We’d like to start by wishing you all a very happy Easter Weekend and we’d also like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported Hopiscare last month by purchasing an Easter Wreath!

Together we have raised an amazing £1341.74 to help care for terminally ill people and their loved ones in Exeter and East Devon.

We had so much fun making these wreaths at the Academy Studio and we hope all of you who bought a kit enjoyed making yours too! Take a look at some of the beautiful photos that have been sent in :

What’s coming up


We’re so excited to reopen our doors for students this month, starting with a Taster and Workshop on Saturday 17th, followed by our arrangement unit, cutting garden course and weekend wedding unit! We still have some spaces available so click on this link for more information and to view all our upcoming courses.

Due to the recent success of our online courses we have decided to bring out a virtual Arrangement unit which we will be filming next week! It’s so important to us that our courses are accessible to everyone and we’re working hard on creating amazing virtual lessons which we hope will bring the Academy learning experience to life.



Tina’s Floral Sparkle


Every Wednesday we go live for our ‘Floral Sparkle’ on Facebook to give you all of the latest Academy updates, top tips and occasionally short tutorials! This week Master Florist Tina Parkes went live to demonstrate how to make a woodland style buttonhole using flowers and succulents from her own garden.

This video is still available to watch on our Facebook page so head over to have a look.



Keep an eye on our social media and blog to hear more about these updates and upcoming charity events!

Wishing you a Happy Easter,

The Academy Team x