Hands-on Floristry Workshop: Christmas Wreath Using Dried Foliage

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    This workshop with Vivienne Brophy, Airfield Estate’s collaborating florist, will provide you with the skills required to create your own Christmas wreath using dried foliage. All dried decorative foliage and florals will be sourced from Airfield Estate’s organic gardens or foraged by Vivienne during the summer and autumn months.

    Refreshments will be provided during the demonstration, and your ticket includes your entry to Airfield Estate for the duration of the afternoon if you should choose to explore the gardens following the workshop.


    The event will begin at 10am in the NEFF Inspiration Kitchen, with Vivienne Brophy demonstrating the creation of a dried foliage Christmas wreath. During the demonstration, filter coffee, tea and pastries will be provided for participants.

    You will then dive into creating your very own Christmas wreath to take home utilising foliage, dried seed-heads, and grasses from the fields, herbaceous boarders, and cutting beds in Airfield Estate.

    Our floristry classes at Airfield Estate are designed to provide guidance in making sustainable and creative choices when designing arrangements of foliage and blooms for the seasonal decoration of living spaces or workplaces. Sustainability advice will be embedded throughout the demonstration, guidance, and discussion.

    The workshop will include instruction in:

    - Making twig structure

    - Wire work techniques

    - Selection and quantity of dried material

    - Finishing, decoration, and maintenance

    Time: 10am- 12:30pm

    Price: €70 / €63 per annual pass holder

    Suitable for: ages 18+

    Sustainable Floristry

    Course leader Vivienne Brophy is dedicated to applying the sustainable principle of 'less is more' to floristry. Throughout the workshop, advise will be provided on sustainable wealth base making, sustainable foraging, and sustainable floral and foliage selection.

    Vivienne Brophy BIO

    Vivienne Brophy, architect and florist, collaborates with Airfield Estate in the demonstration and teaching of sustainable floral design principles. Working alongside Airfield Estate’s garden team, and utilising their seasonal and organically grown spring bulbs, summer flowers, autumn seed heads and dried winter foliage as the basis for her floral displays.

    Inspired by a career researching and lecturing on architectural sustainability in UCD, Vivienne is dedicated to applying the sustainable principle of 'less is more' to floristry. She undertook the career floristry course in McQueens Flower School London.



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