Floristry Workshops

CHIRPEE FLOWERS FLORISTRY SCHOOL incorporating South Downs Floristry School 

Chirpee Flowers Floristry Workshops are great fun and open to all, from beginners to those with some floristry experience. You will learn a new skill and meet lovely like-minded people.

Our workshops are tutored by Chirpee Flowers founder, professional florist, Steph Willoughby, who is also an International floristry judge, qualified to Master Florist level. You will be in expert hands. 

We choose seasonal locally grown flowers wherever possible in order for you to experience a wide range of materials and foliage's, fragrant varieties, something always a little different from the norm.


​A series of Bespoke Progression Workshops can also be arranged. 

Enjoy the beautiful world of flowers - plus there is always something gorgeous to take home.

Gift Vouchers 

Treat yourself or buy a Gift Voucher for a friend's birthday or an event. Vouchers are from £45.

Terms and Conditions:

Places are confirmed when payment is received. Non-refundable monies if cancelled less than 14 days prior to chosen workshop date.


Seasonal Workshops

How to Book

Please RESERVE YOUR PLACE and we will contact you to confirm your booking. Payment in advance will secure your place. If you would love to attend but can't make the published date - please REGISTER YOUR INTEREST and we will contact you with confirmed dates and venue when we have 8 people registered. Or give us a call and we'll see what we can do to help.


Themed Workshops

How to Book

Our Themed Workshops are run on demand. Please REGISTER YOUR INTEREST in attending your chosen workshop and we will contact you with confirmed dates and venue when we have 6 people registered. Payment in advance will secure your place. 


THURSDAY 19th MARCH 2020  

10am - 12 noon

Give yourself a treat! ​

  • Create a professional beautiful seasonal hand-tied of fresh fragrant flowers to take home.

  • Learn how to gift wrap your design like a professional and how to care and condition flowers.

£45 including all materials and tuition

2.5 hours

The Friars Oak Hassocks

Please note this is a GROUP workshop - run when we have 8 people registered.

Mothers Day Bouquet Workshop


Run on demand when we have 8 enquiries registered.

Learn "Tricks of the Trade" from an International florist with a wealth of experience.

  • You will create two lovely designs - one traditionally British and one with an Eastern flavour. 

  • Ideas for vase decoration, different "holding" methods for arranging at home. We will be using floral foam and Japanese kenzans, which will be available to buy at the workshop. 

  • You will learn innovative and creative ideas for floral design for the home as well as care and conditioning of cut flowers.

£45 including all materials and tuition

2.5 hours

Please note this is a GROUP workshop

Floral Arrangement
"East Meets West"


Run on demand 

​Have a fun workshop with friends​ - why not treat the bride to be!

  • Create a fabulous flower crown of fresh or faux flowers to take and wear home

  • Alternatively learn how to create a hand tied bouquet or flower jewellery

  • Group minimum 8 people - maximum 15


£45 pp including all materials and tuition 

2 hours

We set up at your venue 40 minutes prior to start of workshop.and you need to allow a 30 minute clear down time.

Please ensure your venue is booked for this amount of time

Hen Party Crowns


Run on demand when we have 6 enquiries registered.

Enjoy the summer sun in the beautiful Sussex countryside, whilst creating a beautiful box of seasonal summery floral treats to take home.


Workshop will be combined with a picnic, weather permitting of course! 

£65 pp including all materials, tuition and a light picnic lunch​

2.5 hours

Outdoor Summer Floristry Workshop with a Picnic


Private Workshops

How to Book

We also run Private Workshops for groups, or extra special one to one tuition. These take place at a local venue or at your home. As with all our workshops - payment is needed prior to confirmation of your booking. Please give us a call, or REGISTER YOUR INTEREST and we will contact you to arrange your workshop.


Weekdays during the summer months at local venues or at your home as a private workshop.​

Are you getting married? Is your daughter or son tying the knot and you have always dreamed of creating the flowers? Or maybe they have already asked you... and you are now panicking? Fear not! Whatever the reason - here is the solution!


A beginners' guide to wedding floristry, or for those with some experience. The course can be tailored to your needs and particular wedding plans and even colour themes.


We will cover:

  • How to order flowers, calculating quantities and budget

  • How to condition and care for your flowers.

  • Planning ahead - buying lists and market purchases

  • How to create time plans

  • Creating guests buttonholes and corsages

  • How to make a bridal hand tied design - suitable for Bride or bridesmaids

  • How to create a top table arrangement 

The course includes expert instruction to ease any stress, demonstrations and hands on practice of all the designs, which are yours to take home and enjoy.​​

£395 + Flower /foliage costs of approx £100 
All designs can be taken home with you at the end of the 2 days

2 Days

Bridal Flowers

Two Day Course

Please register your interest or call to discuss your requirements. One to one tuition can also be arranged at your own venue.


Register your interest and we will contact you to arrange a date.

Your very own private workshop!

Is there something you would like to learn but can't quite find the right workshop? We can tailor workshops to you - a half day, a whole day or a course of lessons. If you need us to find a venue please let us know or we can come to your location if it is local to us.

These workshops make a very special unique present - we have great reviews from recent workshops!

"Didn't want the day to end - learnt so much!" J.Walker

" Amazing 1 on 1 floristry workshop with the lovely Steph. Had a fantastic time. " D.Goulding

Recent workshops have included: 

  • Hand tied bouquets

  • Bridal work

  • Techniques day - learn 20 techniques in a day!

  • Buttonholes and corsage making

  • Floral arrangements

  • Floral chandeliers

  • How to decorate an archway

  • Church flowers

  • Flower Screens

  • Easter table designs

  • Vegetative design

  • Ikebana - Japanese flower design

  • Indonesian flower design

  • Learning the Dutch style of design

  • German floristry - 10 techniques to use in your work

  • How to create succulent wreaths

  • Living wreaths

  • Willow workshops

  • Leaf manipulation

  • Decorative floristry - wrist corsages, headdresses.

  • Planted containers and hanging baskets

  • Floral design to Intermediate or Professional level

  • Brand New European techniques​

Prices on request - please call to discuss
01273 951745

Private Workshop

Please register your interest or call to discuss your requirements. 

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