Learning a new craft or brushing up on existing crafting skills is always time well spent! There are numerous craft courses on offer up and down the UK, but today we are focusing on one of our favourite creative pursuits – flower arranging.
Flower arranging is a fun and rewarding craft that allows you to express your creativity while also adding some natural beauty to your home. Whether you're a complete beginner or a dab hand at arranging blooms, there is always something new to learn and discover in the world of flowers.
Taking a flower arranging class is a great way to relax and de-stress, as well as being a fun activity to do with friends. If you’re looking for something a bit more creative and low-key for a birthday celebration, a girly weekend or maybe even a hen do, there are some fab courses where you can make pretty flower crowns or even sip some bubbly as you work!
Here's our pick of the best flower-arranging courses and classes around the UK.
LONDON: Farm-To-Table Bouquet
Using only the freshest, British-grown flowers, you'll learn the art of contemporary flower arranging and create a bespoke bouquet.
On this fun 1.5 hour floristry workshop in Hackney, you'll be guided through the various types of flowers and foliage and taught spiralling techniques needed to construct a bouquet based on the season's best blooms.
Price: £62-68 Book here
LONDON: Ikebana Flower Arranging
Are you ready to explore the ancient and captivating art of Japanese flower arranging? Look no further than this Ikebana class in London!
Discover the rich history and significance of Ikebana, which dates back to the sixth century when Buddhist monks created floral offerings for alters.
Led by an experienced teacher with a passion for all things floral, you'll learn the main techniques and principles of Ikebana flower design and create your own masterpiece with a modern twist.
Price: £120 Book here
LONDON: Flower Market Tour and Bouquet Workshop
This three-hour, hands-on workshop will take you on a journey through London's busiest wholesale flower market, where you'll discover the best seasonal blooms and insider tips for selecting the perfect stems.
Led by a friendly and experienced teacher, you'll then head back to the studio to learn the art of flower arranging and create a stunning hand-tied bouquet.
Price: £135-155 Book here
NORTH LONDON: Artist Themed Dried Flower Arranging
Let the incredible art of David Hockney ignite your creativity as you create a beautiful dried flower bouquet with the guidance of an expert teacher.
Choose from a breathtaking selection of dried flowers and learn to mix and match textures and colours to create a truly unique and personalised bouquet. With your newfound skills, you'll tie your bouquet like a pro and leave with a gorgeous arrangement that is sure to impress.
Price: £65-85 Book here
WEST LONDON: Fresh Flower Crown
Unleash your inner flower child and create a stunning fresh flower crown that will turn heads and make you feel like royalty!
Whether you're planning a festival-themed event, summer hen weekend, birthday party or baby shower, a handmade flower crown is the perfect accessory to elevate your look and add a touch of natural beauty.
Under the guidance of an experienced local florist, you'll learn the art of flower crown making and create a unique and personalised crown that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Price: £36-40 Book here
NEWCASTLE: Everlasting Wreath Making Workshop
You’ll learn simple wiring techniques to ensure your stems and flowers are held in place securely, and also learn which blooms can be dried at home to make other arrangements.
Price: £32 Book here
MANCHESTER: Terrarium Making
Create your own self-sustaining indoor garden at this calming terrarium workshop. Terrariums are fascinating tiny ecosystems that are easy to care for and add a gorgeous green touch to any indoor space.
Led by friendly teachers Vicky and Ella, you'll learn essential techniques, choose from a selection of eye-catching terrarium-friendly plants, and add decorative elements to your own bespoke mini garden.
Price: £46 Book here
LIVERPOOL: Eco Flower Arranging Class
This two-hour floristry class is the perfect way to learn new techniques and create an eye-catching arrangement using fresh flowers and foliage. Led by a professional florist, the class is suitable for all levels of experience and is a fun way to de-stress and unleash your creativity.
Learn about floral foam tips, wired work, glued designs and more, as well as the conditioning of flowers, names and principles of design.
Price: £50 Book here
BRADFORD: Flower Arranging and Sip Class
Looking for a fun way to spend an evening with some girlfriends? This flower arranging and sip class might be just the thing!
Led by a talented teacher, you'll learn the basics of floral design and discover different flower types to add to your arrangement. Plus, enjoy a glass of prosecco as you unleash your creativity before taking your stunning bouquet home to display.
Price: £50 Book here
NOTTINGHAM: Summer Solstice Hand Tied Bouquet Class
Learn how to create pretty hand-tied designs that will add a touch of natural beauty to your home. Sip on a glass of fizz (or soft drink) and let your green fingers loose on the array of great quality fresh flowers.
You'll learn the art of gift wrapping and discover the secrets to making your flowers look great in your vase at home.
Price: £55 Book here
BIRMINGHAM: Autumn Wreath Making Workshop
Get into the spirit of autumn with this fun and interactive wreath-making class in Birmingham. Professional florist, Claire, will teach you how to create a bespoke and long-lasting wreath using a sustainable straw base and British seasonal foliage, dried flowers, grasses and seed pods.
This class is great for beginners, and you’ll end up with a stunning DIY wreath to take home, perfect for dressing up your decor for Autumn.
Price: £55-60 Book here
ESSEX: Meadow Wildflower Arrangement Class
Capture the essence of a wildflower meadow in a stunning arrangement of curated, whimsical, and textured flowers and foliage – perfect for decorating a mantlepiece or entranceway.
The classes are led by an amazing team of talented floral designers (in either Stock or Bishop's Stortford), and are a great way to have fun with friends and flowers while learning the art of floristry and creating your own amazing floral designs.
Price: £60 Book here
BRISTOL: Floristry Class
This beginner-friendly floristry class in Bristol will teach you how to arrange beautiful fresh flowers for your home.
You’ll be guided through the process of selecting, preparing and arranging flowers by an experienced tutor. You’ll also learn how to preserve your flowers to keep them looking fresh and beautiful for longer.
Price: £55-65 Book here
EDINBURGH: Christmas Wreath
Get into the festive spirit with this Christmas wreath class. No previous flower knowledge is necessary; this beginner-friendly class will teach you all you need to know to make a cute and contemporary wreath.
Choose your own flowers and foliage from a wide selection and learn tips on where to display your wreath in your home and how to keep it looking fresh for the whole festive season.
Price: £40-60 Book here
WALES: Vase Arrangement
Discover the art of creating stunning vase arrangements at this beginner-friendly workshop. You’ll be guided through the process of selecting the perfect vase, choosing the right flowers for the season, and creating a beautiful and unique arrangement.
With a wealth of advice, helpful hints, and heaps of inspiration from Emma and her team, you'll leave the half-day course feeling confident in your newly learnt flower arranging skills!
Price: £95 Book here
NORTHERN IRELAND: Teddy Bear Kokedama Class
In this fun and unique workshop, you'll create your very own Teddy Kokedama. Learn the art of Kokedama, a Japanese variant of bonsai, and how to remove a root system from its container, surround it in a mud cake and wrap it in moss before winding it in string to create a cute and sculptural arrangement.
The workshop is suitable for ages 12+ and all materials are provided.
Price: £27.50 Book here
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