Nature Sculpture – Floristry – Space Poetry

Creating beauty and transforming spaces with locally farmed flowers and foraged materials.

Harvest Studio is a flower studio in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
We create sculptural bunches to order, bespoke flower subscriptions, event flowers and installation art. We make creative and personally designed botanical responses for individual spaces, projects, weddings and event designs.

LOCAL • SEASONAL • BESPOKE

What will your flowers or space speak of?

Whether you are looking for a simple bouquet, a flower arrangement for your home or space, celebrating a special occasion; or wish to commission an installation piece for an event, business or workplace, it is our practice to respond uniquely to every opportunity and to create wondrous outcomes.

Our speciality is in transforming spaces with a spatial or installation art response, working with natural materials on a large-scale to enrich the experience of a whole space.

Reconnecting people with the natural beauty of the Fleurieu region

Our palette of materials reflects the seasonal landscape surrounding our studio: McLaren Vale, The Willunga Basin, The Fleurieu Peninsula and South Australia. We have good relationships with a diverse range of local farmers, growers, gardeners and properties to forage from.

Our style is informed by our rural setting, the abundance of agriculture, and the ever-changing native landscape, including the local scrub and beautiful beaches.

For the ultimate bespoke service, we can forage from your location and create arrangements or installations from your own unique landscape and materials.

Photo credit: Sally Badnall, Sweetshute

Towards a Flourishing Environment

We have a “down to earth” approach to working with flowers and avoid using florist foam (a non-biodegradable plastic product generally used in floristry). We prefer “grown not flown” materials and use minimal plastic in our studio. All our green waste is composted or repurposed. We also supply up-cycled, vintage and locally hand-made flower vessels.

Sustainable principles and holistic values inform all the choices and processes of our studio and creative output. We are mindful of the social, environmental, economic and cultural impacts of all that we do. We like to work collaboratively on large projects in a trans-disciplinary fashion, enabling the co-creation of innovative outcomes.

Our work is all about connection: between people, place and the natural landscape around us. We encourage you to choose local offerings, as we do, fostering relationships and community between locals, visitors, growers, artists and the local environment. We are passionate about building a visual language that reflects and enlivens our local culture.

Award-winning artists with over 25 years of experience

Our floral designers have a diverse professional background which makes their work unique in approach and form.

Alongside experience in traditional floristry, our multi-disciplinary team has experience in contemporary visual art, installation art and spatial transformation, as well as in the development and management of large-scale creative projects and events.

The family of our Studio Director, Hope Deane, have lived in the Willunga Basin and worked in relation to the land for seven generations. Hope’s Master of Visual Arts explored the potential for artists to contribute to the creation of holistic built environments and soulful spaces. Hope has also spent time living in Scandinavia, where she was strongly influenced by their approaches to the creation of beauty, spatial design and working with natural materials.

Photo credit: Paloma Concierta

Visit our McLaren Vale florist workshop and studio: A uniquely Fleurieu experience…

Our studio and shopfront is located within a state-heritage listed building in the heart of McLaren Vale, at 145 Main Road.

You are welcome to view our ever-changing seasonal displays and spatial works in progress. Come and sit on our veranda or in our lovely garden, perhaps while you wait for a bespoke bunch to be made.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for studio updates.

Like to be involved? We welcome prunings, pickings and cuttings from local gardens and farms. Just get in touch.

See you soon, Hope Lovelock Deane, Studio Director
MA(VA) by Research, Grad. Cert. Management (Arts), BA(VA) Hons.

Harvest Studio

145 Main Rd McLaren Vale

Testimonials:

Thank you Hope for making us the most beautiful bespoke display for the opening event of Fleurieu Arthouse. We had so many positive comments about the sculptural flowers and how they stand out.

We get more comments about the flowers than most of the art work! Our counter would look naked without them now.

Anna Small

Co-founder, Fleurieu Arthouse

Hope Deane has the unique ability to transform an unengaging space into somewhere that is interesting, comfortable and invites people in.

I don’t know anyone better in our region than Hope at creating lovely organic, soulful spaces.

Rae Noon

Noons Winery

Hope has a unique ability to capture the intent of an idea, work with you to develop it into a vision and then make it a reality.

Hope has a great capacity for designing and implementing creative projects and transforming spaces, ideas and opportunities into being…including significant projects, programs or events.

Jason Haskett

Commissioners and previous clients:

Adelaide Festival Centre, City of Adelaide, WOMAD, Adelaide Central Plaza, Fleurieu Living Magazine, Helpmann Academy, Transport SA, Trans Adelaide, Adelaide Central Market, University of South Australia, Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australian School of Art, City of Unley, City of Onkaparinga, Inkwell, Samstag Museum, Fleurieu Film Festival, Contemporary Art Centre of SA (now ACE), Serafino, Oscars, Fleurieu Arthouse, The Australian Festival for Young People, Penley Estate, Craft South (now Guildhouse), Swanbury Penglase Architects, Adelaide FRINGE Festival, Porchland, Arts SA.

Orders

The best way to get your own unique, seasonal creation is to talk with us or drop in. This way you can explore the natural wonders we have that week, and we can create the bunch, display or installation that best meets your needs.

Sculptural seasonal, local bunches start from just $45 for delivery.

For specific requests, please order in advance.

Order Now: 08 8323 9669 or hello@harveststudio.com.au

Visit us

145 Main Rd McLaren Vale (parking at rear), we are opposite Foodland and next to Oxygen cycles.

Studio hours

  • Wednesday – by appointment
  • Thursday – 10am-3pm
  • Friday – 10am-3pm
  • Saturday – by appointment

Deliveries

We deliver Monday to Saturday around the Willunga Basin and can deliver to the city for around $20.

Please allow at least 24-48 hours notice for special orders; the more time we have, the better we can source and create something unique for your needs.

For event design or installation art enquiries, please email us some details about your event or space and we will get back to you as soon as possible: hello@harveststudio.com.au