AESME FLOWERS LONDON

 

ENGLISH ROSE

D A Y   C L A S S

B O U Q U E T   &   C E N T R E P I E C E

6   J U N E   2 0 1 8

 

Early summer, and garden roses are in their first flush. These blowsy, perfumed blooms are the foremost focal flower in our designs from May through to autumn; we layer old-fashioned varieties, ancient wild roses and modern hybrids in luscious bouquets and sculptural arrangements that showcase their singular, intoxicating beauty.

This class is a celebration of the rose in its many glorious guises, from the enchanting arched briar of wild dog rose to the faded chocolate-copper petals of Julia’s Rose, an exquisite hybrid tea from our cutting garden. In addition to the unique charm of their shapely petals and honeyed fragrance, rose bushes are a valuable source of unusual foliage, too, patient prickle-removal compensated by elegant, pinnate leaves, gloriously gnarly stems and gleaming hips late-summer through autumn. This one-day class will luxuriate in designing and creating bouquets and arrangements with perhaps the most beloved and venerated flower in the world, the garden rose.

 
Pink cups and apricot buds - David Austin's 'Cornelia' is one of our favourite shrub roses in the cutting garden

Pink cups and apricot buds - David Austin's 'Cornelia' is one of our favourite shrub roses in the cutting garden

 

DETAILS

 

Class price £325 inclusive of VAT, a light, seasonal lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Places are limited, we keep our classes intimate so that every student can benefit from individual attention. To book a place please click here.

This class will be held at our flower studio in Shepherd's Bush, West London from 10 am to 4 pm. All materials and snips are provided. You are welcome to take your bouquet home after the class.

We finish each class by demonstrating how to style the finished piece for an atmospheric series of photographs, and send high quality digital images through to each student after the class. Students are encouraged to bring along their camera too - classes provide a great opportunity to practise photographing flowers for portfolios and social media, and to document an arrangement taking shape.

Previous classes and student work can be seen here.

 

 
Arrangement in a terracotta urn, inspired by the famed walled rose gardens of Mottisfont Abbey

Arrangement in a terracotta urn, inspired by the famed walled rose gardens of Mottisfont Abbey

 
 

CLASS STRUCTURE

 

This mixed-level class will focus on designing with roses to build intricate and wild compositions that evoke the romance of an overgrown summer garden.

We will demonstrate how to create a romantic rose bridal bouquet focusing on blending colours, adding gestural flowers and creating a loose, natural shape finished with streaming silk ribbons. For the centrepiece design we will show how blowsy roses can be used as a face flower and how rose foliage can provide shape and structure to create sumptuous arrangements spilling with these decadent, perfumed blooms.

Students will leave with the knowledge of basic floral techniques for building a bouquet and arrangement, how to think about colour, scent and texture, and helpful tips on how to use a range of garden-grown materials to evoke the essence of a season.

 
 
Centrepiece for a June wedding: Evelyn, Buff Beauty and Patience roses with pale lilac alliums and wild grasses

Centrepiece for a June wedding: Evelyn, Buff Beauty and Patience roses with pale lilac alliums and wild grasses

 
 

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