Workshops & Experiences

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Dates: Sundays 12th September 2021

Time: 2-5pm

Cost: £75 / person

Directions and parking: will be provided after booking

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British Flowers - Summer Meadow 
Workshop 

An eco-friendly workshop to experience
eco - floristry products and techniques - £75.

Join Barbara at Ashwell Flower Farm with Floral Designer Suzy Randell for this afternoon workshop to create a beautiful Summer Meadow Box – designed using British flowers - and learn about the latest eco-floristry techniques.   

 

We’ll start the afternoon by exploring Ashwell Flower Farm where Barbara will talk about the British Flower Movement and share details about what she's growing and how to cut and condition flowers.  Floral designer Suzy Randell will then discuss various eco-floristry techniques, whilst demonstrating and guiding you to create your own eco-friendly Summer Meadow Box using seasonal British ingredients.

 

During the workshop you’ll gain experience using two different eco-techniques whilst creating a Summer Meadow to take home. You’ll also learn about the importance of sustainable floristry and be provided with a useful reference sheet covering different eco-floristry materials and suppliers.  Eco-floristry kit bags will also be available (to purchase) so you can continue practicing at home.  

 

Finally, we’ll take photographs of our creations while enjoying a glass of bubbles and reflecting on what we’ve learnt before you take your designs home. Your photographs will be a good record of your work as well as a potential addition to your floral portfolio collection. 

 

This workshop is for anyone interested in spending a lovely afternoon learning about, and designing with British cut flowers. It will suit both beginners and those wishing to further develop their skills and knowledge about sustainable eco-floristry.    

 

Refreshments and all flowers and practical materials provided. Covid-19 guidelines will be in place. Advice on local accommodation available. 

Special Birthday or Hen Party?
Let us help you celebrate...

Create a low-bowl centre piece or floral crowns
and enjoy a short tour of
Ashwell Flowers flower farm - £65. 

Join us for a seasonal celebration of British flowers at beautiful Ashwell Flower Farm.  

 

We start by exploring Ashwell Flower's gorgeous cutting garden with Barbara Lohoar who runs Ashwell Flowers.  She'll talk you through her journey 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 or floral crown focusing on texture, form and style using British ingredients. The crown or floral bowl will be yours to keep.

We'll then style the table using your centre pieces (if you have chosen a garden-style bowl), take photographs and provide tips on photographing flowers and capturing your creation. Finally we’ll can sit down for a glass of bubbles to reflect on the day and enjoy your seasonal arrangements before you take them home.

Refreshments 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.

DATES: private group - dates to suit

Min. 6 people.  

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Flowers from The Farm
Open weekend. 

Visit a beautiful working flower farm. 

Dates: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th August 2021

Time: 10 - 11.30am

Directions and parking: will be provided after booking

Limited places

Donation: suggested £5 per person which includes tea/coffee (which will be donated to https://www.thrive.org.uk/ ).

Interested in taking a peek behind the scenes of an artisan flower farm? Come and see how we grow our lovely flowers.  We’re opening on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th August 2021 as part of the ‘Flower Farmers’ nationwide open  flower farm festival (organised by the growers’ association, Flowers from the Farm of which we are a proud member).

There will be a short guided tour plus the opportunity to wander and look at it all and ask questions over a cuppa. Beautiful Ashwell Flower Farm is based in the wonderful medieval village of Ashwell on the north Hertfordshire border with Bedfordshire and Cambridge – why not make a day of it. 

  • Suitable for children

  • Sturdy shoes/boots required

  • Uneven surfaces

  • Toilets

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 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: If this as a gift I can send you a personalised gift certificate.