Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop

Learn how to create beautiful dried floral arrangements in Sydney

1 hour Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 2 to 30

label $140 - $150 ($150 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $140 for 3+ guests)

In this relaxing Sydney flower arrangement workshop, which is perfect for beginners and budding florists, you will be given all the tools to create a boho-inspired arrangement of preserved and dried flowers and foliage!

Join Merchant & Green for an inspiring session at their Redfern studio and learn how to play with textures and create your own long-lasting flower arrangement. Your experienced instructor will teach you how to combine the different elements and colours so you can get creatively hands-on and explore your own personal style.

You will have a beautiful dried floral arrangement in metallic brass or ceramic container to take home or gift to that special someone after the workshop.

This class is also available for private bookings, special events or occasions (where you're welcome to BYO drinks if you like) via request. Group bookings are welcome.

Add-on available for this class
  • Florist Scissors ($14)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
No knowledge required. Beginners are very welcome!
What you'll get
  • Full instruction and tuition.
  • Herbal tea on arrival.
  • Quality dried flowers and foliage.
  • A dried floral arrangement to take home.
What to bring
All equipment provided.

Merchant & Green - 686 Bourke Street, Redfern NSW

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Merchant & Green
Merchant & Green

Florists and Stylists

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The creative team at Merchant & Green have over 20 years of experience working with flowers and plants. Join Chris Saban and his team for inspiring classes covering flower arranging, terrarium making, kokedama, bonsai, christmas wreath and live streaming classes. Our beautiful florist and workshop studio are located in Redfern.

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Justin Tang Aug 2022

I organised to attend this class with my wife for her birthday and we had a blast! Chris was not only super patient and personable, he was really knowledgeable on the different types of flowers and passionate about what he does. Listening to his stories was also such a great part of the experience! Would highly recommend as a date / group activity!

Alexandra Carrig Aug 2022

Amazing class! Learnt so much from Chris, lots of materials were provided and we were given a choice of a few different pots. So happy with the arrangement I created.

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Alexandra Carrig

Tammara Rizzo May 2021

Great value for money. Teacher was helpful, kind and fun. We got to experiment with the flowers with lots of feedback and tips along the way.

Marieta Vitangcol May 2021

Chris was amazing, made a newbie feel really comfortable. Would highly recommend doing his class.

Kiana Gonzales Feb 2021

Teacher was amazing, explained everything so well. Had all the materials that we needed provided and was very accommodating.

Kylie Little Feb 2021

Awesome teacher gave clear guidance easy to follow. Very high quality dried flowers. I was able to make an amazing flower arrangement that was much bigger than I imagined.

Floristry workshop review by Kylie Little

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Jaclyn Quitoriano Feb 2021

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Small class size, great tips and instructor very friendly. Highly recommended

Floristry workshop review by Jaclyn Quitoriano

Sinead Teague Jan 2021

The class was really enjoyable. The venue was in a house just across from Chris's flowershop, it was a perfect setting for the class. He was extremely helpful and gave lots of tips. You then took your creations home with you, so it is definitely value for money. Would recommend.

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Sinead Teague Sydney

Michelle Tek Nov 2020

This was such an amazing and informative class. We were able to make 3 different pieces and take home the rest of the flowers we didn’t use. The time just flew by, and I had a blast.

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Michelle Tek Sydney

Soujanya Raj Nov 2020

What an amazing class. We were only 2 students in the class so go a lot of personal attention and it was great to learn the history of all these different flowers. I loved the flower shop as well so colourful and so beautiful. We got to make 3 different pieces an take away so much knowledge. Loved it!

Floristry workshop review by Soujanya Raj

Maria Stojanovic Oct 2020

I did private class at Merchant & Green Redfern flower shop and it was more then I expected. Chris (with 20+ years in flower industry (you can see that confidence straight point :) ) ) was very helpful, not just teaching me how to make beautiful flower arrangements, and recognising flowers in the first place, but also with so many tips that will help me to open my own flower shop one day.
Thank you so much guys!

Joanne Afiatini Aug 2020

The class definitely gives you value for your money, the quality of flowers they have are amazing. The teacher was so lovely. I enjoyed it so much that time really did fly past. Would definitely recommend

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Joanne Afiatini

Kylie Hayes Jul 2020

Chris was very friendly and created a very relaxing atmosphere for us to all enjoy doing the workshop. He had amazing knowledge on the flowers and the process of drying flowers. He was super encouraging and gave us some really handy hints but allowing us to be creative and have a go.
We all loved the finished product so much

Sarah Martin Nov 2019

Chris was a lovely teacher who was very patient and showed me a number of flower making techniques to give me a good foundation In flower arrangement. I took home two massive bunch of wildflowers I arranged with tips from Chris. It was a lovely class I’d highly recommend.

Carolyn Burke Jun 2022

Had such a lovely experience with the wildflower arranging workshop. Orla was a great teacher. Really clear and helpful. And the flowers were gorgeous. I’m still looking at my arrangement that I brought home, and it makes me very happy and proud. I’d definitely recommend this as a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, or a good introduction if you’ve been considering pursuing floristry (I know I’m definitely hooked, and going to come back).

Wing Lee May 2022

Loved the class! It was taught very great and lovely flowers provided. Learnt a lot from it

Elke Andrees May 2022

A beautiful and welcoming venue at a flower shop. The teacher was friendly, accommodating, experienced in her craft and very helpful. It was a fun morning, learning a few things, with all the wildflowers provided. We each went home with a beautiful bouquet we have created, complete with wrapping paper and ribbon. A lovely experience to share with a friend or for yourself.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Elke Andrees

Noo Crighton Apr 2022

Love it so much stunning bouquet and wrapping just gorgeous strongly recommended. Worth every penny

Chloe Wu Jan 2022

Really enjoyed this flower arrangement workshop with Chris. The flower intro part was really fun and I truly loved how Chris later taught us about different bouquet-making techniques! Very practical.

Floristry workshop review by Chloe Wu

Marietta Cordi May 2021

Excellent venue and value for money. I went home with 3 beautiful arrangements. Highly recommended

Sreeja Banerji Apr 2021

Our instructor Orla was fantastic! My friends and I had so much fun working with Australian natives and learning ways to arrange them! Such a nice way to spend the day!

Floristry workshop review by Sreeja Banerji

Sarah Bartolo Apr 2021

Such a lovely day! Teacher was amazing, super helpful and the blooms were beautiful. Was so happy to walk away with an amazing creation

Yuka Yoshida Apr 2021

Lovely teacher
Great advice and kind demos.

And most of all lovely chatting with
the teacher and other attendants.

Thank you so much.

Floristry workshop review by Yuka Yoshida Sydney

Ella Bailey Mar 2021

Beautiful venue, enthusiastic and warm teacher. Beautiful flowers and great teaching would definitely come back. Only issue was that there definitely needed to be two staff members on as she needed to step away from the class a lot to serve others and it made the whole thing run late- totally not her fault! But that did impact the experience. Loved it though. Òrla was fabulous.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Ella Bailey Sydney

Kylie Little Mar 2021

Excellent class it was great to learn how to make an arrangement.very easy to do once you understand the technique.it was great to try making the arrangement multiple times before making a final one to bring home.The teacher guides you through the class offering suggestions. A great fun class that makes you feel confident to arrange flowers.

Floristry workshop review by Kylie Little

Joanna Grygierczyk Mar 2021

Fabulous class! Super passionate teacher and really encouraging. He Let us play and have fun after teaching some techniques. All the wildflowers were fresh and beautiful to craft to our creative eye. Would highly recommend it!

Beth Wilding Jan 2021

Chris created a lovely,relaxed environment and made it possible to try different styling techniques.He made everyone feel confident they could achieve an amazing finished product by sharing his expertise and providing simple instructions and guidance. The flowers were super fresh and the space was really well set out.

Gillian Dryland Jan 2021

Chris, our instructor had a lot to contend with. He had 6 family members spanning 3 generations. It’s a testament to his skill that even the most timid of us could feel satisfied with our final arrangements. He was funny, knowledgeable, encouraging, and a great communicator.
The venue was lovely, the foliage interesting, and the whole family had a great time. Thanks!

Fran Conaghan Oct 2020

Lovely space and inspiring displays.
Thank you Orla for the insider tips on Producing a beautiful bunch of wildflowers. I really enjoyed the workshop! Cheers Fran

Floristry workshop review by Fran Conaghan

Molly Hogan Aug 2020

Absolutely loved this class Great value for money ,Chris is amazing.
You will leave wishing you were a florist

Simone Tallent Feb 2020

Fun and informative class, great for beginners. Chris was very knowledgeable and friendly. Small class size allowed for lots of one on one attention and help when needed. Would highly recommend.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Simone Tallent Sydney

Emily Cesca Feb 2020

This was a really fun date day for myself and my husband. We got to play with different bouquet shapes and learn about how to use various textures and sizes of foliage together. Olna was friendly, knowledgeable and supportive and gave us a great balance of instruction and creative freedom. We both walked away with a beautiful bouquet, and I’ve already told my mom that another workshop with Merchant and Green would be a great gift idea.

Floristry workshop review by Emily Cesca

Nicole Davies Dec 2019

A fantastic class for beginners. Chris was amazing and so passionate. I would definitely go back for another workshop

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Nicole Davies

Kate McGloin Nov 2019

My mum and I had such a lovely morning with Chris learning lots of different ways to create a beautiful wildflower bouquet. Will definetely be coming back to do another class!

Tania Tan Oct 2019

Very patient and personable teacher who answered all my questions and carefully explained the techniques involved. Loved working and learning about Aust Wildflowers.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Tania Tan

Emma Taylor Jul 2019

Merchant & Green are an amazing little company. I recently attended one of their workshops and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Mitch was an amazing host! His knowledge of plants and how to create beautiful arrangements is second to none. I would highly recommend visiting the store, the workshops are well worth your money! I know that I will definitely be returning in the near future.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Emma Taylor

Nicola Proud Jul 2019

We had the best time in this class. It’s an intimate space where you’ll have a personalised lesson & experience. Chris was an excellent and generous teacher. The products we used were such a high quality and Merchant & Green topped us up with extras to ensure we loved our bouquets. We will definitely be coming back for different class types, perhaps with a glass of bubbles!

Alix Ratcliffe Jul 2019

The wildflower arranging workshop was excellent! Such a lovely afternoon with great information & guidance from the teachers while also letting us take our bouquets in our own direction :) We learned to make bouquets 3 different ways using the wildflowers. The workshop is in a gorgeous location in the florist studio, surrounded by wonderful flowers.
The flowers provided were beautiful and we each got to take home a huge bunch that we put together ourselves. I think it was perfect value for money & the class was what I expected & hoped for!

Floristry workshop review by Alix Ratcliffe

Lianne Bissell Jun 2019

Chris & Mitch were perfect hosts, so attentive and fun. We were shown multiple ways of arranging flowers and ample time to play around with different ideas, there was absolutely no rush to stick to the allotted time. The herbal tea was also very welcome. Highly recommend this workshop and no doubt will be back again.

Floristry workshop review by Lianne Bissell Sydney

Catherine-Anne Walsh Jun 2019

Wonderful afternoon. Thankyou. Great teachers and amazing shop. It really does have it all. Shall be back.

Sarah Neill Jun 2019

Had such a fun time! Chris is lovely and it was so welcoming arriving and having a cup of tea waiting. The space is really welcoming and lovely and being in the storefront means you also see customers come in and chat about the flowers they’re getting etc. this was wildflowers and the selection was incredible - some I hadn’t seen before were really breathtaking and they look so good on my dining table now, too!

Floristry workshop review by Sarah Neill

Sarah Jewry Jun 2019

The flower shop was really cute. The instructors were really friendly and easy to chat to. They showed us how to arrange the beautiful wildflowers and we made one to take home! It was me and 4 other girls and it was a super cosy afternoon. Would definately recommend

Floristry workshop review by Sarah Jewry

Dan Coman Apr 2019

Great class, great venue.

Mitch was super helpful and gave us lots of tips. Also, the great bunch of flowers we got to take away was amazing.

Floristry workshop review by Dan Coman

Eriko Yasumaru Apr 2019

That was a really interesting and amazing workshop. The teacher was very kind and supported us well. Definitely worth doing. Thank you.

Floristry workshop review by Eriko Yasumaru Sydney

Felicia Sunito Apr 2019

This was my first time joining a flower arranging workshop - and I super love it. Just want to say big thanks to Mitch and Chris for such a wonderful experience; they are such great and fun teachers. Besides learning how to arrange the flowers, I was amazed at the fact that there are many different kinds of native wildflowers/plants provided on the day. On top of that, I love that I get to bring my own bouquet arrangement home. I am glad I spent $130 for this particular workshop, it was a really good value for money.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Felicia Sunito

Emma Bendell Apr 2019

Mitch was a great and encouraging teacher. My friend and I had a ball learning something new. We were provided everything we needed. I would definitely go back and try another class.

Floristry workshop review by Emma Bendell

Cherie Muir Feb 2019

A lovely thing to do with friends.
Chris was a great teacher and the wildflowers were gorgeous. Highly recommend the experience.

Linda Fisher Jan 2019

I had a great time today and took home a lovely bunch of wild flowers which I was taught to arrange. A big thanks to Chris and Mitch, for sharing their skills in such a friendly workshop.
Would highly recommend.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Linda Fisher Sydney

Kim Catt Jan 2019

What a great relaxing activity to do while on holidays. Chris the teacher was friendly and a wealth of knowledge. My private wildflower class was amazing. I learnt so much as I was guided through the stages of putting my arrangement together. A great experience and best of all I have an individual arrangement to hold, touch and take home with me to enjoy for days to come. I will be back and recommend the shop and class.

Emma Kuebler Nov 2018

My mum and I participated in a class run by Mitch who was extremely knowledgeable, really friendly, and super helpful. We had a wonderful time and felt that we learnt great techniques when it comes to putting together your own bouquet or arrangement in a vase. The cherry on top was being able to walk away with our beautiful bouquets at the end of the class! And a special thanks to Chris who was also so friendly and helpful and who made up an exquisite bouquet upon my request.
Thanks guys!

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Emma Kuebler

Elliott Bowyer Sep 2018

Helped me out with a last minute booking, they walked me through all the beginner steps and taught me tricks of the trade. A great workshop for anyone with interest in flowers!

Floristry workshop review by Elliott Bowyer

Leyen Nguyen Aug 2018

As always, Chris was amazing! I had previously attended his terrarium class and loved it so much that I came back for a private class with my family. He was thoughtful and patient throughout the entire class, offering us great pieces of information and advice on how to make a beautiful bouquet. His eye for colour, years of experience and bubbly personality really makes him the best teacher. For the price, you learn so much and get to take home an ENORMOUS bouquet that looks and smells amazing.

Lisa Mar 2018

Chris was an excellent teacher. The space was really lovely and the floral stick was excellent quality. A really great class.

Floristry workshop review by Lisa
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