Floristry Foundations

$860.00$1,000.00

Discover your passion for flowers in a beginner floristry course

This six week course presented by Canterbury Horticultural Society is the perfect place to launch your floral creativity. Providing the skills and knowledge needed to improve your techniques, and explore contemporary design.

12.30-2.30pm on Mondays – 21 February to 28 March 2022

Suitable for future florists, designers or creative amateurs keen on floral art.

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Description

21 February – 28 March 2022
Mondays12.30 – 2.30pmat The Kiosk

All flowers and materials provided. Each week you’ll get to take home your unique creations.

On completion of the course you will have the confidence to design flowers for events and commercial activities as well as for leisure and home. Certificate of completion issued.

Complimentary tea, coffee and light refreshments available throughout the session. 


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Tutor

Caitlin Joy

Caitlin’s background in horticulture, passion for plants, nature, and our environment and almost two decades of industry experience make her a truly wild and green florist. Caitlin trained as a florist after graduating from high school and has been working with flowers in some capacity ever since. Originally from Cambridge, she has also lived and worked in Wellington and Amsterdam before coming home to New Zealand and settling in Otautahi, Christchurch. Her business, Freya Flora, offers styling for every occasion from Weddings to Flower Parties.

“I like to imagine I’m creating a little slice of garden paradise with every bouquet that leaves the shop, a beautiful representation of every bride with every bridal bouquet I create, and a calming slice of nature with every installation I am part of.”

 


Venue

The Kiosk – Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Conveniently located just over the footbridge from the Armagh Street car park.
Tel: 366 6937
Email: office@chsgardens.co.nz

The CHS is participating in the vaccine certificate system. Participants will be required to present their vaccination pass. Nga Mihi and thank you for your understanding.


Costs & Payment

$860 Members & Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
$1,000 Non-Members

All up students take home:

  • 1 glass vase
  • 1 ceramic vase
  • 2 table design vessels
  • 6 arrangements and 3 wired works

Become a Member of the CHS and receive up to 20% off all our courses and workshops.


About the Course

WEEK ONE MONDAY 21 FEBRUARY
Foundations; Design Principles & Elements: Spiral technique and flower care basics. Discussion & Practical: Prepare flowers and make a posy.

WEEK TWO MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY
Foundations: Design Principles & Elements continued, including spiral technique. Discussion & Practical: Make and wrap a bouquet (take home your creation and a vase).

WEEK THREE MONDAY 7 MARCH
Foundations: Spiral technique continued. Introduction to base work/table arrangement. Discussion & Practical. Make and wrap a bouquet. Make a side table arrangement (take home your creation in container).

WEEK FOUR MONDAY 14 MARCH
Foundations: Base work and wiring. Design Principles & Elements Re-cap. Discussion & Practical: Make a table arrangement and begin wiring techniques for a buttonhole (take home your creation in a container).

WEEK FIVE MONDAY 21 MARCH
Foundations: Base work and wiring. Discussion & Practical: Make a large vase arrangement and continue with wiring techniques (take home your creation in a vase).

WEEK SIX MONDAY 28 MARCH
Foundations: Re-cap. Discussion & Practical: Working on wiring and making a flower crown.

Participants may wish to purchase a starter pack that includes an apron, twine, flower wrap, flower scissors, paper scissors and secateurs. This can be purchased from Freya Flora for an additional $150 at any time throughout the course.

Additional information

Time

12.30pm – 2.30pm

Date

Monday 21 February – Monday 28 March 2022

Price

Members: $860, Non-Members: $1000, Course plus CHS Membership: $910

Venue

The Kiosk, Christchurch Botanic Gardens (just over the footbridge from the Armagh Street carpark)