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. No two classes are ever the same! Our classes are small, informal, and suitable for all ability levels. We work with British flowers almost all year round, and specialise in foam-free methods. 

 

Since Summer 2019, we are pleased to introduce our new studio space to all workshop attendees. Classes will now take place in our fully-equipped barn studio based in the village of Gaydon. Bursting with charm and character and looking out onto the cutting garden, our workshop space is a secluded retreat and perfect source of inspiration.

For information on private bookings and hen parties, please click here!

Gift Vouchers

Present shopping for a flower-lover? We can provide hand-written embellished cards for you to gift to your lucky loved ones. Either specify a course or let them choose their own - we'll tailor your voucher to you. Available for collection from Gaydon at no extra fee.

2020 Classes

We're pleased to announce our upcoming classes for 2020 - a bigger and better selection than ever before, with a strong emphasis on encouraging sustainable floristry. See below for all details. 

You can now book your place directly through Eventbrite by clicking the 'Book Now' button, or as always, you can contact Lois directly. For further enquiries or to register your interest in any of our unconfirmed classes, please contact Lois on 07980 018660 or loisgolding@outlook.com

Beer and Bouquets

Thursday 13th February / 18:30 - 21:30

Starting off our new year of workshops is the return of our Beer and Bouquets class! Find a good cover story and sneak out to this evening class the day before Valentines Day to make your other half something truly personal - OR send your significant other our way! We will teach our attendees how to make a seasonal and romantic hand-tied bouquet. Straight forward in principle but with expert guidance, even the most puzzled mechanical-thinking male minds will surprise themselves! (Ladies welcome too!) Price includes tuition, tools and endless choice of blooms, alongside craft ale, soft drinks and bar snacks. 

£45

A Rustic Nest for Mother's Day

Saturday 21st March / 10:30 - 13:00

Do you know a lovely mum somewhere who loves flowers? Why not make her something truly personal this Mother's Day, or send her along to enjoy a creative morning with us! On the day before Mother's Day we will use mixed techniques to craft a rustic twig nest, concealing a vessel beneath. Spring blooms will then be arranged to create a beautiful floral display inside using foam-free methods, bursting with colour and incredible scent. Price includes all materials, tuition, a container to keep, and tea and cake.

 

Fancy coming along with your mum?! Save £5 each for bookings in pairs!

£43

Floral Lunch Club

Tuesday 24th March / 13:00 - 15:30 

Autumn session TBC - please register your interest via email

Meet, eat, create, and inspire! This class is ideal for professional florists, trainee's, freelancers, growers or budding designers.The Lunch Club is a warm and friendly environment to enjoy networking, chatting, creating and re-energising. Designed to offer an opportunity to meet your surrounding people, and dedicate time to think creatively amongst beautiful floral books and inspiring like-minders. We'll supply a informal buffet-style home cooked lunch, tea and cake, along with tools and materials to create one large dried flower-curtain display. An ideal collaborative activity to work on with whilst nattering away! The finished group installation will provide a great photo opportunity for everyone to enjoy.

*Different style group installation for the Autumn session, TBC*

£28

Spring Wreath

Sunday 5th April / 11:00 - 13:00

Spoil your front door this Spring time and grace your neighbours with the colours of Spring! Who said wreaths are just for Christmas?! In this class we will start by weaving a wiggly willow wreath base, and later attach a mix of moss, living bulbs, cut blooms and foliage to bring colour and joy to your design. Embellish with quails eggs and faux birds, or keep it simple with twigs and green shoots. Should last for weeks to come, for Easter Sunday and beyond. Price includes all materials, tuition, and tea and cake.

£38

DIY Wedding Flowers

Sunday 3rd 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. 

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.

£99/£119

Garden Bouquet

Sunday 14th June / 10:30 - 13:30

Late Summer date TBC - please register your interest via email

Make a hand-tied bouquet on a Sunday afternoon with Lois. Spoil yourself with an incredible selection of blooms to choose from in this simple and 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

Ascot Ladies Day

Wednesday 17th June / 19:00 - 21:00

Come and combine a bit of floral magic with some basic millinery materials. On the evening before Ascot's infamous Ladies Day, we will create a spectacular floral fascinator. Whether your heading down to the racecourse, or watching the races from your sofa (bubbly in hand!) we're giving you the chance to create a totally unique headpiece. Choose from dried and fresh florals to attach to one of our numerous style felt bases. Go full-frills, feathers, or florals - whatever your style! Although fresh and delicate, your finished design should be totally wearable and last until the end of the Thursday (at least!). Price includes tuition, tools, choice of dried and fresh flowers, and multiple hat bases and adornments. 

£38

Pick Your Own - From Garden to Vase

Sunday 16th August / 11:00 - 13:30

Enjoy the fruits of the garden. By far our most informal workshop, join us for a stroll around the cutting patch, talking all-things flowery. You will learn the best way to cut and condition flowers straight from the garden, and have the opportunity to fill a vase with your chosen blooms then-and-there! A great opportunity to ask any questions about both gardening and arranging. Entire workshop will take place outside, so please dress appropriately. £45 price includes tuition, equipment, a glass vase to keep, drinks, snacks, and free roam of the gardens. 

£45

The Art of Eco Florals

Sunday 6th September / 10:00 - 16:30

**More details TBC**

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 include 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 (TBC). The day will be broken up by a home-cooked lunch and a chance to pick Lois' brain on her 5 years of foam-free experience.

Please email us to register your interest, and also specify if there's any particular technique of arranging you'd like to learn. Some options could be a wild meadow display, a pedestal arrangement, or a larger installation. We will finalise the course content based on the most popular suggestions by the start of the Summer, and notify you of the final details via email.

Guide price from £95

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY EMAILING LOISGOLDING@OUTLOOK.COM

Christmas Wreath Making

**Dates announced in September/October 2020**

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

£45

 

Private Bookings & Hen Parties

Thinking of adding a floral element to your hen do? Or are you planning an annual family get together? Whatever the occasion, our private classes are the best mix of productive creativity and fun! With a range of classes to choose from, we tailor each booking to suit you. Most classes take between 2-3 hours, accommodate 5 - 15 people, and are priced per person.

For weekend dates early booking is highly recommended - especially throughout the summer. Get more details on our workshops, availability and prices by contacting Lois on 07980 018660 or loisgolding@outlook.com 

Some of our classes include:

DIY Bridal Party Flowers - planning and practice

Fresh or Dried Floral Hanging Hoops (great for venue or home decor)

Fresh or Dried Flower Crowns

Hand-Tied Bouquets

Click here for our Pinterest board of floral workshop ideas. We're open to (almost) anything! Just drop us an email.

New class for 2020!

Saturday night Flower Party - Dried Wreath Making

Take full advantage of our fantastic in-workshop stereo system in this combination of flowers, food and music! A perfect early-evening activity as part of a hen-weekender.

We will use dried flowers to create dainty floral hanging hoops - great to decorate your wedding venue or your home, and a perfect activity to do alongside nattering and bopping along to the tunes. We'll also supply a homemade buffet of delicious snacky food, and complimentary Prosecco.