Lovers of all things beautiful and bright gathered in Newenham’s beautifully renovated garage on Saturday 24 June to participate in a unique floral workshop with local florist and events company, Fleur de Lys.
An absolutely fabulous day was had by all who attended, as they learnt of the importance of creating a foliage base, what to use and how to start, colour matching, flower selection and so much more: all the crucial tips to be able to create stunning floral arrangements.
Accompanied by Wicks Estate champagne and a platter filled with locally produced goodies, attendees watched on as Liesa from Fleur de Lys taught them a few of her tips and tricks for designing the perfect arrangement, before they were given the opportunity to create a floral masterpiece for themselves.
With a wide selection of magnificent blooms on the table, each arrangement was completely different, reflective of personal taste and personality; no two were the same!
Here are a few comments from participants:
“A huge thank you to Liesa from Fleur de Lys Flowers for the amazing flower workshop she ran yesterday at Newenham Mount Barker. We had such a wonderful day with a beautiful group of ladies creating gorgeous masterpieces, while drinking Wicks bubbles! I learnt so much. You are a star Liesa! Highly recommend you do her class next time she has one.” – Heidi
“Such a lovely afternoon today spent with like-minded women playing with flowers and foliage in a floral masterclass given by the ever charming Liesa, the amazing creator of Fleur de Lys. The setting was gorgeous amongst the wide open space of rolling hills, country air and warm sunshine. We shared cheese and bubbles and I got to bring my abundant flower filled vase home as well as a gift of flower cutting shears. I’ve got a little way to go to become a master, I know, but I love my flowers. I think the arrangement will change every time I change the water though so perhaps look out for an evolving bouquet on these pages! Can’t thank you enough Liesa for your generosity and sharing of this fun and fulfilling afternoon.” – Karen
“Today’s Flower Masterclass! What an amazing time spent creating, drinking bubbles, eating delicious nibbles, with wonderful like-minded women in a gorgeous setting. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the tricks of the trade in creating beautiful bouquets and arrangements, then this is the one to do! What a beautiful day.” – Alison
Newenham and Fleur de Lys will be hosting these events until the end of the year, each with a different theme so you can continue on your floristry journey or pick and choose classes that most appeal to you. Every person also receives a pair of floristry secateurs to keep as a reminder of the day and to help you create your beautiful arrangements at home.
Below are the classes for the remainder of the year – we suggest you book in early to secure your place.
Floral Table Centrepieces (working with floral foam)
Sunday, 30 July from 2 – 4pm
Floral Crowns and Accessories (for all ages)
Saturday, 9 September from 2 – 4pm
Floral Masterclass Workshop (learn the tricks to create your own arrangements)
Sunday, 5 November from 2 – 4pm
Christmas Wreaths and Table Decorations (get in quick!)
Saturday, 9 December from 10.30am–12.30pm
Tickets are $150 per person and bookings can be made with Liesa direct on 0432 252 284 or lies[email protected].
But be quick – there are only 12 spots in each class, so secure your place soon to avoid disappointment.
We thrilled to offer you this amazing opportunity and we look forward to seeing you at Newenham soon.