may, 2019

2019sat18may10:00 amsat2:00 pmRegister your interestFeaturedFlowers: Topiary Summer Cones including Succulents (MAY DAY SCHOOL)Parkside Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 week


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

1 week

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Course details

Brief Description:

This session will show you how to create a dramatic summer topiary cone including succulents and fresh flowers. You will learn how to handle and place your plant material for best effect. All materials are included in the course fee.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed:

None required just a love for flowers

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:
● Create a natural looking cone arrangement including flowers and succulents
● Learn tips to handle and prepare your flowers for a successful cut flower life
● Work safely to create a secure arrangement

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

All materials required are included in the course fee.

For the first session you will need to bring:

Strong scissors (the college has a small number for your use) and secateurs if you have them, bin bag, something to wrap your design to take it home eg bubble wrap and a crate or supermarket bag. Apron, hand wipes, spare plaster.
Please notify the college of any plant allergies before the course.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Flower arranging courses on Thursday evenings at Coleridge or beginners courses on Tuesday afternoons or evening at Trumpington.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


Helen AllenI have many years’ experience in floral design with my creations appearing in international magazines. I won ‘student of the year’ for my ANC floristry exam. Being freelance as ‘Verdila flowers’ I teach many different groups including sheltered schemes, and I am busy with wedding and event work especially in the summer months.

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