Here are some amazing birds' nests we made using twigs and other natural foraged materials. Great fun and a very proud day!


Picture: Demonstrating at The Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon


All workshops (listed below) are always taught by me, there are no substitutes. I am a very friendly, patient and caring tutor with a huge passion for fun, flowers and floral design. Oh, and just in case you are wondering, I am a fully qualified tutor, I have won numerous awards for my teaching and I have over 30 years experience.


I guarantee you will go home from your workshop with not only a design that you are really proud of, but one that you are happy to show off to your family and friends. Very importantly, you will have gained the confidence and experience to be able to repeat it again on your own.

Workshops vary in size according to the design being made. You will always receive individual attention. Tables are provided and you will have plenty of room to work. All adults are very welcome. Take a look at what we've been up to recently here there are lots of pictures of past workshops to have a browse through.


I frequently add extra workshops, so if you would like to be the first to know, please contact me and I will add you to my newsletter list.

Fees are per person and are payable on booking, either by email or phone. They include unlimited refreshments and the basics to help you make your design. An easy-to-follow list showing things you need to bring to your workshop will be issued a couple of weeks before you attend. And should you wish to use it, a pop-up shop with floristry goods is available at each session.


Here's a thought for you. Did you know that flowers are like friends? There is no doubt they really do brighten up your day. So bearing that in mind, why don't you come along to a workshop this year and join in the fun?

Always popular, they are not only a great way to meet like-minded people, but also give you the chance to learn a relaxing and creative skill. You will be surprised at what you can achieve, even if you have never done anything like this before.

If you can't make any of my workshops, remember I can always run one for you. Many ladies groups do this at a venue of their choice - they can even be held from your home if you prefer. Private lessons are also available.

And of course, not forgetting businesses - workshops are great team-building events which can be run at any location.

Workshop Venue:

The Village Hall, Combe St Nicholas, Near Chard, Somerset, TA20 3NY

Please don't be shy about coming alone, as plenty do!

 

The school is closed now for the summer.

My Autumn/Christmas programme will be here in August - why not scroll down for your early-bird dates?


In the meantime, here's what we did during June...


How to Arrange Flowers in a Vase

Monday 4th June 2018 
10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm £20

Ever wanted to learn how to create a vase full of beautiful flowers that will look stylish and transform your room? This workshop reveals how – with tips and advice to ensure you create a gorgeous design every time.

Beautiful Bowl of Roses

Saturday 15th June 2018 
10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm £20

On this workshop you will learn tips and tricks from the trade on how to buy, pick and care for your flowers, together with all the techniques and design tips that you need to create your gorgeous bowl of roses.

Here are the Autumn/Christmas Programme early-bird dates, further details available in August


All workshops will be held at Combe St Nicholas Village Hall, near Chard, Somerset, TA20 3NY


Monday 24th September 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm


Saturday 13th October 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm


Monday 12th November 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm


Saturday 17th November 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm


Monday 3rd December 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm


Monday 10th December 2018

10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4.30pm


Saturday 15th December 2018

10am-3pm


Monday 17th December 2018

10am-3pm


To book email ashvilledesign@outlook.com or call 07906 259 683:
 
Cancellation policy:
All fees are payable on booking and can only be refunded or transferred to another workshop if either you or I can find another student to take your place. In the extremely unlikely event that I have to cancel, you will either receive a refund or the option to transfer to another workshop of your choice.


A few student testimonials follow - I'm so proud of these:


"These workshops are always so enjoyable and have the added bonus of meeting new people with a similar interest. Instructions are very clear and easy to follow and there is always encouragement and help when needed. I have really surprised myself with the beautiful arrangements I have made and am really looking forward to the next one."


"I never believed I'd be able to do something like this, I love what I've made. My daughter and grand-daughter were really pleased with theirs too, we'll be coming again."


"I really enjoyed myself. I was a bit wary having not done anything like this before and concerned because I'm not arty or creative at all. However - I impressed myself and was absolutely delighted with what I made. Everyone was very friendly, everything was easy to follow, even for a complete beginner. I'm definitely coming again, it was great."