My Christmas Workshops are now confirmed and dates are on the website ...Christmas and Workshop pages. Some of the dates are already getting booked up, so please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. These workshops are such fun and really start the Christmas season off. I like to keep numbers small so everyone gets plenty of guidance. This year I am adding a new venue, The Harbour Inn in Southwold, where they have log fires and a lovely cosy atmosphere. It would be great if you could join us either to make a wreath or your Christmas table flowers. The workshops also include some tasty seasonal refreshments and at The Harbour Inn there is the chance to stay on for a meal after the workshop if you fancy making an evening out. People enjoy the workshops if they come with friends, but many people come on their own and leave having made friends.
In keeping with my British/Local Flower ethos, I make my Christmas Wreaths with British Moss, and British grown foliages. I have a large Holly tree and lots of Ivy which I cut, I go to Julie's flower farm near Norwich and collect Fir foliage and cones. In addition, I have a delivery of Mistletoe from Herefrordshire. As it is all gathered in, the scents of Christmas waft through the house! "Bringing in the green" has long been a tradition for British Christmas celebrations and perhaps even further back in folklore. It brings scents and beauty into the house. A wreath on the door, says "Welcome" and "Happy Christmas" and "We celebrate Christmas here".
Tuesday 6th December 6-8pm Wreath Making at The Harbour Inn Southwold £45 including all materials and light refreshments.
Wednesday 7th December 9.30-12.30 Reydon, Christmas Wreath Making, make your own traditional Christmas wreath and get the festive season underway, £45 including all materials and light refreshments (Fully Booked)
Thursday 8th December and Friday 9th December 10am at Somerleyton Hall Wreath Making (This workshop costs £60 and includes lunch.
Tuesday 13th December 9.30-12.30 Reydon, Christmas Wreath Making, make your own traditional Christmas wreath and get the festive season underway, £45 including all materials and light refreshments NEW DATE
Wednesday 21st December Reydon, 9.30-12.30 Winter Flowers for Christmas, learn about cutting flowers from your garden in winter and make a winter table arrangement for your Christmas table. (3 Spaces left)
My story in flowers started as a child growing a tiny patch of London Pride Saxifraga...also known as Whimsey or Look Up and Kiss Me! Fast forward to 8 years ago when I started a City and Guilds training in floristry. I qualified as a florist and then to deepen my growing knowledge and skills I trained in horticulture as well. I trained under a WRAGS scheme at Darsham Nurseries and at Somerleyton Hall. Developing a passion for both growing and designing/arranging British garden flowers, I planted a cutting garden. Having become increasingly concerned about where and how flowers are grown, coupled with a love of British grown flowers. and natural styling, I now specialise in growing and using beautiful British grown flowers to make romantic natural designs. for weddings, events, gifts and much more.