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

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019

    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.

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019

    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
    27
    Apr
    2019

    Spring Abundance - Natural Flower Arranging Workshop

    11am-1.30pm.The Secret Garden

     

    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.  Call Sarah on 086 1200 269 to book a space.

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

  • Sun
    21
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019

    Tea & Flowers - Summer Flower Bouquet Workshop

    2.30pm - 4.30pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

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    What better way to spend a relaxed Sunday afternoon than drinking tea and playing with flowers? You will get to select from our own sustainably-grown blooms and foliage, and will be taught the techniques for making your own hand-tie bouquet to take home with you.  Tea, coffee and home-baked cakes will be served, so leave a pudding gap after your Sunday dinner!  I'll give you lots of tips and ideas for using garden flowers for arrangements, and for getting the best out of your blooms.  Numbers are limited, so if you would like to attend you will need to book with a deposit of €10.  The cost of the afternoon is €55 which includes all refreshments and flowers.  To book please either email me at info@thesecretgardener.com, or call/text on 086 1200 269. 

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019

    DIY Wedding Flowers

    2-5pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

     

    DIY WEDDING FLOWERS

    Calling all bride- to-be, mums, aunties and bride tribes who would like to learn more about bridal flowers - this is the workshop for you!  We'll start with tea and cake while I talk you through tips and ideas for sourcing flowers, what to use and how to get the most from your blooms. Then in the first half of the workshop, you will be making your own hand-tie bouquet to take home with you, and in the second half we'll cover the basics techniques for buttonholes and hair flowers, again for you to take away with you.  Suitable for complete beginners, it's all very relaxed but with loads of information!  Places are limited so booking with a deposit of €20 is essential. The cost for the workshop is €75 which covers all materials and refreshments - you can email or text/call on 086 1200 269 to find out more or make a booking.

     

     

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019

    Autumn Glory Workshop

    2.30pm - 4.30pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    We'll start the afternoon in a gentle way with tea and cake, before launching ourselves into an afternoon of flower arranging! You'll be using seasonal blooms and foliage, berries, seed heads, and more to create your own wonderful flower arrangement to take home with you. This is a relaxed workshop, suitable for complete beginners, but spaces are limited so if you'd like to come along you'll need to book a space with a deposit. You can email or call/text on 086 1200 269 for more information. 

    Cost is €55 which includes all refreshments and materials. Deposit of €10 to secure place.

     

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    11am - 1pm. The Secret Garden, Newmarket

    Before the madness of the Christmas rush starts, join us for an afternoon of festive creativity (plus tea and cake!!) 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 €50, which includes all materials and refreshments.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€10) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    2.30pm - 4.30pm. The Secret Garden, Newmarket

    Before the madness of the Christmas rush starts, join us for an afternoon of festive creativity (plus tea and cake!!) 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 €50, which includes all materials and refreshments.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€10) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    Christmas Wreath Workshop

    8:00 pmThe Secret Garden, Newmarket

    Before the madness of the Christmas rush starts, join us for an evening of festive creativity 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 €50, which includes all materials and refreshments.

    Numbers are limited in each workshop so booking with a deposit (€10) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019

    Christmas Garland Workshop

    2.30pm - 4.30pmThe 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 €55, which includes all materials, tea and cake!  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 (€10) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019

    Christmas Garland Workshop

    8:00 pmThe 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 €55, which includes all materials, tea and cake!  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 (€10) is essential. You can book via email (info@thesecretgardener.com or use the contact form) or by contacting me on 086 1200 269.

  • Wed
    18
    Dec
    2019

    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 and flowers (which will last over Christmas) and decorations.  This is a relaxed, social workshop -  no experience required, just a good pinch of festive spirit!  The cost is €60 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.