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 workshop style to suit 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 foam-free methods. 

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. Most classes accommodate between 10-12 people. 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.

If you'd like to book your place of on one of our classes please email Lois.

Each booking is handled manually so bear with us! - loisgolding@outlook.com

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Spring Wreath

Saturday 9th April, 11:00 - 14:00 *SOLD OUT*

Sunday 10th April, 10:00 - 13:00 *SOLD OUT*

Ease into Spring and join us making a rustic Spring wreath this April. We will start by hand-weaving a willow base, creating a beautiful natural ring to work on. We will then decorate and adorn with a mixture of cut flowers, living plants and bulbs, moss and other beautiful Spring treasures. Finish with a luxurious silk ribbon to fix to your door. Designs should last well and look perfect for Easter weekend. £45 per person includes tuition, fresh material, tea and cake.

£45 / 2-3 hours

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Spring Hand-Tied Bouquet

Sunday 17th April, 14:00 - 17:00 *SOLD OUT*

Learn to make a natural style hand-tied bouquet in our most popular class with Lois. Spoil yourself with an incredible selection of blooms to choose from in this simple creative workshop. Learn the traditional method of spiralling stems and tying your bouquet to suit any of your own vases. All abilities welcome! £52 per person, including tuition, flowers, tea and cake.

£52 / 3 hours

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The Art of Eco Florals

Sunday 24th April, 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 includes the creation of two foam-free arrangements. One being a fully compostable moss-based design - suitable for a long-and-low display or funeral arrangement. The other being a low bowl design, covering 3 different mechanic options for you to experiment with.

 

The day will be broken up by a home-cooked lunch and a chance to pick Lois' brain on her 7 years of foam-free experience, and also chat about the British flower industry.

£118 price includes materials to make a 1ft long-and-low design, enough flowers to fill your own bowl (approximately 7" diameter), as well as tuition, mechanics, a kenzan to keep, tea, cake, and a healthy vegetarian home-cooked lunch.

 

If you would like to purchase a 7" footed-bowl instead of bringing your own, these are available for an extra £20 (£138 total). Further information and advice is available for those doing bring-your-own-bowl upon booking.

£118 - £138 / 6.5 hours

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DIY Wedding Flowers

Sunday 8th May, 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 for your wedding.

Priced at £110, 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 £130 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. 

£110 - £130 / 6.5 hours

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Pick Your Own Flowers - Little Garden Open Day

Sunday 7th August, 12:00 - 15:00

Enjoy the fruits of the garden in collaboration with the annual Flowers From The Farm event 'Big Weekend'. Join us in an informal afternoon where we open the cutting-garden-gates to all visitors. Starting at 12 noon, we will start in conversation sharing tips about growing, before wondering the garden to cut your own flowers and fill a vase with the produce. Ideal for any garden lover, amateur flower arranger or complete novice. Our expert team will be on hand to guide you throughout. £42 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. You will be able to pick some flowers from the garden and combine with some other pre-cut locally-grown blooms - so we can make sure we don't run out!

£42 / 2-3 hours

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Summer Hand-Tied Bouquet

Sunday 14th August, 11:00 - 14:00

Learn to make a natural style hand-tied bouquet in our most popular class with Lois. Spoil yourself with an incredible selection of blooms to choose from in this simple creative workshop. Learn the traditional method of spiralling stems and tying your bouquet to suit any of your own vases. All abilities welcome! £52 per person, including tuition, flowers, tea and cake.

£52 / 3 hours

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Autumn Wreath

Sunday 11th September, 11:00 - 14:00

This Autumn we'll craft a beautiful Autumn wreath using dried leaves, seedpods, flowers, and grasses. Wild and expressive in style, each design will be a beautiful long-lasting collection of texture and interest, totally unique to you and your ingredients selection. Wreaths will be built on a pre-made woven-willow base, making the designs fully compostable. £58 per person price includes an unlimited selection of dried ingredients, tuition, tea and cake.

£58 / 3 hours

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Private 1:1 and Group Sessions with Lois

Dates available throughout the year. Contact us for availability.

Book yourself in for an exclusive class with Lois from Little Garden where she will share her 7 years of experience working with British flowers, foam-free methods and her stunning wilderness-informed style.

Lois' knowledge in her craft can be applied to any budding-florist, or to more experienced florists looking to build confidence in this growing specialism. Classes will be tailored to individual requirements and content discussed and planned on booking.

Class duration are 3 hours+ and are priced per hour plus cost of demonstration and making materials.

From £240 / 3 hours

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Christmas Wreath Making

Dates to be announced in September 2022 (join our mailing list for first-refusal)

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. £58 price includes tuition, equipment, endless choice of materials, mulled wine and homemade festive snacks. Attendees will leave with a completely unique luxurious wreath - no two designs are ever the same!

£58 / 3 hours

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At-Home Christmas Wreath Kits

Availability to be announced in September 2022 (join our mailing list for first-refusal)

This year we will also be offering the option of our tutor-free kits as an alternative to our in-person workshops. This may be an ideal solution for anyone who is still vulnerable or feeling sensitive to COVID, is not local to us, or perhaps missed out on the weekend workshop spots.

These are available for £45 each and include access to a 40-minute online instructional video, as well as illustrated printed instructions, a personalised selection of foliage and décor choice (chosen via an online form) and homemade festive snacks. Please email us to book and arrange a date to suit you for delivery or collection. Kits are also available to be posted nationwide.

£45

If you'd like to book your place of on one of our classes please email Lois.

Each booking is handled manually so bear with us! - loisgolding@outlook.com