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Lucy C Burton Flowers is a freelance florist, specifying in workshops ranging from Hand-tied Bouquets to weddings. Based in London.

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09/07/18

Last Monday was that time again...

Which time you ask?

WORKSHOP TIME AT THE PEARL!

Another workshop filled with fun, interesting people and beautiful flowers. London's heatwave was in full swing, so Alex at The Pearl suggested I do the workshop outside on his benches... unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worst in terms of wind!

Two vases smashed, and there was a scramble to save the flowers. The Pearl team as ever came to my rescue and moved the tables under next doors covered area. 

The guests arrived, grabbed some drinks and we began, making seasonal beautiful creations with the flowers that I'd purchased at Covent Garden Flower Market that morning at 4:30 am. 

One thing I always tell people when they ask me how early the mornings are at the flower market I say -  'Floristry is hard work, early mornings, cold temperatures, lots of heavy lifting, but.. you get to work with crazy beautiful flowers that are constantly changing their forms and textures. Work with great people and in some amazing venues  Chelsea Physic Garden being one of them, In my next blog post I will be writing about my recent visit there, stay tuned.

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One Cold January Day...

During the cold, often depressing month of January, I decided to take action and begin my dream of running workshops for my own business. 

My experience comes from teaching and organising a series of different workshops at the formidable Rebel Rebel, where I have worked for a number of years. Additionally I have worked with florists such as Jam Jar Flowers, Urban Flower Company, Augustus Bloom and McQueen’s. I have a passion for teaching and love sharing the joy of flowers with others.

When it came to starting my website I had lots of help from some great friends who understood what I was trying to achieve with my website. 

My next step was to organise a Hand-tied Bouquet Workshop...

On a crisp but sunny January morning I arrived at Covent Garden Flower Market In London. I perused the endless beautiful seasonal flowers. I bought an array of flowers at Dennis Edward's; amazing Anemones, radiant Roses and flawless Freesia and all of the beautiful foliage at Porters. The market really is worth visiting with its industrial yet family feel, with many of the traders having been in the business for decades. 

Having made it home with armfuls of blooms, I styled the room and placed the flowers in containers. Everyone arrived and we began! The Workshop went perfectly with everybody making stunning seasonal bouquets with perfect wrapping and spiralled stems! 

Being on a massive high from how well the first workshop went, I began organising the next one which will be taking place at my favourite restaurant and bar, Pearl Hackney Wick,on the 5th March. The day before my 24th birthday!

For more information on our next workshop head to 'Hand-tied Bouquet Workshop’.

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