Her first foray into flower arranging happened by chance four years ago, “I started flower arranging one Christmas when the Castle Florist Pamela Brise fell ill. My colleague Donna and I stepped in to do all of the festive arrangements for the rooms and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to do more.”
Since then Emma has gained considerable experience in a variety of areas of floristry, such as table displays, Christmas wreaths, funeral flowers and all facets of wedding flowers.
A notable highlight during this time was a prominent feature in Hello! magazine for a large wedding that Emma and Donna provided all of the flower arrangements for.
Hever in Bloom Floristry Workshops
The daily workshop starts at 2pm each day and costs start at £20, which includes all materials and access to the gardens for the day of your visit.
During the experience, you will create a round floral arrangement in oasis that can be used as a table centrepiece. Places on the hour long workshop must be prebooked and it is suitable for adults and children 12 and over only. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
If you’ve got a passion for gardening or crafting and want to take your hobby to the next level, a floristry experience is a perfect way to learn something new, or an opportunity to practise if you are already a keen flower arranger. You will leave the workshop with a beautiful floral arrangement and hopefully the confidence to attempt making one again.
Dates: 21- 25 June 2021
Location: In a gazebo opposite the Hever Shop
Times: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
(Access to the gardens is from 10:30am with last exit at 6:00pm)
Adult (18 – 59 years) – £36
Concession (Senior/Student) – £34.50
Child (12 – 17 years) – £30
Annual Member – £20
Carer (Read the terms and conditions before booking) – £20
Your booking for this one hour experience includes all materials and access to explore the gardens at Hever Castle on the day of your experience (10:30am – 6:00pm). Access to the Castle is not available with this booking and an upgrade is not possible on this occasion.
When creating your own flower arrangements, Emma recommends using flowers you like in complementary colours, incorporating different textures with foliage, and not being afraid to try something new.
Asked to name her favourite flower, she declared it “very hard to choose a favourite” before going on to say that she loves both sweet peas and peonies.