Pipley flowers

Flower farmer and florist between Bristol and Bath. Flower arranging workshops, growing workshops, weddings, funerals, events, bouquets, wholesale flowers and sundry hire. 

Workshops

 

Flower Farming for Beginners Sunday 11th February 10am-4pm This day is aimed at those who would like to grow flowers to sell. We will cover land management and preparation, tools, selecting what to grow, seed sowing - how and when, recommended suppliers, how to care for the patch to get the best yield, when to cut, how to condition, and ways to sell your flowers. The day will include lunch, refreshments, and a handout to cover the topics from the day. By the end of the day you should go home ready to start on your patch. Cost £150.00 per person This will be a small group so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Flower Farming for Beginners

Sunday 11th February 10am-4pm

This day is aimed at those who would like to grow flowers to sell.

We will cover land management and preparation, tools, selecting what to grow, seed sowing - how and when, recommended suppliers, how to care for the patch to get the best yield, when to cut, how to condition, and ways to sell your flowers.

The day will include lunch, refreshments, and a handout to cover the topics from the day.

By the end of the day you should go home ready to start on your patch.

Cost £150.00 per person

This will be a small group so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Mothers Day Workshop Saturday 10th March 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm Rather than buying a bouquet for your mum this year, treat her to a workshop where I will demonstrate how to make a professional hand tied bouquet , before everyone has a go at making their own. I will be on hand to help and give guidance along the way. The workshop will last for about two hours and include cream teas and home made cakes to fuel your creativity! This would be an ideal gift for your mum or for an even better experience why not make a day of it and come along too for a special day out together. Flowers and all other materials will be provided. Cost £47.50 per person or £90 for two

Mothers Day Workshop

Saturday 10th March 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

Rather than buying a bouquet for your mum this year, treat her to a workshop where I will demonstrate how to make a professional hand tied bouquet , before everyone has a go at making their own. I will be on hand to help and give guidance along the way.

The workshop will last for about two hours and include cream teas and home made cakes to fuel your creativity!

This would be an ideal gift for your mum or for an even better experience why not make a day of it and come along too for a special day out together. Flowers and all other materials will be provided.

Cost £47.50 per person or £90 for two

Mothers Day Treat
Grow your own cutting garden Sunday 18th March 10am-3.30pm This day is aimed at those who would like to grow their own little cutting patch in the garden at home. We will cover choosing the best spot, soil management and preparation, selecting what to grow, seed sowing (you will sow seeds on the day to take home) and how to care for the patch. We will also run through how to cut and condition your flowers for the best vase life. The day will include lunch, refreshments, a handout to cover the topics from the day, and a trip round the flower farm. By the end of the day you should go home brimming with ideas and feeling inspired to get started on your own garden! Cost £125.00 per person .  This will be a small group so please book early to avoid disappointment. Customer review - 'I attended the cutting garden workshop after looking for ages about how to start a cutting garden but not having the confidence to do so. This workshop was absolutely perfect, inspiring but also importantly practical with so much useful advice! Thank you so much!'

Grow your own cutting garden

Sunday 18th March 10am-3.30pm

This day is aimed at those who would like to grow their own little cutting patch in the garden at home. We will cover choosing the best spot, soil management and preparation, selecting what to grow, seed sowing (you will sow seeds on the day to take home) and how to care for the patch.

We will also run through how to cut and condition your flowers for the best vase life. The day will include lunch, refreshments, a handout to cover the topics from the day, and a trip round the flower farm.

By the end of the day you should go home brimming with ideas and feeling inspired to get started on your own garden!

Cost £125.00 per person . 

This will be a small group so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Customer review - 'I attended the cutting garden workshop after looking for ages about how to start a cutting garden but not having the confidence to do so. This workshop was absolutely perfect, inspiring but also importantly practical with so much useful advice! Thank you so much!'

Spring Wreath Workshop Sunday 8th April 10am - 12pm Learn to make a beautiful Spring wreath which can be hung on your door or used inside as a table decoration. We will use seasonal blooms from the flower farm so please note that the flowers may not be exactly as pictured but whatever we make will be equally beautiful!  The workshop will last for about two hours and include refreshments and home made cakes to fuel your creativity!  Flowers and all other materials will be provided. Cost £45.00 per person. Customer review - 'I had such a great time at the Spring wreath workshop today.. Absolutely stunning flowers, a beautiful workspace and lovely lovely people! A perfect morning and I love my wreath :) Thank you Liz!'

Spring Wreath Workshop

Sunday 8th April 10am - 12pm

Learn to make a beautiful Spring wreath which can be hung on your door or used inside as a table decoration. We will use seasonal blooms from the flower farm so please note that the flowers may not be exactly as pictured but whatever we make will be equally beautiful! 

The workshop will last for about two hours and include refreshments and home made cakes to fuel your creativity! 

Flowers and all other materials will be provided.

Cost £45.00 per person.

Customer review - 'I had such a great time at the Spring wreath workshop today.. Absolutely stunning flowers, a beautiful workspace and lovely lovely people! A perfect morning and I love my wreath :) Thank you Liz!'

  Inspired by Flowers Sunday 15th April 9.45am - 3.30pm The perfect workshop for flower lovers. This day will be an exciting collaboration between Anita Nowinska and Liz from Pipley Flowers to bring you a day of colour and creativity at Pipley Flowers in Bristol The day will begin at 9.45am when we will venture out into the flower farm to observe and sketch the beautiful Spring Flowers. Choosing blooms to bring back into the workshop, we will then spend the day painting and exploring the magic of colour in flower form. Whether you have painted before or are a beginner you will learn about the forms and shapes which these wonderful flowers create. Working in watercolour, mixed media and a range of dry media such as pastels and pencils, over the day you will complete a painting to take home with you. Throughout the day, Anita will demonstrate the methods used to capture the magic of the flowers as well lots of one to one help and attention. Anita is best known for her big flower paintings which can be found in collections throughout the UK, US, Europe and the Middle East. Her work is studied on the GCSE and A-Level curriculum. Her work focuses on capturing the mood enhancing qualities of flowers and colour, creating paintings which can change mood and create wellbeing. You can see Anita’s work at www.nowinska.com Materials will be provided but if you have your favourite watercolours, pastels, inks etc do please bring them along. Cost £75 pp to include a light lunch, home-made cakes and refreshments Comments from Anita's previous workshops: 'Thank you so much for making our day in your studio so memorable, all of those who took part have conveyed to me how enjoyable it was. You are one of the rare tutors that amateurs and experienced students can relate well to' 'I had such a wonderful time on the workshop. I never thought I could possibly produce a painting I am so pleased with, but your gentle guidance and positive motivation encouragement helped me realise I could do a lot more than I ever believed I could, thank you so much'  

 

Inspired by Flowers

Sunday 15th April 9.45am - 3.30pm

The perfect workshop for flower lovers.

This day will be an exciting collaboration between Anita Nowinska and Liz from Pipley Flowers to bring you a day of colour and creativity at Pipley Flowers in Bristol

The day will begin at 9.45am when we will venture out into the flower farm to observe and sketch the beautiful Spring Flowers. Choosing blooms to bring back into the workshop, we will then spend the day painting and exploring the magic of colour in flower form.

Whether you have painted before or are a beginner you will learn about the forms and shapes which these wonderful flowers create. Working in watercolour, mixed media and a range of dry media such as pastels and pencils, over the day you will complete a painting to take home with you.

Throughout the day, Anita will demonstrate the methods used to capture the magic of the flowers as well lots of one to one help and attention.

Anita is best known for her big flower paintings which can be found in collections throughout the UK, US, Europe and the Middle East. Her work is studied on the GCSE and A-Level curriculum.

Her work focuses on capturing the mood enhancing qualities of flowers and colour, creating paintings which can change mood and create wellbeing. You can see Anita’s work at www.nowinska.com

Materials will be provided but if you have your favourite watercolours, pastels, inks etc do please bring them along.

Cost £75 pp to include a light lunch, home-made cakes and refreshments

Comments from Anita's previous workshops:

'Thank you so much for making our day in your studio so memorable, all of those who took part have conveyed to me how enjoyable it was. You are one of the rare tutors that amateurs and experienced students can relate well to'

'I had such a wonderful time on the workshop. I never thought I could possibly produce a painting I am so pleased with, but your gentle guidance and positive motivation encouragement helped me realise I could do a lot more than I ever believed I could, thank you so much'

 

 
Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop Saturday 21st April 2pm - 4pm Learn to make a professional hand tied bouquet with a twist in the stem so your flowers look extra pretty in the vase. We will use seasonal flowers and foliage from the farm. I will briefly demonstrate the technique and then it will be over to you to make your own to take home. The workshop will include refreshments and home made treats to fuel your creativity. Cost £45.00 per person Customer review - 'Fantastic location and a warm welcome, I thoroughly enjoyed the morning. The flowers were in excellent condition and the extra help with the tricky bits (wrapping) was really appreciated! Thanks Liz'

Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

Saturday 21st April 2pm - 4pm

Learn to make a professional hand tied bouquet with a twist in the stem so your flowers look extra pretty in the vase.

We will use seasonal flowers and foliage from the farm.

I will briefly demonstrate the technique and then it will be over to you to make your own to take home.

The workshop will include refreshments and home made treats to fuel your creativity.

Cost £45.00 per person

Customer review - 'Fantastic location and a warm welcome, I thoroughly enjoyed the morning. The flowers were in excellent condition and the extra help with the tricky bits (wrapping) was really appreciated! Thanks Liz'

DIY Wedding Flowers Saturday 12th May 10.30am - 3pm Paying a professional florist to arrange your flowers is hassle free and will guarantee everything looks perfect on the big day, but some brides want to be more involved in arranging their own, or are on a smaller budget. If this sounds like you then this workshop should appeal! You will be provided with a selection of flowers and foliage based around our mixed stem buckets which are popular with DIY brides. We will cover what flowers are suitable for various arrangements, when to buy, how best to look after them, how many you will need and how long to allow to make things up. You will then get the chance to make a bridal bouquet, buttonhole and jam jar arrangement suitable for a table centrepiece. All of your arrangements will be yours to take home and the day will include a light lunch, refreshments and home-made cake or cream tea. Cost £125 per person  

DIY Wedding Flowers

Saturday 12th May 10.30am - 3pm

Paying a professional florist to arrange your flowers is hassle free and will guarantee everything looks perfect on the big day, but some brides want to be more involved in arranging their own, or are on a smaller budget.

If this sounds like you then this workshop should appeal! You will be provided with a selection of flowers and foliage based around our mixed stem buckets which are popular with DIY brides. We will cover what flowers are suitable for various arrangements, when to buy, how best to look after them, how many you will need and how long to allow to make things up.

You will then get the chance to make a bridal bouquet, buttonhole and jam jar arrangement suitable for a table centrepiece.

All of your arrangements will be yours to take home and the day will include a light lunch, refreshments and home-made cake or cream tea.

Cost £125 per person

 

Meadow Arrangements Sunday 3rd June 10am - 12pm Learn to make a beautiful meadow arrangement using seasonal flowers  from the farm. You will be provided with your own bucket of flowers and I will give a brief demonstration on what to do before you create your own masterpiece! I will be on hand to help if needed. This will make a real statement and will look lovely as a table centrepiece, on a mantle, windowsill or side table. No flower arranging experience is necessary and all materials are provided along with home made treats and refreshments. Cost £45.00 per person

Meadow Arrangements

Sunday 3rd June 10am - 12pm

Learn to make a beautiful meadow arrangement using seasonal flowers  from the farm. You will be provided with your own bucket of flowers and I will give a brief demonstration on what to do before you create your own masterpiece! I will be on hand to help if needed.

This will make a real statement and will look lovely as a table centrepiece, on a mantle, windowsill or side table.

No flower arranging experience is necessary and all materials are provided along with home made treats and refreshments.

Cost £45.00 per person

Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop Saturday 30th June 10am - 12pm Learn to make a professional hand tied bouquet with a twist in the stem so your flowers look extra pretty in the vase. We will use seasonal flowers and foliage from the farm. I will briefly demonstrate the technique and then it will be over to you to make your own to take home. The workshop will include refreshments and home made treats to fuel your creativity. Cost £45.00 per person Customer review - 'Fantastic location and a warm welcome, I thoroughly enjoyed the morning. The flowers were in excellent condition and the extra help with the tricky bits (wrapping) was really appreciated! Thanks Liz'

Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

Saturday 30th June 10am - 12pm

Learn to make a professional hand tied bouquet with a twist in the stem so your flowers look extra pretty in the vase.

We will use seasonal flowers and foliage from the farm.

I will briefly demonstrate the technique and then it will be over to you to make your own to take home.

The workshop will include refreshments and home made treats to fuel your creativity.

Cost £45.00 per person

Customer review - 'Fantastic location and a warm welcome, I thoroughly enjoyed the morning. The flowers were in excellent condition and the extra help with the tricky bits (wrapping) was really appreciated! Thanks Liz'

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Floristry workshops take place in my 300 year old cottage in Chewton Keynsham where I have a purposely designed space for courses. All materials are provided within the cost so for a floristry workshop this will include any flowers, foliage and plants required. You will also have use of professional floristry scissors and an apron to protect your clothing.

For the growing or cutting workshops these will often involve a trip to the flower farm so I recommend bringing gardening gloves and a pair of wellingtons or other suitable footwear.

Private bookings

If you have a group of 6 or more I can offer private workshops - these are great for friends, hen parties or corporate events. I can tailor a workshop to suit your requirements - in the past these have included flower crowns, hand tied bouquets, wreaths and garlands but if you have any ideas I am happy to discuss them with you. Private bookings can be held at my workshop or I can come to your home or venue of your choice. Please get in touch for more information.

Cancellations

Unfortunately refunds are not available on cancellations as there are a limited number of places available on workshops and we may not be able to re-sell your space. 

 

For all enquiries call us on  07722055702
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