How To Grow your own Wedding Flowers Workshop, 2019
One day / Tues 17th Sept 2019 / 10.00am until 4.00pm / Beginners level / No experience of flower growing necessary / Maximum of 8 people / £150 per person
Growing your own wedding flowers and making your own eco friendly, natural bridal bouquet is something you will remember forever.
This is the perfect workshop for the DIY bride to build confidence and enjoy learning a new skill in beautiful surroundings at Balsham House. No previous experience of flowers is necessary and brides together with their family and friends can have a fun, relaxing day being creative in the English countryside.
As a florist and flower grower, Helen will show you the best techniques for reliable flower growing. This is a very practical hands on course and we’ll be in the spacious, greenhouse sowing seeds, then out picking flowers in the Balsham House cutting gardens. After a delicious lunch we’ll be in the flower studio making a free flowing, wild, hand tied bridal bouquet to take home.
From Lucy Haskell
“Had a wonderful time learning to make flower crowns as part of a hen party. Helen and her daughter were both absolutely lovely and made us feel so welcome. Amazing cake too!”
You’ll be provided with all the tools and kit plus an apron. Please bring gloves if you want to wear them for the cutting garden or you have an allergy to any plants. You’ll be given scissors, secateurs and a basket. You are free to take all your arrangements home, so you will need room in the boot of your car.
Details of The Day
9.45am Arrive for coffee, tea and home made cake
10.00am After a short introduction, Helen will talk about how to grow the right flowers for your bouquet and how much space you will need for growing (not as much as you’d think!) She will talk about the use of annual plants, which flower in the first year of sowing , and also how perennials, biennials and shrubs can be used to add the finishing touch.
11.00am A well earned coffee break (drinks , cakes are provided)
11.20am Out into the greenhouse. and after a quick demo you’ll be sowing your own tray of wedding flower seeds which you’ll take home to nurture!
1.00pm Organic seasonal lunch
2.00pm Then its back out into the cutting garden and fields to cut flowers and foliage for your bouquet. Helen will then show you how to make a relaxed, natural bouquet and then you’ll make your own style bouquet.
3.30pm Depart with detailed growing instructions, a planting plan, a tray of planted seeds and a bouquet.