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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Spring Peony Flower Workshop
Sunday June 2nd, 10.30am-12.30pm SOLD OUT and 2pm-4pm. £60 each. SOLD OUT
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.
Summer Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop
Friday June 7th, 6.30pm-8.00pm. £60 BOOK HERE
We’re celebrating the start of the most abundant floral season with our new, summer, hand-tied bouquet workshop.
In this workshop we will show you show to create a fresh, fragrant bouquet, using seasonal flowers and foliage – the perfect hand-tied arrangement. We’ll start with a short session demonstrating the basic techniques and guiding principles of creating a beautiful hand-tied design. You will then have plenty of time to master the art and create your own bespoke bouquet.
Taking place in our award-winning shop, with a maximum of just 8 budding florists, this exclusive event will inspire you and teach you new skills that you can use time and time again.
British Flowers Week Workshop with Carol’s Garden
Thursday June 13th, 6.30pm-8.30pm. £60 BOOK HERE
Please join us for a very special garden party celebrating the best of British summer flowers with our British Flowers Week Workshop. Hosted by the inspirational Carol, from Carol’s Garden in Cheshire, who grows and supplies the most gorgeous blooms to florists and suppliers, including The Flower Lounge. The event will take place at the stunning Eleven Didsbury Park in their mature and ethereal garden. With Pimms and cake on arrival, a talk and demonstration from Carol and the chance to create your own British floral masterpiece to take away. This is an event not to be missed!
Maximum of 26 places.
Foliage Door Wreath Workshop
Wednesday July 17th, 6.30pm-8.00pm. £60 BOOK HERE
Greenery is a big interior trend this year so join us for our foliage wreath workshop and learn how to create a stunning design to add colour and texture to your door or home interior.
Using traditional, natural materials, fresh foliage and beautifully scented eucalyptus, this is the time to get creative and customise your own unique 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. Whatever your skill level this is a chance to learn new techniques and take away some of our trade secrets…as well as your stylish wreath!
Taking place in our award-winning shop, with a maximum of just 8 budding florists, this workshop will have you creating beautiful living wreaths in no time at all.
Dried Flower Door Wreath Workshop
Friday September 20th, 6.30pm-8.00pm. £60 BOOK HERE
Dried flowers are having a massive ‘moment’, and we’re embracing the trend with our brand-new dried flower door wreath workshop.
Using traditional, natural materials, dried flowers, foliage and grasses our expert instructor will help you create your own, unique masterpiece fit to grace the cover of any interior design magazine. 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.
With just 8 places available and taking place in our own award-winning interior designed shop, book now to secure your space.
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.