Sustainable Floristry with Fiona Pickles

As part of our Sustainable Floristry Series we are delighted to welcome Fiona Pickles from Firenza Flowers to Levens Hall.

Fiona will bring her expertise to the world famous topiary gardens of Levens Hall demonstrating her expertise for sustainable large scale installations.

Here’s what Fiona has to say about sustainable floristry methods..

I am very keen to devise different mechanics and techniques to use as an alternative to floral foam. Foam does not degrade and just ends up in land fill and the small bits of foam that break off whilst soaking it, end up in the sea if tipped down our sinks and drains to be ingested by fish and other marine life. I teach foam-free classes to other florists wishing to reduce their dependence on this floristry ‘staple’.

We’ll be using the beautiful British blooms grown by Suzie from Picked at Dawn. Suzie will be with us for ‘growers chat’ too.

Your day will begin with an inspirational tour of Levens topiary gardens and after watching Fiona you’ll have chance to create small installation using Fiona’s sustainable methods. Rachel and Fiona will be on hand to help and guide you.

Course Price – £350

Reserve your place by booking online or email us at and we’ll do the rest.

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What’s included

Tour of the famous Levens Topiary Garden

Growers chat with Suzie Picked at Dawn

Demonstration by Fiona


Opportunity to create small installation using the technics shown by Fiona.