Flower Crown Workshop

I am often asked lots of questions about my courses - what is the format of the day? How many people are there? Is it friendly if you are coming by yourself? All sorts of questions. So, I thought I would ask a professional photographer (Annabel Smith) to come along to my flower crown course which I ran last month as part of Doddington Hall's cherry blossom festival. I wanted some photos which really showed what the courses are like and I think Annabel has done a great job. 

This was a half day course and to give you an idea of what we were up to, we were using blossom, hellebores, narcissi, bluebells and rosemary cut from the garden alongside Lincolnshire grown ranunculus, Cornish eucalyptus and soft ruscus.

I did a couple of demonstrations and talked through the techniques that you need to make a flower crown - either a simple circlet of flowers or a big, full-on floral extravaganza. Then fuelled by tea coffee and biscuits off everyone went!

 It really was lovely - a great fun group of people, a gorgeous sunny day, some really pretty flowers and, after some hard work, some spectacular results!  It always amazes me that you can give a group of people exactly the same ingredients and instruction and each creation is totally unique.  

One of the best bits for me was that everyone then went and floated around the blossom festival in the gardens, wearing their floral crowns like true flower fairies.

Hopefully these pictures will give you a sense of what we are all about - My aim is to make the courses welcoming, inspiring, pretty and good fun.  If you think that you would love to try your hand at doing something creative then why not come along and join us for a day - we do everything from hand tied bouquets to willow chickens! It would be lovely to see you - hop onto the courses page here.

Charlie Burton from the Natural Wedding Company joined us for the day and will be writing about it on her blog, which you can read by clicking here. 

Blossom from the gardens

Blossom from the gardens

Blossom from the gardens

Blossom from the gardens

Lincolnshire grown ranunculus

Lincolnshire grown ranunculus

Eucalyptus, hellebores, cherry blossom, ranunculus, narcissi

Eucalyptus, hellebores, cherry blossom, ranunculus, narcissi

Essentials

Essentials

Trying on the demo flower crown

Trying on the demo flower crown

Rachel demonstrating how to wire a hellebore

Rachel demonstrating how to wire a hellebore

Wiring and taping

Wiring and taping

Flower crown ingredients ready to go

Flower crown ingredients ready to go

Choosing colours

Choosing colours

Selecting blossom

Selecting blossom

Choosing ingredients

Choosing ingredients

Constructing a crown

Constructing a crown

Hard at work

Hard at work

Rachel admiring progress

Rachel admiring progress

Designing a crown

Designing a crown

Giving advice

Giving advice

Spectacular finished flower crown

Spectacular finished flower crown

Beautiful colours

Beautiful colours

Fresh spring florals

Fresh spring florals

Blossom and spring flowers

Blossom and spring flowers

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Not just to wear on your head!

Not just to wear on your head!

Beautiful combinations

Beautiful combinations

The eucalyptus works perfectly here

The eucalyptus works perfectly here

Tones beautifully with Mary Kate's gorgeous hair

Tones beautifully with Mary Kate's gorgeous hair

Luscious!

Luscious!

Pretty detail at the back

Pretty detail at the back

Charlie Burton under the blossoms

Charlie Burton under the blossoms

Charlie looking like a flower fairy

Charlie looking like a flower fairy

Charlie in the kitchen garden

Charlie in the kitchen garden

Rachel and Charlie outside Rachel's potting shed

Rachel and Charlie outside Rachel's potting shed