Come explore my gardens, take a pause in the blossoms, and create beauty in private customized workshops!
A Little About Me
Having grown up in the floral industry and spending time over the years working in both the retail and wholesale aspects of this business, by a series of accidents I’ve landed here: on a small farm in Langley, BC, with both of my feet in a flower field of my own making!
I am having the time of my life bringing all the aspects of flowers held within my very being outwardly into the world.
I dearly love exploring natural sustainable mechanics and seasonal floral design with in-season garden and foraged ingredients. I’m excited to share this celebration of garden-sourced floristry with you by opening up my gardens and studio for private customized workshops where we can explore the gardens, breathe in the seasons, and put our hands toward creating beauty. Not local? That’s okay, I’m glad to meet virtually with you so that I can share my knowledge with you wherever you are!
As a bench-trained florist, I have both a love for the artistry of floral design as well as a keen interest in establishing a good foundation in floral mechanics for my students. My goal is to share the joy of garden-sourced floristry with you and to equip you with the tools to be able to explore floral design with joy, ease, and confidence. My skill as a designer is augmented by many years of work experience in the wholesale industry and market-bouquet production, making me uniquely poised to offer my knowledge in various areas including retail design, wedding design, harvest timing, post-harvest care and handling, and efficient bouquet production for wholesale and market producers.
Qualifications, since 1999
Wholesale bouquet production crew member, MorningStar Nurseries, Ltd., Surrey, BC
Wholesale bouquet production crew manager, shipping manager, MorningStar Nurseries, Ltd., Surrey, BC
Floral design work experience at: Chaquerel, Katwijjk, Netherlands; De Uiver, Rijnsburg/Katwijk, Netherlands; market bouquet-maker, Antwerpen, Belgium
Junior floral designer, Enchanted Harvest Florist, Surrey, BC
Flower department lead/manager, Richmond Country Grocer, Delta, BC
Floral designer, All Thymes Florist, Surrey, BC
Wholesale bouquet department head, Sunrise Floral, Ltd., Surrey, BC
Owner, grower, designer at van H acres, Langley, BC
Customized 1:1 Workshops
Practical learning that is custom-tailored to your needs be it here in the beautiful setting of our farm in pastoral Langley or online from the confort of your own home. In 1:1 workshops, we’ll create designs harvested fresh out of the gardens, such as wreaths, spiral bouquets, vase arrangements, wedding personals, or others based on your aspirations! Sessions can include a visit to the gardens to select ingredients and chat about harvest techniques. Online sessions are interactive and a mix of demonstration and dialogue. Send me a note so that we can discuss your design goals!
From $300 for 2 hours, pricing dependent on the item(s) being taught.