2023 Blooms & Bubbles Floral Workshops

Bring your friends and join us for a floral design workshop at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. Sip on a glass of champagne while creating a fabulous make-and-take tabletop floral centerpiece led by a floral design expert!

All workshop packages include show admission for that day, materials to create a floral project 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.

Workshop spaces are very limited - Book early to secure your spot!

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Thank you to our Blooms & Bubbles Sponsor!

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th
Rizaniño "Riz" Reyes, RHR Horticulture and Heronswood Garden

Learn floral design from Riz Reyes, a true plantsman and gifted floral designer. He will share some of his favorite techniques for creating an updated version of a spring centerpiece. Learn design techniques from a floral professional, including selection of flowers and foliage, proper scale, proportion, mechanics, and placement of each stem as you design a fresh, romantic arrangement to grace your home.

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Rizaniño Reyes is a horticulturalist, speaker, and educator. Growing up in the Philippines, Riz spent his childhood on a fruit plantation managed by his father before moving to the Pacific Northwest at age seven. Upon arrival in the United States, he learned the names of the new and strange flowers and continued to nurture his love of horticulture— “the art and science of plants”—at the University of Washington. Of his work, he says he hopes to inspire more young people, “especially people of color, to be involved with interacting with nature and learning about the environment . . . If everyone did this, can you imagine what a beautiful world this could be?”

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16th:
Tyra Shenaurlt, W.W. Seymour Conservatory

Tyra ShenaurltMake a Plant-Lover's Centerpiece with Tyra Shenaurlt of W.W. Seymour Conservatory. Borrow Tyra's step-by-step approach to design a centerpiece with living plants and cut flowers. You'll arrange a long-lasting arrangement and learn how to care for your tabletop dish garden to enjoy at home. We'll use all Northwest-grown florals, plants and foliage.

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It wasn’t until adulthood that Tyra Shenaurlt developed a love for Tacoma, the city that she was born and raised in. Now, she can’t imagine living anywhere else. For the last 20 years, Tyra has committed her time and talent building a career with Metro Parks Tacoma. She currently supervises the W.W. Seymour Conservatory, a Victorian-styled botanical paradise, and the Metro Parks greenhouses, where plants are grown to be displayed all around Tacoma.  A favorite part of her job has always been designing botanical exhibits, and she looks forward to sharing these concepts at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH:
Hannah Morgan, Fortunate Orchard

Jenny JimenezMake a dinner party centerpiece with Hannah Morgan of Fortunate Orchard. Hannah draws inspiration from the garden, and she'll lead you through the steps to create a spring centerpiece. 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.

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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.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH:
Kiara Hancock, K. Hancock Events

K HancockKiara will share some of her favorite techniques for creating an updated version of a petite spring centerpiece. Learn design techniques from a floral professional, including selection of flowers and foliage, proper scale, proportion, mechanics, and placement of each stem as you design a fresh, romantic arrangement to grace your home.

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You might have caught Tacoma-based floral designer Kiara Hancock of K. Hancock Events on HBO's "Full Bloom" floral competition show. Lucky for us, Kiara is coming to the Blooms & Bubbles Stage to share her design talents as an instructor and she's bringing her deep-rooted joy with her!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH:
Tracy Yang and Nick Songsangcharntara, JARN Co.

Jarn COMake a hand-wrapped market bouquet, just like the pros. Tracy Yang and Nick Songsangcharntara of JARN Co., a Monroe, Washington-based flower farm, have perfected the wrapped market bouquet with their growers' choice approach to selecting flowers and foliage with harmonious colors and textures. You'll learn their design philosophy as you design with seasonal blooms to construct and wrap a market bouquet -- perfect for gift-giving or to bring home to display in your vase.

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These partners farm on four acres of farmland, growing from spring (tulips and other early season bulbs) to first frost (dahlias!). Their flowers can be found at various pop-up markets and retail stores throughout Snohomish and King County, and the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.

Debra PrinzingBlooms & 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.

Cancellation policy: The purchase of these workshop packages are final; however, if something comes up and you cannot make it, you may find a replacement for your seat. Please email us with your replacement request.