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13th Jun, 2021

Care home residents get masterclass in floristry

Sarah Mason 11th Jun, 2021

A BALSALL Common care home was smelling of roses as a floristry masterclass took place.

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Harper Fields home were treated to a virtual class from master florist Michal Kowalski, from Blooming Haus in London.

Residents and staff were invited to gather together flowers and foliage chosen by themselves and follow Michal’s demonstration to create their own displays.

Michal Kowalski, Master Florist from Blooming Haus said: “The care sector has endured such a tough time of late, residents unable to see their loved ones, and carers working extremely hard.

“So we leapt at the chance when Barchester approached us to stage a zoom flower arranging class.

“It’s a great opportunity for Blooming Haus to give something back, and we hope we provided some light recreational relief to the residents and care workers.”

The home’s general manager, Hayley Wilkinson, said: “This was a virtual flower arranging demonstration with a difference, it was wonderful that our residents were able to follow along and create their own floral displays using flowers from our own garden too. It was a really enjoyable afternoon, we’re so grateful to Michal and Michael from Blooming Haus for this experience.”

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