Workshops

Come to the farm and spend some time immersed in flowers at one of our monthly Moat Farm Flowers workshops.

After picking flowers in the field and talking about the different choices, we will show you how best to condition them and what you might create, then you can set to and play. There is a different theme each month but there will always be coffee and cake.

The courses are informal and a place where you can experiment without judgement and get lots of tips as you go along. At the end of the morning you will take home your creation, along with yet more flowers to play with at home.

Everything that you need is here, but please bring coats and boots or sturdy shoes for the field.

All courses run from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (unless stated otherwise) and take place at Moat Farm. 

There will be 8 maximum (12 max for willow weaving) on each course. Please contact us to secure a place at any of the sessions; payment in advance by BACS or cheque.

Gift Vouchers are now available for workshops.

If you would like to organise a bespoke workshop with a group of friends please get in touch.

Hard at work
It was a fun group of people and lovely for me to do this with my mother - whose wreath looks fantastic on her door too!
In the green house

2017

17 MARCH                                        fully booked

Growing your cutting garden from seed  £40

Do you want to pick your own homegrown flowers this summer? Come and get lots of tips on organising and growing your cutting garden. You will take away notes and a tray of seeds to nurture at home.

12 APRIL                                          FULLY BOOKED

Easter Flowers  £45

Bring your own vase and take home a lovely spring display for Easter. There will be ranunculus, tulips, hellebores and more. I will also give you ideas for making the most of delicate spring flowers to show them at their best.

15 MAY                                            FULLY BOOKED

Willow planter and supports  10.00 – 4.00  £80, lunch included

Spend the day with Jo Hammond – back by popular demand – learning to make sturdy and useful structures for your garden. We will weave lovely natural English willow into sturdy planters and conical supports – ideal for your sweet peas. Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. There will be 10 places on this day.

Please note that willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip.

13 JUNE                                           4 places

Botanical inks Bundle-Dyeing day 10-3  £110 , lunch included

A special day of botanical textile dyeing with visiting expert Botanical Inks.  We will pick our own flowers in the field and then learn how to imprint beautiful British grown haboutai silk using the bundle-dye technique.  You may use your unique natural printed silk for making a scarf, cushion, ribbons or clothing. 

12 JULY                                            5 places

Flower Crowns  £45

Have fun making a summer flower crown using seasonal fresh and dried flowers and foliage. 

8 AUGUST

Dahlia Day  10.30 – 3.30  £75, lunch included

We will immerse ourselves in the choosing, growing, and arranging of dahlias, a firm favourite at Moat Farm.

5 SEPTEMBER

Growing your cutting garden from seed  £40

September is a great time to sow hardy annuals, and also a good time to plan for next year. You will take away notes and a tray of seeds to nurture at home.

3 OCTOBER

Autumnal wreaths  £40

Wreaths are great fun to make at any time of the year and a great way to celebrate the colours of autumn


17 OCTOBER

Free weave bird sculpture  £85, lunch included

Jo Hammond will teach you to make a bird sculpture with a method of free weaving. 

Please note that willow weaving is moderately hard work and requires a firm grip.


12, 14 DECEMBER

Christmas Wreath  £45
Come and spend a Christmassy morning in the workshop making a traditional wreath on a moss base. All ingredients provided but you are welcome to bring anything from your own garden for a very personal touch.

A birthday bouquet

A birthday bouquet

 Wreaths for Christmas

 Wreaths for Christmas