A Salute to Queen Victoria with Shane Connolly: Sustainable Floristry, Victorian Decor & Traditional Tea on April 13th (3:00pm – 6:00pm)


A Salute to Queen Victoria on the 200thanniversary of her birth.

This program will revisit the age old tradition of sharing tea with company in the Victorian Style. For those of you who have watched “Victoria” on public TV, this should be quite a treat. If you who have not seen the series, this will be a look into an earlier, gentler time that had more rigorous rules about entertaining–an important part of the Court which people took very seriously.


Shane Connolly continues this respectful tradition today, currently designing events for many Royal affairs. As a student of history and culture, and one of the few florists who knows his way around etiquette rules, Shane will harmoniously blend the 19thcentury times when Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire with the modern age here at FlowerSchool.

Together with Shane, we will explore this world of Traditional tea–designing a beautiful table with flowers, appropriate cutlery, glasses, china and linen–then enjoying tea and treats together!

Prepare to be transported to the Victorian Era!