Nature Sculpture – Floristry – Space Poetry
Creating wild beauty and transforming spaces with locally farmed flowers, foliage and distinctive foraged materials.
Harvest Studio is a contemporary flower, installation art and event design studio specialising in working in a free-form way with locally harvested botanical materials, located in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
We create one-of-a-kind, bespoke botanical installations, spatial event responses, flower subscriptions and sculptural bunches to order, using organic and spray-free materials.
For orders & deliveries please contact us on 08 8323 9669
SCULPTURAL • SEASONAL• SPATIAL
What will your flowers or space speak of?
Whether you are looking for an amazing bunch, a soulful botanical arrangement for your space, hand-crafted and meaningful event design, or wish to commission an exceptional installation piece from fresh or dried materials, it is our practice to respond artistically and to create unique outcomes for 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 across many layers of awareness.
Reconnecting people with the natural beauty of the Fleurieu
The artistic 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, and influences the forms that we create. We work with nature.
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.
We have good relationships with a diverse range of local farmers, growers, gardeners and properties to forage from.
For the ultimate bespoke service, we can forage from your location and create arrangements or installations from your own landscape and materials.
Towards a Flourishing Environment
Sustainable principles and holistic values inform the choices and processes of our studio, as well as our creative output. We are mindful of the social, environmental, economic and cultural impacts of what we do.
Our flowers and foliage are organic or spray-free and are sourced from around the Willunga Basin, the greater Fleurieu region and sometimes other parts of South Australia. 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 use and can supply up-cycled, vintage and locally hand-made flower vessels.
Our work is all about connection: between people, place and the natural landscape around us. We encourage you to support 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.
We like to work collaboratively on large projects with a trans-disciplinary team, enabling the co-creation of innovative, outside-the-square outcomes. Please make a time to talk with us about creatively translating and building upon your ideas for your space, brand or event…
Award-winning artists with over 25 years of experience
Our botanical artists and 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 public art, 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 better contribute to the creation of holistic built environment experiences 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.
Weddings and Event Responses
We use our Fine Art training, as well as our public art and event experience, to design, carefully curate and bring to life, one-of-a-kind flowers, wondrous installation artworks and tailored spatial experiences.
As artists we specialise in responding to spaces and contexts as a whole experience, so please be in touch to see how we can design and create an exceptional experience for your particular occasion.
Please email us if you would like to reserve a date for event flowers and we can make a time to discuss your intentions and imaginings…
Event installations, feature arrangements or centrepieces vary in scale, materials and value and we are happy to bring our insights and ideas to the conversation around what might be possible and wonderful. As a guide, a few event elements/small scale response might start from around $1,500; up to $3,500 for a medium-scale response or towards $5,000 for a more lush, medium response; $5,000-10,000 for a larger-scale botanical response/site; & $15,000-20,000 plus for a very large/lush response/site (e.g.marquee or hall).
Sculptural free-form wedding bouquets made from a unique collection of local, seasonal materials (different every time) are priced from around $330-450; maid bouquets around $165-225; flower girl posies from $80-100; corsages at $50 and buttonholes at $25. For totally bespoke responses (beyond one to two colour directions) please add around an extra 10-20% in investment value. Arbour elements start from $500 and work towards the creation of the individual arbour itself, from branches and other botanical materials, in response to your site (around $2000 for full construction by us with whole coverage).
Our event flower pricing includes meetings and correspondence, an experienced artistic design response to your brief/context/site, detailed planning, specialised sourcing, harvesting and curating of unique, local materials, creation of your sculptural botanicals with much care and attention to detail, and packaging. Potential delivery, set-up, vessel hire, installation of any spatial elements and bump-out will be costed as required. We also include a contingency budget in our event response, so we can refine or adapt anything as we go and make the best possible choices for the desired outcome in that given week or context. Nature is ultimately in charge…
We also create bespoke funeral responses, potentially incorporating materials from the loved-one’s garden or local environment, honouring the uniqueness and botanical favourites of the individual for whom they are farewelling. We make our seasonal hand built forms compostable (or recyclable), to tread lightly on the earth.
We know and have worked within many of the amazing spaces, venues and landscapes around McLaren Vale and the greater Fleurieu and would love to shape something sensitive to your brief, authentically local and utterly magical with you, for your next event or special occasion.
Our McLaren Vale florist workshop and studio collective
Our studio is located within the heritage-listed Devonshire Inn 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. If you want to be sure to catch us for a flower order or to discuss an event, please make an appointment on 08 8323 9669.
And you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook for studio updates.
We welcome prunings, pickings and cuttings from local gardens and farms. Please get in touch if you would like to be involved…
If you are keen to be a studio or event helper, please send us an expression of interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to work with you soon, Hope Lovelock Deane, Studio Director
MA(VA) by Research, Grad. Cert. Management (Arts), BA(VA) Hons.
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.
Hope Deane has the special 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.
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.
Commissioners and clients:
Adelaide Festival Centre, Salopian Inn, City of Adelaide, WOMAD, Scholz-Vinall Architects, Adelaide Central Plaza, Maxwell Wines, Fleurieu Living Magazine, Fino Vino, Helpmann Academy, Transport SA, Adelaide Central Market, McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism, Trans Adelaide, University of South Australia, Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australian School of Art, Tasting Australia, City of Unley, City of Onkaparinga, Inkwell, Fleurieu Food, Samstag Museum, Fleurieu Film Festival, Tipi Lane, Contemporary Art Centre of SA (now ACE), Little Road Home, Fleurieu Arthouse, The Australian Festival for Young People, Sweetshute, Fino Seppeltsfield, Penley Estate, Fleurieu Sounds, Craft South (now Guildhouse), Swanbury Penglase Architects, Fleurieu Future Leaders, Wildflower Bell-tent Hire, Bungala House, Venyu, Adelaide FRINGE Festival, Anatoly Patrick Architecture, Arts SA.
WE ARE CLOSED OVER EASTER & WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FROM APRIL 12-16 FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT (if you order ahead we can make dried or plantscape responses for these periods, for collection or delivery).
We make bespoke and seasonal orders Monday to Friday, and create engaging event responses across the week. We can also arrange for out of hours collection.
The best way to get a one-of-a-kind seasonal creation is to chat with us (or drop in). This way you can explore the natural materials we have that week, and we can design and create the outstanding arrangement, installation or event response that best meets your needs.
Sculptural, seasonal mixed bunches to order for pick-up (car park at rear) or delivery are priced from $60 – $100. Bespoke offerings are from $100 – $200 plus. We make one-of-a-kind, flowing nature sculptures from $200 plus. We can include a vessel (rustic/vintage/hand-made/minimal) & all offerings can be fresh or dried.
*Please note that dried offerings are more valuable (around 50% extra) due to the extra labour involved at all stages.
Add Local gifts or a card
We proudly stock local wine, gin, chocolates, almonds, candles, tea, aromatherapy products, hand-made garden/vase metal-art & cards by local artists. Or, order a personalised haiku by local writer Samara Mitchell; bespoke & hand-written on a scroll for $25 (24 hrs notice & context required). We also offer vouchers & subscriptions for flowers for home.
Order Now: 08 8323 9669
(or email us if you are overseas)
OUR VERANDA IS STOCKED WITH BUNCHES FOR SALE 24/7 (PAYMENT DETAILS ON STUDIO DOOR).
We deliver Monday to Friday locally around the Willunga Basin (for orders made before Noon) for $15-25 and we deliver to the Metropolitan area and Greater Fleurieu region for around $25 (please book by Noon of the day prior to delivery for this service).
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 fabulous for your needs.
Event Flowers, Installations & Subscriptions
Please email us at email@example.com with details about your event or space (date, context, location, budget, possible elements required & a contact number). We are often off-site, so we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We are around the studio most days (minimum hours 9-12, with veranda sales available 24/7) unless harvesting or working on events/installations, and can make orders for pick up or delivery outside of these hours (if you order ahead).
Other studio tenants may have the door open at other times (for a peek at our aesthetic and materials).
Please make an appointment on 08 8323 9669 if you wish to catch us at a specific time; 145 Main Rd McLaren Vale (parking at rear), we are opposite Foodland.