Three of the most delightful days I’ve ever spent were at one of Ariella Chezar‘s incredible floral workshops, so it’s always such a treat to feature them here. With these beautiful photos by Meg Smith, you’ll be dreaming of gardens and flowers for days…

From Ariella: “Chalk Hill has always been high on my flower fantasy list as it is an absolutely spectacular cut flower farm. The Healdsburg setting and property is beyond, and the owners Kaye and Richard Heafey have created something truly beautiful. Not only are the clematis to die for, but there are row upon row of massive arching bushes of caning garden roses, an olive grove (they make really delicious olive oil and aged balsamico), a beautiful Mary Toomey designed garden, and the most insane kitchen garden I’ve ever seen. Wisteria draped arbor, espaliered fruit trees, fig hedges, citrus galore, several happy humming bee hives, pomegranates…

“It was such a kick to see the greedy glee in all the attendees faces as they cut buckets upon buckets of blooms. Thorns be damned, no one could get enough.┬áThere really is nothing like cutting your own flowers.”

Workshop attendees discussed color and choosing flowers for an event, and had the chance to create some of Ariella’s signature-style compote arrangements, taller statement arrangements, and bridal bouquets…

“My goal for these workshops is to teach people in an inspiring setting, feed them delicious food and allow them to work with the most beautiful flowers around. A full on sensual overload,” says Ariella. “I think Chalk Hill offers that and more, and so I intend to make it an annual occurrence.”

There are two spots left in Ariella’s next Master Class workshop at Chalk Hill, May 13-15. Find more information right HERE, or you can sign up for Ariella’s mailing list to be notified of future workshops HERE.

SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS FLORAL WORKSHOP AT CHALK HILL CLEMATIS.

 

On the final day of Ariella’s Master Class workshops, attendees learn about designing a cohesive, unforgettable party. Check back later today to see Ariella‘s┬ástunning table from last year’s Chalk Hill workshop, with more beautiful pics by Meg Smith.

 

Ariella Chezar and Meg Smith are Snippet & Ink Select vendors.

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  1. Maureen deBruyn

    Lovely memories! Thanks so much for posting this with all the beautiful photos! This will always be a treasured time meeting and learning from other talented florists and the inspirational Ariella! I have thought of them all everyday since, and hope to make a difference here because of what they all shared!

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  2. Mariane

    Wow ! What’s the kind of the red flowers? It’s amazing…..

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