Sunday Sept 13th or Sunday September 27th 2020 £62
Learn how to fill your favourite medium size urn, vase, jug or bowl with your choice of gorgeous dahlias and other flowers from the garden. 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 while the flowers are conditioning and you learn a number of ways how flowers can be arranged in your vessel using re-useable materials. Social distancing and other rules will be followed in accordance with latest government guidelines
Sat 10th October or Sunday 11th October 2020 £20
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.
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. Sweet peas are still blooming in August and dahlias are particularly plentiful in the autumn and there are lots to choose from.
Just bring a bucket to take your flowers home in and wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children welcome. £20 (for 30 mixed stems) additional flowers can be cut and paid for on the day. Social distancing and other rules will be followed in accordance with latest government guidelines.
Sunday November 1st 10.00 -1pm OR 2pm-5pm £70
Learn how to weave a willow wreath and decorate it with flowers dried from the garden during the summer. The dried flower wreath will keep for months, and is fully biodegradable and compostable. This event will be held outside on the patio under a gazebo and is limited to 5 people.
Dec 4th 6.30- 9pm
Dec 5th 10-4pm
Girls day or evening out with a difference
Date by arrangement, mid May to mid September 2020 £180
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. £180 for up to 3 people. Additional people £60 per person. Social distancing and other rules will be followed in accordance with latest government guidelines
Workshops to be held at the cutting garden in Coaley, Glos unless stated otherwise.
All workshops are suitable for beginners and – with the exception of my Christmas courses and those held at The Painswick hotel and Barnsley House – take place under the cover of a large gazebo or in a spacious, light and airy room in my Cotswolds home (depending on latest government guidelines) in Gloucestershire, with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
Workshop places are limited to small groups, and prices include refreshments, flowers and all materials. Most sessions include a tour of the cutting garden and hints and tips for growing your own cut flowers. All classes use my home-grown, freshly cut, beautiful seasonal blooms whenever possible, and are suitable for absolute beginners. (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.
“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.”