An Autumn Afternoon on a Flower Farm in Portugal

I spent an afternoon arranging autumn flowers on a flower farm in Sintra. You can learn more about Mariana’s organic flower farm here. The baskets belonged to her grandmother. It is a family estate where she is now growing flowers for floristry, organically. The setting is rustic and beautiful. I loved combing through the gardens for hydrangea, pokeweed, and pomegranate. 

I hope you enjoy a snippet of this beautiful afternoon! If you would like to join me in Portugal next May for moments like this, check out our 2022 retreats!

Announcing our 2022 Retreats!

The retreat dates for 2022 are now live! You are invited to join me for flower arranging, foraging, and garden touring in Lisbon, Sintra, and Mafra next spring and fall!

We have three retreats next year. Our first retreat is sold out so we opened up more dates, and two different types of retreats!


Immerse yourself in the springtime abundance of Portugal in May! Jacaranda. Wisteria. Wild Roses. Jasmine!

Lisbon, Sintra, and Mafra, Portugal

May 20-May 26th, 2022 SOLD OUT

May 27th-June 2nd, 2022: 8 spots available for this 2nd edition

Details and booking here.


Create a floral design business rooted in the natural world with 3 full days of instruction from Chelsea on naturalistic floral design.

Sintra, Portugal

October 7-October 10th: 7 spots available

Details and booking here.

Reach out with questions by contacting me here. 

Can’t make it in person? Consider one of our 8 online floral arranging workshops or career programs!

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