Floristry for Beginners with Helen



This is a one-to-one beginners workshop for anyone wishing to learn how to arrange flowers or are thinking of starting a career, using sustainable & nature friendly methods. You might just want a day of fun with a friend or a therapeutic day with flowers, either way this is the place to start your flowery adventure. I’ve designed a one day course to give you the skills to make your own arrangements so you will come away full of inspiration and enthusiasm for all things floral. It’s also a great way to start your floristry career and I can provide you with details of my experience as a florist. It is a practical, hands on course taught by Helen, a professional florist and flower grower, who will show you the skills of flower arranging. I will show you an eco friendly way to arrange without the use of green floral foam (called Oasis, it’s an oil by-product used by florists that never degrades and ends up in land fill.) After a brief introduction, we’ll talk about design techniques and how to use colour and the shape of the components which make up an arrangement then you’ll be out in the cutting garden and fields, snipping flowers and foliage to make your own designs. You’ll be making sustainable arrangements namely; a natural hand tied bouquet including wrapping the flowers for a present using recyclable paper. a table centre piece for a round table a centrepiece for a long rectangular setting such as a dinner party The day will include a seasonal lunch. You will learn how to use garden material and bought in flowers (British where possible). The intention of this workshop is to provide you with inspiration & the confidence to create your own amazing arrangements. Dates are flexible for this workshop to suit you on weekdays & Saturdays. ( Note the dates shown are as guidance and need to be checked with Helen )

What's included in the price?

All equipment, flowers and tools are provided for the day. The flower arrangements and any vases may be taken home after the workshop.


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



Balsham House Flowers

with Craft Courses since 2019

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I'm a qualified florist who loves nature. I grow my own flowers in my cutting garden and I prefer an eco sustainable approach to my floristry i.e. no green foam. Balsham House provides the perfect backdrop for inspirational flower arranging specifically for weddings. I want to teach you all the skills to make your experience enjoyable, stress free. I keep a close eye on all the latest flower trends and love to share all my flowery knowledge!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Tutor can travel
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Corporate days out & team building
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Balsham House, Balsham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4DT