The Flower Lounge has created a series of seasonal and creative workshops for all budding florists and flower enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a creative outlet, a chance to hone your floristry skills or a gift experience for someone you love, our workshops are designed to share our expertise, so you can create your own stunning floral designs, using seasonal blooms and gorgeous foliage...
Run by award-winning florist, Siân Wild and top floral designer Mark Entwistle, each two-hour workshop starts with a demonstration on how to choose, prepare, wire and arrange your flowers into a beautiful bespoke arrangement. With an assortment of fabulous flowers to choose from, you will then embark on your own creation with Siân and Mark on hand with plenty of one-to- one guidance.
Our workshops are held in our beautifully designed workshop space within our shop in Didsbury and are limited to only 8 people; for a truly personalised experience. Each workshop is designed with novices in mind, but there’s always plenty to learn whatever your skill level - all you need is enthusiasm and willingness to give it a go!
The workshop includes refreshments with delicious cakes and a glass of fizz. All flowers, foliage, materials and equipment are supplied, including the vases and containers you may need for your design and luxurious, hand-dyed velvet ribbon from Silk & Purl.
Gift vouchers are available. We also offer bespoke workshops for groups (of up to 8 people) which can be tailored to your specific requirements, ideal for unique and private celebrations such as a baby showers, hen parties or birthdays.
For larger groups, we can come to you! A popular choice for corporate entertainment and hospitality showcases, we can tailor our workshop format to create a bespoke floral experience that really sets your event apart.
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Winter/Spring Seasonal Vase Design
Wednesday January 23rd 2019, 6.30PM-8.30PM. £60. SOLD OUT
Thursday January 24th 2019, 6.30pm-8.30pm £60. BOOK HERE
Make the most of this season as we benefit from beautiful winter foliage and berries and start to embrace the delicate, first flowers of early spring. We’ll start with a short session demonstrating the basic techniques and guiding principles of what makes a stunning vase design. You will then have plenty of time to master the art and create your own bespoke arrangement using the very best blooms and foliage the season has to offer. Your creation, and the vase it comes in, will then be yours to take away, brightening your home and wowing your friends and family.
Spring Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop
Sunday March 10th, 10.30am-12.30pm SOLD OUT and 2pm-4pm. £60 each SOLD OUT
After a long, cold winter, it is wonderful to see and smell spring in the air! Celebrate the delicate and beautiful foliage of this season with a Spring Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop from The Flower Lounge. We will start with a short session on the best flowers to use and how to condition them, before demonstrating the basic technique of a hand-tied bouquet and the key principles for creating a balanced design. You will then have plenty of time to make your own masterpiece, bursting with seasonal blooms; ready to take home in our complimentary vase.
Mum & Me - Mother's Day Floristry Workshop
Saturday April 6th, 6.30pm-8.30pm £120 for 2 tickets BOOK HERE
Our ‘Mum and Me’ workshops make the perfect Mother’s Day gift. They are a chance for your Mum to have some relaxing ‘me’ time trying something creative and new, as well as spending quality time with her generous and thoughtful son or daughter.
Our workshop will celebrate the best flowers and foliage of the season with a hand-tied bouquet tutorial. We will start with a short session on the best flowers to use and how to condition them, before demonstrating the techniques of a hand-tied bouquet and the key principles for creating a balanced design. You will then have plenty of time to get creative, chat and make your own masterpiece, bursting with seasonal blooms and ready to take home in our complimentary vase.
Easter Door Wreath Workshop
Wednesday April 17th, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £60 BOOK HERE
Thursday April 18th, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £60 BOOK HERE
Wreaths are not just for Christmas! Join us for our Easter wreath workshop and learn how to create a stunning design to add colour and texture to your door or home interior – the perfect way to welcome the start of a new season.
Using traditional, natural materials, Spring blooms and fresh foliage, this is the time to get creative and customise your own unique Spring décor. We’ll start with a short session demonstrating how to create a long-lasting wreath and the basic wiring techniques, before inspiring you with ways to decorate it, using fragrant Spring blooms and lots of fresh greenery. Whatever your skill level this is a chance to learn new techniques and take away some of our trade secrets…as well as your super spring wreath!
Spring Peony Flower Workshop
With their voluminous blooms and subtle scent, peonies are one of the most popular and coveted flowers available. One reason they are so alluring is their short season (they only bloom from April-June) which creates a peony frenzy every year.
This year, we’re embracing the nation’s passion for peonies, with a workshop dedicated to the luscious beauty of these magnificent blooms. Taking place in our award-winning shop, our expert florists will teach you the techniques of structure, colour and style, as well as some pro-tips on how to care for peonies, so you can create your very own unique design, ready to take away in your complementary vase.
Autumn Seasonal Vase Design
Thursday October 10th, 6.30pm-8.30pm. £60 BOOK HERE
Make the most of Autumn’s changing colours with this masterclass in floral vase arrangement. Using a technicolour of Autumn berries, flowers and foliage, you will learn the techniques of structure, colour and styling to create your very own unique creation in your complementary vase. A must-do workshop for any budding florist or flower enthusiast!
Christmas Door Wreath Workshop
Friday November 29th, 6.30pm-8.30pm. £60 BOOK HERE
Saturday November 30th, 6.30pm - 8.30pm. £60 BOOK HERE
Make your neighbours green with envy this year with a stylish and truly unique seasonal door wreath. Our Christmas Door Wreath Workshop uses a natural straw base and spruce, for that festive look and fragrance, with an abundance of dried flowers, fresh foliage, berries and fruit, as well as a choice of decorations and luxury ribbons for you to add your personal touch.
Taking place either at the Northern Lawn Tennis Club in Didsbury or as an intimate gathering in the shop, this is a fabulously festive workshop ideal for friends, families or work colleagues to learn something new, have fun and take home a beautiful wreath.