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Flower Arranging - Autumn Colour
Course Date: Friday 6th October 2017
Category: Flowers
Price: £80


Autumn brings an abundance of fruits, foliage and flowers in rich seasonal colours. Come and learn how to use these to create beautiful flower designs. You will make two stunning arrangements during the day. Flower arrangements are more than just flowers and we will use fruits, vegetables, seed heads and cones in our designs for a real seasonal feel. The tutor is an independent florist and demonstrator for the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies.

Further Detail

Discover how to turn beautiful autumnal plant materials into attractive designs for your home. We will create a mixture of traditional and contemporary designs. 

Skills/Techniques Covered

  • elements and principles of design
  • conditioning plant materials
  • preserving plant materials
  • using mechanics
  • wiring


This course is designed for all levels of expertise, including beginners.


Materials are not included in your course fee. All materials will be provided by the tutor. The approximate cost of these will be £40.

We do not have the facilities to take card payments in the workshops. Please remember to bring cash or your cheque book if your course involves buying materials from the tutor.

Please bring with you:

  • pair of flower scissors or secateurs
  • old tea towel
  • apron
  • something to take your designs home in

Tutor Profile

I have been a floral art tutor for 15 years and have a Diploma in Floral Art and Design, a RHS general Certificate and a Certificate in garden design.

I have won a gold medal at the Malvern RHS Show, a best in show in the area and commendations at National Shows. I have exhibited at Westminster Abbey on 2 occasions.

I am a NAFAS area demonstrator and also teaches private classes locally as well as doing exclusive wedding flowers, funeral flowers and events flowers as an independent florist.

I love to pass on my passion for flowers and floral designs to my students and particularly like to introduce new students to the beautiful art of flower arranging both traditional and contemporary.

Beginners and improvers are welcomed to all the courses here at Ardington and will receive individual attention and support.

I teach regularly at Ardington throughout the year and base the classes on seasonal plant materials and occasions.

See my work on my facebook page:  Floral Designs-Abingdon

Timings & Refreshments

Coffee is available from 9.45am. The course starts at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm. Fresh ground coffee and a range of teas are provided all day, along with biscuits in the morning, a sandwich lunch and cake in the afternoon. SPECIAL DIETS: If you are vegetarian, please tell us when you book. If you have other special dietary needs/preferences, please see our terms and conditions for detailed information on the food provided.