Christmas blooms for floral art workshop
MORE than 30 years of experience will be handed down to lucky participants in a Christmas workshop hosted by Karen Hill Floral Design and Wedding Florals.
Ms Hill began working at a florist in New Zealand as a teenager but later discovered she was a thirdgeneration florist.
She went on to create arrangements for weddings (including All Black themes) and special events while working at the Hyatt Regency, Auckland.
Having a natural gift for creating and designing, Ms Hill said one of her most memorable moments was creating floral arrangements for Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to New Zealand.
Queen Elizabeth was attending the 14th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Auckland in 1995.
Determined to combine her love for floristry and design, Ms Hill learned the intricacies of floral art which she said she now hopes to pass on to others.
“Floristry means the world to me. It’s something I really love to do and I love to teach people to think outside the square,” she said.
“Basically I’m going to show (participants) very basic techniques using containers, floral foam and flowers and educate them on how to use the foam and how to place the flowers.”
Ms Hill will be harnessing the beauty of native flora, demonstrating how to be resourceful and utilise what is in the Whitsunday region.
“We’re doing a native theme because they last longer. So we’ll be using
❝teach I love to people to think outside the square.
— Karen Hill
CHRISTMAS CREATIONS: Floral artist Karen Hill will be holding a workshop to pass on her skills.