I’ve just come back from teaching at Belmont House and Gardens.
It was my huge pleasure to be invited by the staff at Belmont House to run a flower arranging workshop in the walled garden, which included the opportunity to cut our own choice of flowers direct from the kitchen gardens. It was absolute bliss, as usually I have to transport flowers, foliage and containers to my “pop up” workshops and today our plant materials were only a hop, skip and jump away across the lawns!
We made a marquee on the lawn our base. It was exciting and a little daunting to be given the run of the garden with our scissors – some of the group went for calming pastel colours, others for a clash of hot pinks and purples; shades of orange mixed with chocolate cosmos also made an appearance.
All in all a successful day. With the addition of delicious cake at tea time it was a bit like a cross between life in the Allotment Challenge and the Great British Bake Off. Roll on Christmas, when I’ll be back at Belmont as part of the team at the seasonal door wreath and festive table centre workshop on 3 December.
If you don’t know the house and grounds do go and visit. Wednesday is a great day as not only is the tea shop open for lunch – give Hilde-Marie a shout on Twitter to find out what’s on the menu; but also, on the third Wednesday of the month Graeme, the head gardener, gives guided tours of the garden.
Later in the month I’ll be holding a workshop at the Westwell Flower School – do come and join me.
Until next time, happy flowers!
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