christmas workshops 2018

We have completed our Autumn workshops and are now filling up fast for the Christmas season. Look out for our 2019 dates which will be released within the next few weeks and will make great gifts for flower loving friends and family.

Unless otherwise stated all workshops are held at The Spotted Dog in Blyton.  For any workshop bookings or enquiries hit the button at the bottom and complete the email form for a response by return.

 We now supply GIFT TOKENS  to any value and these are an ideal way of purchasing a workshop place for a friend or relative - or good for a hint to loved ones about what you would like for yourself!

We would love you to join us for a fun and social day out making a Christmas wreath, table decoration or garland to decorate your home. Each workshop is slightly different.  At Ellicar we will be foraging in the gardens for extras for our wreaths and at Blyton we include a light festive lunch with your wreath making.  At The Willow Works, Beckingham we will be using freshly cut willow from the small plantation outside the building. There are also separate events for you to make decorations for your home. We will be using traditional methods of mossing and wiring and no floral foam will be used in any arrangement. There will be an amazing array of lovely sweet smelling foliages and you will make use of everything from traditional mixed firs, to eucalyptus, vines, rosemary silver birch, ivy and more. No experience necessary as demonstration and full support provided.  All materials and tools provided. Please bring gloves if you have sensitive hands.

If you’d like a private event and have a group of six friends (or more) and would like a private workshop, please do get in touch.

 Thursday 29 November  10 – 1.00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Wreath - Ellicar Gardens, Gringley on the Hill - 6 places remaining

£40 Includes light refreshments, all materials, your wreath to take home and access to the gardens.  

Friday 30 November 10 – 1.00 p.m. Traditional Christmas Wreath - Ellicar Gardens, Gringley on the Hill - last few places

£40 Includes light refreshments, all materials, your wreath to take home and access to the gardens.  

Saturday 1 December - The Willow Works, Beckingham 10.00 - 1.00 p.m. (In conjunction with Yoga Movement Studio, Gainsborough)

Join us for a fun filled morning getting into the Christmas spirit and learning a new skill. We will kick off the day with a little yoga practice to warm everyone up and then Linda will demonstrate how to create your willow decoration. You will learn how to make a fresh willow wreath or heart shape to decorate for the Christmas season. No experience necessary as full guidance will be given.
Special price of £25 per person to studio regulars or £30 to general public includes all tools, materials and light refreshments.

Friday 7 December 10.30 – 2.30 p.m. The Spotted Dog Flower Co. Blyton – Traditional Christmas Wreath - FULLY BOOKED

£50 Includes all materials, refreshments, light festive lunch and your wreath to take home.

Other dates may be available for Christmas Wreath Making - please enquire for details.

Wednesday 19 December 10.30 – 2.30 p.m. The Spotted Dog Flower Co. Blyton  - Christmas Garlands and Table Decorations - 2 places remaining

£60 Includes all materials, refreshments light festive lunch, your garland and table arrangement to decorate your home for Christmas.

Thursday 20 December 10 - 12 noon.  The Spotted Dog Flower Co. Blyton – Christmas Table Decoration - 4 places remaining

Thursday 20 December 2 - 4.00 p.m.  The Spotted Dog Flower Co. Blyton – Christmas Table Decoration FULLY BOOKED

£35 includes all materials, refreshments and your table arrangement to decorate your home for Christmas.

Please note that all workshops are due for payment upon booking.  As we are a small company and all our workshops are limited in size to ensure personal attention, refunds are only available if we are able to fill the place, but we are happy to carry the booking forward to a place on any of our future workshops or for you to find someone to take your place.

A wonderful day on the growing your own cutting garden workshop. Linda is so knowledgeable and her farm is inspirational. Great food too! Beware - you will come away fired up & with a huge shopping list! I’ve already booked on the Christmas Wreath Workshop. Thanks for such a great day Spotted Dog.
— Natalie, October 2017