At the Floribunda Rose Studio in Hampshire, we develop floristry methods and materials for florists and anyone who wants to work with flowers.
Our aim is to empower people to work with flowers more sustainably through creating functional, beautiful learning materials.
In 2019, an ongoing discussion led to what became the book “A Guide to Floral Mechanics” – we wanted to share the sustainable floristry methods we use at the Studio in an effort to reduce the surprisingly prevalent use of single-use plastics in the floristry industry.
Written in Hampshire, England, A Guide to Floral Mechanics was written to share the methods successfully used at the Floribunda Rose floristry studio.
The book was printed less than twenty miles from the studio on FSC accredited paper by one of only twelve EMAS accredited printers in Britain.
This is a working book.
It is not a book on floral design.
Every single method outlined in this book has been tried and tested in a commercial environment.
In the process of writing and illustrating A Guide to Floral Mechanics, we worked with florists and non-florists alike to ensure that the steps shown were clear and concise.
Over the past 10 years, we have wanted a better way to know the availability of British cut flowers throughout the seasons.
Colour is such an integral part of floristry, and finding the right flower for a project at the right time of year hasn't always been easy.
We've changed that. It's taken 2 years of research into colour and flowers, speaking with flower growers large and small across the UK.
Not all flower growers grow all flowers!
The great British weather dictactes the seasons, so some flowers may be a little eartlier or later than predicted, but we're hoping that this calendar will act as your guide.