Flower School

Seasonal workshops

Christmas Workshop 5th December  2020 CANCELLED.due to Covid 19 Restrictions. WREATH PACKS & VIDEO INSTRUCTION WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTEAD!




Dates available:

Saturday 7th December 2019

Session one  10.00am to 12.00 noon


Session two   1.00pm to 3.00pm

NOTE:  Please try to arrive 15 minutes ahead of the class start time to choose your seating and accessories.  Thanks.

No experience is necessary and we cater for all abilities whether you are a returning Student or a complete novice. We guarantee you will leave our workshop with a lovely wreath to last the whole of the festive season for your front door.
(please note these wreaths last best if hung on outside doorways but will keep well on inside doors for those living in flats etc as long as it is kept watered regularly).

Children  over the age of 8 are welcome to attend this course as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Cost £50 per person to include materials and full tuition:

Various foliages
foam ring
ribbon for hanging
Dried Orange slices
Dried apple slices
Cinnamon sticks and ribbon to tie Mini baubles in colour of your choice wires to attaching

Tea/coffee cake or mince pie

Other decorations and/or extra decorations similar to those included can be purchased on the day. Scissors will be available to use for those who do not own florist scissors or secateurs.

You will also need:

Dust pan and brush, Bin liner for rubbish, plastic bag or bin liner to use in car for finished wreath as it will be wet. Scissors if you have them. Spare bag for any spare decorations you have left to take home.

Please feel free to bring along any extra foliage, decorations or battery powered lights and we will be very happy to teach you how to attach them.

It is all about having fun and really up to you as to how you would like your finished product to look. Every wreath is individual and everyone has different ideas, however with the products included you will not necessarily have to add any extras.

Also available on the day will be floral foam for sale and decorations for those wanting supplies to make further arrangements at home.

Ideas for extra decorations you might want to bring:

Fir cones



fairy lights

crab apples

wooden decorations
fruit such as satsumas (small ones) twine or raffia


Applemore College

Roman Road
Dibden Purlieu
Southampton SO45 4RQ

We will be in the Sciene Room which will be sign posted upon entering the School via the main entrance.

Cash: deliver to 7 Wadmore Close, Hythe, SO45 6JW. Please leave in marked envelope and post through main front door, not porch.
Online: direct payment via BACS to account Jo Hicks Flowers sort code 40-25-24
account number: 91450689. Please use:  xmas and name as reference.

Jo Hicks Flowers,
7 Wadmore Close,
Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6JW.

email: info@johicksflowers.co.uk Tel: 02380 846221 or 07979 373705 web: www.johicksflowers.co.uk

John Lewis & Partners Discovery Room bookings

We are now absolutely thrilled to be working with John Lewis & Partners offering Masterclasses in all aspects of Floristry. Please use the Link below to look at the latest classes on offer. These can be booked directly with John Lewis via this link to their website.

https://nvite.com/JLP/d21bb Learn How to make a Terrarium 26th January 2020

https://nvite.com/JLP/c29bf Learn How to make a posy Arrangement 21st February 2020

September 2019 Jo Malone London, in John Lewis, Southampton
We were so happy to be able to help fun a series of Masterclasses within Jo Malone Southampton to help with the launch of their new Poppy & Barley Fragrance in September 2019. A fun afternoon of classes full of floral design tips coupled with some Jo Malone Pampering for their Clients.


Corporate Events, Team Building and Groups

Are you a group or organisation wanting a team building experience of end of year Christmas Event, maybe a group of teachers or similar? …. let us come to you.

We can run private flowers for fun sessions to include seasonal such as halloween or Christmas workshops.  As long as you have space to accommodate your group just let us know and we will work out a bespoke package price for you.  Usually all we require are 10 or more people to attend.  We are happy to cater for larger groups if required and have experience working for National Companies.

September 2019 Jo Malone London, in John Lewis, Southampton
We were so happy to be able to help fun a series of Masterclasses within Jo Malone Southampton to help with the launch of their new Poppy & Barley Fragrance in September 2019

2018 Corporate Wreath Making workshop at the Southampton Harbour Hotel  for Twinings Ltd for their annual Christmas Event.


December 2017 Workshop for Grants Whiskey Team Christmas Event


Hen Parties or Private Parties Flowers for Fun


If you are planning a hen party with lots of different activities why not incorporate a floral head garland. We provide all the materials and come to your chosen venue. Usually classes are around 2 to 3 hours depending on what you would like to make.  Prices from £25 per person.

Private Lessons

If you would like a one to one class this can be arranged in the Jo Hicks Flowers workshop

Please email: info@johicksflowers.co.uk or call 07979 373705 for details of how to book

Sessions include all materials and varying levels of experience from beginners upwards are welcome

Prices depend on length of session required and start at £120 for 2 hours

Ever stuck for a what to give as a present?   Ask  about our Gift vouchers, which are available for any of our courses or workshops.



would like to extend your wedding floristry skills?

We can help professional florists with every aspect of further training with either one to one or group bookings at your place or work.

For more information email: 

“Jo offers a very personal service. She listened to our thoughts, and gave suggestions. Jo produced amazing, quality bouquets and button holes! She was very creative with colours to suit us. Also beautiful, classy table arrangements with attention to detail, like cornflower colour ribbons to match.”