Jan
1
Dec 17

1 to 1 floristry training - dates by arrangement

  • Doddington Hall LN6 4RU UK

1 to 1 floristry training

Are you a flower grower who would like to expand your floristry skills? Or a florist who would like to use more British flowers in your work? Or would you simply like to learn some floristry skills on a course tailored to your requirements? I offer one to one training tailored specifically to you. Because I am a grower and a florist I have experience of both sides so can help you to expand your skills. If you have never done any floristry before then I am an experienced teacher and you can learn a new skill in a relaxed and supportive environment.

The cost for the day will depend on what you would like to learn - get in touch to see how we can help

 

Jul
11
10:00 am10:00

Scented Gardens and Bouquets

Scent is a vitally important component of both gardens and bouquets - it has a powerful effect on our emotions and connects us to people and places in our past. A fragrant garden can be a means to health, well-being and pleasure and home-grow scented bouquets are a world away from many scentless, characterless, imported flowers. Join Rachel to find out how to grow a range of scented plants to enhance your garden and your flower arrangements. You will make a gloriously scented hand-tied bouquet to take away with you.

Tea/coffee/notes/lunch and your flowers are included.  £95

Jul
13
10:00 am10:00

Sweet Pea Day

Join Rachel Petheram of Catkin at Lut's B and B in South Hykeham http://lutsbandb.co.uk/workshops-courses/ to learn how to grow the best sweet peas. We will talk about which are the best varieties to grow for cutting and how to get the best out of them in the garden. Rachel will show you how to make an arrangement using sweet peas and herbs which you will make and take away with you. All materials provided and Lut will provide a delicious lunch for you.

We will start at 10am with tea/coffee/cake and finish at 3pm.

Price £80 please book through Luts B and B by clicking the link.

Jul
18
9:30 am09:30

Garden of Imagination with Jay Archer and Rachel Petheram

Join Rachel Petheram and Jay Archer http://www.jayarcherfloraldesign.com/ for a day in Rachel's cutting garden and in the beautiful gardens at Doddington Hall.  We will spend some time talking about growing and using seasonal British flowers and then using flowers harvested from Rachel's garden we will make an installation in the gardens at Doddington Hall.  This is open to everyone who loves flowers, gardens, art and who would like to spend a day exploring their creativity. 

All materials provided, includes lunch in the Doddington Hall restaurant, £250 pp

 

 

Jul
25
10:00 am10:00

Wild Floristry

This course celebrates all that is natural, wild and free flowing. Using the best seasonal material from the cutting garden and foraged material Rachel will talk you through how to grow and condition a range of material. She will show you how to make the best of garden and wild flowers to create natural, loose displays ranging from jam jars up to larger arrangements. You will make a variety of arrangements to take away with you.  This course is suitable for florists and beginners alike who want to explore their wild side.  Tea/coffee, a two course lunch and all your flowers and containers are included. We keep the numbers to a MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE. £150

Aug
22
10:00 am10:00

Herb Day

Join Rachel Petheram of Catkin at Lut's B and B in South Hykeham http://lutsbandb.co.uk/flower-arranging-workshops/ to learn how to grow a variety of herbs. As well as being great in the kitchen they are fantastic for wildlife and make a fantastic foliage base for flower arrangements.  Rachel will show you how to make an arrangement using herbs from the garden which you will make and take away with you. All materials provided and Lut will provide a delicious lunch for you.

We will start at 10am with tea/coffee/cake and finish at 3pm.

Price £80. Please book via Luts B and B by clicking the link.

Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

Cutting Garden

Everything you need to know about growing flowers for cutting, suitable for all abilities, whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned gardener.

Tea, coffee, lunch, notes and a tray of seeds to get you started are included.  £80.00

Sep
26
10:00 am10:00

How To Make a Hand-Tied Bouquet

Knowing how to make a hand-tied bouquet is a versatile skill to have - the same technique can be used to achieve many styles and is a great place to start if you think flower arranging isn't for you! This course is perfect for beginners, for gardeners who grow cut flowers or for anyone who just loves flowers!  Rachel will demonstrate a range of styles and you will make a jam jar posy and a luscious hand-tied bouquet full of seasonal flowers to take away with you. Tea/coffee/lunch and all of your flowers are included. MAXIMUM OF 8 PEOPLE. £95

Oct
3
10:00 am10:00

Celebration of Autumn

Come and enjoy a day of floristry using the best the seasons can offer. Rachel will talk you through how to grow and use the best seasonal material and will help you to create two luscious arrangements to take away with you. In the autumn expect to use lots of dahlias, snapdragons, cosmos, zinnias, scabious, grasses, tree foliage, nuts, berries, moss, as well as other foraged seasonal bits and bobs.  This course is suitable for florists and beginners alike who want to explore their wild side. Tea/coffee, a two course lunch and all your flowers and containers are included. We keep the numbers to a MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE. £150

Oct
10
10:00 am10:00

Willow Weaving (birds)

Learn random willow techniques with willow artist Alison Walling. This course is hosted by Rachel from Catkin and taught by Alison who has a wealth of experience in the arts and teaching. You will learn how to work with willow and will create a gorgeous willow bird (we used to say chicken but you don't know what you will end up with until you start....). Suitable for beginners. Tea/coffee/ lunch and of course your bird are all included. £85

Dec
12
10:00 am10:00

Christmas Wreaths

Make your own luxury Christmas wreath to hang on your door.  Rachel will demonstrate how to make a range of wreaths and then you will make your own mossed wreath using a sumptuous range of English-grown, seasonal materials.  Tea, coffee, lunch and all materials are provided.  MAXIMUM OF 8 PEOPLE. £95.00

Dec
14
10:00 am10:00

Christmas Wreaths

Make your own luxury Christmas wreath to hang on your door, hosted by Lut's B and B in South Hykeham http://lutsbandb.co.uk/flower-arranging-workshops/ 

Rachel Petheram from Catkin will demonstrate how to make a range of wreaths and then you will make your own mossed wreath using a sumptuous range of English-grown, seasonal materials.

Tea, coffee, lunch and all materials are provided. 10am – 3pm

Price £80. Please book via Luts B and B by clicking the link.

 

Dec
19
10:00 am10:00

Christmas Table Centres

Learn how to make a Christmas table centre with lovely scented seasonal materials.  Rachel will show you a range of styles and options and then you can make an arrangement to suit your Christmas plans!  Tea, coffee, lunch and all materials are provided.  MAXIMUM OF 8 PEOPLE.  £115.00


Jun
14
10:00 am10:00

How To Make a Hand-Tied Bouquet

Knowing how to make a hand-tied bouquet is a versatile skill to have - the same technique can be used to achieve many styles and is a great place to start if you think flower arranging isn't for you! This course is perfect for beginners, for gardeners who grow cut flowers or for anyone who just loves flowers!  Rachel will demonstrate a range of styles and you will make a jam jar posy and a luscious hand-tied bouquet full of seasonal flowers to take away with you. Tea/coffee/lunch and all of your flowers are included. MAXIMUM OF 8 PEOPLE. £95

SOLD OUT

May
16
10:00 am10:00

Jam Jar Morning

Using a range of material from the cutting garden Rachel will show you how to make posies which are perfect for table decorations. This course is great if you are planning your own DIY wedding tables or if you are growing cut flowers and want to make the best of them for the kitchen table.  You will make 2 jam jar posies to take away with you.

Tea/coffee/biscuits and all your flowers and containers are included. MAXIMUM OF 8 PEOPLE. £55 SOLD OUT

Apr
19
10:00 am10:00

Spring Flower Crowns

Learn how to make luscious flower crowns using seasonal spring flowers and blossom from the cutting garden.  Rachel will demonstrate the technique and will give you some ideas for your design and then you will make your own floral crown to take away with you. Tea/coffee/biscuits and all your flowers are included. £55

Apr
11
10:00 am10:00

Celebration of Spring

Come and enjoy a day of floristry using the best the seasons can offer. Rachel will talk you through how to grow and use the best seasonal material and will help you to create two luscious arrangements to take away with you. In the spring expect to use lots of hellebores, ranunculus, cherry blossom, narcissi, anemones, hyacinths, tulips, wallflowers as well as other foraged seasonal bits and bobs. This course is suitable for florists and beginners alike who want to explore their wild side. Tea/coffee, a two course lunch and all your flowers and containers are included. We keep the numbers to a MAXIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE. £150

Mar
21
10:00 am10:00

Cutting Garden

Everything you need to know about growing flowers for cutting, suitable for all abilities, whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned gardener.

Tea, coffee, lunch, notes and a tray of seeds to get you started are included.  £80.00 SOLD OUT

Feb
28
10:00 am10:00

Willow Weaving - Random Weave Nest

Learn random willow techniques with willow artist Alison Walling. This course is hosted by Rachel from Catkin and taught by Alison who has a wealth of experience in the arts and teaching. You will learn how to work with willow and will create a lovely willow vessel which can be used for many things - it's a cosy nest for the cat in Rachel's house but is a very useful and sculptural object (see the photo on the booking page). The technique can be adapted to make spheres or large random weave flowers. Suitable for beginners. Tea/coffee, lunch and all materials are provided. £85.