Cut Flower Workshops for lovers of flowers. Workshops for Christmas Wreaths, Bouquets and DIY Weddings. Discover your hidden talent!
Enjoy a relaxing day in the beautiful
setting of Mayfield flower farm, and leave with your fill of flowers
We run a variety of floral workshops at the flower farm throughout the main flower season. During 2018 we are running workshops for Garden to Vase, DIY Weddings and Flower Club. Each one is a relaxed workshop with small group numbers giving you time to practise with guidance always on hand to create beautiful arrangements. We use flowers and foliage grown at Mayfield Flowers cutting gardens and on the Garden to Vase course you will cut some yourself from the gardens. Other courses start with buckets of flowers freshly picked for you, changing with each season. Our style is natural and often a little on the wild side and we respond to the natural shapes and forms that we grow so you will always experience something unique.
For retail flower growers we also have a series of workshops for 2018 to help you grow your business.
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.
To book a workshop, follow the links below. Payment is through PayPal but you can checkout as a guest using a debit/credit card if you do not have an account.
Book now for 2018 season…
Cutting from your garden to create natural hand-tie bouquet
Explore the possibilities of flowers to cut from your garden for beautiful arrangements. On the garden tour you will learn the best varieties and stages for cutting that season and how to condition flowers to last. After tea and cake we move on to making handtie bouquet using Mayfield Flowers’ fresh seasonal blooms.
£65 (or £117 for 2 = 10% discount)
Half day workshops in spring, summer and autumn
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Learn the foundations to create your own wedding flowers
Beautiful flowers make a wedding special. Using Mayfield Flowers natural blooms you will learn how to create a natural bridal bouquet, a wired buttonhole and we will experiment with various table decorations that you might consider for your venue. You will come away from this full day course with the information you need to plan and create your own wedding flowers.
£130 (or £234 for 2places =10% discount)
Full day workshops in May, July and September
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Looking for a regular session using natural Scottish grown flowers? Join us to explore different flowers and their uses each season. We provide a Mayfield Flowers medium sized flower box and then the fun begins!
£45 Two hour workshops in spring, summer and autumn
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We are delighted to host an event by Botanical Inks for a day of botanical textile dyeing, using farm flowers, local wildcrafted plants and exotic natural dye pigments to imprint cloth with contemporary kaleidoscopic patterns, using the bundle-dye technique and organic British-grown silk cloth. For making into a scarf, cushion cover, ribbons, clothing or other creative projects, infused with herbal essences.
18th August 2018, 10-3pm £125
For retail flower growers we have a series of workshops for 2018 to help you grow your business:
These seasonal “how to” tours for small scale growers let you in to the workings of Mayfield Flower Farm. Based around seasonal tasks we will show you how we have tackled these, with hands on opportunities for participants and discussion of variety of methods you may wish to consider in your own enterprise. 10-1pm £55
Dates and tasks likely to be included:
Spring – 19th March: seed sowing and transplants, dahlia sprouting and propagation
Summer – 16th July: successional sowing and planting, feeding regimes,
Autumn – 22nd October: lifting and storage of dahlias, pruning shrubs for stems, bareroot planting
Naturally grown blooms fit perfectly with a woodland burial or eco friendly coffins as well as those looking for less formal funeral tributes. This course is for Flower Growers who want to include natural sympathy flowers in their work and avoid the use of floral foam. £150
10-4pm, June 10th
“Just a wee note to say thank you for the great workshop on Saturday, I enjoyed every minute of it, spending time with such lovely people … everything was perfect! I was going to sign up for the September workshop but would like to attend the summer one too.” Claire
“Thank you very much for a very informative and enjoyable workshop … The bouquets travelled well to Cumbria, and the buttonholes are still quite fresh today …” Diane
“We had such a lovely day yesterday – thank you so much. I had been looking forward to it for so long and it was even better than I could have imagined … I am getting a lot of pleasure from both my arrangements which have been much admired.”Dorothy