Nantucket Workshop-It's All About The Mechanics

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Nantucket Workshop-It's All About The Mechanics


Two Day Flower Retreat on Nantucket Island , August 8 & 9, 2016  “It’s All                About The Mechanics” for floral designers at all levels of study

                  (See below for Getting to Nantucket with helpful links!)

Sunday Evening: 5:00pm Arrival & Welcome Reception

Arrival, double occupancy room assignment, meet, greet & grab a nibble, then have time to explore town & have dinner on your own or with new friends.  It’s all within walking distance. 

Monday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

  •   We will make a bridal bouquet that is loose & wild. Discussion to include mechanics that enable you to make the bouquet quickly & well sized for real brides.  We will also make a wrist corsage and work together on a large scale installation with an emphasis on the mechanics of arches and floral walls.  

Tuesday: 9:00am to 4:30pm

  • We will design a full table scape including individual centerpieces and a large scale overhead installation.  The emphasis will be on using creative mechanics that produce pieces with a fresh from the garden look. All of your work will be professionally photographed and made available for your portfolio. We will end in time to allow for you to make your flight or ferry off the island.
  • Additional discussion each day will focus on sourcing hard goods & flowers, proposals & pricing, and marketing to the bride you want to reach.

Cost:  $2600 and Includes: 

  • Two nights, double occupancy accommodations are included in the spacious and newly renovated historic Nantucket home we have rented for the workshop. Limited spaces are available, rooms are all double occupancy.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day with lots of time in the evening to experience all the history, natural beauty, beaches, shopping and dining that Nantucket has to offer.


Nantucket is located approx. 30 miles, out to sea off the coast of Massachusetts easily accessed by ferries, hi-speed ferry, slow boat, private boat or airplane. You can get to Hyannis, MA via car, public bus or train, where you connect to Nantucket Island via ferries.  This is also the traditional way of traveling to Nantucket. 

By Ferry from various ports:  Hyannis, MA to Nantucket:

Daily one and two-hour ferries for passengers and vehicles is provided by Steamship Authority from Hyannisport, MA. and arrives on Nantucket Island at the SteamBoat Wharf, a 3 minute walk to Main Street. Hy-Line Cruises also provides fast and slow ferry services to Nantucket, arriving at Straight Wharf, a 5 minute walk to Main Street.  Steamship Authority Vehicle or Slow Ferry 508.477.8600 |Steamship High Speed 508.495.3278 |Hy-Line Hyannis 800.492.8082 |Hy-Line Nantucket 508.228.3949 |Hy-Line Cruises |Steamship Authority

Harwick Point, MA to Nantucket:

Ferry rides to and from Harwick Point, MA are provided by Freedom Cruise Line.  Freedom Cruise Line 508.432.8999

By Air:                                                                                                                     Daily direct flights from Boston, Providence, or Hyannis are provided by Island Airlines, Cape Air, Nantucket Airlines and others. JetBlue currently offers flights from New York.  JetBlue, USAirways, Delta, provide flights to Nantucket directly or through a connection. Boston, MA or New York, NY are two locations through which you can also connect easily to Nantucket from anywhere in the US.  The Airport is approximately 15 minutes from Main Street and taxis are available.  Island Airlines 800.248.7779 |Cape Air 800.352.0714 |Nantucket Airlines 866.588.2251 |JetBlue 800.538.2583 |Nantucket Airport

The following are some of the cities offer direct flights to Nantucket:

Boston, MA: 50-min flightCape Air 800.352.0714 | JetBlue 800.538.2583    Danbury, CT: 1-hr flightReliant Air 203.743.5100                                              Hyannis, MA: 15-min flightCape Air 800.352.0714 |Island Airlines 800.248.7779 |Nantucket Airlines 800.635.8787                                                Martha’s Vineyard, MA: approx. 15-min flightCape Air 800.352.0714            New Bedford, MA: approx. 25-min flightCape Air 800.352.0714                  New York (JFK, La Guardia), NY:  JetBlue 800.538.2583 | Delta Business Express 800.221.1212                                                                                              Palm Beach, FL:  US Airways  800.428.4322 | JetBlue  800.538.2583               Philadelphia, PA:  JetBlue 800.538.2583                                                             Providence, RI: approx. 45-min flightCape Air 800.352.0714                        Washington, DC:  JetBlue/CapeAir 800.538.2583 | US Airways  800.428.4322                                                                                                         By Bus:   

An easy way to get to Hyannis, MA from Boston airport is by public bus.  Plymouth-Brockton bus line provides daily departures and arrivals between Boston Logan Airport, or South Station in Boston, MA and Hyannis Trasportation Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts. A two hour scenic ride from the Boston-Logan airport into Hyannis Port, Cape Cod area in MA. Hyannis Transportation Center is located at 215 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA. From the Hyannis Transportation Center you can take a taxi or walk to the the ferries which provide service to Nantucket; Plymouth-Brockton Bus Line 508.746.0378;  508.775.5524

By Train:

You can get to Hyannis MA from Boston, MA by train in the summertime.  CapeFLYER train service from Buzzards Bay, Middleborough, Braintree, and South Station in Boston, Ma to Hyannis, MA. The Cape Cod train station is located at Hyannis Transportation Center 215 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601. From the train you can head on to the ferries. For ferry schedules see By Ferry section.   CapeFLYER Hyannis Transportation Center 508.775.8504

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