Marlow Farm, Leintwardine, Shropshire
As the light fades and the temperature changes, we make the most of the last velvety blooms of summer. Their softness contrasts with ample collections of ripe seed pods and jewel coloured berries and fruit, creating indulgent and bountiful arrangements.
Autumn foraging in the woodland and hedgerow provides rich pickings for this workshop and a chance to reconnect with nature, as we create evocative arrangements with an antique quality and allure.
Included in your workshop
Make and take home your garden bouquet and your table arrangement of flowers, foliage and other elements and any other stems left over.
Learn to walk a garden, hedgerow and woodland and know what to look for; plus how to cut and style these elements. Flower snips included.
A vessel such as a vintage urn, ceramic vase or local pottery is included.
Start the day with tea, coffee and cake on arrival. A delicious homemade vegetarian lunch and afternoon tea will keep you going.
A warm welcome and introductions with coffee, tea and homemade cake.
11am – 12.30pm
Hand tie Bouquet Demonstration by Tammy: How to see your garden with fresh eyes when choosing flowers and foliage, and create a bouquet with unexpected colour, texture and form.
Table Arrangement Demonstration by Tammy: Seeing your work in the context of a still-life. How to select, pick, condition and create a transformative arrangement.
Owning the space: a discussion on how to style your work in a photographic still-life setting.
12.30pm – 1pm
Selecting your elements: flowers, vessels, ribbons and more, for creating after lunch.
1pm – 2pm
Home-cooked seasonal lunch, served at a table styled with flowers in vintage bottles. Served outside, weather permitting.
2.15pm – 2.45pm
Bouquet making, guided by Tammy.
2.45pm – 3.30pm
Table arrangement making, guided by Tammy.
3.30pm – 4pm
Do you see beauty in a crooked stem?
Join us if...
You are a traditionally trained florist who is ready to explore a new way of working, and keen to discover the real difference between commercially produced and naturally home grown flowers.
You are starting out as a grower or English cut-flower designer and would like to improve your skills and confidence.
You feel the lure of mindfully roaming and picking in our field-garden and woodland, before returning to explore your creativity as you experiment with texture, layer and context in your floral designs.
Join us if you are simply ready to let your creativity run wild. There is so much to experience in one day, so let go of perfectionist ideals and set yourself free to experiment and create.