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Gill McGregor - Floristry and Flower Arranging

Courses and Workshops for Floristry, Flower Arranging, Professional and Traditional Crafts

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"Striking Summer Workshop #1 " This fun flower arranging workshop enables you to create both an April Artistry Contemporary table design plus an eye catching free standing arrangement and each incorporates the use of leaf manipulation to enhance their visual impact.

Contemporary Leaf Manipulation incorporating (Equisetum) snake grass structures course

Course description: One Day Contemporary Leaf Manipulation incorporating (Equisetum) snake grass structures course

Equisetum (snake grass) is one of the most versatile grasses available and can be manipulated in so many ways to make different forms and containers which can be preserved for future use.
This bespoke class is size limited to ensure each receives the professional tuition required.

Each element of the design will be individually taught to ensure each student constructs each commodity correctly before being taught how to arrange the final design for you to take home.

Whether you wish to book a 'One-to-One' lesson with Gill or to organise a Workshop at your club or venue, Gill can also advise on material costs and, if you prefer, purchase them on your behalf. Please call to discuss 01707873944

You need to bring your scissors, wire cutters, notebook, camera and a packed lunch - drinks will be provided.

Until we are able to once again get together safely, Gill is creating a new series of "How To .." flower arranging videos to entertain, to inspire, to educate and remind ourselves of the beauty of this art. These designs were created using available garden materials and everything we flower arrangers love to hoard, or using everyday objects in different, flower arranging, ways.

Help with school work; let´s Explore and make Craft projects at home. Whilst schools are closed Gill wanted to help our family members with their new huge task of teaching and entertaining their children at home. Then friends were interested and as the list grew, we thought to make these ideas available for everyone to use.

The following information was written before the outbreak of Covid-19.

The way we were - and will be again > > > >

Refreshing changes to the way you can learn.

A typical week for Gill includes floral art demonstrations (often booked 2 to 3 years in advance) and flower arranging workshops around the country. Gill also provides existing students with 'One-to-One' lessons where they study either flower arranging or floristry.

For new students and workshops Gill maintains a flexibility in her busy schedule so that she can take on new teaching and demonstrating commitments. As a new student all you have to do is contact Gill to discuss what you wish to learn and with some dates that are suitable to you and in discussion arrive mutually agreeable dates. Gill can also walk you through the option on cost of tuition and materials that would be required.


Gill offers the flexibility of 'One-to-One' lessons so that students can learn what they need to learn to achieve their individual goals without making the time commitment expected of them if they were otherwise to attend traditional college courses. Gill lessons are all about concentrated practical learning  Student goals can, for example, be to achieve a higher practical grade in their floristry exams or to improve their creative skills when they design their next floral design.


Workshops provided by Gill can be held at your local venue or run for your group of friends and often by businesses who wish to help their staff develop new skills; banqueting and hotel staff come to mind. There are just so many people that do not have the time to attend the traditional longer term college courses yet really love making floral designs and want to do something new, refreshingly different and one day workshops are a very good solution.


You choose when; from available dates. The college's website depicts many different courses, that have been run previously, as a source of the variety of subjects that you can learn. Armed with an understanding that you can organise your next lesson as either a One-to-One, or as a Workshop, your next best step is to call Gill to discuss what you have done so far, what you would like to do next, where and when it could be taught. Gill in return can clarify any questions that you have,  offer available suitable dates and advise the likely cost of materials and cost of tuition.

To contact Gill: Telephone 01707 873944 or email courses@gillmcgregor.com

Flower Arranging Courses in this series include:

Leaf Manipulation / Palm Plaiting and make the Design on the cover of Gill’s book “50 techniques used in contemporary floral designs”. (Click to visit page)

Leaf Manipulation incorporating Equisetum (snake grass) structures. (Click to visit page)

Contemporary floral design using structures. (Click to visit page)

Contemporary flower arranging course - making a sisal / willow container. (Click to visit page)

Contemporary floral design incorporating weaving. (Click to visit page)

Pedestal design construction appreciating the application of the Elements and Principles. (Click to visit page)


For bespoke courses to suit your learning needs and requirements OR

For one to one tuition of any of the above listed wedding courses OR

For a change of teaching dates to suit your timetable

Please contact me via phone or email to discuss your course requirements/costs.

Please contact me via phone ( 01707873944 ) or email ( courses@gillmcgregor.com ) to discuss your course requirements/costs.

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Courses run in idyllic local settings which include character hotels and approved facilities in the Hertfordshire - London ⁄ Middlesex, Cheshunt, Goffs Oak and Waltham Abbey; dependent on anticipated course delegate numbers. Refreshments are provided.

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