About the Course
Grow Your Own Flowers Workshop
If you'd like to create a cutting garden from which to harvest your own flowers but are unsure where to start, this is the workshop for you. Covering everything you need to know from choosing what plants to grow, to sowing, growing, harvesting and conditioning flowers, finishing with creating your own beautiful natural flower arrangement to take home.I'll explain how to plan the lay-out of your garden, how to prepare dedicated cutting beds and how to incorporate more flowers for cutting in your existing garden borders. We'll cover which annuals, perennials, shrubs and bulbs to grow for flowers all year round. Comprehensive sowing and growing techniques will be demonstrated, along with the best ways to grow and maintain your plants. We'll finish with how to harvest, condition and arrange your cut flowers using flowers available in my cutting garden at that time of year.
The workshop can be on a one-to-one basis (contact me directly to arrange a mutually convenient date) or, if booking on of the pre-set dates below, group size will be kept to a maximum of 3 students so that everyone can have the chance to discuss their individual circumstances and requirements. Factors such as the size of your garden, the amount of space you can dedicate to cut flowers, whether you have somewhere for sowing under cover, your individual taste in flowers, and the time you have available can all be taken into account.
This workshop is ideal for beginners as well as more experienced gardeners. Growing cut flowers isn't difficult but it does require planning and doing jobs at the correct time of year to get the most out of your space.
The day runs from 10.00 am until 2:45 pm on weekdays and includes morning tea/coffee with home-made cake and a light lunch. Courses run from May until September and can be arranged on a day to suit you. Please get in touch for pre-set dates.
One-to-one courses cost £80, Group courses cost £70 per person.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
This price includes lunch, refreshments and detailed course notes with plant lists for every season and situation. You will pick flowers from the cutting garden to produce your own jam-jar display to take home with you.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.