The Cutting Garden Collective Workshop - A collaborative venture between Julie of Peonies & Posies and Brigitte of Moss & Stone
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.
The morning session will take place in the inspiring atmosphere of Julie's stunning cutting garden just outside Bury St Edmunds. We will wander her beautiful plot for a couple of hours whilst Julie encourages 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. Based on her many years of experience, she will talk about her growing year, discuss various seed sowing techniques and how to successfully grow armfuls of tulips.
Then we will travel 15 minutes down the road to Brigitte’s garden - comparatively, a very less organised and very untidy affair! - for a delicious light lunch. After which, 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.
See images below from last year’s class.
Wednesday April 24th 2019
£295 per person
9.30am - 4pm approx
Great Barton & Rickinghall, Suffolk