Workshops

WreathWorkshop2017-1725Blooming Desert’s principal designer, Shannon Lester, enjoys teaching seasonal workshops both locally and on her travels.  She has over 22 years of experience in the plant nursery and landscape design/installation industry.  Shannon focuses her teaching on design trends, plant selection, succulents, xeriscaping, living centerpieces, wreath making and other green D.I.Y. creations

SPRING LIVING CENTERPIECE WORKSHOPS
Make a one-of-a-kind, living centerpiece with tree bark, moss, bulbs, succulents and flowering plants that can turn into party favors after your Easter brunch!  Learn tricks of the trade from Shannon on succulents and how easy it is to create your own living centerpiece.  Contact us to host a workshop or to sign up for a public workshop near you.

FALL WREATH MAKING AND BEERS & BOUGHS WORKSHOPS
Shannon’s Fall Wreath Making and ‘Beers & Boughs’ workshops typically sell out at every venue.  These workshops are held at a local brewery, tap house or private residence/place of business.  She uses natural, foraged materials, succulents and seed pods, foliage and hops from the Lester’s 1/4 acre, cut flower, vegetable and hop farm, Lucky Foot Farm & Hoppery.  Shannon is already taking reservations for Fall and Winter 2018 workshops.  Contact us for inquires or to be added to her schedule.

Beers and Boughs at J-DUB restaurant in downtown Bend, Oregon.

 

Fall Workshop (T.B.D.) at Root Adorned + Steel Life trunk show / Saturday, October 6, 2018  Limited Space Available.   Email Shannon to reserve your spot.

Fall Workshop (T.B.D.) at J-DUB Downtown Bend / Thursday, October 11, 2018
Limited Space Available.  $45/pp  Email Shannon to reserve your spot.

Fall Harvest, Wreath Making Workshop at The Barn, Brasada Ranch / Tuesday, November 6, 2018  Private, members only and guests event.

Fall Harvest, Wreath Making Workshop at  Pronghorn / Thursday, November 8, 2018  Private, members only and guests event.

Fall Harvest, Wreath Making Workshop at Ranch at the Canyons / Saturday, November 10, 2018  Private, members only and guests event.

Christmas Workshop at Pronghorn / Thursday, December 6, 2018  Private, members only and guests event.

Christmas Kissing Ball Workshop at The Barn, Brasada Ranch / Saturday, December 8, 2018  Private, members only and guests event.

Christmas Kissing Ball Workshop at J-DUB Downtown Bend / Thursday, December 13, 2018  Limited Space Available.  $45/pp  Email Shannon to reserve your spot.

If you are interested in attending or hosting one of Shannon’s workshops, please contact us or request to be added to our mailing list so that we may keep you informed of her latest events and classes.