Upcoming Workshops Moss & Stone Floral Design

Upcoming workshops using flowers, florals, British garden foliages and cutting garden blooms, create table centres, bouquets, urns and flower crowns.

A Summer study

 Image - Brigitte Girling

Image - Brigitte Girling

Date:

20th June 2018

Description:

With the fresh growth of early Summer well underway, we will wander my garden and see how the season is progressing whilst seeking out hidden treasures. Every day brings forth a new gem, perhaps a returning foxglove, a peony or sweet scented philadelphus - lush greens, soft pinky apricot roses and honey scented sweet peas. We will discuss the many things that you can use for arrangements that are often overlooked and my flower choice philosophy. I will then demonstrate a large urn arrangement using branches and summer flowers from the best that is available at this time of year plus a few extra special bits that we may gather from the garden. It will be a no foam arrangement. This will be followed by a lovely two course light lunch - hopefully outside if its beautiful weather. Then it will be your turn to create your own beautiful summer urn arrangement under my guidance that you will be able to take home. All your work will be photographed for your own use later. 

Cost:

£250 per person

Time:

10.30am - 3.30pm

Venue:

Brook House, Rickinghall, Suffolk

Gather & Grow Roses

The Cutting Garden Collective Workshop - A  collaborative venture between Julie of Peonies & Posies and Brigitte of Moss & Stone

 Image - Brigitte Girling

Image - Brigitte Girling

Rose (n.)

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin rosa; unconscious beauty

The rose - arguably the most loved and popular flower ever and the focus of this workshop. Julie and Brigitte will provide expert guidance on how to successfully grow beautiful summer roses for cutting in your garden and then artfully decorate your home with your own carefully nurtured, freshly picked blooms. 

Taking place in the inspiring atmosphere of Julie's stunning cutting garden just outside Bury St Edmunds, you will receive a full day of practical and hands on guidance. With her many years of growing experience Julie will give you the skills and confidence you need to sow, plan and plant a gorgeous cutting patch of your own for a continuous supply of blooms to arrange and enjoy. She will show you around her garden, talk about her growing year, discuss various seed sowing techniques and how to successfully nurture your roses and achieve successional flowers. 

After a delicious light lunch, Brigitte will demonstrate how to use some of Julie's gorgeous roses and other summer delicacies to create a high summer inspired arrangement. She will discuss both the practicalities of how to condition and care for your flowers to maximise their vase life and her philosophy of letting the flowers and nature guide you when arranging. Then it will be your turn to have a go - you will forage for foliage and perhaps add a few bits from the garden to the carefully selected flowers that Brigitte will have waiting for you to arrange and then take home and enjoy.

Places are limited to 6.

 

“I really had the loveliest time with you and Julie. The combination of both your skills and expertise was so fabulous and I absolutely loved the easy and relaxed qualities of the day and both your teaching styles. I learnt so much...It was completely perfect in every way and especially wonderful to spend time with someone who also chats to the flowers and understands about them needing to have their say as well! All in all just wonderful.”

                                                                                                                               — Kate Hargreaves of Tangle & Thyme - Gather & Grow for Summer 2017

Date:

Tuesday June 12th 2018

Cost:

£250 per person

Time:

9.30am - 3.30pm approx

Venue:

Great Barton, Suffolk

The Folly of Flowers - Spring Edition

with sarah of simply by arrangement and brigitte of moss & stone

 Image - Helen Warner Photography

Image - Helen Warner Photography

Date:

Tuesday May 15th 2018

Description:

Come and join us in a gloriously romantic Grade 2 listed folly in the depths of rolling Suffolk countryside for a very intimate floral workshop. Situated in a stunning landscape designed by 'England's greatest gardener' Capability Brown, the folly will be our setting for a wild and immersive floral installation. Using foraged finds, locally grown British flowers and a foam free philosophy we will let our imaginations run wild as we work together to create a romantically magical backdrop for a sunset cocktail or two!

This will be a collaborative creative process where we can explore ideas, discuss mechanics, problem solve and relish the freedom of using beautiful flowers in an imaginative, original way to form our own narrative.

The day includes a light two course seasonal lunch, evening nibbles and refreshments throughout the day.

Cost:

£600

Timings:

9.30am - early evening

Venue:

Brook House, Rickinghall & The Folly, Redgrave Park, Suffolk

 Image - Brigitte Girling

Image - Brigitte Girling

 Image - Brigitte Girling

Image - Brigitte Girling

 Image - Helen Warner Photography

Image - Helen Warner Photography

 Image - Helen Warner Photography

Image - Helen Warner Photography

 Image - Helen Warner Photography

Image - Helen Warner Photography

 Image - Helen Warner Photography

Image - Helen Warner Photography

 Image - Helen Warner Photography

Image - Helen Warner Photography

 Image - Helen Warner Photography

Image - Helen Warner Photography

Gather & Grow Tulips

The Cutting Garden Collective Workshop - A  collaborative venture between Julie of Peonies & Posies and Brigitte of Moss & Stone

 Image - Brigitte Girling

Image - Brigitte Girling

Tulip (n.) 

Late 16thC.,  from Persian dulband ‘turban’,  perfect love

On this tulip focused workshop, Julie and Brigitte will provide expert guidance on how to successfully grow beautiful spring flowers for cutting in your garden and then artfully decorate your home with your own carefully nurtured, freshly picked blooms. 

Taking place in the inspiring atmosphere of Julie's stunning cutting garden just outside Bury St Edmunds, you will receive a full day of practical and hands on guidance. With her many years of growing experience Julie will give you the skills and confidence you need to sow, plan and plant a gorgeous cutting patch of your own for a continuous supply of blooms to arrange and enjoy. She will show you around her garden, talk about her growing year, discuss various seed sowing techniques and how to successfully grow armfuls of tulips. 

After a delicious light lunch, Brigitte will demonstrate how to use some of Julie's gorgeous tulips and other spring delicacies to create a beautiful dutch master inspired arrangement. She will discuss both the practicalities of how to condition and care for your flowers to maximise their vase life and her philosophy of letting the flowers and nature guide you when arranging. Then it will be your turn to have a go - you will forage for foliage and perhaps add a few bits from the garden to the carefully selected flowers that Brigitte will have waiting for you to arrange and to then take home and enjoy.

Places are limited to 6.

I really had the loveliest time with you and Julie. The combination of both your skills and expertise was so fabulous and I absolutely loved the easy and relaxed qualities of the day and both your teaching styles. I learnt so much...It was completely perfect in every way and especially wonderful to spend time with someone who also chats to the flowers and understands about them needing to have their say as well! All in all just wonderful.
— Kate Hargreaves of Tangle & Thyme - Gather & Grow for Summer 2017

Date:

Thursday April 26th 2018

Cost:

£250 per person

Time:

9.30am - 3.30pm approx

Venue:

Great Barton, Suffolk

A Spring Study

 Image -  Taylor & Porter

Date:

12th April 2018

Description:

With signs of spring unfurling everywhere we will wander my garden and see how the season is progressing whilst seeking out hidden treasures. Every day brings forth a new gem, perhaps a fresh blossom, a tulip or a new narcissus - lush greens, muddy brown hellebores and bold bulbs. We will discuss the many things that you can use for arrangements that are often overlooked and my flower choice philosophy. I will then demonstrate a large urn arrangement using blossom and spring flowers from the best that is available at this time of year plus a few extra special bits that we may gather from the garden. It will be a no foam arrangement. This will be followed by a lovely two course light lunch - hopefully outside if its beautiful weather. Then it will be your turn to create your own beautiful spring urn arrangement under my guidance that you will be able to take home. All your work will be photographed for your own use later. 

Cost:

£250 per person

Time:

10.30am - 3.30pm

Venue:

Brook House, Rickinghall, Suffolk

 Image -  Taylor & Porter

Gather & Grow Hellebores

The Cutting Garden Collective Workshop - A collaborative venture between Julie of Peonies & Posies and Brigitte of Moss & Stone

 Image - Brigitte Girling

Image - Brigitte Girling

hellebore (n.)

late 14thC., from old french ellebore, 'plant eaten by fawns'

Hellebores are possibly the most productive, stoic and elegant of plants, flowering for up to six months through the darkest days of the year bringing subtle, shy beauty and hope to our winter gardens. On this hellebore focused workshop, Julie and Brigitte will provide expert guidance on how to successfully grow these desirable flowers and other early spring stunners for cutting in your garden to then gather and enjoy in your home.

Taking place in the inspiring atmosphere of Julie's stunning cutting garden just outside Bury St Edmunds, you will receive a full day of practical and hands on guidance. With her many years of growing experience Julie will give you the skills and confidence you need to sow, plan and plant a gorgeous cutting patch of your own for a continuous supply of blooms to arrange and enjoy. She will show you around her garden, talk about her growing year, discuss various seed sowing techniques and how to successfully care for your hellebores. 

After a delicious light lunch, Brigitte will demonstrate how to use some of Julie's gorgeous hellebores and other Spring delicacies to create a beautiful garden inspired arrangement. She will discuss both the practicalities of how to condition and care for your cut hellebores, which can be tricky, to maximise their vase life and her philosophy of letting the flowers and nature guide you when arranging. Then it will be your turn to have a go - you will forage for foliage and perhaps add a few bits from the garden to the carefully selected flowers that Brigitte will have waiting for you to arrange and to then take home and enjoy.

Places are limited to 6.

I really had the loveliest time with you and Julie. The combination of both your skills and expertise was so fabulous and I absolutely loved the easy and relaxed qualities of the day and both your teaching styles. I learnt so much...It was completely perfect in every way and especially wonderful to spend time with someone who also chats to the flowers and understands about them needing to have their say as well! All in all just wonderful.
— Kate Hargreaves of Tangle & Thyme - Gather & Grow for Summer 2017

Date:

Tuesday 27th February 2018

Cost:

£250 per person

Time:

9.30am - 3.30pm approx

Venue:

Great Barton, Suffolk