Forget dusty potpourri and bedraggled pampas grass. Dried flowers are back in fashion. In a big way. And you’ll find elegant arrangements of dried blooms, foliage and seed pods in almost every stylish restaurant, café and boutique across the country. The longevity of a dried arrangement is obviously very appealing but so too the chance to preserve and celebrate delicate summer flowers (who knew delphiniums dried so well).
But dried flowers can be expensive to buy. During this inspiring class led by Rebecca, you will learn how to grow your own flowers for drying and even take home a selection of seeds to get you started. We will discuss the best varieties for drying and learn different techniques.
The studio at The Oaks will be filled with a wonderful selection of dried flowers, seed heads and grasses for you to work with, and Rebecca will help you create your own fantastic arrangement to take home. There will be a garden tour, perhaps with the chance to collect the occasional lichen-encrusted branch or super-size cardoon flower to add into the mix.
Bubbles, snacks and cakes will be served as we tackle a group project, the highlight of the class, a huge arrangement to be suspended from the ceiling; you may have noticed this style of installation at events and in restaurants. They are not as difficult to assemble as you might think, and Rebecca will provide you with the skills you need to create something similar for an upcoming wedding or event. It promises to be an inspirational and highly creative afternoon that will have you looking at your garden in a whole new light.