Classes

the Adonis Flower School

Have you ever wondered how to create a beautiful bouquet, or arrange a fresh floral display? Join us at The Adonis Flower School and learn some secrets!

Your tutor Mark Garvie, is an international award winning floral designer. He has over 28 years experience in floristry and has travelled across Europe creating designs for events and weddings. Originally from the UK, Mark established his own floral business there before moving to Ireland and becoming part of the team at Adonis. He has tutored and demonstrated the art of floral design throughout the UK and now Ireland.

Each class will cover 1 design style, and during each class, you will also be shown how to condition (treat) and look after fresh flowers.

 All materials will be supplied on the day, and a selection will be available to purchase during and after the class. Classes run from 7pm-9pm in our shop on Patrick street.

 

Spring 2019 Class schedule:

 

Wednesday, 30th January: Posy Bouquets

Learn how to make beautiful posy bouquets for your home or simple gifts.  A posy bouquet is a small, compact arrangement suitable for a coffee table or as thoughtful gift. During this class, you will be shown how we can create several designs using the same selection of flowers, and then given the choice which you would like to recreate yourself and take home with you to enjoy. We will also show you how to condition and look after fresh flowers and talk through the basic concepts of floral design.

All materials will be supplied on the day and we will have a selection available to purchase during and after the class, should you wish to upgrade your posy or take flowers home to re-create the designs you didn’t get to try in the class.

Price: €65 per person

 

Wednesday, 20th February: Gift boxes and bottle sets

Your Tutor Mark Garvie will show you how to create two of our most popular floral gifts. The flowers in a gift box and flowers in caged bottle (The Burren Bottle on our website). Mark shall show you how to create these two designs and you will be able to choose which of the designs you would like to make and take home with you.

Mark shall guide you through the process of designing and creating the designs for that perfect gift. All materials and bottles/box included in class price.

Price €65 per person

 

Wednesday, February 27th: Handtied Bouquets 

The handtied bouquet is the most popular floral design and here at The Adonis flower School we give you the opportunity to learn how to make beautiful handtied bouquets for your home or to give as a gift. During this class, you will be shown how to create several designs using the same selection of flowers, receive tips on how to wrap and present the bouquet, and then given the choice which you would like to recreate yourself and take home with you to enjoy. We will also show you how to condition and look after fresh flowers and talk through the basic concepts of floral design.

Price €65 per person

 

Wednesday, March 13th: Designs in glass vases

Ever wanted to learn how to create amazing designs in glass vases just like those fancy hotels do? Your tutor Mark Garvie shall show you how to design and create stunning floral displays in glassware perfect for your home. Something different than the standard vase of flowers. Mark shall demonstrate a number of designs and you will get to pick one and create it for your abode or as a lovely gift. Vase included.

Price €65 per person

 

Wednesday, March 20th: Bridal Posy bouquet 

This class will show you how to design and create the perfect brides posy bouquet. You shall be shown how to put your flowers and foliages together to create a stunning design for any bride. There shall be little hints and tips on how to create your design and your tutor Mark shall guide you in the finishing touches for the perfect posy. All materials are supplied.

Price €70 per person

Wednesday, 3rd April: Flower Crowns

In this class you shall be shown how to create a flower crown headpiece. This design has always been popular for weddings, especially the Bohemian style weddings, but has also become very popular for festival styling and even hen parties. 

Learn the techniques required to make the perfect flower crown and wear it with pride. 

Price: €65 per person 

 

Notes: 

  • Classes are restricted to a maximum of 6 students and run from 7-9pm on the day
  • Places are held only when payment has been made
  • If, in the event that you cannot make a class and cancel your place, we will put your name down for the next suitable class, on condition that we can fill your place on the original class. If the position cannot be filled, we will be unable to refund the payment.