Cut Flower Workshops

Kirkmuir Farm

Garden to Vase Workshops 

Join us in the beautiful setting of Mayfield Flower farm in Ayrshire for an informal workshop on creating spiral handties. This is a versatile technique which can be used to present flowers as a gift, bridal bouquet or used as a simple way to arrange flowers in a vase or jug. This workshop will appeal to people who have their own garden flowers and want to make the most of them as well as floral fans who are looking for some special seasonal flowers to work with.

We will start the day with a tour of the gardens discussing the best flowers to cut and how to condition. If you like to use flowers from your own garden and want to know the secrets to success this is the ideal opportunity to ask questions. We will then try the spiral handtie technique to make a small jam jar arrangement. After lunch we move on to using this technique on a larger scale in a handtied bouquet, finishing with everyone gift wrapping their bouquet in water to take home.

No previous floristry experience is required and all tools and flowers are provided to make both arrangements

Click here to see dates and to book your Garden to Vase Workshop


DIY Wedding Flowers Workshops

If you want to be involved with arranging your own wedding flowers, from doing a few decorations to the whole thing, this workshop will show you the basics. Using mixed buckets of flowers and foliage from our cutting garden we discuss how to choose which flowers are best for each arrangement, how to make the most of every stem and looking after your flowers.  You will make a handtie bouquet, a jam jar posy and a wired buttonhole over the course of the day with tips on timings, preparation for wedding and planning the amount needed for your designs.

No previous floristry experience is required and all tools and flowers are provided to all arrangements.  Group size limited to 8. 

Price includes light vegetarian lunch, refreshments and all your floral creations to take home.

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We also run workshops for large pedestal arrangements and Floral Crowns –  Find out about all our workshops here


  • All workshops subject to minimum number of participants to run – please see terms and conditions.
  • Private groups, hen parties or bridal party bookings welcome – please contact us for group rates and to discuss bespoke workshops or larger groups.
  • If you would like to follow the season of flowers over several workshops please get in touch for a “two place” rate for a 15% discount
  • Gift vouchers available for all workshops Why not treat someone to a wonderful day out? Either select and book a date and email us to let us know you would like a gift voucher sent or buy gift vouchers for the recipient to choose the date. Click for general gift vouchers.
  • Workshops are held at: Mayfield Flowers, Kirkmuir Farm, Stewarton, Ayrshire KA3 3DZ
  • Easy to reach from Central Belt (35 minutes by car/30 minutes by train from Glasgow). We will give you full directions when you sign up.
  • If you have any questions about the courses or would like to discuss a bespoke workshop please contact us here or call 01560 486 770.


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