Christin hosts workshops, offers one-to-one classes and collaborates on editorials/shoots. Use the drop down menu above for 2017 offerings.

Spring Floral Design in the Garden (Sold Out) Join Christin on April 13th, from 4:30-6:30pm, for a pre-Easter centrepiece workshop. We will discuss colour and technique, gather tulips, ranunculus and anemones from the garden and create lush naturalistic arrangements. All supplies are included.  $125 (please click on the 'shop' page to reserve a spot). Class limit: 7


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Having fun at a Moonrise photoshoot for Yam magazine (three months before Christmas!)

Having fun at a Moonrise photoshoot for Yam magazine (three months before Christmas!)

Holiday Wreath Workshops at Moonrise Creative: November 30th & December 3rd, 2016

Come make your very own Holiday Wreath for your door. We'll have a wide variety of seasonal foliage, flowers, twigs, vines, and cones including foraged invasive plants, fir, cedar, eucalyptus, magnolia, holly and dogwood. We'll begin with a talk about the creative process, after which participants will be guided in wreath-making techniques. You'll then be free to select your materials and create a wreath of your own to take home.

You will need a pair of snips and garden gloves for this workshop. All other materials supplied. Please note: If you would like to incorporate favourite ornaments, baubles, lights or birds, we ask that you bring these along. 

The classes will be held at 17 1/2 Fan Tan Alley downtown. Please register here: http://www.moonrisecreative.ca/shop/

Thanksgiving Centrepiece Workshop, 4:30-6:30pm, Thursday October 6th, 2016—SOLD OUT

Join me in the garden for a fall-themed centrepiece workshop featuring flowers, fruits, and berries. You will need to bring your own vessel for this workshop so consider a low bowl, an old piece of silver, copper, brass or a shallow vase. Your dinner guests will need to chat over your creation so we'll work horizontally with our designs. This will be an outdoor event; please dress for the weather. What else to bring? Snips/secateurs if you have them and a strategy for getting your arrangement safely home (a small box with some kind of stuffing). Class limited to 10. 

When: The Thursday before Thanksgiving, October 6th, starting @ 4:30 sharp

Cost: $75 per person

Where: South Oak Bay. More details upon registration. Email cgrg@mac.com to reserve a spot.

Urban Flower Farming, August 15th — SOLD OUT

This workshop will focus on small-scale, intensive cut flower production in an urban context. 

We'll begin over coffee indoors with a presentation on succession planning for our climate, choice varieties, perennials vs annuals vs biennials and business planning. Afterwards we'll head outdoors to review various growing techniques and discuss seed sowing, composting, watering, soil care, pest management, and harvesting. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and we'll continue the discussion over a light herbal lunch indoors. 

$250 pp 9:30am-1pm You will need sensible shoes, a hat, a notebook and water bottle (for you and flowers)!

Floral Collage/Flatlay Workshop

For the flower and photo obsessed, I’ll be opening the garden to seven people for a two-hour collage workshop on Thursday, June 16th from 5:30‑7:30pm. 

Each participant will be fitted out with a neutral Farrow & Ball painted canvas and have time to roam the garden to pick flowers and arrange them for photos. You’ll need your own phone or camera. I’ll help with plant identification and give a brief talk on the photo apps I use. Afterwards, you’re free to create something beautiful.

If you’re not familiar with ‘flatlay’, it’s a form of collage popular on Instagram. Ephemeral, esoteric, and more challenging that it appears, I’m a little addicted to the practice and find it creative, calming, and a wonderful way to tune into the spirit of the season.

Join me in chasing the light!

$60 per person. Details to follow upon registration. Email: cgrg@mac.com to reserve a spot. Please note: the emphasis will be on plants not photography per se!


NOVEMBER 29, 2015: Join Oak Bay garden columnist Christin Geall and Lorna Jackson of Ninebark Farm for a holiday wreath workshop in south Oak Bay. We'll use foraged invasive plants, conifers, and unique foliage, flowers and seeds. Participants will take their work home. $45 per person. The workshop will run from 11 to 12:30pm on Sunday. Ten places available. If demand exceeds the number of spots, we'll consider a second workshop on Sunday, December 6th. To register, please email Christin: cgrg@mac.com