Just for fun  

Workshops

• For the floral enthusiast
• No experience necessary 
• In our studio & at fabulous venues 
Daytime workshops include light lunch 
Includes all the materials, instruction & refreshments 

Our floral workshops are just so darn much fun ! & require no experience ! (Worth noting – we have never sent anything ugly home @ LOL)

We offer these throughout the year – and cover topics seasonally. So in mid winter expect to be creating Potted Bulb arrangements, Pussy Willow Wreaths etc. Mother’s Day planters, floral crowns & front door baskets, Summer – culinary herbs, Autumn dried flowers, Holiday greens – well you get the picture ! 

Some of our workshops can be grouped together to earn an FTPS Certificate – see info on this under “School”

More Information
Questions? Ready to Book? elaine@fromthepottingshed.com 

Wednesday feb 5th 

Plants & Pints

SPECIAL OFFER – BRING YOUR FRIEND FOR FREE ! $75 & you get two tickets ! (offer ends January 20th) This is going to be fun – a great night out with friends ! The first in our series of evening workshops at Four Fathers Brewing in Hespeler (wait till you see this really cool venue).

You’ll be planting up a “Faux” twig nest with moss, quail eggs & early spring bulbs – forced and ready to grow & bloom – so cheery in a grey month ! 

The evening also includes a pint & a chaceutrie board (yummy) ! 

February 5th – 7:00 pm

 $75 pp or $125 for two friends 

includes the planter, pint and refreshments 

tuesday feb 11th

Enchanted Garden

Inspired by a wedding we created last summer for a special Langdon Hall Bride, we will be designing bouquets, boutonnieres & grand-scale decoratives made entirely with foliage.
February 11th – 6:30 to 9:00 ish

$295 includes all the flowers, the tall vase, instruction & light refreshments
or..
Earn your FTPS Certificate with all four evenings – $1095

Wednesday Feb 12th

Miniature Flowers for Weddings

This is an introductory class on designing FLOWERS FOR SPECIAL PEEPS – Mothers, Fathers, Groomsmen etc. – Boutonnieres, Corsages & other magical things… & is one of the classes you’ll need to complete to earn a certificate in From the Potting Shed’s “WEDDING FLOWERS 101”

These look like they ought to be easy – like a walk in the park – but they take a little know-how and some finesse! You’ll discover the how-to’s – from traditional boutonnieres to the modern “multi-style”(pictured above), corsages – both wrist and pin as well as a new trend – nosegays for Mother-of-the-Bride.

You will be taking home a variety of these mini items – all French-braided with beautiful ribbons.

February 12th – 6:30pm to 9:00pm (also available May 13th)
$125 for this week or ..
$1095 for the six week package

Tuesday Feb 18th

Florals from the Roaring Twenties

Can you believe it has been 100 years since the last roaring twenties ? Tonight we will be paying tribute to this ! Think NYC 1920’s style – glam & glitz!
We will be creating bouquets, floral hair pieces & tall, overflowing floral decoratives.

February 18th – 6:30 to 9:00 ish
$295 includes all the flowers, the tall vase, instruction & light refreshments
or..
Earn your FTPS Certificate with all four evenings – $1095

Wednesday Feb 19th

Flowers for Children

This is an introductory class on designing for THE SHOW STOPPERS –
Children at Weddings! Rose Balls, Floral Crowns, Tussy Mussy… & is one of the classes you’ll need if you wish to complete ayour certificate in
From the Potting Shed’s “WEDDING FLOWERS 101”

They always steal the show! Children at weddings. We’ll be exploring a variety of ideas for kids at weddings – baskets of flowers,rose balls, tussy mussy, nosegays, tiny boutonnieres for the Ringbearer & floral crowns, which is what you will be making to take home.

The crowns are made of fresh flowers designed to dry to become a sweet little wreath- really fun to make – and fun to take photos! (so bring your camera)

February 19th – 6:30pm to 9:00pm (also available May 20th)
$195 includes all the flowers, materials, instruction & refreshments
or ..
$1095 for the six week package

Sunday feb 23rd

Pussy Willow Wreath

Cabin Fever Breakaway Brunch & Floral Demo at the spectacular new Tapestry Hall – in the Gaslight District (it’s kinda a big deal – talk of the town !)
Our Design Team will be on hand to share secrets of how to hasten Spring ! We’ll show you how to force blossoming branches and bulbs to bloom in the bleak mid winter !
We’ll be designing spring cheer right before your eyes (you can purchase these items on the spot !) Also featured is our French Market Cart – loaded with spring bulbs & plants for you to buy.

You’ll then make your own little pussy willow wreath to take home !

$125 pp or $195 for two friends

includes Brunch, fun demo & your pussy willow wreath

tuesday feb 25th

1950’s Floral Style

A Return to Grace – 1950’s floral style – think Grace Kelly !
Featuring old-style floral techniques using tiny flowers like stephanotis – Elaine learned from her Mother.
You’ll create the tiny stephanotis bouquet, a floral cuff & a boutonniere
(the tiny bouquet is very intricate and takes a long time to create)

February 18th – 6:30 to 9:00 ish
$295 includes all the flowers, instruction & light refreshments
or..
Earn your FTPS Certificate with all four evenings – $1095

Wednesday Feb 26th

Gorgeous Garlands

A signature item for From the Potting Shed!
It was while filming her TV Show “A Day in the Country” way back when, that Elaine learned how to make a garland by machine – kinda like a sewing machine – with a top & bobbin thread.

This inspired her to figure out how to do it by hand. It is now the number one feature for weddings – at the ceremony or best – at the head-table. It also looks great as a decorative for your home – fireplace, bannister or over a hutch.

Tonight you will learn how to make a variety of ropings, swags & garlands & you will make your own 10ft garland to take home. Check our Facebook page for an album dedicated to Garlands.
February 19th – 6:30pm to 9:00pm (also available May 27th)
$195 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & refreshments
or ..
$1095 for the six week package

Tuesday Mar 3rd

Boho-style Dried Flowers

A super big trend for 2020 ! Dried Flowers, Grasses, mixed with beautiful fresh cuts – a real trend you you want to learn ! You will design a bouquet, boutonniere & a centrepiece.
Elaine is a bit of an expert on Dried Flowers – and this class will also include how to dry your own flowers using various techniques & timing – timing is super important for drying flowers.

You will even take home a drying rack !

March 3rd – 6:30 to 9:00 ish
$395 includes all the dried flowers, drying rack, instruction & light refreshments
or..
Earn your FTPS Certificate with all four evenings – $1095

wednesday mar 4th

Large Scale Florals

We’ll be showing you lots of ideas for ceremony decor – large garden planters tarted up with seasonal flowers, pew swags (never liked that name), decoratives for pedestals, Floral for archways, – you get the picture.

 To take home – you will be making a beautiful Grand Floral Decorative (designed in an insert ready to pop into a Garden Urn) – as well a Floral Swag – suitable for chair decor & great on your front door !

This is one of the workshops required to earn you FTPS Certificate in Wedding Flowers 101

March 3rd – 6:30pm to 9:00pm (also available June 3rd)
$195 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & refreshments
or ..
$1095 for the six week package

Wednesday march 11th

Floral Decoratives & Centrepieces

Get ready to rumble – we will be taking in a lot this evening! Tall overflowing

centrepieces, flirt bowls, pedestal vases, stone ware.

& sweet hand-tied arrangements – we will be covering a lot of territory!

All with the seasons best

flowers and foliage – who could resist! Tonight, you’ll be making a floral decorative in your choice of container – to create a “Flirt-bowl” foam-free arrangement (one of Elaine’ s favs) – get out your camera – this is for sure Pinterest-worthy!

This is one of the workshops required to earn you FTPS Certificate in Wedding Flowers 101

March 11th – 6:30pm to 9:00pm (also available June 10th)

$195 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & refreshments

or ..

$1095 for the six week package

Wednesday mar 18th

Breathtaking Bouquets

You’ll learn how to select, prepare & condition flowers.
You will start with a Tussy-Mussy (fancy name for a small Flower-girl size bouquet). You’ll learn how to tuck the flowers together “just so”, to create that Pinterest-worthy look! Having mastered that, you’ll then make 2 more floral bouquets – a traditional Dome-style & an intricate Garden-style (our most popular) one too! & for that finishing touch – you’ll learn how to French-braid with the seasons trendiest ribbons.

This is one of the workshops required to earn you FTPS Certificate in Wedding Flowers 101
March 18th – 6:30pm to 9:00pm (also available June 17th)
$195 includes all the foliage, materials, instruction & refreshments
or ..
$1095 for the six week package

sunday may 3rd

Mother’s Day Warm-Up

Four Fathers Brewing – Hespeler
I know, I know, there is some humour in being at Four Fathers for a Mother’s Day event!
This is actually the Sunday before Mother’s Day !
Enjoy a light Brunch & a demo by our Floral Design Team on early spring flowers!
Then you’ll design a fab floral crown (cool photo op) & select to create either a spring twig wreath
or…
a little spring basket of flowers

Sunday May 3 – 11:00 to 2:30 ish
$125 pp or $195 for two friends
includes your floral crown, wreath or basket, instruction & brunch

sunday may 10th(mothers day!)

Huge French Market Bouquet

Mother’s Day Floral Extravaganza & Brunch
at the amazing new Tapestry Hall in the Gaslight District !

How exciting ! Bring Mom or a friend and enjoy an amazing setting with a giant floral display !
Our Design Team will be sharing secrets to creating wonderful early spring planters – for both indoors & out ( you can purchase these on the spot)

Enjoy a scrumptious lunch in an breathtaking setting !

& create your own spring bouquet to take home – from our French Market Cart
(our guess is this will sell out fast – so don’t think too long !)

$125 pp or $195 for two friends
includes Huge French Market Bouquet, instruction, Floral Demo & brunch