DIY Wedding Flower workshop…..

Over the last year we have started to branch out in the Walled Garden. We have restored the Potting Sheds and we have started a gardening club.

The next exciting step is holding some day courses in the Walled Garden. One of these exciting workshops will be a DIY Wedding Flowers. On Sunday the 22. September from 10am till 16 pm.

Creating your own wedding flowers with the help of family and friends can add a wonderful unique touch to your wedding day. On this one-day intensive workshop you will learn how to arrange a variety of bridal flowers from bouquets and buttonholes, to simple but stunning ceremony flowers which you can later use as a party venue decorations.

Taking on the flower arranging for a wedding can be an exciting but often daunting task with the pressure of high expectations, sourcing ingredients, conditioning and keeping flowers fresh, choosing suitable designs, working with a given budget and general logistics for the day. With planning and a little bit of floral design guidance you can make sure you will be prepared for the job and most importantly enjoy one of the most important days in your life.

During our workshop we will talk about choosing the best cut flowers, foliage, enhancing your design with home grown and natural, foraged ingredients, conditioning and storing your flowers. On the day you will learn to create a romantic, wild, naturally styled bouquet, mini posy style buttonhole flowers and delicate hair flowers. We will be looking at different ceremony flower designs, that are easy to install as a beginner and will create a series of stunning meadow style  aisle flower arrangements that could also double as table centrepieces at your wedding party.


All materials and tools will be provided, together with a delicious home cooked lunch in the beautiful Ballywalter Park. Weather permitting, we will also take a walk and look at the plants & flowers around the Walled Garden and the grounds of this stunning Estate, to gather ideas on using seasonal, naturally grown ingredients for your wedding designs.


This course will be tought by Bea Andrews. Bea runs a floral design studio Botanika in West Sussex and works with seasonal flowers and foliage with a wild, naturalistic garden style that is becoming evermore popular and suits a wide variety of weddings and events. Her Floral work has been featured in Country Living and Gardens Illustrated magazines and she was listed as one of the top 20 most creative British florists in the Daily Telegraph. She is also a passionate horticulturist and worked with Sarah Raven for several years as head gardener, growing and trialling many of the most popular cut flower varieties we use today.

To see more of Bea’s work, visit


So! Save the date 22. September 2019! And email me at to go on the list as there will be limited numbers.

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