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2018 Schedule

We have two unique, on-farm workshop formats.  For those interested in learning some basic floral design techniques and enjoying time at our farm, exploring the rows of flowers and relaxing in a wide open space, our Floral Fundamentals Workshops are just the ticket and are outlined below.

For experienced industry professionals, we offer an intensive curriculum, From Seed to Centerpiece: A Master Class Series.   Please click here to learn more about this series.

Please note:  registration for each Floral Fundamentals Workshop typically opens 30 days before the workshop. To  sign up, click on the name of the workshop to go to our online shop.

Floral Fundamental Workshops

Love'n Fresh Flowers workshop photos

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FLOWER CHILD
Date: Saturday, APRIL 21, 2018
Time: 2 PM – 4 PM
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm | Philadelphia PA

Celebrate spring by learning to make beautiful, ethereal wearable floral art, including a romantic floral crown and fresh flower necklace. Students will stroll the farm, in its sleepy early spring state, to gather their own flowers to use. Ranunculus, anemones, hellebore, fritillaria,and muscari typically abound.  We’ll then get cozy and creative inside the cottage-style design space at the farm, designing flower crowns and necklaces.  Jennie will carefully demonstrate all the necessary tools and techniques so even beginners will find this class fun and enjoyable. As time permits, Jennie will also demonstrate how to make other floral apparel, such as flower cuffs and rings.  Frolicking through the flower fields, crown on head, is strongly encouraged at the end!

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THE ART OF COLOR IN FLORAL DESIGN
Date: Sunday, MAY 6, 2018
Time: 2 PM – 4 PM
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm| Philadelphia PA

Colors really are at the heart of good floral design.  Learning to interpret the subtlety of individual hues and to blend them for energetic harmonies is the ultimate skill of a master designer.  Weather you are a beginning designer or an experienced pro, honing your eye for color is an important part of your designer evolution.  During this class, Jennie will discuss how she is inspired by color in the flower fields and how that inspiration guides her choice of tones in a given arrangement.  In addition to working directly with flowers during this workshop to better understand color, students will be given a set of watercolors (which are theirs to keep) to use in exploring how what appears to be one color really is many colors fused and layered together. *No watercolor or drawing skills required to enjoy this workshop.

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Bridal bouquet designed by Love 'n Fresh Flowers featuring Ultra Violet. ~

SPRING CENTERPIECES
Date: Saturday, MAY 12, 2018
Time:  10:30 AM – 12:30 AM  (morning session)  3 PM – 5 PM (afternoon session)
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm| Philadelphia PA

The perfect Mother’s Day gift!!!  This popular workshop sells out every year so this year we are holding a morning and an afternoon session.  Woot woot!!  Either bring Mom or make a beautiful arrangement to take to her. Start class off with a walk through the flower fields and greenhouses to learn about the colorful and diverse varieties of spring blooms that are being grown at Love ‘n Fresh Flowers.  Harvest flowers by the armful  – gather ranunculus, tulips, poppies, anemones, sweet peas, calendula, campanula,and many more in bright hues to design your own lush and vibrant spring centerpiece right there in the field where they were grown.  A beautiful, hand-crafted vase will be provided for each student and is yours to keep.

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ROMANCED BY PEONIES
Date: Saturday, JUNE 2, 2018
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm| Philadelphia PA

Peonies!  Big, billowy, fragrant peonies!  Early June is peak season, and we’ll dive headfirst into creating gorgeous romantic “overgrown” arrangements heaped full of peonies.  A beautiful hand-forged bowl will be provided for each student to use and is yours to keep.  Walk long rows of blooms at the farm and harvest as your heart desires. Learn how to craft a loose, lush, “earthy elegant” arrangement that is the signature look at Love ‘n Fresh Flowers.

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FROM BLOOM TO BRUSH: BOTANICAL WATERCOLORS FOR BEGINNERS
Date: Saturday, JUNE 16, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm| Philadelphia PA

On one of the longer evenings of the year, enjoy the golden summer twilight in our flower fields while exploring the carefree art of watercolor. Walk long rows of colorful blooms and pick out your favorites to paint.  Students will receive a shallow bowl, flower “frog” and a watercolor set, that includes paints, brushes and a paper pad.  Jennie will lead a brief arranging demo to help students create a simple-to-sketch minimalist floral design with the flowers they selected from the field.  Then students will be guided through the basics of watercolors so they can leave with a completed painting.   Students are welcome linger and relax as the summer dusk settles into night.

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AUTUMN ABUNDANCE
Date: Saturday, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm| Philadelphia PA

Dive head first into a flower farm in all its autumn glory!  In this longer workshop, you’ll have plenty of time to play with our dahlias, cosmos, lisianthus, grasses, rusty-hued foliages, herbs, and much more!  Take lots of photos in the soft golden light.  Learn how to incorporate seasonal fruits and air plants into your designs.  A beautiful large earthen bowl will be provided for each student to use and is yours to keep.  Walk long rows of blooms at the farm and harvest as your heart desires. Learn how to craft a loose, lush, “earthy elegant” arrangement that is the signature look at Love ‘n Fresh Flowers.

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Floral Design Workshop At Love 'n Fresh Flowers

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DAHLIA HAPPY HOUR
Date: Friday, OCTOBER 5, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm| Philadelphia PA

Early October is PRIME dahlia season!  Our hundreds of dahlia plants will be bursting with the most exquisite little floral masterpieces you can imagine. Get out of work and head straight to our farm for seasonal cocktails and a floral happy hour where you can walk our field, snip whatever blooms your heart desires, and make a few little fun arrangements in a super relaxed setting as the autumn sun sets.  This workshop will demonstrate a simple Ikebana-style arrangement that is fast and easy to make in the evening light.  Lovely little boho ceramic vessels will be provided for students to use and are yours to keep.  Bring a friend to double your fun!

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SEASON FINALE
Date: Saturday, OCTOBER 20, 2017
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm | Philadelphia PA The long low golden rays of the autumn sun will touch on the very last of our flowers to bloom before frost in this final workshop of our 2017 season.  The cold nights will have turned the jewel-tones of the dahlias into something you can’t quite believe, proving Mother Nature is indeed a sorceress. The meadow will be full of dying grasses and seed pods to forage.  The swan song of a field about to give up the last of its spirit for the season is intensely beautiful and somehow unexpectedly calming.  Find your center in this wild space before the winter sets in.  A unique onyx metal vessel will be provided for each student to use and is yours to keep.  Walk long rows of blooms at the farm and harvest as your heart desires. Learn how to craft a lush dramatic arrangement full of wildness.  Sip mulled cider or wine if the chill in the air is too much.

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Dried Autumn Wreath by Love 'n Fresh Flowers

HARVEST MOON WREATHS
Date: Saturday, NOVEMBER 3, 2018
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm | Philadelphia PA While our flower fields will likely be put to bed by this workshop date, there’s still plenty of floral fun to be had!  Using flowers and foliage we grew earlier in the season and dried just for this workshop, students will create their own unique “harvest moon wreath” to channel the beauty of autumn’s slow, sweet death.  Use botanical elements such as dried lunaria, dusty miller, eucalyptus, seed heads, celosia, hydrangeas, gomphrena, strawflowers, grasses and more on a grapevine base students will learn to make from foraged wild vines.  Make as many wreaths as your creative hands can during this workshop.  Sip mulled cider or wine if the chill in the air is too much.

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WINTER GIFTS OPEN STUDIO
Date: Saturday, NOVEMBER 24, 2018
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM
Location: Love ‘n Fresh Flowers Farm | Philadelphia PA

Our flower farm will be in its winter rest, but our greenhouse will be opened for this special afternoon workshop so we can help you assemble a number of fun and festive botanical gifts for the holidays.  Make as many wreaths, swags, forced bulb planters and kits as your creative hands can during this “open studio format” workshop.  Sip mulled cider or wine and munch on seasonal snacks while you assemble your special packages.  More details for this workshop will be forthcoming.

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Explore photos from past workshops and events at the farm on this Pinterest board.

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