Courses & Workshops

11/04/24 Spring Sustainable Floristry – A day of magnificent flowers at no cost to the earth with Shane Connolly

Tuesday 9th January, 2024

Spend a day with Shane learning all about sustainable floristry.
Shane will spend the first part of the morning discussing what sustainable really means in terms of flower sourcing and the mechanics you use. He'll talk about how to use flowers botanically, where each stem of each variety speaks for itself and with it’s own unique character. He'll also focus on Green Flowers - low carbon footprint is the way forward with flowers, and foraging in the garden and hedgerows is often the answer. Spend some time wandering around the gardens at Perch Hill with both Shane and Sarah, learning how best to pick for maximum effect and minimum cost to the environment. See the tulips at their peak as well as many of the late flowering narcissus. In the afternoon learn from Shane how to use what has been picked stylishly, whether it's for every day in the house or for a special occasion.
It is held at Sarah's home - Perch Hill Farm, Brightling, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5HP



The day lasts from 10.30 till 5 including tea/coffee on arrival, (from 10am for 10.30 prompt start) morning tea/coffee break and a 2 course lunch using recipes from Sarah's cookbooks (cordial, not wine served with lunch. We find people tend to fall asleep after lunch if we serve wine)

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11/04/24 Spring Sustainable Floristry –  A day of magnificent flowers at no cost to the earth with Shane Connolly