Workshops
Floral Masterclass with Hazel Gardiner
The Orchard Barn, Serge Hill Lane, Bedmond, WD5 0RZ
6th June 2024 10:00am - 16:00pm

Bring the garden inside through a series of exploratory floral masterclasses at Orchard Barn, within the Serge Hill Project for Gardening, Creativity, and Health. Hazel Gardiner, passionate floral artist, gardener, and broadcaster will be teaching a day of workshops celebrating cut flowers and the mindful, healing, practice of floral design. Your day starts with a tour of the private cutting garden at Tom Stuart-Smith's Plant Library where Hazel will be joined by its Head Gardener, Millie Souter.

This rare opportunity to explore the field for fascinating insight into curating and growing a wide selection of floral varieties. You will also be able to select and pick a selection of flowers. Returning to the beautiful Orchard Barn, your harvested flowers will be used in the first workshop of the day. Hazel will teach how to create a striking hand-tied bouquet in her signature naturalistic style with additional flowers harvested from the cutting garden and surrounding Serge Hill site. Once completed, your bouquet will be lovingly wrapped for you to take home and enjoy.

After a nourishing lunch, Hazel will demonstrate how to create an impactful and imaginative vessel arrangement using sustainable foam-free techniques showcasing the unique and varied varieties grown in the Plant Library. You’ll gain insight into Hazel’s design techniques using the principles of colour, texture, and structure. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions, and Hazel will share her insider care tips and knowledge throughout the session. Afterward, you’re invited to take a relaxing self-guided tour of the garden to further explore and learn about the initiative.

This one-day masterclass is a true celebration of seasonality and a unique opportunity to experience and learn about the Serge Hill Project, meet the team, and nurture your creativity in its stunning surroundings. Workshops are suitable for all skill levels; all materials are provided. Please note, the cutting garden tour is weather-dependent; please wear suitable footwear for potential inclement weather.

All money raised from ticket sales will go directly to the Serge Hill Project which is a not for profit CIC (Community Interest Company).

Accessibility

Accessible parking for those who require it is available at the entry to The Orchard Barn. There is step-free access to the building and all areas. However, there are many potential trip hazards and uneven surfaces that may be encountered whilst visiting the gardens, along with gravel paths that aren’t suitable for walking frames with wheels. Please be aware that due to the ongoing building works at the Orchard, there may be additional hazards to look out for.