Alameda County Fairgrounds
APRIL 4 – 7, 2024



"Seasonally Styled" - ALL-DAY WORKSHOP - Separate ticket required Thursday, April 4, 2024
10:45am - 6:00pm
Simply Arranged - Workshop - Separate Ticket Required Friday, April 5, 2024
8:30am - 10:30am
Sustainable Floristry Friday, April 5, 2024
1:45pm - 2:45pm
Simply Arranged - Workshop - Separate Ticket Req. Friday, April 5, 2024
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Simply Arranged - Workshop - SeparateTicket Required Saturday, April 6, 2024
8:30am - 10:30am
Designer's Challenge Saturday, April 6, 2024
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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TJ McGrath

With a true florist instinct for great design and insight into what each stem can bring to a floral arrangement, TJ McGrath’s designs are a playful approach to the classic designs in floral design.

TJ’s design philosophy when working with flowers is pretty simple: there are no real rules in nature, so there are no restrictions or rules in his designs. He strives every day to push beyond his boundaries and to create one-of-a-kind designs that feel modern, whimsical, and fresh. TJ is reaching beyond what he's done thus far to discover engaging new shapes, color palettes, and foraged organics to design with, using advanced floral foam-free mechanics because he's committed to sustainable practices in his floral design techniques.

Sustainable floristry is the goal and focus of TJ McGrath Design Studio, located in New Jersey.  TJ has created several types of workshops for the San Francisco Bay Flower & Garden Show with a total commitment to sustainable floristry.  On the Floral Design Stage, he will demonstrate his foam-free design techniques on Friday.  On Saturday, he will join Teresa Sabankaya and Max Gill in a Designer’s Challenge.  For the floral enthusiast TJ will be holding three 2-hour hands-on workshops (limited tickets available) on Friday and Saturday.  And for the first time on the West Coast, TJ will be conducting an intense all-day workshop Thursday.    All of his workshops will allow attendees to explore floral design from a seasonal and artistic expression using sustainable, foam-free techniques and locally grown flowers.

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