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"Welcome to Blooms at Borrowdale"

Working from my home, "Borrowdale" & garden workshop based on the fringes of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the village of Holton Le Clay, 

I passionately teach and create floral art & floristry   

Winning many awards for my floral designs including an RHS GOLD Medal and having qualifications and many years experience in horticulture, floristry, teaching and demonstrating, my life really does evolve around flowers.  It's a wonderful world to be a part of, what could be better than designing with floral materials and bringing pleasure to others, whether customers, students or members of an audience.  

Spreading the joy is really what it's all about, enabling people to get in touch with their creative side and igniting interest and enthusiasm.  

There are so many ways to enjoy flowers and get involved so why not start your own journey never know where it may take you.

Jo Smith, Qualified Floral Designer, Tutor and Demonstrator

British Flowers 

What could be better than a gorgeous bunch of home-grown, freshly cut, local Flowers.

Seasonal & supporting local business

A Blooms Seasonal Bouquet or Jar can be ordered via the online shop or by contacting me through my FB Page or by calling 

07719 736406 

If you live locally to Holton Le Clay 

they are available at the gate (weather permitting)

Buy British

Live Life in Full Bloom


Shop Re-opening

Great News.... As of Wednesday 1st July our little concession will be open again within Damselfly Living 

in the beautiful Market Town of Louth.

It seems such a long time since the doors where closed, way back in March, but we are looking forward to re-opening safely and hope many of you will venture back out to support the local businesses in the town.  We really need your support at this time.

Thank you 

Jo x

Flowers From the Farm Member

Online Tutorial's

This is one of 3 video's showing how to create a seasonal floral design.  This 1st video shows the making of a floral structure to use for a design, No. 2 shows arranging the flowers and foliage's and the No. 3 shows a close up of the completed design.  

Just a little something to keep me sane and you busy!

Please subscribe to my You Tube Channel to see future video tutorials

Jo x

It's Business as Usual (albeit rather Unusual)

Your lesson is now Virtual!!

It is with great sadness that at this time I am unable to welcome you to my flower school in person.  For those studying the certificated courses Levels 1, 2 & 3 I am able to offer video call sessions via Skype that will cover the theory and some practical you require to enable you to continue to work towards your certificates.   

This has proved very successful and will help to keep you on track.

For those not studying these courses but would like to learn how to arrange seasonal flowers I can also offer virtual sessions via video call.  This works exactly the same as if you were with me in person, only you have to make your own brew! 

These sessions can be taken in two ways, either Practical or Demo Only.  For demo only I would go through step by step how to create the design and for a practical session you would have the necessary materials to make the design at home during that session, this would suit someone with a little experience and who had already got a few essential 

sundries available to them.

For both practical and demo only you would have my many years of skills, knowledge and tutoring experience on a 

one 2 one basis as you would if you came to my flower school in person. 

After an initial chat to discuss your session we would book in a convenient day & time for us to start,

hook up and away we go.  

We are living in very scary and difficult times and the need for flowers in our lives has never been greater.  They take you on a wonderful journey, out of reality for just a short while & channel your energy into something creative & beautiful.  My sessions have often been described as therapy and they are I guess for a great many people.  We all love flowers and learning how to arrange them and we all need to be taken out of our lives every now and is therapy & great for our mental well-being.

If you would like any further details or wish to have a chat about virtual sessions please get in touch via my contacts page.

I look forward to hearing from you

Keep in touch & stay safe

Jo x 🌸

Love to Learn

Teaching is my passion and is a large proportion of my weekly life, I meet new people and continue to enjoy the company of those that I have taught and continue to teach in many aspects of this craft.

As a tutor I also Love to Learn and I gave myself the opportunity to travel to Belgium to attend workshops with three International Floral Designers, Annick Mertens, Geert Pattyn and Moniek Vanden Berghe. 

 This was a truly amazing experience that I will never forget and hugely inspiring.

It is very important for me to continue to work hard to learn new skills and gain inspiration from many places. 

 It keeps things interesting and the creative fires burning!

Following the trip ECT asked for an interview with me to discuss all things floral

Kokedama Workshop

Saturday 8th February 2020  

This workshop proved very popular, we were full to bursting!

We had a fabulous morning and the results were beautiful

Keep an eye out for another date later in the year

Click if you would like to join me on the next session

Click to enquire & book

Home-made Natural Flower Confetti

Home-dried and packaged using only natural, mixed flower petals grown in the cutting garden 

here at Borrowdale.

  Confetti is packaged to order.  

£3 per packet

Floral Art & Design School

Contemporary Floral Art Progression Course

This course is now underway and very exciting things are happening!... images to follow for all you flower lovers and details of the next course will be announced soon.  If you have some experience in floral art or floristry and wish to progress your skills, knowledge and creativity then this course is for you.  

Keep a look out for details.


Dare to Be Different!

Be bold... stand out from the crowd and have a bespoke bouquet created just for you!

Floral Art & Design School

"Level 2  Certificate in Floral Art & Design"

This fabulous course is everything you need to gain the skills needed in floristry and floral art & design.  

Suitable for complete beginners and for those with some experience this course teaches you everything from the 

Elements & Principles of design, traditional design styles and Floristry to dipping your toes into Contemporary design, 

Working to customer order and Botany & Horticulture.   

Progression can be short courses in further contemporary design, entering competitions or going on to study for the Level 3 qualification.  

This is hugely popular course from which to start.

The courses are run either in small groups or on a one 2 one basis to help fit them in with busy lives

Please contact me for further details.....

Wedding Flowers

Bespoke, beautifully made

bouquets & floral designs to realise your dreams

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Floral Art & Design School

"Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Floral Art & Design NOW Available"

This fabulous course is everything you need to progress from either Level 2 or industry experience whether floristry or floral art & design.  Covering a wide range of units from the historical periods, advanced wedding and funeral floristry through to competition and special occasion design work....and lots of wonderful creative things in between! 

The courses are run either in small groups or on a one 2 one basis to help fit them in with busy lives

Please contact me for further details.....