Courses this year:
Growing foliage for floristry:
18th September (full), 2nd October (full), 16th October (a few places still available). £75 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 it, 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.
‘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, September 2021
‘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, September 2021
27th November, 4th December, 11th December. £40 for a morning from 10am – 12 midday. All materials provided supplied: tea & coffee, gorgeous foliage, seed-heads, berries, feathers, gorgeousness from the hedgerows. Wrap up warm!