Spend a half day at Common Farm Flowers in Somerset, where their 3/4 acre wildflower meadow has been created with loving care and attention over the past twelve years.
See the meadow in full flower, look at the species which flourish there, work out how you too can take the lessons that Fabrizio Boccha and Georgie Newbery have learned during the creation of this wonderful space, and create your own meadow. Whether you want to turn a narrow strip of land into a haven for birds and butterflies, or have an actual meadow you want to return to a flowery state, Georgie and Fabrizio will advise and encourage you.
During the course of the workshop you will:
Tour the meadows at Common Farm Flowers
Look at their different environments and learn about how the earth is managed to encourage perennial wild flower species to flourish there
Sow wildflower seeds so that you'll have plug plants to plant into your own meadow land in September
Take home lists of reliable suppliers of wildflower seeds/plug plants
We have lost 90% of our wildflower meadows in the UK since WWII. Be part of the movement to reestablish our native wildflower species, a beautiful way to feed some of the most vulnerable species on the food chain.
This is a half day workshop (10am - 1pm) and there will be a maximum of 10 people attending each session.
Please note that workshops at Common Farm Flowers are taking place outside to enable social distancing, under cover of our sail and out on the farm (where there is no cover!) Please wear clothes suitable for the weather (layers, waterproof clothes) and bring shoes / boots that are designed to walk on rough grassy paths.
Please bring your own drinks and snacks along to the workshop.
Most of our flowers and foliage are grown on our flower farm in Somerset. During some of the winter months we order flowers from our flower farming friends in other parts of the country. We only ever use British grown flowers. Our flowers are cut from the farm fresh each morning, before being arranged and sent for next day delivery.
Because our flowers are picked fresh each day, each of our bouquets is totally unique. Although we can't guarantee a particular flower or colour scheme in your bouquet please let us know if you have any particular requests and we will do our best to meet them. We promise that your bouquet will be fresh and beautiful.