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
    09
    Mar
    2017

    Workshop - Essential Pruning

    11am - 2pmCork Photo, Lord Mayor's Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park, Cork
  • Thu
    09
    Mar
    2017

    Talk - Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

    8:00 pmKinsale Flower & Garden Club

    St Multose Hall, Kinsale, Co Cork. Tickets on door.

  • Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017

    Talk - Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

    8:00 pmLadysbridge Flower & Garden Club, Garryvoe Hotel, Cork.

    Tickets on Door.

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017

    Demonstration - Easy Easter & Wedding Flower Arrangements

    8:00 pmCastlelyons Flower & Garden Club
  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017

    Pruning Masterclass with Alan Pitcher

    11am - 1pmThe Secret Garden

    For gardeners who want to know how to keep their garden under control! Alan will cover all the basic pruning techniques, including roses, fruit, climbers and shrubs. This will be an outdoors practical workshop so outdoor wear and shoes essential. We'll provide coffee and handouts, we can't guarantee the weather....  We will be limiting numbers so booking and pre payment is essential, the morning costs €25 per person. Saturday March 25th 11am- 1pm at The Secret Garden.

     

  • Wed
    29
    Mar
    2017

    Workshop - Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

    10:30 amCork Photo, Lord Mayor's Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park, Cork

  • Mon
    03
    Apr
    2017

    Introduction To Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

    10am - 1.30pmThe Secret Garden

    This intensive workshop will cover all the basic areas you’ll need to know about  growing your own cut flowers. We’ll cover soil & bed preparation, sourcing seed, choosing varieties, growing from seed, supporting & staking, feeding, pest & disease, cutting & conditioning.

    Course cost includes all materials (you’ll be going home with a few plugs to plant in your own patch!), refreshments & handout.

    These will be small classes for effective learning, so booking with a deposit (€15) is essential.

    €45 per person.

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

    Introduction To Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

    10am - 1.30pmThe Secret Garden

    This intensive workshop will cover all the basic areas you’ll need to know about  growing your own cut flowers. We’ll cover soil & bed preparation, sourcing seed, choosing varieties, growing from seed, supporting & staking, feeding, pest & disease, cutting & conditioning.

    Course cost includes all materials (you’ll be going home with a few plugs to plant in your own patch!), refreshments & handout.

    These will be small classes for effective learning, so booking with a deposit (€15) is essential.

    €45 per person.

  • Mon
    08
    May
    2017

    Natural Flower Arranging

    11am - 1pmThe Secret Garden

    A fun workshop for those of you who want to find your inner floral artist! We’ll use garden materials and home-grown flowers to create relaxed, informal flower arrangements. I’ll also show you how to use supermarket flowers and make them look a million dollars! We’ll cover the basics of making a hand-tie, and how to get the most out of your cut flowers.

    Course cost is €40 which includes all flowers, refreshments and a handout.

    As with all our workshops, we keep the groups small so that everyone benefits from the experience, so places must be booked with a deposit  (€15).

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  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017

    Workshop-Bees, Trees & Hedgerows

    4-7.30pmCork Photo, Lord Mayor's Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park, Cork
  • Wed
    07
    Jun
    2017

    Workshop - Introduction to Growing Your Own Herbs

    10am-2pmCork Photo, Lord Mayor's Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park, Cork
  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017

    DIY Brides & Mums

    10am - 1.30pmThe Secret Garden

    This half day workshop is for brides and/or mums who’d like to have a go at creating some of the wedding flowers but don’t know where to start! We’ll talk about selecting, conditioning and arranging some simple and effective flowers, and through the morning you will get to make a hand-tie, a jam jar arrangement, flower crown and a buttonhole – all yours to take home when you are finished.

    Booking is essential as places are limited - groups are kept small to ensure that everyone benefits from the class. A deposit of €25 is required with booking.

    Cost of this half day workshop is  €75 , which includes all materials and refreshments.

  • Tue
    20
    Jun
    2017

    Natural Flower Arraging

    8:00 pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket, Co Cork

    If you'd like to spend a summer's evening playing with flowers and learning how to get the best out of them, then why not book a place on this relaxed, social workshop - Tuesday 20th June 8pm. You'll come away with your own bouquet of flowers with which to impress friends and family, and there may even be a bottle of something chilling in the fridge... Places are limited, so booking is essential - €40 including all materials & refreshments. Suitable for complete beginners.

  • Wed
    12
    Jul
    2017

    Natural Flower Arranging

    8:00 pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket, Co Cork

    Fancy an evening faffing with flowers? Come along to the Natural Flower Arranging Workshop on Wednesday 12th May at 8pm. You'll get lots of hints and tips on how to choose the best flowers (whether from a florist, supermarket or your garden) , how to get the best from them and how to arrange them. You'll get to make your own hand-tie bouquet which will be yours to take away. This is a relaxed, social evening - places are limited so booking is essential. The cost for the evening is €40 which includes refreshments and all materials/flowers.

    "Thank you for a wonderful evening, learned so much and loved the chat and tour of cutting flowers beforehand"  Eileen, June 2017.

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017

    DIY Wedding Flowers Workshop

    11am-2pmThe Secret Garden

    Workshop - DIY Wedding Flowers.

    If you, a family member or friend has a wedding coming up and you'd like to have a go at doing some (or even all!) of the wedding flowers yourself, this workshop is a chance to try your hand at a few key pieces. We'll talk about what flowers to use, how to prepare them, then you'll get to make a hand-tie bouquet, a jam jar arrangement and a buttonhole. I'll also show you the basic technique for flower crowns. This is a fun, relaxed morning - you'll be taking home your flowers afterwards, and plied with coffee and cake - how bad! Places are limited, so booking is essential. Suitable for complete beginners. Cost €50 including all materials.

     

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017

    Autumn Glory Flower Arranging Workshop

    11am-2pmThe Secret Garden
    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 limitted so booking is essential.
     
  • Sat
    02
    Dec
    2017

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    11am-1pmThe Secret Garden

    Christmas Wreath Workshop
    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    Take a little time out from the Christmas madness and spend a couple of relaxed hours making your own fresh Christmas Wreath. You'll be making it on an oasis ring, so if you don't feel like hanging on the door it will make a fabulous table arrangement.  Cost of the morning is €45 which includes all materials and refreshments. Spaces are limited so booking with a deposit of €10 per person is essential.

    UPDATE - FULLY BOOKED!

  • Tue
    05
    Dec
    2017

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    11am-1pmThe Secret Garden

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

     

    Take a little time out from the Christmas madness and spend a couple of relaxed hours making your own fresh Christmas Wreath. You'll be making it on an oasis ring, so if you don't feel like hanging on the door it will make a fabulous table arrangement.  Cost of the morning is €45 which includes all materials and refreshments. Spaces are limited so booking with a deposit of €10 per person is essential.

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    8:00 pmThe Secret Garden

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    Take a little time out from the Christmas madness and spend a couple of relaxed hours making your own fresh Christmas Wreath. You'll be making it on an oasis ring, so if you don't feel like hanging on the door it will make a fabulous table arrangement.  Cost of the morning is €45 which includes all materials and refreshments. Spaces are limited so booking with a deposit of €10 per person is essential.

    UPDATE - FULLY BOOKED!

  • Sat
    09
    Dec
    2017

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    11am-1pmThe Secret Garden

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    Take a break from the Christmas madness and spend a couple of relaxed, creative hours creating your own door wreath from scratch. We'll use the traditional method of a wire ring, which you will moss, and then decorate with foliage, cones, berries and other hedgerow finds. No experience necessary, the morning costs €40 which includes all materials and refreshments. Places are limited, so booking with deposit of €10 per person essential.

    UPDATE - FULLY BOOKED.

  • Tue
    12
    Dec
    2017

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    8:00 pmThe Secret Garden

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    Take a little time out from the Christmas madness and spend a couple of relaxed hours making your own fresh Christmas Wreath. You'll be making it on an oasis ring and using fresh flowers, so if you don't feel like hanging on the door it will make a fabulous table arrangement.  Cost of the morning is €50 which includes all materials and refreshments. Spaces are limited so booking with a deposit of €10 per person is essential.

    UPDATE - FULLY BOOKED

  • 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.