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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

TIME: 11:30am

DURATION: 2.5hours

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.


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