Wednesday, 4 July 2018


Creative Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do

Just for Fun 'FREE' online 'FAST FLORALS' - instructions on quick and easy flower arranging ideas for the summer in the form of simple step by step tutorials.


Materials required:

mdf or hardboard
3 empty jam jars -various or small glass vases
craft glue or double sided tape
florists ribbon-can be purchased from craft suppliers.
various satin and fabric ribbon offcuts
florists bullion wire-to add sparkle and helps hold ribbon taught
short lengths of raffia.
Small selection of garden flowers.
'optional' - decorative fine wool 

1. Source some hardboard or mdf.To accommodate 3 jars of flowers,approx measurement 50cms length  / 15cms wide / 12mm.thickness.

2. Cover with wide florists ribbon in the one colour of your choice.Glue one end of wide florist ribbon in place at the BACK of your board.Begin to wind up and down length of base.
Keep it taught,keep winding the ribbon around the board to completely cover it.

3. Once your base colour is complete-(in the photo it is ivory) choose various narrow ribbons to wind around your covered board.Using the same method which is gluing end of narrow ribbon onto the BACK of your board.Continue with other colours.
Please remember to keep your winding taught.

4.This is where the fun starts and you will see the lovely colour combinations you can make.After winding the ribbons of your choice,if you have wool or bullion wire,finish your board by winding this around too.

5.Don't forget that all the ribbon offcuts van be used for decorating the jam jars too.A raffia bow adds a rustic finishing touch.Add your selection of 'just picked' flowers.
This completes the finished design for your garden,I'm sure you will have many compliments from  family and friends .

If you re feeling adventurous in your creativity, make more than one board,perfect for a long trestle table for a garden style wedding or special event.


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Wednesday, 28 June 2017



Your City & Guilds Qualified Adult Education Tutor 

Susan Hodges

  • Owner of 'Love to be Green Florist' business with vast experience in the
     wedding & event planning industry.
  • Has more than 8 years of teaching Interior Floral Design/Floristry /Flower Arranging for Devon County Council-accredited and non-accredited courses.
  • Has Designed  and held independent Floristry and Floral Art workshops in Torquay and Newton Abbot.
  • Has been invited to participate as a Floral Art judge at local shows and events.
  • Has been to participate as a Floral Art Demonstrator at numerous Flower Clubs and Horticulture Groups in Devon.

Susan is the perfect tutor for the following classes and will be inspiring you with her wealth of knowledge!

Due to the popularity of our classes in Floristry and Floral Design classes which we have held in the quaint village of Kingskerswell, Love to be Green Florists  have decided to expand our workshops to the beautiful area of Bovey Tracey. 




Thursday, 11 May 2017

 Moor Than Flowers  

'Wimbledon Themed' 
Floral and Lunch Experience


Floral Design Workshop & Luncheon
Moor Than Flowers

Invites you to a Wimbledon themed floral design workshop and luncheon at our beautiful venue near Haytor, Dartmoor on Saturday 8th July 

10.00 - 3.00ish.

Relax with friends whilst Sue, our floristry expert (, helps you to create a unique Wimbledon Themed’ table decoration. 

‘Afterwards, tuck into a delicious 2 course lunch and glass of Pimm’s whilst watching our tennis stars battle it out on the big screen.

*Special introductory offer price £55.00*

You are welcome to bring your own wine or favourite tipple.Booking and cancellation: This is a pre-book event to be held at Crows Nest, Green Lane, Ilsington, TQ13 9RB. 

 You can book this event by contacting-

Carole Dart on 07967122945 or email

If the customer wishes to cancel their place they will only be offered a full refund if we can resell your place.


                     MORE PHOTOS TO COME SHORTLY!!!

     Forthcoming 'Moor' than Flowers 


Hand tied Bouquet-Large Country Style
(wired ball mechanics)


Pumpkin Floral Design


Fresh Flower Log Slice Design & Candle 
  (re usable)


Norwegian Style Christmas Wreath 


Christmas Wreath 


Christmas Table Centrepiece


Friday, 28 April 2017

A Country House on the Moors

Daytime Experiences
'Moor Than Flowers'
'Moor Than Sugar Craft'
'Moor than Cookery'
More Than Walking'
..........the list goes on!!!

Enjoy a Day Time Experience which includes enjoyable crafts or moorland walks or  choose from a variety of other interesting subjects soon to be confirmed.

After your Class Session or Moorland Walk enjoy a delightful  home cooked 2 course lunch which is also included  in your Day Time Experience. 

On a fine day you will dine outside with your eyes absorbing the perfect beauty of  your country garden venue.As you chat with your fellow Learners you will enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside along with it's peace and tranquility.

If the weather is not so good you're practical lesson will be held inside this spacious country home and your well deserved lunch will also be served within the stylish kitchen/dining area.Stroll through the rustic doorway to find an immediate relaxed ambience within this spacious country home.This has to be the perfect place to enjoy your 'Moor Than' Daytime Experience!

Why book on one of our Daytime Experiences ?

We pride ourselves on delivering high quality practical sessions that are also fun and enjoyable for our learners.                                                       
 A delicious 2 course meal will be freshly prepared whilst you take part in your practical work.
After your class you can then relax and enjoy your meal and chat with fellow Learners as well as enjoy the company of your friendly hostess of the day.
Many of our learners find great fulfilment in  learning, which can give them new experiences to share with friends and family, as well as providing a sense of accomplishment too. 
If you want to maybe enhance your CV. we can offer those who attend, a Certificate of Learning of their class subject.

Much research has been carried out to source highly skilled and/or  qualified Tutors who have teaching experience in their subject.We aim to  provide the best tuition for your Daytime Experience. We strive to provide classes/workshops/courses which are of a high quality, in all areas of the subjects we offer.
We can offer a variety of dates and times, meaning that you can attend at a time and date that is convenient for you.  

     Daytime Experiences
  'Moor Than Flowers'




            Example photos of  your YUMMY 2 COURSE  LUNCH 

'Moor Than - -- Daytime Experiences'

Gardens and flowers are good for our souls and well being. 


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

One step closer to nature....

Gardens and flowers are good for our souls and well being. 

Take a look at some of the exciting floral classes we are running this Spring and Summer and treat yourself to a therapeutic and rewarding flowery session.

Also,if you are involved in planning your own or a friend's  wedding,come along to the Wedding Fayre being held in the  Riviera Centre in Torquay on February 12th 2017 and see details and examples of our specially designed Wedding Flora Classes perfect for HEN PARTIES or come along to one of our sessions to gain inspiration for you, your creative friends and family members.

Friday, 16 September 2016

'Bee's Eye view' ....

of some wedding flowers/Gift Bouquet combinations we have created,showing only the highest quality of the flowers which we use for your floral designs.

Past Brides & Grooms ....Can you recognise those which might be yours? 

Thursday, 14 July 2016

New on the scene in Torquay..........

this Beautiful ' EXCLUSIVE USE' Wedding Venue!

The Nethway Hotel

 Book this unique wedding venue for your special day celebrations and you and your guests will be captivated by The Nethway's warm ambience,sparkling sea views of the English Riviera and the personal,friendly service you will receive.

Floral Decor by Arrangement with The Nethway Hotel.

See more wedding images on The Nethway Hotel website and Facebook page.