Workshops

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 2019 Christmas dates, please see our Christmas page ***

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 Dates

We usually release the dates of our summer workshops in late January. But to give you an idea of the types of classes we hold, we've put some of our past 2019 class details below. 

Most of these classes will be continued next year, with the addition of a few new ones including detailed sessions discussing the use of British flowers and foam-free methods for floral designers.

To be the first to hear when our summer dates are released, please join our mailing list at the bottom of this page to get the latest updates.

Hen Parties

Thinking of adding a floral element to your hen do? Our hen parties are the best mix of productive creative-ness and fun! With a range of classes to choose from, we tailor your private booking to suit you and your group. Tea and cake is included, but you're welcome to bring your own bubbly. Most classes take between 2-3 hours, and accommodate 5 - 15 people.

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 Hanging Hoops (great for venue or home decor)

Fresh or Dried Flower Crowns

Hand-Tied Bouquets

Here's a link showing some of the creations you could make...

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/littlegardenflowers/hen-party-workshops/

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.

DIY Bridal Wedding Flowers

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

*Usually held in late Spring or early Summer*

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A Floral Head-Dress

Craft yourself the crown your childhood-self dreamed of! Come along to this super fun and sociable class and learn how to create a unique flower crown. Combining floral tape with short lengths of flowers and foliage, we'll teach you how to design and attach your flowers to a coated wire base. Always a class full of giggles, it's perfect to come to alone or with a friend. There’s always a fantastic photo opportunity at the end! £35 price includes tuition, equipment, flora, fauna, tea and cake. 

£35

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Pick Your Own - From Garden to Vase

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 (fingers crossed for sunshine!) £45 price includes tuition, equipment, a glass vase to keep, drinks, snacks, and free roam of the gardens. 

£45

*Usually held in the Summer*

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Hand-Tied Bouquet

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

*Usually multiple dates available through the Summer*

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The Art of Forever Flowers

A new and exciting class for Little Garden this year, we're talking all about dried flowers. We will cover how to grow, cut and dry flowers and grasses, as well as all the wonderful things you can make with them. Working with Roses, Larkspur, Strawflower, and many other coloured florals, you'll also be given the opportunity to put together a bunch from our vast collection - a perfect decoration for round the house or as a gift for a friend. £38 price includes tuition, equipment, dried florals and grasses, tea and cake. 

£38

*Usually held in early Autumn*

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