Throughout the year we offer classes, talks and workshops on growing and floristry, both on site and at external venues in Munster.
We are also available for bookings for talks, demonstrations and workshops for private groups.
Please contact Sarah for more information.
Sun08Mar20201pm - 5pmThe Secret Garden
Grow Your Own Cut Flowers
A short but intensive introduction to growing your own cut flowers. We'll cover everything you need to know including soil, site, choosing varieties to grow, growing from seed, plant health, staking, supporting, harvesting and conditioning. You'll get hands on experience of seed sowing, and have seedlings to take home with you. If it all sounds too strenuous, there'll be tea, coffee and cake to keep you going! There is increasing interest and demand in Irish-grown cut flowers and foliage, and whether it's just for your home or for commercial this workshop will cover all you need to know to get started. The afternoon is €65 including all materials and refreshments, places are limited so must be booked with a deposit. Contact Sarah on 086 1200 269 to book your place.
Sun22Mar20202.30 - 4.30pmThe Secret Garden
Tea & Flowers
While away a Sunday afternoon with tea, cake and flowers at The Secret Garden. This is a relaxed, social workshop suitable for all levels. You'll get to select your flowers from a beautiful array of spring blooms and foliage, and then make your own hand-tie bouquet to take away with you. Of course, this being The Secret Garden, you will start the afternoon with tea or coffee out of china cups, and slices of cake - we wouldn't expect you to do anything until we have fed you! I will give you a demonstration on how to make a hand-tie, as well as sharing lots of hints and tips on cut flowers and flower arranging. This is the ideal gift for Mother's Day - either as a bit of time out for her, or as a shared experience. Places are limited, so booking with a deposit is essential. The workshop costs €55 per person which includes refreshments and all materials. Deposit €15pp. Call/text on 086 1200 269 to find out more or book a place.
Sun19Apr20202pm - 4pm.The Secret Garden
As spring flowers are at their peak, come and spend a couple of hours learning more about how to use the different available blooms in arrangements. You'll be using seasonal, Irish-grown flowers and foliage to create a foam-free arrangement to take home with you. We'll start the afternoon with tea and cake, whilst I show you different methods of styles and arrangements, then you can select from a variety of beautiful flowers to make your own arrangement. I'll give you lots of hints and tips on cutting from your own garden, and how to get the best from them. This is a gentle, relaxed and social workshop, suitable for all levels. Numbers are limited so booking with a deposit is essential to secure your place. The afternoon costs €55 which includes all materials and refreshments. Call or text on 086 1200 269 to book, or email using the contact form for more information.