Imagine walking long rows of flowers in bloom, snipping the ones you love the best, and taking them back to an al fresco design table nestled under the trees to create a stunning piece of floral art all your own. Think you need to travel to Tuscany or some other distant locale to indulge in such a treat? In actuality, you can have this enriching experience right here in Philadelphia at Love ‘n Fresh Flowers’ on-farm design workshops.
Love ‘n Fresh Flowers workshops focus on floral design techniques that effortlessly showcase locally and sustainably grown elements, including those snipped right out of your home garden. Students are encouraged to explore their own style of design within the framework of guidelines demonstrated in these hands-on workshops and to ask questions about planting a flower garden of their own. Workshops typically last about 3 hours and are intended to be accessible to all skill levels. Class sizes are limited to 10 so there is plenty of time for hands-on practice and one-on-one attention from the instructor.
All floral materials, supplies and a container are included with every class. Workshops use an extensive array of organic flowers and foliages that are all grown on our farm or foraged nearby. Students may even walk our flower field and pick a few blooms themselves. During the 3 hour sessions, light seasonal nibbles and beverages are available. Clippers and an apron are provided for use during each workshop; students have the option of purchasing them separately to take home.
Unless otherwise noted, all classes are taught by Jennie Love, owner and creative director at Love ‘n Fresh. Jennie has taught floral design for several years, including at Longwood Gardens and The Barnes Foundation.
Easy registration for workshops is available in our online shop. Classes typically cost $135 unless they involve an advanced topic. Please read each class description carefully before registering. Not all workshops are held on the farm; if another location will be used, it will be indicated in the description.
Interested in a more thorough and advanced floral design series that will prepare you for a career in floristry? Be sure to check out the eight week Intro to Floral Design series at the Barns Foundation. This series is also lead by Jennie.