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Workshop with French Master Florist Didier Gilles

By |July 6th, 2017|

Our workshop with fantastic French Master Florist Didier Gilles May 2017

by Tina Parkes MDPF, AIFD, Dutch Master

My first impression of Didier Gilles was a cheeky Frenchman who winked a lot and was very kind to me at my first International Tutors workshop in Montpellier, France in 2009. Surrounded by mostly French floristry tutors, the language […]

Chelsea 2017, Tina Parkes story to Gold

By |July 6th, 2017|

My journey to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017,
by Tina Parkes MDPF, AIFD, Dutch Master

“Imagination is the highest kite one can fly” Lauren Bacall

This quote became an integral part of my floral kite at the Chelsea flower show and this is my story of how this kite came to be.

The Brief

The RHS Chelsea Flower […]

California Dreaming…

By |August 30th, 2015|

The Academy of Floral Art is California dreaming because we are delighted to have been selected as one of the presenting designers at the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Symposium 2016 in Anaheim, Orange County, California.

AIFD is the floristry body of the United States of America, similar to our trade body The British Florist […]