NEW for 2019: The Academy at London’s Chelsea Physic Garden
We are thrilled to announce that we shall be teaching a series of bespoke flower arranging classes in London this spring in a unique and exclusive floral collaboration with London’s beautiful Chelsea Physic Garden.
Our Master Florists have designed an exclusive series of inspirational monthly classes for the Chelsea Physic Garden inspired by their plant collections and garden design and packed with tips, techniques and beautiful flowers.
“We are both great lovers of the Chelsea Physic Garden and are super-excited to have the opportunity to be bringing the Academy’s practical, inspirational teaching to such a prestigious London venue,” says Julie (Collins), who will be hosting the classes with Tina Parkes.
“The Chelsea Physic Garden is a really special place, and I try to visit every time I’m in London,” explains Tina. “It’s an incredibly tranquil, calm, reflective space amidst the bustle of the city, and we shall be recreating that feeling in our classes to create an inspirational, creative floral haven.”
Each day will open with a short tour of the gardens before moving indoors for tea and coffee with the Academy’s friendly tutors and the first design of the day. After a delicious lunch in the café at the Chelsea Physic Garden comes the chance to create a second design guided by the Academy.
The classes will have a distinct theme and reference the plants or design of the Chelsea Physic Garden in some way. The first class in February will show that romantic love is so much more than a red, red rose, whilst the second in March looks at the art of giving flowers and the third in the series explores the very best of spring flowers in botanical designs.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an enthusiastic flower arranger, you will leave inspired, informed and with two exquisite floral designs.
All our classes at Chelsea Physic Garden are available to book through their website.