Throughout the year we offer classes, talks and workshops on growing and floristry, both on site and at external venues in Munster.

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We are also available for bookings for talks, demonstrations and workshops for private groups.

Please contact Sarah for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

    8:00 pmBlarney Flower & Garden Club

    An introduction on the whys and hows of growing your own cut flowers. All welcome.

  • Sat
    24
    Mar
    2018

    Growing Cut Flowers

    10am-4pmThe Secret Garden

    Gift Bag Bouquet for delivery

    This intensive one- day workshop is aimed at anyone considering growing cut flowers as part of a business.

    Topics covered will include:

    Site & Soil.

    Choosing Varieties to Grow & Suppliers.

    Growing – feed, support, pest, disease.

    Harvesting, Conditioning.

    Selling Your Flowers.

    Foliage.

     

    Cost of the day includes handout, refreshments and light lunch. Group size will be kept small to allow participants to gain as much knowledge as possible.  As spaces are limited deposit of €30 required with booking.

    Cost €90

  • Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    Introduction To Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

    10am-1.30pm.The Secret Garden

    Vase Flower Arrangements

    This workshop is aimed at complete beginners who are keen to try their hand at growing their own cut flowers. We’ll cover the following:

     

    Soil & Site

    Growing from Seed & Bulbs.

    Choosing Varieties.

    Harvesting & Conditioning.

    You’ll go home with your own tray of seeds to get you started.

     

    Cost €55 including refreshments, handouts, materials.

    Class size is restricted, so booking with a deposit  of €20 is essential.

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018

    Spring Abundance - Natural Flower Arranging Workshop

    10am-1.30pm.The Secret Garden

    UPDATE: THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MORE WORKSHOPS PLEASE CONTACT ME AS IF NUMBERS ALLOW, WILL RUN A SECOND ONE.

    A half day workshop focusing on using seasonal cut flowers and foliage to create beautiful arrangements, using foam-free techniques. As well as learning tips and techniques for getting the most from your flowers, participants will make their own arrangement to take home with them.

    This is a relaxed and social learning environment, and suitable for anyone who enjoys the beauty of natural, seasonal flowers.

    Spaces on the workshop are limited, so booking with a deposit (€20) is essential.

    Course cost is €55 which includes all materials, flowers and refreshments.

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018

    Natural Flower Arranging

    8:00 pmThe Secret Garden

    Gift Bag Bouquet for delivery

    Natural Flower Arranging – what could be a nicer way to spend a summer’s evening? You’ll start the evening with refreshments whilst learning about how to get the most from your cut flowers, and ideas for materials that you can gather from your own garden. Then you will create your own arrangement to take home with you, using flowers from The Secret Garden. The cost of the evening is €45 which includes refreshments and flowers. No experience needed, just a love of flowers!

    Spaces are limited so booking with a deposit of €15 is essential to reserve a place.

     

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    Autumn Glory Workshop

    10.30am- 12.30pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    The autumn garden provides an abundance of material for flower arranging, and we're going to take full advantage of it for this workshop! I'll show you some of the different floral materials you can find in your garden and hedgerows, as well as some readily available flowers, and then you'll get to create your own masterpiece! A fun and relaxing morning - no experience necessary, just a love of flowers! The cost of the morning is €45 including all materials, coffee and cake, and you will get to take your flowers home with you to show off to friends and family! Places are limited so booking is essential.

  • Tue
    04
    Dec
    2018

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    11-1.30pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    Take a morning out from the madness of the Christmas rush and make your on Christmas Wreath from scratch - we'll be using the traditional method of the mossed ring, adding greenery and a variety of decorations and ribbon.  This is a relaxed, social workshop - you'll learn new skills, no experience required, and have a beautiful creation to take home with you! The cost is €45, which includes all materials and refreshments.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€15) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    8pm - 10pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    Take time out from the madness of the Christmas rush and join us for a relaxing, festive evening making your on Christmas Wreath from scratch. We'll be using the traditional method of the mossed ring, adding greenery and a variety of decorations and ribbon.  No experience required, and we can guarantee that even the Grinch would leave the evening with a definite festive feel!  The cost is €45, which includes all materials and refreshments.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€15) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Sat
    08
    Dec
    2018

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    11am - 1.30pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    Take a morning out from the madness of the Christmas rush and make your on Christmas Wreath from scratch - we'll be using the traditional method of the mossed ring, adding greenery and a variety of decorations and ribbon.  This is a relaxed, social workshop - you'll learn new skills, no experience required, and have a beautiful creation to take home with you! The cost is €45, which includes all materials and refreshments.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€15) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Sun
    09
    Dec
    2018

    Christmas Garland Workshop

    2pm-4pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    Take time out from the madness of the Christmas rush and make your own Christmas Garland from scratch -  using fresh foliage and a variety of decorations  This is a relaxed, social workshop - you'll learn new skills, no experience required, and have a beautiful creation to take home with you! The cost is €45, which includes all materials and refreshments.  Garlands are suitable for use on doorways, mantelpieces and as table runners so are a versatile arrangement.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€15) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    8pm-10pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    wreath workshop

    Take some time out from the madness of the Christmas rush and make your on Christmas Wreath from scratch - we'll be using the an oasis ring, adding greenery, fresh flowers and a variety of decorations and ribbon.  This is a relaxed, social workshop - you'll learn new skills, no experience required, and have a beautiful creation to take home with you! The cost is €50, which includes all materials and refreshments.  The finished wreath will be suitable for either a table decoration or door wreath, whichever you prefer.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€15) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

     

  • Mon
    17
    Dec
    2018

    Christmas Flower Arranging Workshop

    8pm-10pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    Take some time out from the madness of the Christmas rush and make your on Festive Flower Arrangement - ideal as either a gift or for your home for Christmas.    All materials will be provided, including the bowl, and you'll be able to choose from a selection of fresh greenery, flowers (which will last over Christmas) and decoration.  This is a relaxed, social workshop -  no experience required, just a good pinch of festive spirit!  The cost is €50, which includes all materials and refreshments.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€15) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Tue
    18
    Dec
    2018

    Christmas Garland Workshop

    8pm - 10pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    Take time out from the madness of the Christmas rush and make your own Christmas Garland from scratch -  using fresh foliage and a variety of decorations  This is a relaxed, social workshop - you'll learn new skills, no experience required, and have a beautiful creation to take home with you! The cost is €45, which includes all materials and refreshments.  Garlands are suitable for use on doorways, mantelpieces and as table runners so are a versatile arrangement.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€15) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.