workshops & events

2 new succulent wreath workshops have been added! (thank you snow day)

 i fiori offers several workshops aimed at those who would like to try their hand at floral and botanical design. No experience is required, we will teach you everything you need to know! Workshops are kept small in size to ensure that everyone gets individual attention.
The hands-on workshop fee includes all fresh and dried material, all supplies, and two hours (plus) of instructions.  During the workshop, all tools will be provided for your use (clippers, wire, scissors etc.) At the end of the workshop you will be taking home your design(s).

Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. To reserve your spot in any workshop we require a $10.00 deposit. The balance of the fee is due upon your arrival.

Have a group of friends, family or colleagues and want to schedule a private workshopTerrariums, flower crowns, floral design, wreaths or centrepieces... you choose! Please contact the shop 905-962-4750 or and we can arrange for your own workshop at your convenience. Minimum 6 / maximum 8 people are required for private workshops in the shop. Larger groups can be accommodated either at your premises, or near the shop.

terrarium workshop
Tuesday February 21, 2017 closed

duration: 7 - 9 pm :: 2 hours
cost: $60.00 plus tax :: hands-on workshop

You select plants from a fantastic array of succulents and living stones, and arrange them into your choice of glassware, then accent your terrarium with sand, gravel, lichen, sea glass, moss, and pebbles. A choice of containers and plants, the soil and all decorative elements will be supplied. 

spring bulb planter
Tuesday March 7, 2017  closed

duration: 7- 9 pm :: 2 hours
cost: $60.00 plus tax :: hands-on workshop
This is a hands-on workshop.  Early March... the perfect time to brighten up your home with a spring bulb arrangement. Sometimes referred to as the 'birdcage' workshop (because one of the most popular containers at this workshop for your arrangement is one of our many birdcages...). We choose from a variety of spring bulbs: muscari, hyacinth, tulip, daffodil to create your composition. Your choice of bulbs, birdcage or planter, soil and moss are all provided.

succulent / airplant living wreath
Tuesday March 14, 2017 cancelled because of big weather
*NEW* dates:
Tuesday March 28, 2017
Tuesday April 11, 2017

duration: 7- 9 pm :: 2 hours
cost: $60.00 plus tax :: hands-on workshop
This is a hands-on workshop.  We will build a living wreath that can be hung indoors, or on your front door, fence or balcony. We begin with a vine wreath and you will learn the proper way to attach various succulents or airplants, and how to care for your wreath and keep it healthy and happy. All plants, materials and tools are provided

seed starting & planting Q&A with Matchbox Gardens
Tuesday March 21, 2017

duration: 7- 9 pm :: 2 hours
cost: free! 
The timing for this workshop couldn't be more perfect! Mark your calendar and join us for an evening where you can ask Hanna, the owner of Matchbox Garden and Seed Company, all you need to know about starting your seeds indoors, and planning your flower and vegetable garden. Find out why it matters to plant open-pollinated, organic heirloom seeds! 
There will be an excellent selection of seeds, organic fertilizers and starting products available if you wish to purchase. 

the flower arranging workshop

Tuesday April 4, 2017  sorry, fully booked!
duration: 7- 9 pm :: 2 hours
cost: $75.00 plus tax :: hands-on workshop
This is a hands-on workshop. We focus on how to put together the flowers you love into a stunning arrangement which will look perfect in any vase. We use only the freshest, most beautiful seasonal blooms and greenery. You will learn the step by step process of creating a lush, textural hand-tied bouquet, as well as tips and tricks to arrange your flowers. All flowers and tools are provided.
You will leave with a brainful of new ideas, and a knock-out bouquet.

*please note that this is not a bridal bouquet workshop. The focus is on flower arranging and bouquets for the home*

your wedding ~ your bouquet: everything the d-i-y bride needs to know
date: book at your convenience
duration: 2 - 2 1/2 hours
cost: $125.00
You may bring one other person at no charge

This is a complete hands-on, one-on-one workshop where you will learn how to design and assemble the flowers for your wedding. We cover the selection and preparation of your flowers, tips and techniques, and how to calculate how many flowers you will need. You will assemble, arrange and finish your bouquet, build coordinated boutonnieres and corsages, and learn how to make the most of your guest table flowers.
When booking, we will discuss the flowers and greenery that you would like to use in your bouquet, their availability and ideally build your workshop bouquet with many of those flowers.
You will leave the workshop with a beautiful bouquet, a pair of professional flower shears, a roll of waxed floral tape, floral wire, and a brainful of information and new skills to help you make your special day very personal indeed.

Contact i fiori at 905-962-4750 or to book a workshop