Mastering the Art of Bouquets with Shane Connolly

Shane Connolly will be returning to America and running three masterclasses at FlowerSchool New York between 10th-13th April –

Mastering the Art of Bouquets  /  Sustainable Practices in the Style of Constance Spry with Shane Connolly  /  A Salute to Queen Victoria: Decor and Traditional Tea

His delicacy of composition, hand-wiring skills, and taste level completely elevates this craft.

For further details of these masterclasses click here.


Love in The Flower Patch

Flowers often express the things we find hard to put in to words. Shane Connolly introduces The Flower Patch readers to the intriguing art of floriography.  Click here to see the full article in the March issue.


Shane Connolly’s Cutting Class

Style & Market Editor Dayle Wood heads to the Oxfordshire countryside with FlowerSchool New York to reap a royal tutelage in the wild art of English florals. Read the full article in the February issue of Veranda magazine by clicking here.


Shane Connolly on The Royal Wedding flowers

Let wedding flowers send a green message, says royal florist Shane Connolly in the Financial Times.  The most thoughtful displays accept the constraints imposed by season and local provenance.  Read more of Shane’s invaluable advice and the abundance of less by clicking here.

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Shane Connolly, Country Life’s Living National Treasure

‘What I do is like good cooking – if you have beautiful ingredients, you can’t go wrong’.  Read more of this article by clicking here.


Little black book: Shane Connolly, floral designer

Meet the florist to the royals who thinks heaven smells like lily of the valley.  Shane Connolly talks to Alice Hancock of The Financial Times.

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Shane Connolly at Kenwood House, Hampstead and at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Shane will be demonstrating and talking at two interesting events in the forthcoming weeks.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear his pearls of wisdom at the FT Weekend Festival event at Kenwood House in Hampstead on Saturday, 2nd September.  For further details click here.

He will also be talking at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in Bruton on Friday, 8th September.  Click here for further details.


Growers scent a revival in UK’s cut-flower industry

Click below to read Shane Connolly’s article in The Financial Times about how Constance Spry helped loosened the rigid constraints of contemporary floristry in the 20th Century, and how Britain’s surviving flower farmers today are diversifying to appeal to new audiences, and new entrepreneurs are emerging.

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The meaning of flowers in love

A lovely piece on Shane and the book appears in the March-April issue.  Click here to view.


Review from a Worcestershire interior and garden supplier

Holloways, the British-made conservatory and luxury garden furniture store located in the Worcestershire countryside, offers a lovely review of Shane’s book explaining the lost art of Floriography to a modern audience.

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