I love teaching workshops, and it's become almost second nature now. It's always wonderful to see people create beautiful things from flowers and over the last few years I've taught countless wreaths and handtied workshops. Recently though, flower crowns have had a real surge of popularity and they were the class of choice for this summer's hen dos. There was a tropical theme with Hawaiian shirts, English country garden flowers in a luxury glamping site* and pinks and yellows in a hidden Devon valley.
It's a little like herding cats sometimes (20 people on prosecco and cake...madness!) but so much fun and I've absolutely loved running them this year. I'm excited to see what next summer holds as I have a new venue up here in North Devon so your group can come here, relax in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy an amazing homemade cream tea with your flower crown!
Saturday dates are very limited due to wedding set ups so get in touch if you're planning a hen do and want to know more! I cover the whole of the West Country and bring absolutely everything you need, plus there are discounts for large groups.
*The glamping site we were at is Brownscombe and it is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely one to consider if you're booking a holiday in South Devon!
On the subject of flower crowns... I was out in the garden today, we had our first frost last night so I was starting the winter job of lifting and dividing dahlias, and I realised that although it seems as though the garden is over and asleep for the winter, there was still a lot of beauty there. So as the babe napped, I headed out with my basket and scissors, and collected autumn blooms in pinks and berry tones for this seasonal, cutting garden crown. It's amazing to see what you can find when you look hard enough, and a joy to use the last of this year's dahlias and roses in something so beautiful, instead of consigning them to the compost heap.
It's inspired me to do this more regularly - a monthly thing perhaps, to chart the evolution of the garden over the year and through the seasons.