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Unit 7 Bridge Court 12 Cook Street
G5 8NJ

Little Botanica are a team of creative florists based in Glasgow specialising in weddings, events, contract and next-day bespoke bouquet delivery. We offer botanical inspired workshops in our railway arch home and our flower crown hen parties are the most popular in Scotland. Shop now from our carefully curated online emporium of Scandi style vases and plant pots.

Flower School: London Edition!

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Flower, plant and travel blog by Glasgow florists Little Botanica

Flower School: London Edition!

Little Botanica

Words and images by Jenni

Covent Garden Academy of Flowers: Advanced Bridal Course

When you are given the opportunity to study at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers you book the next train to London straight away. I was lucky enough to be given a place at the wonderful Four Day Advanced Wedding Course to learn how to nurture my floristry skills and learn new techniques just in time for wedding season.

Day 1 was filled with creating bespoke hand tied bouquets (my favorite).

"Everybody loves a hand tied bouquet!" exclaimes Gillian Wheeler, the co founder and principle of the Academy, and don't they just. With a vast array of wonderfuly fresh flowers and foliage to choose from we were asked to make a hand tied bridal bouquet that displayed our personality. Of course my bouquet was big, bright and bold.

Day 2 was terrific as we were asked to imagine what we would like for our centerpeices at our own imaginary wedding. As a bride to be myself I found this day liberating and created my own dream table center with fresh lisianthus, fragrant waxflour and eucalyptus.

Day 3 saw me venture into the wonderful world of wiring. Although I may not find myself wiring very often at home, I found it a great skill in helping me think outside the box for future corporate flower displays and head pieces.

Day 4: At my final day of school we were asked to make a bespoke bridal bouquet with endless varieties of fresh flowers and foliage. After a hard days work, we said our goodbyes, bouquets in hand and I headed for the train.