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  • Writer's pictureKirsty McGilley - BFS

British Spring Time Blooms

Here at Bedfordshire Flower School we always aim to work with the best each season has to offer and where possible we use local British Growers for as much of our Flower School flowers and foliage as we can.

As we welcome 2023 we are hosting several Spring time workshops, working with the seasons to use as much British Grown flowers and foliage as possible, we work closely with several local independent British Flower Farms such as… The Walled Garden Flower Farm in Old Warden, Bedfordshire, Saxon Gate Flowers in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire and Merri Flowers in Oakley, Bedfordshire.


In The U.K we have an abundance of Spring Flowers when the weather is kind, full of colour and scent producing the most stunning arrangements and displays.


As a business we aim to work as much as possible with what each season has to offer, British Spring time offers an abundance of stunning colours, scents and textures from so many flowers and foliage that come into bloom after the cold winter months subside.


Some of my favourites are Tulips, all colours and textures! These spring time bulb blooms offer amazing versatility in arrangements and bouquets and always remind me of easter time.


Tulips are grown from a bulb and susceptible to the damp so we are lucky to get British grown Tulips early on in the spring season.

Last spring we had the pleasure of working with stunning Tulips Grown by Peta at Saxon Gate Flower Farm in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.


Narcissi or Daffodil are also a popular choice in spring, from delicate “Tate-e-tate” to traditional Yellow large trumpet Daffodils ( the Welsh national flower). These beauties have stood the test of time with popularity and now are also the recognisable symbol of MarieCurie cancer support charity here in the U.K


Another of my favourites to work with on statement designs is fruit tree Blossom, these delicate blooms offer structure with scented flowers for any floral design.

Thursday 16th March 2023 6pm we are hosting “ Mother’s Day Floral Table Arrangement Workshop” Join us for an evening of flower arranging to create a stylish Mother's Day arrangement, with seasonal blooms arranged within a complementing jug Price includes all materials needed, tool use, jug, step by step guidance and refreshments £55 per person. Tickets and more info available via our website booking page.


Thursday 30th March 2023 6pm we are hosting “Spring Time Vase Arrangement Workshop” working with the best British spring time has to offer in seasonal flowers and foliage’s to create a stunning scented and colourful vase arrangement to take home and enjoy. Join us to create a stunning spring time vase arrangement full of scented seasonal blooms for £45 per person, price includes all materials needed, tool use, tuition and refreshments. You can book your space via our website booking page.


Why not try a change from Flower Arranging, why not check out our “Watercolour Painting Workshop” hosted by the lovely Katy from Olive and Millicent.

Tuesday 11th April 2023 6pm start £50 person includes step by step guidance of how to paint stunning water colour florals in a still life set up, tool use, refreshments and sweet treats while you paint your designs to take home and admire. More info and tickets available via our website booking page. This is a peaceful and relaxing class if you are looking to unwind and start a new hobby, ideal for beginners.


We hope to see you at our spring time workshops 2023!

Private workshops and classes are available for groups of 4 or more persons, just send us an email.


All the best

Kirsty

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