Bloom School: Design with Michele Coomey

Join Michele Coomey of Michele Coomey Floral and Floral Centric, and Christy from Nourish Gardens, for an inspiring creative floral workshop.  We will head outside into the fields, where you will be able to pick your own flowers (weather permitting). Then, using a vase of your choosing, Michele will guide you through making a gorgeous arrangement.  She will demonstrate a variety of tips and techniques for arranging flowers using different styles of vases, then you will be able to practice what you have learnt. At the end of the workshop you will be able to take home your own beautifully styled arrangement, in your own vase.



-Christy’s favourite spring flowers for cutting

-Harvesting and post-harvest tips to keep flowers fresher for longer

-How to design a unique vase arrangements, foam free


Tutoring, all flowers for your arrangement, and a delicious morning tea.


-A vase that you would like to arrange in, or else you are welcome to purchase one of our locally handmade vases from the Nourish Farm Shop on the day. Please bear in mind that the flowers at this time of year are likely to be shorter stemmed, smaller flowers, so a tall deep vase may be difficult to work with. Feel free to bring a couple of options!

-Clothes & closed shoes suitable for the weather conditions, and that you don’t mind getting a bit of soil on. If it’s wet we may well be heading outside regardless!

Numbers are strictly limited in this workshop.


Christy Ralphs

Christy is a teacher and gardener and loves to combine these two passions. She is the owner of Nourish Gardens, a diversified flower farm, and co-tutors the Floral Business Activator flower farming mentorship programme.

Michele Coomey

For over 20 years Michele has had her head, body, soul immersed in flowers, working as a florist, owning a floral retail store, freelancing on weddings and events and making florals for numerous wedding and event clients.

Michele loves how the landscapes of New Zealand are so contrasting, from mountains to wild beaches to rolling countryside, to the raw grittiness of the big city. It’s important to her that the flowers look like they belong, and that there is meaning and intention behind her designs.


Cancellation Policy

Please note: Before you enrol in a workshop or event, please make sure you are comfortable with, and agree with, our cancellation policy. 

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15 Oct 2023


10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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