Workshops

Our Workshops

Whether you fancy trying a new hobby, adding to your existing skills, or you just want to play with some beautiful flowers for a few hours, we tailor our teaching style to each group. Our classes are small, informal, and suitable for all ability levels. We work with British flowers all year round, and specialise in eco-friendly and plastic/foam-free methods. 

Most of our classes are hosted in our beautiful rustic barn studio which faces out onto the cutting patch. It's a perfect source of inspiration and offers a truly tranquil environment to get your creative juices flowing. Our central location means we're just 5 minutes from J12 of the M40 in the village of Gaydon so can be easily accessed from all directions.

Throughout the last year we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all government guidelines associated with it. From June 21st 2021 we will be delighted to welcome back group classes into our workshop space. Each booking will receive thorough terms and conditions explaining how we're keeping both staff and attendees safe during classes, as well as details explaining our extensive cancellation policy.

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Hand-Tied Garden Bouquet

Sunday 4th July 2021, 10:30 - 13:30

Tuesday 24th August 2021, 18:30 - 21:30

Learn to make a natural style hand-tied bouquet with Lois. Spoil yourself with an incredible selection of blooms to choose from in this simple creative class. Learn the traditional method of spiralling stems and tying your bouquet to suit any of your own vases. All abilities welcome! £48 per person, including tuition, flowers, tea and cake.

£48 / 3 hours

If you'd like to book your place of on one of our classes please email Lois to enquire. Each booking is  handled manually so please bear with us! - loisgolding@outlook.com

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The Art of Eco Florals

Sunday 18th July 2021, 10:00 - 16:30

Suitable for those wanting to turn their hand to using more sustainable methods in floral design. In a day, we will talk all things green! The course will cover the creation of a fully compostable moss-based design - suitable for a long and low or funeral arrangement. We will also cover advise on sourcing sustainable materials, and how to make another style of eco arrangement (exact style TBC). The day will be broken up by a home-cooked lunch and a chance to pick Lois' brain on her 6 years of foam-free experience.

This is will be a small class which we hope to tailor to peoples specific interests. Please email us to specify if there's any particular technique of arranging you'd like to learn. Some options could include a wild meadow display, a pedestal arrangement, or a larger installation. We will finalise the course content based on the most popular suggestions and notify you of the final details via email.

Starting guide price from £95 / 6.5 hours

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Flower Farmers' Big Weekend - Little Garden Open Day

Sunday 15th August, 12:00 - 16:00

Enjoy the fruits of the garden in collaboration with this annual Flowers From The Farm event. Join us in an informal afternoon where we open the cutting-garden-gates to all visitors. Explore our garden, discuss growing, cut flowers, and fill a vase with British blooms. We will host periodic walks around the garden, and then pick your own flowers to fill a vase to take home. Ideal for any garden lover, amateur flower arranger or complete novice! Our expert team will be on hand to guide you throughout your time with us. Ticket price includes discussion, tuition, equipment, a glass vase to keep, drinks, snacks, and free roam of the gardens.

Entire workshop will take place outside, so please dress appropriately. Please arrive either on the hour or half past, so we can stagger attendees throughout the space. Best to allow up to 1.5 hours for each visit. You will be able to pick some flowers from the garden and combine with some other locally-grown blooms - so we can make sure we don't run out!

£35

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DIY Wedding Flowers

Sunday 17th October, 10:00 - 16:30

Designed for brides who are going hands-on - we're here to help you craft your dream bouquet and buttonholes! In an afternoon, we will cover how to make a non-wired buttonhole and a beautiful wild hand-tied bouquet, whilst also outlining the basics on flower care, timing, and understanding your specific flowers. 

Priced at £99, this will include fresh flowers, sundries, tuition and a delicious home-made lunch. Alternatively for those who would like to come as a pair (e.g. Bride and Mother-of-the-Bride), you are welcome to come and create one bouquet and buttonhole between you, at a total cost of £119 for two of you. This can help to share the knowledge and skills learnt, so come the big day you can talk through your flowery creations with someone who can help.

This is a workshop open to any ability level, so if it's just a hand in building your flowery confidence, or expanding skills you already have, there'll be something for you. We encourage lots of questions and do our best to ensure you're happy and excited about creating your bridal flowers. Ideal in preparation for the 2022 wedding season.

£99/£119 / 6.5 hours

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Christmas Wreath Making

*Dates announced in September/October 2021*

Get yourself in the Christmas spirit by crafting a festive wreath. Using a woven willow frame and moss, we'll learn how the basic technique of how to construct a fully compostable  Christmas wreath. Choose from a lush selection of foliage's along with twigs, berries, grasses, dried fruits, flowers and ribbons to decorate. £45 price includes tuition, equipment, endless choice of materials, mulled wine and festive snacks. 

£45 / 3 hours

If you'd like to book your place of on one of our classes please email Lois to enquire. Bookings are handled manually so please bear with us!

loisgolding@outlook.com