Waterfall Contemporary Arrangement

Waterfall or Cascade arrangement

Time: 22 minutes and 24 seconds | Season: All Year Round

In this demonstration, our tutor will share with you how to create a design known as a waterfall arrangement. The style was introduced to Britain by Gregor Lersch, a German Master florist. This style is mainly for aesthetics, with great panache and impact. The plant materials fall to one side of the overall composition.

Top tips: Balance is achieved by using a combination of shorter denser to balance the longer and lighter materials, the visually heavier flowers in the centre (closer to the foam) and placing the finished the design at an angle.

QuantityPlant Materials / Equipment
1 pairScissors / Secateurs
2 Terracotta Pots 20cm
1 bagMoss
1Clear Anchor Tape 12mm / Floral Foam Brick
10 stems Asparagus
3 stems Leucospermum
5 stems Lisianthus Brown
5 stems Anigozanthos Sunset
1/2 bunch Lily Grass
10 stems Calla Lily Orange

Thank you for watching this demonstration. I hope that you have gained an insight into the mechanics and techniques involved in creating this cascading style arrangement. This unusual design can be used for multiple settings, as well as in competition work.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to comment below and our team will be on hand to answer your questions. If you have created this or other similar designs, please share in the Facebook community group. We, along with our fellow members would love to see and support your designs!

See you again in the next demonstration.


  1. Isabel McIntyre on 25/10/2023 at 9:09 am

    Very unusual and beautiful arrangement. Is it easy to keep hydrated?

    • Debbie on 01/11/2023 at 8:53 am

      Hello Isabel. Thank you for your question. Ideally the design would need water every day to keep hydrated, so not an ideal design for placing in an inaccessible place! To allow better hydration, select a deep container to sit inside the top flower pot i.e. a repurposed large yogurt pot. This will offer a larger reservoir for water, and therefore avoiding the need to top up the container so frequently. Hope this helps.

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