workshops 2019



STYLING THE SEASON WITH peonies

FRIDAY 14 JUNE - MILL FARM, GRASBY by kind permisson of Helen and Mike Boothman

10.00 - 1.00 pm.

Part of the garden at Mill Farm

Part of the garden at Mill Farm

I am so excited to be invited to run a workshop in Helen and Mike’s stunning garden at Grasby in the Lincolnshire Wolds. If you’ve never visited it before you are in for a real treat. Not only is the garden a plant and flower lover’s dream but the views are amazing also.

The morning will comprise of an exploration of the wonderful early summer garden at the peak of the peony season, on a guided walk with Helen and myself.  Helen will share her knowledge about the the wonderful plants and flowers in her gardens, especially the peonies and I will guide you through cutting and conditioning flowers. We will then retreat under cover where I will demonstrate a floral foam free contemporary design in a low bowl using peonies and other summer blooms. Peonies are a great favourite of mine and some lovely varieties are grown at Mill Farm. Availability of specific flowers is dependent upon weather as with all of my workshops, but you can be sure there will be plenty of flowers. Then it will be your turn to engage your creative skills with your own design.. Full guidance will be given and numbers are strictly limited.
The price of £65 per person includes all materials, flowers and the bowl in which you design. Aprons, snips and delicious refreshments included.

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Styling Flowers by the Season

These two hour workshops held on site at The Spotted Dog will use the best of the flowers from our field and you will receive guidance on cutting, conditioning, growing and styling the flowers of the season.  You will arrange your flowers in a container (provided) in a relaxed setting with plenty of flowery chat, cake and tea.  From 2.00 – 4.00 pm each day.

Easter – Wednesday 17 April (narcissi and tulips)

Spring – Thursday 16 May (ranunculus)

Summer – Thursday 18 July (high summer and you get the pick of the field)

Autumn – Thursday 5 September (dahlias and late summer flowers)

 £40 per workshop – book two workshops before 30 March and receive £10 discount.

Flowers for Mother’s Day

Instead of just buying a bouquet this year, why not treat your mum and yourself to an afternoon filled with flowers? Fill a container full of scented Spring flowers to decorate your home and enjoy an afternoon of flowery chat and cake.  All materials, tools,  light refreshments and flowers included.

 Friday 29 March 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Places strictly limited to ensure personal attention

£65 per couple

Grow your Own Cut Flowers

Thursday 3 October 10.00 – 4.00 pm 

A beginners guide to growing your own cut flowers.  If you have always wanted to try growing your own flowers for cutting but didn’t know where to start you will find this workshop guides you through from choosing varieties to grow, how and when to sow, through to care and cutting, so you have plentiful flowers to cut for yourself next year.  We will also discuss bulbs and the best perennials and shrubs to plant.  A practical day which will include time outside in the flower field as well as a classroom environment.

£80 includes refreshments, lunch notes and seeds to grow yourself.

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