Hygge with plants and flowers

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey and enjoy every idle hour.” John Boswell Thanks to the Danish, we have a way and a word to be at one with Winter and embrace all things cosy. Hygge is more a feeling than a meaning. It’s that…

Workshop it; the best flower workshops and masterclasses

A few new additions to the list of masterclasses and workshops below, including a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for the school holidays.  For all the details, keep scrolling past all those stunning images from last year’s Masterclass by The Flower Dispensary  at The Estate Trentham captured by Katie Grant Photography. There’s loads of options to drench…

Top 10 floral Instagram accounts

God bless Instagram for bringing us the creations of floral artists from all over the world. At any given moment, we can be transported to flower fields in Cornwall, Washington State, or the west of Ireland. Or we can be in the workshops and studios of the best florists around, from Belgium to Australia, and…

The magic of a flower crown

Although a fresh flower crown is not an accessory that lasts very long, its appeal has lasted centuries across the worlds of fashion, art and special occasions generally. It saw a revival a few years ago and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing. Although something with such deep roots can hardly be called a…

How to kokedama

Looking like something that just rolled out of a beautiful mossy garden, the kokedama, (translation: moss ball), is a superb alternative to a potted plant. Considered the poor mans bonsai in Japan, the kokedama is a nod to the Japanese aesthetic wabi sabi – another very cool name – which is all about the imperfections…

For the love of dahlias

There’s something magical about a field full of flowers, especially one with almost every colour on the colour wheel! For one of the most spectacular sites a dahlia lover could dream of, you have to get yourself to Winchelsea, Victoria in the Autumn. It may have to go onto your calendar for next year –…