Common Farm Flowers Workshops
Coronavirus Update, 9th June
Our forthcoming workshops and garden tours remain postponed. Our website currently marks dates for June / July / August as postponed and we are contacting those of you booked onto workshops as the workshop date approaches to see whether you would like your place rolled forward or a refund. Thank you to all of you for your support and understanding with this. As soon as we know we are able to hold gatherings of small groups safely then we will put the appopriate plans in place and look at our workshop schedule for the rest of the year and update the website as soon as we are able.
Coronavirus Update, 20th March 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have decided it is most sensible to postpone our workshops for now. We will be in touch soon if you've a place booked on a workshop over the next few weeks. Meanwhile, we are exploring ways to put the workshops on line as well so watch this space! To hear our latest news about this please be sure to sign up to our newsletter, which you can do at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your understanding but please contact us if you've any queries.
Our workshops are the perfect way to spend the day and make for a lovely treat for yourself or an ideal gift for someone else. Running throughout the year, we love to share our experience and tips on various fabulous subjects! Here’s our current list of what’s on offer. Just click on each link to find out more.
Introducing our new series of online workshops! Hopefully this will bridge the gap whilst workshops are postponed due to coronavirus but it will also open up our workshops to people who would like a taster of what we do here, or can't escape work / home life for a whole day at a time or even to our international audience.
Flower Farming and Flower Growing
Whether you've ambitions to earn an income from your cut flower patch, you want to grow flowers for your own pleasure or you're starting out on your very first garden, or you've ambitions to grow flowers for a wedding - our flower farming and flower growing workshops are an ideal opportunity to come and learn from Georgie!
- Flower Farming Intensive
- Career Change Flower Farming Workshop
- Growing Sweet Peas
- Growing Dahlia
- Create A Perennial Wildflower Meadow
- Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers
- Grow Your Own Cut Flower Patch
Flower Arranging and Wreath Making
Looking to develop new skills or expand on existing ones? Love growing flowers but then not quite sure how to arrange them? Keen to move to a more eco friendly way of arranging your flowers? Or want to arrange your own or a friend's wedding flowers? Then our range of floral based workshops hopefully offer you something of interest!
- Wedding Flower Intensive NEW FOR 2020
- Create With Garden Flowers Retreat NEW FOR 2020
- DIY Wedding Flowers
- Hand Tied Bouquets
- Eco Flower Skills
- Flower Crown, Buttonholes and Posy NEW FOR 2020
- Eco Autumn Wreath Making
- Create Your Own Christmas Decorations
Growing Your Business
Common Farm Flowers is ten years old in 2020 and on these workshops Georgie shares her extensive experience of growing her small business - perfect if you're already in the throws of running your own business, thinking about starting one of your own or just interested in the topics from a personal perspective. Note that the learning on these workshops is generic and you do not need to be in the business of flower farming to benefit from them!
- Social Media For Small Businesses
- Styling and Photography for Social Media
- Growing Your Kitchen Table Business
- How To Teach A Successful Workshop NEW FOR 2020
Days Out At Common Farm Flowers
All our workshops are effectively fabulous days out at Common Farm Flowers! But here are a couple more that didn't quite fit into any of the categories above!
All our workshops are great fun, include a delicious lunch and are held at Common Farm Flowers (unless it says otherwise in the detail). We are just two hours from London and easy to find just off the A303, nestling in the glorious Somerset countryside between fashionable Bruton and Wincanton. Nearby train stations include Gillingham (in Dorset) and Castle Cary.
Common Farm Flowers also offers Garden Visits at different times of the year. The tours are open to various groups, including (but not exclusively) horticultural societies, floristry groups, W.I. and so on. You can contact us to organise a tour for your group or join one of our mixed tours instead. Find out more here.
Stay A While
If you want to turn coming to one of our workshops into a short break, we have plenty of cheerful B&Bs nearby and interesting things to see and do right on ourdoorstep, including the Hauser and Wirth art gallery just a couple of minutes drive down the road!