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Mary Athena's Floral Workshop

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by Amy B (subscribe)
Amy Basha is a senior award winning Weekend Notes writer with close to 60,000 article views. She is passionate about life and loves to write about the many amazing experiences in our world.
Published January 22nd 2013
Learn all about flowers
If you're like me and you love having fresh flowers in your home, Mary Athena's floral 3 hour workshop will appeal to you. Mary is a third generation florist in Sydney, and locals say she was "born with a flower in her hand."

Mary teaching us how to dethorn roses


The outdoor workshop started with an introduction to flowers and how to best prepare them so they stay fresh in the vase.
We went around and asked about specific flowers and how to best keep them.

I learned many useful tips, such as how to properly dethorn roses, and how to make lilies open if they are closed up tight.

Workshop participants


My favourite part of the workshop was getting to make a floral bouquet ourselves. Mary brought out a gorgeous array of flowers and taught us how to make a beautiful bouquet.

making floral bouquets


Of course the bouquet she made in mere minutes was gorgeous and perfect. Ours took a bit longer and may have been a bit messier, but it was a fun process and we got to take our bouquets home.

still working on it


Mary Athena is a knowledgeable and fun florist, I really enjoyed doing her workshop. If you are looking for something interesting to do on the weekend and want to learn more about flowers this is a great workshop to take.

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Why? Something different and interesting to do
When: Weekends
Phone: 612 9663 4818
Where: 624 Darling Street, Rozelle
Cost: Contact Mary Athena for pricing
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