Nature Sculpture – Floristry – Space Poetry
Transforming spaces and creating wild beauty with locally farmed flowers and foraged materials.
Harvest Studio is a contemporary flower studio specialising in locally foraged and farmed botanical materials, located in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
We create one-of-a-kind, bespoke botanical installations, event responses, flower subscriptions and sculptural bunches to order.
For orders please contact us on 0408 835 723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL • SCULPTURAL• SPATIAL
What will your flowers or space speak of?
Whether you are looking for a sculptural bouquet, a botanical arrangement for your space, celebrating an occasion; or wish to commission an installation piece for an event or workplace, it is our practice to respond artistically and shape unique outcomes with every studio offering.
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
The creative intention of our studio is to reconnect people with the wonders of the natural environment around them.
Our palette of materials reflects the seasonal landscape surrounding our studio: McLaren Vale, The Willunga Basin, The Fleurieu Peninsula and greater 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 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. Please talk with us about your ideas for your space, brand or event…
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 event design.
The family of our Studio Director, Hope Lovelock 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 spatial design, the creation of beauty and working with natural materials.
Photo credit: Paloma Concierta
Visit our McLaren Vale florist workshop and studio: A creative 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.
145 Main Rd McLaren Vale
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
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
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, Salopian Inn, City of Adelaide, WOMAD, Adelaide Central Plaza, Fleurieu Living Magazine, Helpmann Academy, Mollydooker, Transport SA, Adelaide Central Market, Trans Adelaide, University of South Australia, Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australian School of Art, Tasting Australia, City of Unley, City of Onkaparinga, Inkwell, Samstag Museum, Fleurieu Film Festival, Contemporary Art Centre of SA (now ACE), Little Road Home, Fleurieu Arthouse, The Australian Festival for Young People, Penley Estate, Craft South (now Guildhouse), Swanbury Penglase Architects, Wildflower Bell-tent Hire, Adelaide FRINGE Festival, Arts SA.
We make orders Monday to Friday.
The best way to get a one-of-a-kind seasonal creation is to chat with us (or drop in if we are about). This way you can explore the natural materials we have that week, and we can create the bunch, arrangement or installation response that best meets your needs.
Sculptural, local bunches to order start at $50.
For specific requests, please order in advance.
Order Now: 0408 835 723 or email@example.com
For event flowers or installation enquiries, please phone us with some details about your event or space and leave a contact number if we miss your call. We are often off-site harvesting or working on events, so we will get back to you as soon as possible.
145 Main Rd McLaren Vale (parking at rear), we are opposite Foodland and next to Oxygen cycles.
We are around the studio most days (often harvesting and working on events/installations if we duck out) and can make orders for later pick up or delivery if you phone ahead…
Other studio tenants may have the door open at other times (for a peak at our aesthetic and materials) and there are often some seasonal dried arrangements choices on the veranda.
Please make an appointment if you wish to catch us at a specific time.
We deliver Monday to Friday around the Willunga Basin (delivery can be cheaper if you order in advance) and we can deliver to the city for around $20 (please book a day or two ahead for this service as our courier leaves McLaren Vale in the mornings).
Please allow notice for special orders (beyond seasonal arrangements of our choosing); the more time we have, the better we can source and create something unique for your needs.