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St Johns, Isle of Man, United Kingdom
The Flower Studio opened in March 2009 in Tynwald Mills and since then we hope we have brought many smiles to people all over the Isle of Man with our designs. This blog has been set up to share some of our thoughts, designs and ideas with you all :-)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Get up and Grow with The Flower Studio!

For those of you that have visited us down at Tynwald Mills in the last few weeks, you may of noticed a lot of dust and noise coming from the Garden Centre area....

Well, the dust has settled and has been swept away, and the only noise you can here is the trickling water in the stream and the birds singing in the trees, and the Garden Centre area has been transformed into a beautiful oasis, full of eyecatching plant specimens, colourful herbaceous perennials and stylish garden statues and furniture.

We are also excited to introduce the famous brand of David Austin Roses, which, in case you have never had the pleasure, are stunning scented English Roses, with masses of petals and a wide range of colours from soft creams and peaches to deep crimson and cerise.

I first saw David Austin Roses at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (to be honest, I smelt them before I saw them!), and have been in love ever since! They have been a popular cut flower for weddings that we have done at The Flower Studio and now you can all enjoy them in your own gardens too!

One of my favourites is Rose 'Alan Titchmarsh' with its soft fragrance and deep pink petals, but we have 17 other varieties to choose from, so I recommend you pay us a visit and smell/see them for yourself!

Keep watching this space as we are going to start a regular 'Rose-Care' feature, following the progress of a David Austin Rose in one of our customers gardens.

Our Easter Weekend opening times:
Good Friday 10-5.30
Saturday 10-5.30
Easter Sunday - Closed
Easter Monday - 10-5.30

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Bridal Photoshoot

Last Sunday, I was honoured to be asked again to join photography extraordinaire Shan Fisher on a Vintage Spring Bridal Shoot.  The weather forecast was excellent, so the chosen location was St Johns Arboretum, a beautiful setting just around the corner from The Flower Studio with lush green lawns and trees covered in blossom. 

I created two lots of flowers to fit in with the theme, one with muted pinks and blues and the other with zingy orange, yellow and green.  Both palettes are perfect for a Spring themed wedding and we used lots of seasonal flowers, so they are great for Brides that are on a budget.

Spring Posy - Ranunculus, Viburnum, Tanecetum, Fritillaria, and Craspedia.
Spring Buttonhole - Craspedia, Fritillaria and Tanecetum, tied with green satin ribbon.

We had boxes of props to use for the photoshoot, and 2 gorgeous models, so along with the sunshine and Shan's talented photography skills, the pictures turned out so beautifully (I actually got goosebumps when I first saw them!).  The first set can be seen on Shan's Photography Blog which is full of lots of other Bridal inspiration and also the photos from the Manx Bridal Fashion Shoot

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Workshop

It is the time of year where we dig out all our eggs, feathers, and all things Easter!

We would love you join us at our Easter workshop, where we will show you how to make your very own Easter arrangement, using seasonal flowers and foliage and gorgeous accessories.  You don't need to have any experience of designing with flowers as we will show you all the techniques required.  We will also provide all the materials required to make your design, so all you need to bring is yourself!

This year, we are holding our Easter workshop in the beautiful setting of Milntown Estate and gardens in Ramsey.  The workshop will take place in the grand and historic Dining Room and tea or coffee will be provided in the restaurant with views over the walled garden.

The cost of the workshop is £60.00 per person, and will run on Monday 18th of April from 9.30am until 1pm.  The price includes all of your materials for the design, tea/coffee and also a ticket to look around the picturesque garden afterwards.

This will be a fun and informal workshop, no experience necessary, but as spaces are limited, we advise you book as soon as possible.  To book your place, call The Flower Studio on 800061, or pop in to the shop at Tynwald Mills.

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