Certificate Programmes, Workshops, Floral Luncheons & …
A WEEKEND FLORAL RETREAT
School of Flowers, Gift Shop & Boutique Garden Centre
Thinking of a career change? Floral enthusiast?
Gift yourself to one of our 1-Day Workshops (fun & frivolous) or an entire Certificate Programme (coded “Classes” – for the serious student)… Both are a beautiful escape from fast-paced living – with flowers, friends and friends-yet-to-be-met. We offer something for everyone – workshops & classes are suited for all levels – from novice to advanced.
Workshops are held at our fav venues around town & at Elaine’s Studio/School:
Cambridge School of Flowers Inc
One Water Street, in Downtown Galt
As well, throughout the year we are offer DIY at Home Workshops ! You pick up your supplies on Friday or Saturday & follow along Elaine’s instructional videos on IG – they are both down-to-earth & humorous !
IS THERE MORE? But of course !
Monthly Floral Luncheons & even a Weekend Floral Retreat at RBG Rock Garden !
Instruction, materials & flowers of course! are included in your workshop fee. Gift Certificates available (and never disappoint!). We look forward to welcoming you! Questions? Ready to book?
A Weekend of Flowers
Weekend Floral Retreat at RBG Rock Garden!
Friday April 8, Saturday April 9, Sunday April 10
$895 (+tax) includes all the flowers, containers, instruction, lunch & refreshments (cash bar)…
(also available to purchase tickets “A La Carte” – attend just one session or two)
Here’s the brief weekend outline:
Friday evening $125:
- Cocktail Reception
- Presentation: The Making of a French Peasant Garden
Saturday Morning $ 195:
- Continental Breakfast
- Tour of the Early Spring Garden (dress warm!)
- Presentation: The Spring Garden Indoors
- A Spring Potted Bulb Project – to take home!
Saturday Afternoon $295:
- Buffet Lunch (yummy)
- Presentation: The Spring Cutting Garden – designing with Fresh Cut Flowers
- Floral Decorative Workshop (flowers in a hand-crafted reproduction stone planter – foamless)
Sunday $495 full day/tons of flowers:
- Welcome Coffee Session
- Florals on a GRAND SCALE – workshop to create an over-the-top Wedding/Special event
- Brunch (scrumptious!)
- Staging the FAUX WEDDING – Flowers on Obelisks, Pedestals, and a Meadow of Flowers for the Aisle
- Photo Session with a Professional Wedding Photographer
- Wrap-up Cocktails – invite your friends to come see !
Interested? connect with Elaine directly:
Beautiful Hand-Tied Bouquets – Pre-order for Weekly Pickup
Our beautiful hand-tied bouquets have become a real hit in town !
Offered each week on Thursday Friday Saturday & Sunday 12:00 to 3:00 pick up times Always on hand is classic white – as well a weekly colour scheme (this changes each week following the seasons and are designer’s pick !)
& they are set in an Authentic Vintage Mason Jar to ensure the water source for your travel home !
Select from 3 price points $45, $65 (shown), $95
& we ask for pre-payment via e-transfer please to: email@example.com
OH ! & one more thing !
Bring your Mason Jar back next time – take $5 off your bouquet purchase.
cambridge school of flowers
Gift Shop & Boutique Garden Centre
Gift Shop & Outdoor French Allée (Boutique Garden Shop)
Find the Gift Shop & Boutique Garden Centre in downtown Galt at:
Cambridge School of Flowers – One Water Street North, in downtown Galt near the corner of Water & Main
A visit to the Gift Shop & Boutique Garden Centre (& French Allée) in downtown Galt & you will think you’ve stumbled into a wee bit of Provence!
Each week, we are scouring local greenhouses & offering Elaine’s fav pic of the week! Watch IG & FB for info.
Also offering weekly, sweet little hand-tied bouquets set in vintage mason jars – at $45 $65, $95 for curbside pick up! (bring your mason jar back next time and take $5 off your next bouquet)
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11:00 to 4:00 – Sunday 12:00 to 3:00 – or by chance or appointment.
Allée Shopping is outdoors & changes with the seasons.
Our Gift Shop is overflowing with:
- French Florals
- Hand Foraged Garden Tools
- Weathered Terra Cotta
- Apothecary from England
- Handmade Candles
- Garden Decoratives
- Essential Oils
- Dried Lavender
- Potted Plants & Herbs
- Great Garden Gear
- Tools of the Trade & more!
a bit about your instructor:
Cambridge School of Flowers founder, Elaine Martin, started her career in the fashion industry as a fashion buyer and vice-president of a leading Canadian fashion retailer. Her organic soft approach can be attributed to growing up in a large rural garden in Southern Ontario. As well, much of her floral influence comes from time spent in Provence, France.
For several seasons Elaine co-produced and hosted Canada’s first Home & Garden television show, which appeared eight times per week on Life Network – what is now HGTV.
She has been a writer and has been featured in many magazines in both Canada and the USA.
Elaine had the honour to be the in-house florist for Langdon Hall for three consecutive years & named in the Best List by Wedding Bells Magazine