The Floral Reserve to Host Full-Day Workshop with Innovative Designer Susan McLeary of Passionflower Sue

Floral Workshop Event will Take Place on April 21, 2024; Tickets are available through The Floral Reserve

PROVIDENCE, RI – April 12, 2024 – The Floral Reserve, New England’s leading wholesale floral market, is thrilled to announce an exclusive workshop event featuring the renowned floral artist, Susan McLeary of Passionflower Sue. Scheduled for Sunday, April 21st, this exclusive event will be held at The Floral Reserve’s vibrant marketplace studio in the heart of Providence, RI. Running from 9 AM to 4 PM, attendees will have the unique opportunity to receive hands-on instruction from McLeary herself, delving into the art of crafting dynamic, shape-shifting wedding bouquets.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Sue for this exceptional design event,” said Semia Dunne, founder of The Floral Reserve. “Her pioneering techniques, coupled with her expertise in long-lasting botanical options, and her welcoming demeanor, make her the ideal mentor for floral professionals. If you’re seeking to refine your skills and produce truly distinctive botanical creations, this workshop is a must-attend.”

Passionflower Sue, founded by McLeary, is dedicated to providing immediately actionable and relevant educational resources in floral design, empowering florists to express their creativity and bring their visions to life.  Her passion for the profession led her to pivot from work as an event florist to teaching floristry. As a published author and speaker she has helped over 20,000 students from all over the world create relevant, artful work rooted in sustainable practices and solid design principles.

“When we harness our creativity, we create more interesting, artful work that fills us and elevates our profession,” said McLeary. “I want to help students make incredible work that draws the public in, making them more curious about what florists are capable of. I’m thrilled to partner with Semia and her team and look forward to hosting a workshop at The Floral Reserve.”

Limited tickets for this exclusive workshop event are available for purchase through The Floral Reserve. To secure your spot, please contact us via email at or by phone at 401-437-7020. Act fast, as space is limited. For additional information, follow @TheFloralReserve on Instagram.

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ABOUT THE FLORAL RESERVE: The Floral Reserve is an innovative wholesale flower market founded in 2017 and based in Providence, RI that caters to the discerning floral artist. While serving, recognizing and celebrating its community of floral professionals, The Floral Reserve also supports and promotes local and sustainable flowers and believes in having an environment in which to touch and see all that local farmers have to offer. In conjunction with local and US grown flowers, The Floral Reserve also offers a variety of Dutch imports. The Floral Reserve is committed to providing inspiring, high-quality stems and floral accessories in a dynamic and collaborative environment. Visit us at

ABOUT PASSIONFLOWER SUE: Susan McLeary is a floral designer, artist and instructor who creates unusual, boundary-pushing floral art. A passionate teacher, Susan offers instruction for new and professional florists through her online classes, “Virtual Studio,” membership, and through destination workshops.
Susan’s work has been featured in leading industry publications and websites including Martha Stewart Weddings, Cosmopolitan, SELF, Flower magazine, Florist’s Review, The Knot, My Modern Met, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Belle Armoire, Midwest Living, and Fusion Flowers. She is the author of two books: “The Art of Wearable Flowers” and “Flowers for All,” both with Chronicle Books. For more visit: