Howbury Flower School Workshops 2021

We are delighted to announce our programme of workshops for 2021, and are so looking forward to welcoming guests to the garden again.

**All our workshops are subject to COVID-19 restrictions in force at the relevant time.  If we need to cancel workshops as a result of rule changes, we will of course make a full refund of your ticket price.**

A Celebration of British Flowers

with Elworthy Flowers

Monday 21st June, 10am – 12pm or 2pm – 4pm

£45 per person

Celebrate the end of lockdown (we hope!) with a visit to Howbury Hall.  You will enjoy a tour of the historic walled garden and learn about the British flowers that are growing in the early summer. Choose and cut your own bucketful of blooms and turn them into a gorgeous vase arrangement with expert guidance from Catherine of Elworthy Flowers.  Bring your favourite vase or we can supply one at a small extra cost. Finish with tea/coffee and home-made cake.

To book your place, please call 07870 517803 or 07786 038891, or email flowers@howburyfarmflowers.co.uk

Getting your Head around Instagram

with A Bunch of Wild

Monday 5th July, 10am – 12.30pm

£50 per person

Get your head around Instagram in the beautiful grounds of Howbury Hall with the artistry and expertise of Emma Connolly from A Bunch of Wild. There really couldn’t be a more picturesque place to get snap happy and fill your Instagram gallery! Learn what to post on Instagram to help build your floristry business, as well as how to get the most of your grid and develop a cohesive feel. Write your perfect blog and use your phone to create compelling snaps to tell your story. Tour the walled garden and choose flowers to create a style image for your gallery. You will be creating a flat lay with flowers, looking at incorporating props and deciding on backgrounds, plus we’ll cover the most important factor: light! This course is designed for phone photography, but feel free to bring along your professional camera!  The workshop ends with tea or coffee and delicious home-made cake on the terrace.

To book your place, please call 07870 517803 or 07786 038891, or email flowers@howburyfarmflowers.co.uk

Summer Bouquet Workshop

with Elworthy Flowers

Wednesday 21st July, 10am – 12pm

£45 per person

Spend a relaxing morning exploring the walled garden and learning about the British flowers that are blooming in the height of summer.  Cut your own bucketful of flowers and learn how to turn them into a gorgeous hand-tied bouquet with expert guidance from Catherine Elworthy.  It will make a wonderful gift, or you might want to keep it for yourself!  Finish with tea/coffee and home-made cake.

To book your place, please call 07870 517803 or 07786 038891, or email flowers@howburyfarmflowers.co.uk

How to build your Floristry Portfolio

with A Bunch of Wild

Tuesday 10th August, 10am – 3pm

£125 per person

Explore your personality as a florist and learn how to build a portfolio of work under the artistry and talent of Emma Connolly from A Bunch of Wild. The day starts with a tour of the walled garden where you will start snapping all the wonderful colours and textures that you are naturally drawn to. You’ll learn how to make best use of your camera phone and how to use the Lightroom app to edit your photographs. If you have a camera please feel free to bring that along too. Choose and select cut flowers from the garden and create vignettes of work for your compositions to illustrate your floral story. Emma will help you style your flowers for photography, show you the best angles and explain how to work with light. You will learn all the basic story telling shots to enable you to build a portfolio of work either on your own website or through Instagram. A highly creative day.

A delicious lunch made from produce grown on the estate will be provided.

To book your place, please call 07870 517803 or 07786 038891, or email flowers@howburyfarmflowers.co.uk

DIY Wedding Flowers Workshop

with Elworthy Flowers

Tuesday 7th September, 10am – 4pm

£125 per person

Learn how to create perfect wedding flower arrangements using the beautiful seasonal flowers grown at Howbury. If you are a bride, bridegroom, bridesmaid, mother of the bride or groom then this workshop is for you.  Our guests will learn how to create beautiful bridal bouquets, buttonholes, centrepieces and hairpieces from flowers which they will select and cut from the historic walled garden. With expert tuition and advice from Catherine of Elworthy Flowers, the day also includes a delicious home-made lunch and a glass of fizz.

To book your place, please call 07870 517803 or 07786 038891, or email flowers@howburyfarmflowers.co.uk

Eco Installation Masterclass

with Elworthy Flowers

Monday 13th September, 10am – 4pm

£180 per person – limited numbers

Under expert tuition from Catherine Elworthy, learn how to create two different types of floral arch, full to the brim of seasonal foliage and flowers cut from the gardens at Howbury Hall.  You will also learn how to create and install a large hanging hoop.  Learn the mechanics behind these installations and how to keep the flowers fresh and watered without the use of floral form.  You will forage for foliage, cut your own flowers and learn how to create these displays that are perfect for a church, marquee or other venue.

Places on this workshop will be strictly limited so that everyone has a fully hands-on experience. 

A delicious lunch made from produce grown on the estate will be provided.

To book your place, please call 07870 517803 or 07786 038891, or email flowers@howburyfarmflowers.co.uk

Eco Urn Masterclass

with Elworthy Flowers

Monday 4th October, 10am – 1pm

£75 per person

Create your own large urn arrangement, overflowing with seasonal flowers and foliage, perfect for a wedding, church or marquee display. The talented Catherine Elworthy will teach you how to make a wire-based structure – no floral foam in sight. Forage for foliage and cut your flowers from the walled garden and gardens at Howbury. The workshop ends with tea or coffee and delicious home-made cake on the terrace.

To book your place, please call 07870 517803 or 07786 038891, or email flowers@howburyfarmflowers.co.uk