Garden Day  is fast approaching and it is a special day that celebrates the happiness effect of gardens, a message that could never be more important than right now. Across the globe, more and more people are heading into their gardens and green spaces, tending to their plants – inside their homes and out – proving yet again that gardens truly are food for the soul.

This year, Garden Day is going online and calling on plant-lovers across our gardening nation to down tools for the UK’s largest Virtual Garden Day Celebration on Sunday, 10th May. We’re encouraging people to sit back, pop on a homemade flower crown, enjoy a cuppa or a glass or two and share their Garden Day virtually with friends and family via video calls and social media.

To help you on your way the tutors of the Academy have all created a floral crown using 7 different techniques. We will be going live on facebook at 10am each morning from 27th April to 2nd May 2020 and Julie Collins British Master Florist, will be introducing each films and giving you a top tip of the day.

Over the week you will need these items, but if you don’t have them that’s fine just be creative and find something you have at home that can do the same job.

  • Multi purpose tube glue
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Reel wire
  • Wires .90 and .32 gauge
  • Floristry tape
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

The workshops will be released daily on Facebook,(see this link,) at 10am and then uploaded to this post.

There will also be lots of fun activities and interactive Live events on 10th May 2020 and to find our more and keep updated go to the Garden Day website

Have fun making the crowns and don’t forget to post us what you have made on:-

Keep safe and well.
The Academy Team xxx

Friday 24th April- Live on Facebook

Julie shows you how to make a simple artificial floral crown as a little taster. Why not have a go. 

Mon 27th April 2020

Julie Collins British Master Florist and Academy Director will be showing you how to make an easy Eco-friendly crown.  The introduction tells you how to condition and prepare flowers and also how to take care with poisonous plant material

Tues 28th April

Julie explains how to use glue to seal stems and Tina Young RHS Gardener and Florist and teacher for the Academy will be creative up-cycling an old Alice band and turning it in a floral crown using succulents.

Wed 29th April

Julie shows how to plait and Amanda Randell-Cox British and American Florist Master and Chelsea Gold medalist will be inspired by Nordic Plating of Wild Flowers and turning this into a stunning crown.

Thur 30th April

Julie explains why Floristry is considered one of the happiest professions and she introduces some of the tools of the trade. Kathryn Delve American Floristy Master and level 4 British Master will be creating a crown using dried flowers and willow from her store.

Fri 1st May

Julie shows in more details how to tape wire and shows here new paper floral crown and Karen Taylor who teaches level 2 for the Academy and has been teaching and working as a florist for over 20 years, will go through the correct way to make a professional crown/circlet using wire and tape which is suitable for weddings.


Sat 2nd May

Tina Parkes British/Dutch and American Master Florist and Co Academy Director will be showing you an advanced technical crown showing master level skills.


Floral Crown for the Kids

Julie shows you how to make a simple paper Floral crown whilst in lock down for the children to make in preparation for Garden day on the 10th May. Simple and fun you only need paper, cello tape and paint. Come on in and have a go and click the picture below to see the film.

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