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Hello, I’m Jenni, and I’d like to share a bit about my journey and passion for sustainable floristry, foraging, and crafting. Currently, I’m based at Nettlebed Woodland, a beautiful 4.5-acre private woodland with ancient parts. It’s here where I combine my two passions: foraging and crafting, specifically for my wreath-making classes using materials like birch and larch. I focus on sustainable floristry, weaving my own wreaths and bases, and I also teach willow weaving workshops both in my woodland and also in my 17th century barn in Faringdon and my studio in Didcot - All in Oxfordshire, My journey began at the age of 19 when I started as a traditional florist. I eventually owned three shops in South Africa and expanded to the UK, including a prestigious location on Kings Road. A move to Spain marked a new chapter in my life, where I developed a deep love for gardening. On a 50,000 square metre plot, we planted from scratch, but my true passion lay in the borders that abutted a nature reserve rich with Mediterranean herbs such as thyme and rosemary. In Spain, I hosted workshops incorporating foraging, particularly around Christmas, and even hosted weddings at my venue. Upon returning to the UK, I inherited a small garden where I’ve started a cut flower patch for Pick Your Own (PYO) hand-tied workshops. I particularly enjoy growing flowers that can be dried for dual purposes, and I specialize in dried flower wedding work. However, I missed my nature reserve until I discovered Nettlebed Woodland. Now, I’m able to fully indulge my love for foraging and crafting in this serene environment, creating unique, nature-inspired pieces for my workshops and classes, while emphasizing sustainability and traditional crafts like willow weaving. In the flower world, I consider myself a 'Jill of all trades,' bringing a wide array of skills and a deep passion for both fresh and dried floral artistry.