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

 

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.

   Inspired by Flowers - SOLD OUT     Sunday 19th August 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.     This workshop will differ from the Spring day (pictured) as we will be focusing on how to paint an arrangement rather than individual flowers.    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 £95 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 - SOLD OUT

Sunday 19th August 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. 

This workshop will differ from the Spring day (pictured) as we will be focusing on how to paint an arrangement rather than individual flowers.

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 £95 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'

  DIY Wedding Flowers   Saturday 15th September 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.  This workshop is limited to 6 places so you can get all the attention you need.  I recommend bringing your inspiration pictures along with you so I can tailor the advice given to each person as much as possible. If you have any special items you would also like to bring along please feel free to do so and we can talk through the best way to use these.  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   Customer review -  '   Had a great day with Liz at Pipley Flowers attending a workshop learning about how to create beautiful wedding bouquets and arrangements. Thank you Liz for a warm welcome and your professional expertise. Also a lovely space to learn in and great lunch.'    

DIY Wedding Flowers

Saturday 15th September 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.

This workshop is limited to 6 places so you can get all the attention you need.

I recommend bringing your inspiration pictures along with you so I can tailor the advice given to each person as much as possible. If you have any special items you would also like to bring along please feel free to do so and we can talk through the best way to use these.

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

Customer review - 'Had a great day with Liz at Pipley Flowers attending a workshop learning about how to create beautiful wedding bouquets and arrangements. Thank you Liz for a warm welcome and your professional expertise. Also a lovely space to learn in and great lunch.'

 

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   Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop    Sunday 23rd September 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 demo  nstrate 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

Sunday 23rd September 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'

   Christmas Card and Gift Tags with Anita Nowinska     Sunday 18th November 10am - 1.30pm   A day of making  beautiful and unique Christmas cards and gift tags in a relaxed and friendly environment.     Using not only paint media but collage, dried leaves, flowers and other materials we will be creating Christmas cards and gift tags which are all personalised and unique.     This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to explore your creativity as well as making gorgeous things which will make your gifts extra special!     J  oin Liz and Anita for a day of making, creating, warmth and laughter along with some seasonal nibbles and great company.      Cost £75 per person to include a goody bag of bits to take away      Anita Nowinska Artist & Coach  https://www.nowinska.com   https://www.facebook.com/AnitaNowinskArt

Christmas Card and Gift Tags with Anita Nowinska

Sunday 18th November 10am - 1.30pm

A day of making  beautiful and unique Christmas cards and gift tags in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Using not only paint media but collage, dried leaves, flowers and other materials we will be creating Christmas cards and gift tags which are all personalised and unique.

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to explore your creativity as well as making gorgeous things which will make your gifts extra special!

Join Liz and Anita for a day of making, creating, warmth and laughter along with some seasonal nibbles and great company. 

Cost £75 per person to include a goody bag of bits to take away

 

Anita Nowinska Artist & Coach https://www.nowinska.com https://www.facebook.com/AnitaNowinskArt

   Christmas Wreath Workshops    (4 dates available)   Saturday 1st December 10am - 12pm  Sunday 2nd December 2pm - 4pm  Saturday 8th December 10am - 12pm  Sunday 9th December 4pm - 6pm   Join me for mulled wine and minced pies as I show you how to make your own traditional mossed Christmas wreath.     There will be a wide selection of decorations such as baubles, fruit slices, pine cones, ribbons and other lovely Christmassy things to choose from, enabling you to make something which is totally unique!    This is a really lovely activity to do with friends or as a mum and daughter treat. If you have a group of 6 or more I can also offer you a private booking where you can come to the workshop or I can visit your home so if this is of interest please get in touch as dates book up quickly.    Cost £45 per person    Customer review -  '   Just attended the Christmas wreath workshop and had such a wonderful time creating our own unique wreath with expert help and experience on hand. Such a lovely thing to do to kick off the Christmas season and I cannot recommend it highly enough.  '    

Christmas Wreath Workshops (4 dates available)

Saturday 1st December 10am - 12pm

Sunday 2nd December 2pm - 4pm

Saturday 8th December 10am - 12pm

Sunday 9th December 4pm - 6pm

Join me for mulled wine and minced pies as I show you how to make your own traditional mossed Christmas wreath. 

There will be a wide selection of decorations such as baubles, fruit slices, pine cones, ribbons and other lovely Christmassy things to choose from, enabling you to make something which is totally unique!

This is a really lovely activity to do with friends or as a mum and daughter treat. If you have a group of 6 or more I can also offer you a private booking where you can come to the workshop or I can visit your home so if this is of interest please get in touch as dates book up quickly.

Cost £45 per person

Customer review - 'Just attended the Christmas wreath workshop and had such a wonderful time creating our own unique wreath with expert help and experience on hand. Such a lovely thing to do to kick off the Christmas season and I cannot recommend it highly enough.  '

 

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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. 

 

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