An exploration of the work of Constance Spry and sustainable approaches to floristry with Gretel Cooper
In this workshop florist Gretel Cooper will talk about her own sustainable approach to floristry with reference to the pioneering work of Constance Spry. The session will combine a talk, demonstration and ’makealong’. It is suitable for anyone who would like to have a try simple flower arranging, no previous experience is required.
Gretel will examine Spry’s unconventional approach to arranging flowers, fruit and vegetables and whatever is in season. Spry was a powerhouse of creativity, building a hugely successful flower business, providing floral displays for royalty and the very smartest parties.
Gretel will give a little background to Spry’s unconventional life and by way of celebrating the Spry style demonstrate how to make a floral arrangement , using flowers and foraged items from her allotment at Boundary Way.
The workshop costs just £3 (+booking fee) and places must be reserved via Eventbrite. Participants will receive a link to join the event via Zoom the day before the event.