Late Summer Blooms & Dried Flower Arranging Workshop
We are always incredibly proud of our head gardener Penny Hemming's floral creations which decorate The Field Kitchen restaurant. It's the thing our guests comment on most often, second only to the food. Which is why we are delighted to say that we have persuaded Penny to share her wealth of knowledge in this hands-on practical floral workshop, where guests will create one fresh flower arrangement and one dried floral creation to take home with them at the end of the day.
Guests will have the chance to learn some handy tips and tricks to help create stunning fresh flower arrangements using flowers gathered from The Riverford Field Kitchen garden and hedgerows; as well as some additional varieties grown within a five mile radius of the farm. You'll also have the opportunity to learn about the varieties and techniques for working with dried flowers; before getting hands-on to create a dried flower decorative piece to take home.
See below for the outline itinerary.
- 9.30am - Welcome to Riverford Field Kitchen
Arrive at The Riverford Field Kitchen for refreshments. Course tutor and head gardener Penny Hemming will outline the plan for the day.
- 10am - How to Create a Dazzling Fresh Flower Arrangement
Penny will talk through and demo the tips and tricks the experts use to ensure their floral arrangement hangs together to create a dazzling centre piece for your home. You'll then have the chance to get hands-on and choose the fresh blooms you'd like to work with, before creating your own arrangement to take home.
- 11.30am - How to Create a Dried Flower Arrangement
Penny will then talk through the art and techniques of working with dried flowers. Which varieties are most suitable, how to cultivate and dry these at home and how to work with them to make a long-lasting and vibrant creation to take home with you at the end of the day.
- 12.30pm - Lunch
Return to The Riverford Field Kitchen restaurant for an unforgettable three-course organic lunch.
- 3pm - Event Close
Please note, there might be some small variations on the day.
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