Floral Design Workshop

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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!

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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.

The Greenhouse ready for the workshop.

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

Follow Dana on Instagram at her feed @adoredhouse and on her Blog www.adoredhouse.com

Follow The Herbary at Bear Creak on Instagram @theherbarybearcreek and visit their website: www.bearcreekherbary.com

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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!

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