FAITH FLOWER TOURS

We developed specialty Flower Tours in order to explore different areas of the world with a focus on flowers. Since 2011, we have led multiple Flower Tours to seven countries. Our recipe for a Faith Flowers Tour starts with flower arranging workshops with leading floral instructors and designers in their local region. We add visits to special gardens and floral and gardening related activities. We orient the tours around unique flower experiences in each region. Along the way we enjoy great restaurants and sightseeing with fellow flower lovers.

Laura Iarocci, owner and lead designer of Faith Flowers, began Faith Flowers Tours because she wanted to share her European flower experiences with her flower friends. Laura's father was the ambassador to the Netherlands and her family lived there for many years. During her visits, she spent many hours visiting, learning, and enjoying the splendid flower culture of the region. Laura took this local knowledge and created Faith Flowers' very first flower tour with great success.

All levels of experience are welcome on our tours, from beginners to professionals! Join us on a Faith Flowers adventure around the world!

2023 Netherlands and BELGIUM FLOWER TOUR

April 20 - May 1, 2023

Faith Flowers Tours is excited to announce our 7th flower tour to the Netherlands and Belgium in April 2023! We will enjoy a well-curated mix of beautiful gardens, breathtaking Spring flowers, tours, museums, historic hotels, fine dining and the company of fellow flower lovers. Laura Iarocci, owner of Faith Flowers, has spent years cultivating personal connections and friendships with internationally renowned, local instructors who lead our floral arranging workshops. All levels of experience are welcome on Faith Flowers Tours!

Tour includes:

  • 11 nights in Amsterdam, Haarlem and Ghent
  • 3 All-day floral design workshops, and 1 floral demonstration, with leading European designers
  • Floral design classes are hosted in countryside private home studios, historic greenhouses, gardens, and flower schools, and include lunch
  • Learn European design techniques and design approaches of both traditional and European floristry not widely known in the US
  • Private tour of Keukenhof Garden’s world famous tulip garden with over 7 million flowers, open only 8 weeks each year
  • Tulip field visit with a private tour led by the owner, who is an expert grower and cultivator
  • Private tour of Aalsmeer, the world’s largest flower auction where over 1 billion flowers are bought and sold each year
  • View the annual Bloemencorso, which is a flower-filled spectacle of floats parading through the Dutch bulb region
  • Vermeer special exhibition at the world-renowned Rijksmusuem! With loans from all over the world this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the most Vermeer paintings ever assembled. Exhibition is open for only 4.5 months!
  • Historic tours in multiple cities and special garden and museum visits
  • Begin your tour in the luxurious 5-Star Conservatorium Hotel located in the desirable museum quarter of Amsterdam 
  • Multiple dinners and lunches, including a private 4-course dinner prepared exclusively for Faith Flowers by a distinguished chef/owner
  • Group transportation by private coach

Private Floral Workshops:

Our floral design classes and demonstrations are lead by world renowned, award winning European instructors. We assemble a specially selected team of instructors and flower experiences for each tour. Our instructors include:  

  • Gudrun Cottienere: Gudrun is the owner of the largest private flower school in Belgium. She teaches over 2000 students each year in her charming home flower studio. She is the author of five book on floral design and regularly does TV presentations. 
  • Tom DeWilde: Tom is a Master Level instructor and event florist in Belgium. With over 16 years experience, he is a full-time instructor at the Scheppers Institute and teaches the Master Class at the professional school, Sytra. He was the owner and lead designer at Poelman and De Wilde, one of the leading shops on Belgium. 
  • Moniek Vanden Berghe: Moniek creates and designs from her beautiful home studio, Cleome, in Belgium. Her florals go beyond event designs and become sculptural works of art. She has traveled the world leading workshops and she is the author of six seminal books on floral design.
  • Rob Plattel: Rob is a Dutch designer, instructor and author who is known for his floral art installations using natural materials such as wood and grasses. He has taught us many original techniques in the class he custom designed for Faith Flowers Tours.
  • Joan Stam: Joan is an internationally recognized floral designer and co-founder of 'Bloom Tube', one of the original online floral instruction platforms. He designs and creates luxury weddings and events around the world. As a native of the Dutch tulip region, he is our expert guide through the tulip fields!

Other Highlights:

  • Get inspired by the creativity of each instructor with new and unique ideas for parties, the home, and weddings
  • Explore flower markets, flower shops, specialty shops and wholesalers with beautiful and new products not seen yet in the U.S.
  • Go on excursions through the European countryside, including a day trip to the Belgian world heritage city of Bruges
  • Enjoy wonderful food & company among fellow flower lovers!

 

TOUR COST:

  • Single Occupancy  $7,900
  • Double Occupancy $7220

Netherlands & Belgium Tour Registration Instructions

In order to reserve your spot please download the registration form and mail it in with your deposit.

 

2023 scotland flower tour

SOLD OUT!

Contact Kristin Fabrizio at [email protected] if you would like to be added to the waitlist. Please do not use the 'Contact Us' Form on our website.

 

August 19 - 29, 2023

Faith Flowers Tours is excited to announce our first tour to Scotland in August 2023! We will enjoy historic castles, country estates and gardens, tours, museums, luxury hotels, fine dining and the company of fellow flower lovers. We add our own special Faith Flowers features with flower arranging classes by internationally renowned instructors who live and work in the area. All levels of experience are welcome!

 Tour Includes:

  • 10 nights in Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands, and St. Andrews
  • 4 - 5 floral design workshops with leading Scottish designers
  • Floral design classes are hosted at flower farms and historic Scottish castles, country estates and gardens, and include lunch
  • Learn design techniques and design approaches of both traditional and local floristry not widely known in the US
  • Private tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and gardens, part of the Royal Collection Trust and home of Scottish Royal history
  • Private tour and sail of the Royal Britannia Yacht, Her Majesty’s The Queen former floating palace
  • Full day visits to multiple Scottish country estates and castles, including Blair Castle, Glamis Castle, and Cambo Gardens, that include private house tours, garden tours with the Head Gardener and floral design workshops
  • Visit to the unexpected and spectacular Highlands garden at Inverewe, where you’ll find lush landscaping and palm trees
  • Explore the world-famous town of St. Andrews
  • Visit the magnificent cliffside castle of Dunnottar with stunning views of the North Sea
  • Visit the Victoria & Albert Museum in Dundee, a UNESCO City of Design
  • Multiple dinners and lunches, including a private 4-course dinner prepared exclusively for Faith Flowers by a distinguished chef/owner
  • Group transportation by private coach

Private Floral Workshops:

Our floral design classes and demonstrations are led by leading Scottish floral designers. We assemble a specially selected team of instructors and flower experiences for each tour. Our instructors include:

  • PYRUS: A botanical studio and Victorian walled cut flower garden, PYRUS was founded by Fiona Inglis and Natalya Ayers in 2011 with the intention to grow unusual, scented blooms that were hard to source in Britain. Now a fully developed 2.5 acre flower garden, PYRUS supplies local florists, wholesalers, retail markets and their own floral design studio. They are also a full-service wedding floral designer.
  • Days of Dahlia:  Founded by mother and daughter Louisina and Lauren, Days of Dahlia is a small flower farm and design studio committed to organic and sustainable flower farming. They specialize in classic, heirloom and cottage garden favorites along with rare, hard to find varieties. Days of Dahlia often holds workshops at their home studio and flower farm where they also provide full-service wedding and event design services.
  • Hands Full of Flowers:  Owned by Libby and Alice, Hands Full of Flowers is an artisan cutting garden and floristry studio in the Scottish Highlands. Inspired by the natural, wild beauty of the Highlands, Libby and Alice almost exclusively use flowers and foliage grown in their own garden for their retail and wedding designs.
  • Workshop hosted by Glamis Castle: This floral design workshop will be held on the grounds of Glamis Castle and led by an experienced floral designer to be announced.

Other Highlights:

  • Get inspired by the creativity of each instructor with new and unique ideas for parties, the home, and weddings
  • Enjoy free time in Edinburgh, Dundee and St. Andrews
  • See the beauty of Scotland as we drive through the countryside, Cairngorms National Park, and the eastern Scenic Route from Aberdeen to St. Andrews
  • Enjoy wonderful food & company among fellow flower lovers!

TOUR COST:

  • Single Occupancy  $8,800
  • Double Occupancy $6,960

Scotland Registration Instructions

In order to reserve your spot you must pay your deposit through the 'Cart' section of our website.

Step 1: Click on the 'Add to Cart' link under the 'Pay Your Deposit' heading below.

Step 2: A check mark will appear next to 'Add to Cart'.  Then click 'View Cart', and you will be taken to your shopping cart.

Step 3: If you are a returning customer you may login to your account, or proceed as a guest. Confirm that your deposit is in your shopping cart. If it is then click on 'Proceed to Checkout'.

Step 4: Complete your purchase by filling in your billing information and credit card information and click 'Place Order'.

Step 5: Print and fill out the registration form. Mail your completed form to Faith Flowers. Please note that your payment is what secures your spot on the tour, not the receipt of your registration form.

SOLD OUT!

"I have been beaming since I have been back. I've told anyone that would ask how absolutely fabulous our trip was! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime."  -Patricia, 2022 Netherlands and Belgium Tour

"A wonderful trip. It gives me great pleasure, inspiration and hope...Please keep me posted with upcoming trips." -Sharon, 2022 Netherlands and Belgium Tour

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