Ponderosa Workshop


November 12-16 2018 | SOLD OUT

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All accommodations/lodging:

• 5 days / 4 nights

- Shared Room (Single Bed)

- Private Room (Double Bed)

All meals: 

• 4 Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and drinks (including the special ones!) 

• Snacks & beverages throughout the workshop stay

All materials for the workshop including: 

• Apron & Welcome Gift

• Flowers 

• Silk ribbon

• Beautiful floral scissors 

Hands-on floral design instruction and learning

Group discussions and private 1:1 Session with Katie Davis

Mini hands-on photography session “Photographing your flowers for social media”

Access to the Birdland house sites and scenery

Professional headshot

Beautifully styled photo shoots

Ability to use images from shoots for portfolio, website, and social media.


Once you’ve signed up for the workshop we’ll add you to our private Facebook group and there you can team up with someone to share rooms/and arrange transfers to the Birdland house.


MONDAY November 12


Welcome dinner and drinks

TUESDAY November 13

Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Foraging Adventure 

Group intros + Business basics talk


Floral demonstration | "Wild and romantic bridal bouquet” - a lesson in large and dramatic editorial bouquets

Hands-on floral session | Wild and romantic editorial bouquets


After dinner: group reflection

WEDNESDAY November 14

Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Foraging adventure

Finishing the editorial bouquet


Lesson on posing flowers

Photo shoot (bouquets)


Floral demonstration | Bridal bouquets - a lesson in applying editorial techniques for your real brides

Hands-on  oral session | Bridal bouquets

THURSDAY November 15

Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Hands-on session | "Creating installation shapes"

Editorial shoot with installations, bouquet, and model

Farewell feast 

After dinner | Group reflection

FRIDAY November 16

Breakfast and 1:1 sessions

Debrief/ Group reflection

Goodbyes and send off with sack lunch

*Schedule subject to change slightly


Guests are responsible for all travel arrangements to get to the workshop (including airfare and car rental/train fare/etc.)

We highly recommend reaching out to fellow guests through the Facebook group to ride-share.

Please feel free to email with any questions.


The Gold Coast Airport - OOL, which is located in Coolangatta QLD (45 mins North).

Smaller regional airports located in Ballina - BNK (30 mins South) and Lismore - LSY (50 mins West).


Accommodations at the Birdland house are included in the price of this event. 

Room options:

• Shared Room (Single Bed)

• Private Room (Double Bed)

We will also have access to the ocean which is just steps away from the house, so don't forget your swim suit! With "Dolphin's" Byron's best secret surf break at our footstep we are certain to enjoy the beautiful coast immensely.


We highly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance in case of natural disasters, flight issues, or cancellation.

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