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Mother's Day hand tied bouquet at Cowshed Creative, the Lake District

Arranging flowers at Cowshed Creative in the Lake District National Park


At Cowshed Creative, we run an extensive range of art, craft and heritage workshops in our beautifully converted art studio. Treat yourself to a creative experience 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!

A treat for Mother’s Day - come with your mum, make something  for her or spoil her with this workshop!  Be inspired to create a hand-tied bouquet that has a fresh, natural, wild, ‘just picked in the Lakes’ spirit. Gain the confidence to create a stunning bouquet using seasonal flowers and foliage. A relaxed, friendly and informal workshop, where you can enjoy chatting over coffee or tea and sampling some home-made treats. Perfect for complete beginners, those with some experience and any flower lovers.

Learn how to choose materials, consider more unusual ‘ingredients’ and discover how to bring different elements together to achieve a natural look, considering colour, texture and shape. Pepy will invite you to wander into the garden and beyond on our traditional Lakeland farm, to select your own material to add, if you wish. You will be shown how to condition your stems, create a relaxed, unstudied arrangement and how to care for your flowers. Wrap your bouquet in a natural, eco-friendly way using waxed tissue and brown paper (no cellophane!), and tie it off with raffia. The perfect gift!

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.

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?

£35 fee includes some great tuition, a stunning venue, tea, coffee, homemade biscuits and cakes.

There is an additional fee of £11 for all the flowers and foliage you need for a bouquet, wrapping tissue and brown paper, jute string and natural colour raffia.

A selection of ribbons, brown kraft paper/card bags (with jute handles) are available at an additional cost.

For details on how to book as well as info on this and other courses, please select 'chat with the maker' to get in touch.


George Grange at Cowshed Creative (Kentmere Farm Pods/Cowshed Creative)
Browfoot Farm

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday
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2½ hours (10:00am to 12:30pm)

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