• greenSinner Brings Floral Design to Groups

     
    POSTED January 16, 2018
     

    A Budding Business

  • greenSinner Brings Floral Design to Groups

     
    POSTED January 16, 2018
     

    A Budding Business

greenSinner is a place of growth. The florist’s half-acre plot in the trendy Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh produces between 14 and 16 thousand blooms for its floral design classes. Those enrolled in a Sinners & Saints School of Floriculture course can expect their knowledge of gardening, floral design and plant-related crafts to grow, as well. The classes are an ideal group activity where relationships are also sure to bloom. 

Class topics change seasonally, but some of the most popular options are the terrarium workshop, a botanical cocktails demonstration and tasting, a floral jewelry class and a succulent wreath workshop. The classes can usually be hosted at a venue of the group’s choosing, and greenSinner also offers two spaces that are sure to inspire floral masterpieces. 

“We’re all about throwing a party,” says Rose Kocher, production manager and lead designer. “It’s what we do with weddings and events, so when we have people here we want to give you an experience.” In addition to the natural beauty of the floral studio’s surroundings, seasonal décor adds to the atmosphere. Groups are welcome to bring food and drinks to their event. 

The Party Garden is an outdoor deck covered with a canopy draped in lights. The workshop tables are covered in creamy organic linen, and the space is surrounded by the growing beds where butterfly bush and dahlias bloom beneath more twinkling lights. “It’s especially beautiful in the warmer months,” says Kocher. “With a party that starts at 8 p.m., it’s sunny at the beginning, and then it turns into a nice little enchanted evening after sunset.” The Party Garden can host as many as 10 people. 

Inside greenSinner’s studio, there are high ceilings and bright lights that highlight the bookshelves and rows of glassware and vases around the room. A faux boxwood greenery wall is the perfect backdrop to show off a creation on Instagram. Up to 18 people can be seated at the tall tables in this space. “It’s a really tight-knit community, where you can see what everyone is working on and get ideas from each other,” says Kocher. 

Most of the plants used during the courses are sourced by greenSinner, where efforts are made to garden sustainably and source as much as possible from farmers within 50-100 miles of their studios (although longer distances can be accommodated by request). “We’re not saints about it,” Kocher says, “but we do try to keep within those practices as much as we can.”  

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