Courses & Events

Courses & Events

We offer a variety of different courses and events, if you have any questions or requirements please contact us.

  • 764

    British Flowers Bouquet
    Tuesday 24 May 2022


    In this session Nicola Farrow from Mapletree Farm Flowers will help you arrange her locally grown, seasonal blooms using sustainable techniques for a relaxed “gathered from the garden look.”

    This is a hands-on workshop where you will put together your own hand tied bouquet to take home for yourself or as a gift.

    This course accommodates 8 people.

    Find out more about Nicola and the other workshop leaders.

  • 814

    Summer Seasonal Sowing
    Thursday 9 June 2022


    On this workshop, gardener, author, broadcaster and Chelsea Flower Show exhibitor, Julia Parker will guide you through how, where and when to plant French climbing beans and Dwarf French beans, Fennel, Beetroot, Broccoli for the winter, Carrots and Salads to grow through to September along with how to keep a seasonal supply of Herbs throughout the year.

    All this with a heavy sprinkling of Julia’s vast knowledge, top tips and handy sustainable gardening know hows. This will be an interactive workshop, so please do bring an apron and or thin gardening gloves if you would like.

    Please arrive at 9.45am for a 10am start.

    This course accommodates 10 people.

    Find out more about Julia Parker and the other workshop leaders.

  • 863

    Smartphone Photography
    Thursday 16 June 2022


    In this workshop you will discover how to take fabulous photos with your smartphone.

    We all walk round with a camera in our pocket these days and imagery is everywhere, so join us to discover how to stand out from the crowd and get the best from your phone.

    The workshop will include taking photos, how to enhance them, lighting and composition as well as external apps and discussion about what you do with your photos afterwards.

    This workshop would be perfect for business owners and those bloggers who use Instagram and Pinterest etc to promote their business as well as the casual photographer.

    Jenny Kaye is a professional photographer and will share her hints and tips for creating stunning imagery.

    This course accommodates 10 people.

    Find out more about Jenny Kaye and the other workshop leaders.

  • 772

    Tea Tasting & Blending
    Friday 17 June 2022


    Join local Bucks based tea experts Mark & Giles, the spoons behind Two Spoons Tea Ltd (named after the tools of their trade, their tasting spoons!) to discover the story of tea from bush to cup.

    They have over 50 years of combined expertise as professional tea tasters, have travelled extensively in the wonderful world of tea to hone their craft and tasted more than a million cups between them!

    The masterclass is interactive (tea tasting will be involved!), informative and fun.

    Do you know just what goes into your daily cuppa? Hear the stories, passion and expertise behind our daily brew – the second most popular beverage in the world after water.

    You’ll also get to make your very own blend to take home.

    This course accommodates 10 people.

    Find out more about Giles Oakley, Mark Lawson and the other workshop leaders.

  • 896

    Colour Confidence in Interiors
    Friday 1 July 2022


    More details to follow.

    This course accommodates 6 people.

    Find out more about Charlotte Reynolds and the other workshop leaders.

  • 891

    Easy Embellished Headband
    Friday 16 September 2022


    Perhaps you have an event coming up or just want to learn a new and uncommon skill, this is a fantastic opportunity to create a beautiful hairpiece for yourself using millinery techniques.

    Ellie Vandenbrekel of Ellie Vandenbrekel Millinery will take you through the process of designing and creating your very own, beautifully stylish headband, similar to the one pictured but of your own composition. Ellie has been working in millinery for 15 years, opening her own studio in 2016. She recently spent a year developing her craft in the Katherine Elizabeth Millinery Academy.

    During this session you will be learning to work with silk abaca and how to create different shapes with this luxury millinery fabric which will adorn a padded velvet headband.

    Pre-order your chosen velvet headband and abaca colours from the options provided. Beads, pearls and crystals in a wide array of colours will be available on the day.

    Sewing skills are essential, as couture millinery is always sewn by hand. All materials will be provided (including a box to take your finished masterpiece home with you) but you may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes

    This course accommodates 8 people.

    Find out more about Ellie Vandenbrekel and the other workshop leaders.


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