"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.   


Winning many awards for my floral designs including an RHS GOLD Medal and having qualifications and many years experience in horticulture, floral design, 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 today.....you never know where it may take you.


Jo Smith, Qualified Floral Designer, Tutor and Demonstrator

Workshops & Events 2019

Join us for a range of workshops and events in the coming months

Friday

26th July

10 - 1pm

Wire-Work Workshop

A contemporary workshop suitable for those with some floral design experience.  

£30

Per Person

I'd like to book

Friday

30th August - Sunday 1st September

2019

Chateau Floral Weekend

Join me for floral design workshop & garden visit at the beautiful Chateau des Lys in North France as seen on Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau DIY....only 1hr from Calais.  2 nights accommodation at the Chateau including food, entrance fee to the gardens, all materials for the floral workshop.

£295 - £335

Per Person

I'd like to book

Friday 16th August

10 - 12.30pm

Foam Free Workshop

Use of alternative mechanics to create a floral design

£30

Per person

I'd like to book

Friday 6th December

10 -12.30pm

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Traditional Christmas wreath workshop using a mossed copper ring, foliage's and seasonal items.

£30

Per person

I'd like to book

Friday 6th December

2 - 4.30pm

Contemporary Christmas Wreath Workshop

Contemporary techniques used to create an alternative Christmas wreath for the festive season

£30

Per person

I'd like to book

Friday 20th December

10 - 12.30pm

Contemporary Christmas Table Design Workshop

Contemporary techniques used to create an alternative Christmas table design for the festive season

£30

Per person

I'd like to 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.

Jo 

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.  

A 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.....

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.....

Wedding Flowers


Bespoke, beautifully made

bouquets & floral designs to realise your dreams

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