Floristry - the easy and fun way
Learn how to make beautiful arrangements and bouquets in five weeks
Whether you want to acquire these skills as you start your flower farming journey or you would like to learn for pleasure – you are in the right place.
Our course includes the following:
- Learning over five weeks everything you need to know for arranging your beautiful British blooms, including how to:
- arrange your beautiful flowers in different vessels
- making a hand tied bouquet
- seasonal wreath - all the rage now to adorn the front door. Not just for Christmas
- dried flowers - lets get working with these beauties
- flower crowns - more than for wedding
- plain-language explanations to take you on a floristry journey
- newfound confidence in your floral abilities
- skills you can enjoy for the rest of your life!
When do we start?
We’ll start together on the June 22nd online and runs weekly for five weeks on Tuesdays with one Wednesday.
All sessions are recorded and available to you if you miss them so don’t worry.
What are the modules?
You’ll get all this for your investment of £127.00
Be quick! Doors close on 7th June
Here what clients have to say about Field Gate Flowers...
Introducing Lucie Smith
Lucie has been a florist for over 13 years and has a level 4 qualification in floristry from the University of Essex.
She currently freelances all over Herts, Beds and Bucks with her forte being natural, largescale weddings utilising British blooms.
Lucie has had experience working in many sectors of the flower industry including retail, wedding and events, 5 star luxury hotels, running workshops and tuition, and styling and interior landscaping. Lucie’s experience is mainly London based before locating in Hertfordshire.
Lucie has a business called Rooted Wild where she runs creative workshops where different flower arrangements are demonstrated and focuses on connection through nature using meditation and other mindful techniques.
Lucie has always had a passion for using British grown flowers in her work. She believes the UK has an incredible amount to offer when it comes to cut flowers and she loves how the colours and textures change throughout the seasons. Above everything she adores the scent they provide and the natural arrangements that can be made from working with them.
Lucie has recently started to grow my own flowers on a small scale and support flower farmers whenever she can.
Lucie has a beautiful natural charm and Field Gate Flowers are proud to be collaborating with Lucie.
And the person behind it all, Roz Chandler
Roz Chandler together with her team in Lathbury, Milton Keynes (the home of roundabouts and concrete cows) is passionate about growing, harvesting, and arranging seasonally grown British blooms. Field Gate Flowers established for nearly ten years is a thriving flower farm.
As a child Roz loved nothing more than messing around outdoors. Her favourite memories were on a school French exchange on a farm in France This was a long way from the New Town of Hemel Hempstead that Roz grew up in.
The outdoors featured highly in Roz’s early years, and then she went to Plymouth Polytechnic (those A levels were never going to get her into medical school) to study Environmental Science. Her thesis was on the carcinogenic effects of nitrates from fertilisers in water. A lot of dark winters evening were spent collecting samples in the River Lea. (felt very radical back then).
Nearly 10 years ago Roz purchased a rather sad looking barn with five acres of land and so the dream begun. Roz was a novice and certainly had not come from a background of horticulture.
Roz is passionate about reducing the number of imported flowers coming into the UK. The Dutch government heavily invested in the 1970s and Holland became the hub of European flowers – flowers coming in from Africa and further afield to adorn our supermarket shelves.
When not in the fields, Roz loves having adventures. A keen cyclist she always takes on at least one charity ride a year in far flung places, the most recent have been India, Madagascar, Morocco (those Atlas Mountains) and Vietnam.
On her bucket list is the dream to cycle all the Greek islands over 6 months with just a bike and a friend for charity. What could possibly go wrong?
Roz has two daughters, a husband, 7 pigs, two goats, 5 chickens, a dog and a recently added kitten. What next?
Roz’s dream is to encourage more people to grow, harvest and arrange seasonal flowers.
She truly hopes you will join her on this journey.