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2021 / 22

Foliage growing

For a while now Zanna has been offering full day or half day one-to-one consultations and 90 minute Zoom consultations. However, the foliage growing courses are now up and running! Please contact Zanna to find out more. Dates for 2022 TBC.

Growing foliage for floristry:

£90 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

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

Christmas wreath-making – Please contact Zanna to book.

27th November – DRIED FLOWER WREATH MAKING (places available)



£40 for a morning from 10am – 12 midday. All materials provided: tea & coffee, gorgeous foliage, seed-heads, berries, feathers, gorgeousness from the hedgerows. Wrap up warm!


Now that the barn is built we can also offer floristry courses in the following: 

  • Large floral installations for events. 
  • Flower crown making.
  • Summer/Autumn/Spring wreath making.
  • Floral table centre designs. 
  • Hand-tied bouquet making.

We will provide a few subsidised places on courses for those who have suffered mental health problems during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please contact Zanna to find out more.