On Saturday March 23rd I had the great good fortune to be a participant at a Floral Design Workshop at The Herbary Bear Creek Farm in Howell, NJ.
Yes, the same creative spirit that designed this gorgeous arrangement Dana Dore headed the workshop. I’m a big fan of Dana’s through Instagram and I jumped at the chance to hop in the car for a bit to meet her in real life and learn from this talented lady!
Here’s Dana in the Greenhouse about to the start the workshop - and the finished arrangement we’d be creating.
Below the worktable at the ready.
To get started each participant had a vase with greenery and flowers that had been prepped for us and we each had a vessel and sheers. Once we had manipulated our chicken wire into place we started building our arrangements.
Dana is the Creative Director at the Herbary and she shared so much knowledge with us about how she builds an arrangement - her tools to achieve the best look possible. It was so informative. I have been displaying flowers in the Chalet for years but, I had no idea the concepts that go into Floral Bouquets. If you are within an hour or two I would highly recommend attending one of her workshops. 494 Lakewood Farmingdale Rd, Howell, NJ 07731 I know I’ll be returning - I already have four friends who want to attend the next!
I must say I am pretty proud of what I did! And the flowers smelled amazing! Thank you again Dana it was such a wonderful treat all the way around! You’re a joy!
The Herbary is available for private events.
They held an event on the evening of March 23rd - look at this stunning set-up!
They also have a lovely gift shop and cafe and are conveniently located not far from the Garden State Parkway and Shore points.
I wanted to share this image… after 6 days I took the original arrangement apart, trimmed, re-watered with floral fresh and rebuilt it in a smaller vessel using all I learned from Dana during the class.
Again many many thanks Dana!!!
Til next time my friends… I hope you try something new!