Floral artist in residence

Fiona's style of floristry works perfectly with grand houses, she can offer an insight into how to design beautiful pieces from what grows in the gardens and on the estates. 

Floral Artist in Residence

 The Cloud. Created as part of Castle Howard Flower Festival 2018 - image Fiona Pickles

The Cloud. Created as part of Castle Howard Flower Festival 2018 - image Fiona Pickles

Fiona works with resident teams at large, stately and country houses, offering various options of collaboration or tuition in her trademark natural style.

 One of two giant wreaths designed for Harewood House - image Fiona Pickles

One of two giant wreaths designed for Harewood House - image Fiona Pickles

This can come in many forms and Fiona is very keen to come up with new, groundbreaking ideas, whether it be to design and create large pieces of ‘Land Art’, designing one off pieces of floral sculpture or directing entire flower festivals using only British flowers and no floral foam.

If you are interested in working with Fiona, please e-mail her or contact her and she will be delighted to discuss your ideas and thoughts.

 Staircase for Castle Howard Flower Festival created from grasses growing on the Estate - image Hannah Straughan

Staircase for Castle Howard Flower Festival created from grasses growing on the Estate - image Hannah Straughan

 Fiona demonstrating at Castle Howard - image Hannah Straughan

Fiona demonstrating at Castle Howard - image Hannah Straughan

Fiona also offers floral tuition to the gardening team, resident floristry teams or members of the wider household or the public.

 Head gardener’s urn - Fiona worked with the gardening team at Castle Howard demonstrating urns made in Fiona’s style

Head gardener’s urn - Fiona worked with the gardening team at Castle Howard demonstrating urns made in Fiona’s style

Fiona was Creative Director for Castle Howard Flower Festival 2018 has worked with Castle Howard, Chatsworth House and Harewood House to name a few

 British flowers having a party at Castle Howard - image Hannah Straughan

British flowers having a party at Castle Howard - image Hannah Straughan

 Delicate and understated florals at Castle Howard Flower Festival - image Janne Ford

Delicate and understated florals at Castle Howard Flower Festival - image Janne Ford

 Foraging at Harewood House

Foraging at Harewood House

Fiona was commissioned by Harewood House, to design a piece for the terrace garden for their Christmas at Harewood 2018.

She designed and created two oversized wreaths, entirely from foraged and found ingredients from around the Estate which are intended to merge into the surrounding landscape

 Oversized wreath structure on the terrace at Harewood House

Oversized wreath structure on the terrace at Harewood House

Fiona was commissioned to create a ‘large, sprawling faux botanical installation in the wedding venue of 5 star hotel Manor House by Robinson King Interior Design.

faux botanical installation
faux flower installation

The hotel won ‘Best Hotel Interior Design 2018’ at the Northern Design Awards.

Fiona was also approached by & Other Stories in Leeds to host a pop up flower shop, which was a huge success.

 & Other Stories, Leeds

& Other Stories, Leeds

To commission Fiona as your Floral Artist in Residence, please contact her here, she works around the UK and overseas.