On the 17th June, Garlands will be offering a fun and informal FLORAL CROWN workshop hosted by Owner and Creative Director, Ferdinando de Freitas.
Designed for anyone interested in flowers, this workshop features a unique opportunity to learn about flowers and the art of creating a beautiful arrangement from one of Sydney's finest florists. Hosted for a minimum of 10, and maxiumum 20 people, it' s a fun way to expand your knowledge within the floristry world.
Great for Hens parties, birthday girls or just a fun couple of hours for anyone interested in flowers...
DATE: 17th Sunday June
LOCATION: Garlands Studio / 75 Mary Street, St Peters – Studio 2.05
PRICE: $80 per head
Course features and highlights:
Hosted in our studio in St. Peters surrounded by all things flowers in a relaxed atmosphere.
Enjoy a glass of bubbly or juice on arrival.
Expert guidance along the way - and take your creation home!
Feel free to unleash your creativity and pick up a few tricks along the way.
Ferdinando de Freitas, and Bianca de Freitas | Photography Lucy Alcorn
Q&A with Garlands
Curious to learn more about Garlands? We hit Ferdinando with a few rapid-fire questions, see his answers below!
How and when did you get started in the floral industry?
2002, it started from a life change which lead to a career change. My long-term relationship came to an end, and it propelled me to change my life. I have never looked back since.
What attracted you to flowers?
I have always had a passion for nature and flowers from an early age. So, starting a career in floristry was only natural.
What are some of the biggest challenges facing the floral industry?
- Working with budgets
- Low margins
- It's a very competitive industry
- Long hours
On the highlight of your career and the Garlands business to date…?
Working on large, memorable events in Sydney … from Launching French Champagne, to awards nights, to a bank institution's 200th year anniversary night. As well, the opportunity to work with well-known designers, stylists, models and event organisers. I love creating a mood for a shoot or particular space depending on the brief.
And of course…what is your favourite flower, and why?
White Magnolia– I love it's lemon fragrance. It's beauty is in the moment … due to its short life span.