Foliage growing

For a while now Zanna has been offering full day or half day one-to-one consultations and 90 minute Zoom consultations. These sessions are based on a questionnaire sent out prior to the session. It often helps to send a video tour of the growing space in question. From this information specific foliage recommendations can be prepared based on site and needs. Please contact Zanna to find out more.

Here is a lovely testimonial:

‘What Zanna doesn’t know about foliage is probably not worth knowing. I was fortunate to have a one-to-one foliage consultation with Zanna, and in 90 minutes learnt more than i could imagine. Her years of experience and dedication to growing British foliage means she is a wealth of knowledge, a walking encyclopaedia of how to best cut, condition, prune and care for foliage plants. Zanna is a natural teacher and leaves you not only with a notebook of helpful information, but an inspired confidence to grow the best foliage possible.” James Greig, Stem & Green

Growing foliage for floristry courses 2022:

Saturday 10th Sept

Tuesday 13th Sept

£95 for a half day from 9.30 – 1.30. The course will cover the kinds of foliage florists want, what plants to grow & how to grow them, maintenance and pruning, some propagating techniques, conditioning, pricing, presenting foliage for sale, weed control and ground cover planting, optimum spacing for harvesting, and demo on using foliage to take the lead role in floral arrangement.

Here are a couple of lovely testimonials from previous course participants:

‘I just wanted to say thank you so much for Saturday’s foliage course. I had such a lovely morning and have learnt so much from you. It was great to meet you and see your amazing field… it was so helpful to see what you have done and how you’ve planted out your space. You were so generous with your knowledge and i’m very grateful for all the advice you gave and also for the plant lists, which add to my never ending shopping list!’ Helen, Home Hill Flowers 2021

‘I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and learning more about the foliage aspect of farming. Such an amazing location and beautiful barn. I came away really excited about the future of growing more foliage and feel your course covered many of the questions that I had. The handouts are proving most useful albeit my shopping list is getting longer!’ Marney, Chetterwood Flowers 2021

Please contact Zanna to find out more.

We are also now taking bookings for floristry & wreath-making courses.

Wreath-making & garland-making workshops at Wernog Wood in North Wales

December 10th

Wreath-making in the morning, garland-making in the afternoon. Stay for either or both! (delicious lunch included).

On this course you’ll work with completely natural, locally sourced materials to create gorgeous, scented, luscious foliage-based decorations for your home over the festive season. You’ll pick up tips on how to create low-cost, eco-friendly floral designs for ON the table, over the fireplace, on the front door, as well as HANGING ABOVE it all! Dried material, rose hips, feathers, conifer, all the tricks of the trade for making decorations that will last ages and look amazing. It’s a wonderful way to prepare for Christmas.

Please contact Zanna to find out more.

Christmas wreath making – Please contact Zanna to book.

December 13th – Tuesday

December 17th – Saturday

December 18th – Sunday

£45 for a morning from 10am – 1pm. All materials provided: tea & coffee, gorgeous foliage & flowers, seed-heads, berries, feathers, gorgeousness from the hedgerows. Wrap up warm!