Upcoming Workshops Moss & Stone Floral Design

Upcoming workshops using flowers, florals, British garden foliages and cutting garden blooms, create table centres, bouquets, urns and flower crowns.

Floral Renaissance

Floral Renaissance - Firenza Flowers And Moss & Stone

Aimed largely at florists wanting to learn a considered, painterly way of working, without the use of floral foam.  You will learn to design and create small and intricate centrepieces as well as large, dramatic installation pieces.  

Also suitable for other creatives wanting to have a day learning about and working with flowers, in an inspiring environment with lovely people.

Image: Melia Melia Flowers: Firenza Flowers with Moss & Stone and Fox & Thorn

Image: Melia Melia Flowers: Firenza Flowers with Moss & Stone and Fox & Thorn

August 22nd 2018 

Abbey Hall,  Hoxne Road, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7NJ

10.30am - 9.30pm approx


'Painting with flowers’. ‘Pieces of art’. ‘Little masterpieces’ .

These are all phrases that have been used to describe the work of Fiona Pickles of Firenza Flowers and Brigitte Girling of Moss & Stone. 

Fiona and Brigitte are going to share the secrets of their way of working - this is your opportunity to learn from both Brigitte and Fiona by day, then join them for a candlelit supper, amongst the array of creations you created, by night.

A full day of learning with plenty of fun and laughter as well and special, seasonal food. 

Fiona Pickles - Image: Belle and Beau

Fiona Pickles - Image: Belle and Beau

Brigitte Girling - Image: Gina Dover Jaques

Brigitte Girling - Image: Gina Dover Jaques


In the morning, you will learn how to design a slow, delicate and considered piece of art for a centrepiece. 

Image: Belle and Beau. Flowers: Firenza Flowers

Image: Belle and Beau. Flowers: Firenza Flowers

Image: Belle and Beau

Image: Belle and Beau

After a picnic lunch outside on blankets you will master a host of techniques for creating large installations, all painterly and all foam free. 

The space has endless possibilities for various types and designs of installation, all of which will require different techniques and thought processes, which you will get to be part of and work through together. Everything will be created without the use of floral foam so this is perfect chance to learn a variety of techniques, or to build on those you already adopt.

Fiona and Brigitte will work with you as a group and you will get to benefit from their past experiences of working in different and often challenging environments.

Image & Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Image & Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

The venue - Abbey Hall

Situated in an idyllic location the heart of rural Suffolk, amongst stunning water meadows and overlooking the local church, it is located on the site of the former Benedictine Priory of St Peter built in 1011. The Barn was originally used as a working dairy, then a livestock farm before falling into disuse. It is now a magical space for events and exhibitions.


All venue images: Gary Rowland


The amazing Holly from Belle and Beau will be taking pictures throughout the day.

This class has been a long time in the planning and one that Brigitte and Fiona are both very excited about. Demand is expected to be high, so don’t hesitate, sign up now and join them for a wonderful and unique experience.


Outline of day

(actual timings/order may change on the day):


10.30 Arrive to tea, coffee and baked goods

11am Centrepiece demonstration - Brigitte and Fiona

11.45 You choose your ingredients and create your centrepiece

1pm Picnic lunch on blankets outside (weather permitting)

2pm Group work on large foam free installations

5pm (appx) Retire to your accommodation to get ready for the evening meal*

7pm   Supper of fresh, seasonal, delicious food with wine

9.30pm (appx) - Carriages

*there is space to relax and sit outside/ upstairs at the venue if you are not staying locally

Image & Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Image & Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design




Payment is required in full due to imminent date. This is NON REFUNDABLE, even if the place is subsequently filled so please ensure you are definitely able to attend prior to booking.

All food and drink throughout the day is included.

Tools, equipment and flowers will be provided. You get to take home your centrepiece (after Supper) as well as a lovely gift. 

A minimum of 6 people needed for the class to go ahead

Maximum 14 places available

We recommend you stay locally to get the full benefit- accommodation is NOT included. 

Image: Fiona Pickles

Image: Fiona Pickles