2019 Blooms & Bubbles - New
Join us for Blooms & Bubbles, a new floral design workshop at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival.
Sip on a glass of champagne while creating a fabulous make-and-take project led by a floral design expert!
All workshop packages included show admission for that day, materials to create a floral arrangement with instruction from a professional florist, a beverage of your choice (selection of alcoholic or non-alcoholic), and the finished product to take home from the Festival for only $45 per person!
Limited to ages 21 and older, must present ID at time of workshop.
Workshop space is very limited! Decide what day you'd like to participate, then click here to secure your spot for that day.
WEDNESDAY, FEB 20th: Dinner Party Centerpiece with Jeni Nelson of The London Plane
Draw inspiration from the garden to create a spring centerpiece with Jeni Nelson, manager of Pioneer Square's The London Plane Flower Shop. Learn design techniques from a floral professional, including selection of flowers and foliage, proper scale and proportion for a centerpiece, and mechanics and placement of each stem as you design a fresh, romantic arrangement to grace your table at home. You'll arrange in a beautiful glass cylinder vase manufactured in the U.S.A. by Syndicate Sales and use all American-grown and Northwest-grown floral and foliage ingredients.
Jeni Nelson received a B.A. in Fine Art from George Fox University in Oregon. After graduating, she spent four years living in France working on her art and being influenced by French design sensibilities. Since returning to the Seattle area Jeni has pursued photography and floral design, as well as mixed-media art. She is the manager of The London Plane Flower Shop.
THURSDAY, FEB 21st: Plant-Lover's Centerpiece with Baylor Chapman of Lila B. Design
Borrow Baylor’s step-by-step approach to design a centerpiece with living plants and cut flowers. Learn techniques based on Baylor's popular how-to book, The Plant Recipe Book, and go home with a long-lasting arrangement of your own creation. You'll arrange in a beautiful glass vessel manufactured in the U.S.A. by Syndicate Sales and use all American-grown and Northwest-grown florals, plants and foliages.
Baylor Chapman loves working with plants so much that she has spent more than 15 years surrounding herself with them. She attended the UC Berkeley extension program for garden design, founded Lila B. Design, a San Francisco green-certified plant and flower design business, and built a parking lot garden in the middle of a big city. In the spring of 2014 she published The Plant Recipe Book (Artisan). Her next book is Decorating with Plants: What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive, to be released by Artisan in April, 2019.
Thursday workshop space is SOLD OUT! But won't worry, you can still stop by to watch and learn!
FRIDAY, FEB 22nd: Floral Headpiece with Meridith Isaacson, Verde & Co.
Learn how to weave and wrap a festive and lavish floral crown with simple materials and ingredients from the garden. Once you master Meri's techniques and design approach, you can recreate a floral crown any season of the year to wear yourself or to give as a gift. You'll use all American-grown and Northwest-grown floral and foliage ingredients and USA-made ribbon supplied by Offray.
Originally from New York, Meridith Isaacson moved to Seattle in 2007 and dove head first into her floral design career working for one of Seattle’s premier floral studios. She founded Verde & Co. in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Meridith spent her formative years training as a classical ballet dancer and thinks of designing as a dance. Executing each floral with great technique, infused with a true sense of artistry, she lets the arch of the branch or direction of the bloom dictate where the floral may take her.
SATURDAY, FEB 23rd: Table Runner for Doorway, Mantle or Tabletop with Hannah Morgan of Fortunate Orchard
Designer and artist Hannah Morgan will lead you step-by-step through the creation of a textured and detailed table runner using her favorite design recipe and techniques. The finished piece will be suitable as a centerpiece and can also be hung from a mantel or a doorway, vertical or horizontal. You'll use all American-grown and Northwest-grown floral and foliage ingredients.
Owner and lead designer of Fortunate Orchard, a floral studio based in Seattle's Seward Park neighborhood, Hannah Morgan holds a B.F.A. degree in one hand and a pair of pruning shears in the other. Her designs are deeply rooted in the seasons of the Pacific Northwest and she sources primarily from the West Coast — often from the Fortunate Orchard garden, steps away from her work table.
SUNDAY, FEB 24th: Hand-Tied Bouquet with Jean Louise Paquin Allen of Juniper Flowers
Learn how a successful floral artist designs hand-tied bouquets, suitable for gifting or for displaying in a vase. Using a floral palette of lush foliages, feminine focal flowers and textural accent flowers, Jean Louise will lead the workshop sharing her favorite tips and techniques for tying a floral bouquet. You'll use American-grown and Northwest-grown botanical ingredients and finish the bouquet stems with beautiful USA-made ribbon supplied by Offray.
Jean Louise Paquin Allen has over twenty years of experience in the floral industry Originally from the East Coast, Jean Louise graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a B.F.A. in Painting. Now, she brings exquisite arrangements to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, and Mercer Island through Juniper Flowers, her retail shop in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. Jean Louise incorporates attention to detail, color palette, texture and depth into every aspect of floral design.
Sunday workshop space is SOLD OUT! But won't worry, you can still stop by to watch and learn!
Is your chosen workshop sold out? No worries! Just stop by the workshop area in the North Hall to learn alongside workshop attendees (you just won't get the Blooms or Bubbles)!
Thank you to our Blooms & Bubbles Sponsors!
Blooms & Bubbles is produced by Debra Prinzing, founder and creative director of Slow Flowers LLC. Based in Seattle, Slow Flowers is an inclusive community dedicated to promoting American-grown flowers and connecting consumers with farmers, florists, designers and retailers who provide local, seasonal and sustainable flowers.