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Distinctly Colorful & Seasonal

October 10th & 11th 2023

Two-day Master Class at Jardin de Buis, Califon New Jersey

Graeme Corbett, Bloom & Burn and T.J. McGrath Design

Roll into this holiday season inspired, rejuvenated and ready for the rush!

In this two-day Master Class, Graeme and I will each demonstrate our approach to seasonal, colorful, foam-free designs.
Let's be real- DAHLIA, the obvious darling of the season, ca
n sometimes be a bit of challenge.
From choosing the right mechanics for your design, to harmonizing the limitless color combinations-
Dahlia aren't always easy.


So we will have plenty on hand to demystify some of those challenges and create bold, harmonious designs. 


I've been a long time fan of Graeme's work & I am thrilled beyond words to be collaborating with him to offer this last Master Class Workshop of 2023. 


Graeme Corbett is the owner of

Bloom and Burn, a floral studio based in the Kent countryside in the UK.  




He teaches one to one and group workshops with a focus on British flowers grown on site in his own cutting garden or sourced from a handful of local growers.  Sustainably is at the centre of his practice and he uses foam free mechanics in all of his designs.  His work has featured in books, magazines, music videos and album covers for clients including Jamie Oliver, Elle Decoration, Penguin Books and the RHS. 

a little bit about me ...(T.J.)


I fell in love with floral design that very first day, almost 8 years and countless wedding and events ago; and that day was just learning conditioning flowers!

Today I love teaching and sharing my process as much as client work:

 My designs are inspired by nature, so for me, a beautiful natural setting like Jardin de Buis is simply an idyllic educational setting.  


My goal with every workshop is to create a warm, welcoming & comfortable space for flower lovers & florists at any stage in their flower journey to come and be inspired by local seasonal flowers.

I'm wildly excited to collaborate with the amazingly talented Graeme & offer students another creative's perspective and approach to seasonal floral design.

TJ by Fine and Fleurie_edited_edited_edited.jpg

Your Investment, $1,999.00 includes:

  • As much or as little hands on mentoring as you would like from either or both instructors. (some students want more hands-on mentoring throughout the design process; some want less and some prefer feedback once they're finished their designs. We want you to be comfortable, so you set the pace, we'll follow your lead.

  • A bounty of colorful blooms to choose from for all of our hands on designing.

  • Bowl and mechanics to create your own centerpiece.

  • Materials for designing a seasonal wreath.

  • Light lunch & refreshment both days.

  • Catered dinner with champagne toast Tuesday evening.

  • A gallery of images from day 1, including one individual professional photograph of your centerpiece. Students are invited to bring their own cameras to take their own photos.




The workshop will be held in the Green houses and Orangery at Jardin de Buis, approximately 45 minutes west of New York City, and approximately 35 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport, in the picturesque landscape of Hunterdon County, New Jersey. There are four English Setters who do love to greet guests and visitors to the estate, so dare we say, "must love dogs".  Jardin de Buis is a working farm & estate. Please be mindful and select appropriate footwear for working days. 


The workshop is payable via the PayPal link. This will secure your place. If you have any questions please email


The workshop days start time will be emailed to participants a few days prior. We aim to finish on day two by 4pm. It maybe that we run over time on some days and this should be considered if booking transport such as taxi’s, airline/train tickets. You are obviously welcome to leave whenever you like. 


Please make sure you have your travel insurance in place to cover any eventualities if you are unable to join us. We will not be able to refund your place if you are unable to attend, even if we re-sell it. Check with your travel partners regarding their policies regarding refunds prior to booking your place at the workshop.


We cannot be held liable for situations beyond our control, including (but not limited to) acts of war, acts of God, threats or acts of terrorism, civil unrest or unforseen personal circumstances. We also cannot offer refunds for illness, flight delays or any other circumstances. 


In the event that the world shuts down again due to Covid and we have to cancel the workshop due to new restrictions then we will offer a full refund. We cannot , however offer a refund for individual cases of Covid. Please do not attend if you test positive or suspect you have Covid.


In the unlikely event of a teacher cancellation, every effort will be made to deliver the same content by another accomplished person in the same field. If we need to cancel the workshop, we will refund the money you have paid so far. We cannot be held responsible for other expenditure and costs such as flights though. Please make sure you have insurance in place for this.


By choosing to purchase a place in this Master Class you are inherently agreeing to the above stated terms and conditions and waive any right to pursue liability against any workshop organizers and/or host venue.

Please use this Link to reserve a room at the Marriott Courtyard, Lebanon NJ (17 minutes from Jardin de Buis) and save a few dollars on your stay, valid through Sept 8.  Book your group rate for TJ McGrath Design Room Block 


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Distinctly Colorful and Seasonal
 Master Class, Oct.  10 & 11 at Jardin de Buis, New Jersey

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