Floral Design at Toronto Botanical Garden

I signed up for Classic Design Fundamentals One class at Toronto Botanical Garden this month. There are 4 classes, every Monday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and each class you’ll learn one design. So here we go:

Class 1: Traditional mass design – table centrepiece

The class does not include any material, so I had to shop for the plants/flowers before the class. I had to admit, it was hard the first time, because I have no idea what I would be creating, which flowers would be easier to work with. Anyways, it turned out not bad at all. The instructor said colors worked well together.

Floral Design - table centrepiece

After a day or two, lilies and roses opened up. Is it cheerful?

Class 2: Traditional line design – water viewing design
This class was very interesting. With the right container and plant material, this design gives you such a peaceful and elegant feel, it instantly level up your space. It does not need a lot of plant materials, so I think I can make this quite often in the future.

Floral Design - Water viewing design

Class 3: Traditional line mass arrangement – Crescent design
I really love this design, the crescent portion brings something interesting to my eyes; but I didn’t do a good job. I had a hard time to pick the color scheme of my flowers before the class. I didn’t want to buy red roses again, and the Chinese florist didn’t have any other good color I wanted. In addition, I think the container I chose is not a very suitable one here.

Floral Design - Crescent design

Class 4: Traditional mass design

This design is the biggest one of the four. I went to a close by western florist for a better selection of plant materials, because Chinese florist never carry ruscus and pastel colors flowers. This is how it turns out, I love the light pink/purple color scheme, so soft and delicate.

Floral Design - Traditional mass design

Under the sun on my dining table:

Floral Design - Traditional mass design

Four weeks passed by quickly, it was a very pleasant course to take. The instructor is knowledgeable, and you get to work on your design hands on every class with the instructor’s guidance. I am looking forward to take Classic Design Fundamentals Two in spring!

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