Arranging flowers: pressed flowers and a hand tied fresh bouquet at Cowshed Creative, Lake District

Learn to arrange a fresh bouquet using locally grown flowers


At Cowshed Creative, we run an extensive range of art, craft and heritage workshops on our traditional family farm in the heart of the Lake District. From the fantastic and consistent feedback we have received, you are sure to have a great day!

In the morning you will create a stunning bouquet using local & seasonal flowers and foliage with a spirit of ‘just picked in the Lakes’! The aim is to inspire you and give you confidence to create very natural, fresh hand-tied bouquets both on the day and working with material you can find in your own gardens. Learn how to choose from a selection of local and seasonal flowers, consider more unusual ‘ingredients’ and discover how to bring different elements together to achieve a natural look, considering colour, texture and shape. A great way to celebrate the Lake District!

After lunch, perfect the art of flower pressing. Peppy will guide you through the techniques, giving a fresh and updated approach to a much loved and time-honoured craft. There will be an abundance of local pre-pressed flowers, hand-made papers and materials will be available so you can create a range of pressed flower art-work including pictures, cards and gift tags.

Pepy Keegan studied Horticulture at Myerscough College after a career in International Development. She started her own business, Backyard Blooms, after building a prolific garden in Cumbria. She is interested in creating a garden by finding the best plant for the best place – working out what is happiest here and working with the seasons. Trained with
a florist in Hereford (Wild Bunch Flowers) her style is very naturalistic and intuitive. In her own designs she uses flowers, herbs, foliage (both fresh and dried), twigs, bulbs and moss grown in abundance in her garden flower farm and foraged from the surrounding meadows. As well as selling her own bouquets and running workshops, she is the in-house florist for the Black Bull Inn in Sedbergh.

This workshop will be at Cowshed Creative, based in a converted Lakeland barn on our traditional family Farm. The art studio is a stunning open plan space with plenty of room to wander outside and take inspiration from the amazing Lakeland landscape and environment of the peaceful Kentmere valley. Make it a special break and stay in one of our luxury camping pods on the farm. Check out our website for details.

All our tutors are carefully selected professionals and experts with extensive teaching experience. Whilst this is a relatively new venture, George, who has set up Cowshed Creative, has many years of experience programming and running creative courses at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and for Cumbria Adult Education.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Fee: £70 includes some great tuition, a stunning venue, a tasty two course lunch with homebaked bread and cake. Tea and Coffee throughout the day.

Additional fee of £32 includes cost of flower press, which you keep, pressed flowers, fresh flowers and foliage, wrapping tissue and brown paper, jute string and natural colour raffia. A selection of ribbons, brown kraft paper/card bags (with jute handles) available at an additional cost


George Grange at Cowshed Creative

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  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


1 day (10:00am to 4:00am)

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