class itself was well presented with each step carefully worked through in a lovely friendly environment
Bianca
29 Nov
Had such a lovely time making my wreath! Was a great way to kick off the festive season and the end product looks wonderful on my front door! Hayley is a great teacher and was super helpful and informative on every step of the process.
Charlotte
30 Nov
Such a great class. Hayley was so lovely, helpful and engaging and the wreaths we made were beautiful. Everything arrived with plenty of time and it was a great evening x
Faye Willis
30 Nov
I would really recommend this class. Hayley was great, and it was very relaxing being able to do this in your own home. The foliage/materials are really high quality and there is plenty of them. Everyone in our group was able to make a gorgeous wreath with Hayley's guidance. We all had a great time and would definitely book again in the future.
Frances
2 Dec
Hayley was absolutely brilliant, managing a slight postal hiccup ahead of class with ease, right through to the virtual class itself. The wreath kits are such good quality, with plenty of bits to choose from, you can’t really go wrong. Hayley showed us all the techniques and provided tips as we went along. I couldn’t recommend this class enough.
Sarah
2 Dec
It was fabulous! It felt like the same experience we would have had, had it been face to face - no question was too small. The quality of items we were sent was wonderful too - we had more than we needed!
Debra
2 Dec
Loved it. Great tutor and the class worked really well online. The box of goodies was delivered in good time before the course, but not too early. All the contents were beautifully presented and there was some left over for another small project. I would not hesitate to do another course with Hayley. A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Pamela
4 Dec
Hayley at Floral Merchant made it a friendly session while guiding us through how to make our own Christmas wreath, step by step and at a sensible pace for the class. Everything we needed to make them was sent out in advance - the only tool we needed to self supply was a pair of scissors. The smell of pine needles as we made them was wonderful and my finished wreath has been much admired already. Hayley was very responsive to pre-class questions (Covid had meant this had to be rearranged from in person to online). Thoroughly recommend!
Laura
4 Dec
Hayley’s class was such a fantastic experience! She is a great teacher, the class was really relaxed, fun and easy to follow - and the results were really professional! The kit (a huge box of goodies and everything you need) was such a treat to open and use. What a gorgeous advent afternoon!
R.
5 Dec
This class was terrific! It was originally scheduled to be held in person, and Hayley was very proactive in sorting out any issues with the switch to a Zoom class. Hayley was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor, easily building rapport through the screen across the group. All the components were sent a few days in advance. They were well-wrapped, and very generous amounts were provided. The class was fun, going at a good pace, with lots of 1-2-1 support provided. Our wreaths came out beautifully - they look professional-standard! It’s a week later, and my wreath still looks terrific and the scent of pine is wonderfully festive! I highly recommend this class and Hayley, and am looking for the next one to attend!
Tara
6 Dec
Thoroughly enjoyed it! Totally meditative activity which is much needed at the moment. Lovely to be doing an activity with others - even this way - no masks! - and a good way to still have some interaction with others. Thank you Hayley! X
Marissa
11 Dec
Had a fantastic evening and am very pleased with my beautiful wreath! Hayley is a great teacher and made the session lots of fun. The kit arrived in plenty of time and was full of lovely items to make the wreath. Highly recommend!
Sandra
12 Dec
Really enjoyed the class! The kit was amazing, everything smelled so good!
Erin
13 Dec
Brilliant workshop, really festive and fun! The kit was such high quality with plenty of materials! Hayley was a great teacher really informative and kind, we learnt how to create a beautiful wreath. Would 100% recommend!
Erin
13 Dec
Brilliant workshop, really festive and fun! The kit was such high quality with plenty of materials! Hayley was a great teacher really informative and kind, we learnt how to create a beautiful wreath. Would 100% recommend!
susan
13 Dec
I delighted with the very generous contents of the wreath making kit. Lots of wonderful goodies to ensure that my wreath was individualised to my taste (I had enough left over to make a table centre display!!). Hayley was really good at teaching and stylish and make the whole experience great fun. Will definitely do other classes with Hayley.
Rachel
17 Dec
The excitement of the wreath making started when the materials arrived by courier. The box included a lovely selection of fresh pine branches, cones, moss, orange slices and everything else that you needed to make a festive wreath. Hayley is very friendly and explained and demonstrated everything perfectly. There is even a close up camera so it is just as good as attending in person. I felt we could go at our own pace and we were free to ask questions throughout. Hayley was happy to show us anything again in case we didn't quite get it the first time round. A fun evening and it was great to learn something new.
Georgia
20 Dec
From start to finish I loved every moment of this class! Hayley is such a warm and welcoming person and very good at explaining all the steps and making it a fun and engaging experience, even while doing the class over zoom which I think is amazing! Hayley even went out of her way when my package didn't arrive on time from the delivery service to personally drop it off to my house a new kit just so I could join the class and to ensure I wouldn't miss out which was beyond kind! All the materials were beautiful and had plenty to choose from and extra bits leftover and my wreath looked stunning! Originally we were meant to do the class in person but due to Covid it was moved to online which I was originally apprehensive about, however within minutes of starting the class any of those thoughts were left behind and I truly had a good time doing this. Highly recommended, you didn't need to be super creative or skilled to do this but if you are you would also enjoy this class because it works well for all levels and you create the wreath you want which is personal and lovely. Super glad I did this and absolutely highly recommend!

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