Flower workshop

Flower workshops 2021-22

Pick your own flowers events

Sunday 3rd  October and  Sunday 10th October 2021 (£30)

(bookable timeslots 10-1pm)

Enjoy an hour  in a designated time slot, wandering around the garden and picking any of the flowers, herbs and foliage that catch your eye and fill a standard florist's bucket.  Dahlias are particularly plentiful in the autumn and there are lots to choose from.

Children welcome.  Followed in accordance with latest government guidelines.

BOOK TIME SLOTS

Dried flower and willow wreath

Saturday November 6th 10 -1pm (SOLD OUT)  and 2-5pm (£80)

Learn how to weave a willow wreath and decorate it with dried flowers dried from the garden during the summer.  The everlasting flower wreath will keep for months, and is fully biodegradable and compostable.  Followed in accordance with latest government guidelines

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Christmas willow workshops

Festive willow door wreath (£60)

Fri Dec 3rd 6.30- 9.30 pm OR Sat Dec 4th 9.30 - 12.30pm (SOLD OUT) OR 1.30pm -4.30 pm 

Enjoy learning how to weave a willow door wreath and adorn it with a selection of British sourced seasonal foliage, pine cones and seed heads.  The wreath will look wonderful for weeks when displayed outside.  Fiona will teach you plastic and wire free methods so it will be completely biodegradable and compostable. Why not make a day of it on Saturday 4th and book a morning and afternoon session to do both activities. Limited to 10 people per session.

Christmas willow decorations (£60)

Sat Dec 4th 9.30 - 12.30 pm OR 1.30 -4.30 pm 

Under the tutelage of Norah Kennedy (willow worker) learn how to make a variety of small Christmas willow decorations such as stars, reindeer wands or garland or one larger piece such as an angel, Christmas tree or mince pie platter.  If you're a speedy worker perhaps you'll have time to do both. Why not make a day of it on Saturday 4th and book a morning and afternoon session to do both activities. 

Limited to 10 people per session.

Price includes festive refreshments and all materials.

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Garden to Vase 2022

Sunday 3rd July (10-1pm), Tuesday 19th July (10 - 1pm), Sunday 21st Aug (10-1 pm ) , Tues 6th September (10-1pm) £80

Ever dreamt of being let loose in a garden full of flowers with a pair of scissors? Now’s your chance to experience just that. The morning starts with a tour of the cut flower garden, and hints and tips for cutting and conditioning flowers. You then get the chance to wander around the garden and pick any of the flowers, herbs and foliage that catch your eye. Next, we enjoy coffee and cake and while the flowers are conditioning,  you learn how to make and wrap a hand-tied bouquet to fit the vase provided. The flowers and vase are yours to take home at the end of the workshop.  Social distancing and other rules will be followed in accordance with latest government guidelines.

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Girls day or evening out

Date by arrangement, mid May to mid September 

Fancy a couple of hours of fun and creativity with friends and flowers in a scenic, peaceful colourful environment – and a glass of prosecco thrown in? This bespoke workshop is perfect for you. Let me know what flowery creation you’d like to make and take home, and I’ll provide the flowers, equipment and skills. Minimum 3 people, price on application.

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The important bit

All workshops are suitable for absolute beginners and most take place under the cover of a large gazebo or in a spacious, light and airy room in my Cotswolds home in Gloucestershire, with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

Workshop places are limited to small groups (currently 5 ) except the December workshop (up to 12). The price includes refreshments, flowers and all materials. Most sessions include a tour of the cutting garden and hints and tips for growing your own cut flowers.  (If you’re travelling from further afield and looking for Cotswolds accommodation, talk to me about my Airbnb rooms)

Social distancing and other rules will be followed in accordance with latest government guidelines.

Book on line or for more information call 07967 416799 or email fiona@cotswold-country-flowers.co.uk

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“Your course was fabulous. You gave us all a warm welcome, made sure everyone was introduced, and chatting over tea and cake was a lovely relaxing way to put everyone at ease. The flowers provided were not only beautiful and varied but ample.”