Growing cut flowers through the seasons
Visit two Hertfordshire Flower Farms, sow, arrange and learn about how to grow a year of sustainable cut flowers - £150.
Location: Ashwell & Wheathampsted
Date: Sat 10th September 2022
Time 10am - 4.30pm
Learn about growing cut flowers through the seasons - visit two Hertfordshire Flower Farms, sow, arrange and learn about how to grow a year of sustainable cut flowers - for pleasure or business.
Join Alison Down (@_bohoflowers) and Barbara Lohoar (@ashwellflowers) for a full day’s workshop! Visit both of our farms, learn about growing, cutting and conditioning flowers, be guided in some sowing and finish by making a unique seasonal creation - we call ‘The Boho Meadow’ - using some of the flowers you have just sown.
This is both a practical and creative workshop where you’ll learn through the eyes of both a new and more experienced grower. We’ll start at Ashwell Flower Farm experiencing the growing plot and then sow some seasonal blooms to take home. We’ll then travels to Boho Flowers were you’ll be guided in creating a beautiful seasonal ‘Boho Meadow’ while continuing to learn about growing and looking after cut flowers.
Return home with new skills, your planted seeds and a unique creation to inspire you in your next sowing and growing ventures.
Day outline: 10.00 – Ashwell Flowers in Ashwell (SG7); 13.00 – lunch; 13.30 – travel to Boho Flowers (PostcodeAL4), 35 minutes away in Wheathampstead; 16:30 – Day ends
Accommodation recommendations available.
Your workshop price includes a light lunch and all materials.
Own transport required. Detailed directions and parking information to both farms will be provided after booking.
10am – 4-4.30pm
Saturday 17th September 2022
Summer Flowers Workshop
Create a low-bowl centre piece
and enjoy a short tour of
Ashwell Flowers flower farm - £75.
Date: July 17th 2022
Time 2.30 - 5pm
Join us for a seasonal celebration of British flowers at beautiful Ashwell Flower Farm.
We start by exploring Ashwell Flower Farm and I'll talk you through my journey so far in cultivating British blooms and share tips on growing cut flowers and harvesting them correctly for your enjoyment.
Floral Designer Lizzie Cree will then demonstrate and guide you through creating your own natural, garden-style low-bowl arrangement focusing on texture, form and style using British ingredients. The floral bowl will be yours to keep.
We'll then style the table using your centre pieces, take photographs and provide tips on photographing flowers and capturing your creation. Finally we’ll sit down for a glass of bubbles to reflect on the day and enjoy your seasonal arrangements before you take them home.
Refreshments and all practical materials and flowers will be provided. The workshop will last around two and a half hours - three hours. Covid-19 guidelines will be in place as appropriate. Advice on local accommodation available.
Flowers Farmer Experience - £50 including flowers.
Join me for an afternoon or morning on the farm.
Aspiring flower farmer or just looking for something a little different to do or gift? Come and spend half a day with me working on the flower farm and, when in season, cut your very own flowers to take away and arrange when you get home. We’ll do lots of activities from sowing and potting on, planting out and weeding and of course cutting and conditioning your flowers.
Ashwell Flower Farm is in a beautiful location in the stunning medieval village of Ashwell on the North Hertfordshire border.
Dates: contact me to discuss: April to the end of September.
Gift certificate available.