Learn to be a Flowersmith

Come and have a fun and informative day and discover how to be a Flowersmith! We will walk around Amisfield Walled Garden, an eighteenth century treasure, and discuss flowers, textures, colours, foliage as we pick and choose our ingredients. I will demonstrate how to arrange them practising sustainable methods, using different containers with lots of invaluable hints and tips. You will arrange something yourself in a vintage container to take away with you.

How the Day Works

Maximum of 6 people


Start 10.30am Promptly

Morning. Meet at Amisfield Walled Garden, coffee & cake, introductions. Tour of this amazing garden as we pick and choose our flowers, I will talk about colour, textures and growing cutting varieties. We will then have a practical lesson on conditioning the flowers ready for the afternoon.

Lunch. A fresh and delicious picnic including produce from Amisfield.

Afternoon. I will demonstrate arranging in many different ways using different containers, tricks of the trade and new/old sustainable ways of making the best of your flowers. 

You will then get the chance to make your own arrangement with your mornings flower pickings in a supplied vessel to take home. 

Refreshments available all day

Finish 3.30pm


Saturday 8th July


Saturday 29th July

Very limited spaces so book early.

If you would like a special event for your own small party get in touch. These can be tailored to your choice, ie crowns, bouquets, wreaths and arranging.

Email me hello@ruthalder.co.uk if you have a question

Flowersmith workshop
Flowersmith workshop