Flower farmer and artisan florist Georgie Newbery of Common Farm Flowers in Somerset brings all her country garden expertise to Petersham Nurseries to share her knowledge and experience when it comes to growing and arranging wedding flowers.
Her new book, Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers, is entirely informed by her working with and growing for more than fifty brides a year. This includes; brides who want to grow some or all of their flowers and to arrange some or all of them, brides who don’t want their weddings to cost the earth, and those who long for flowers which really have been freshly cut from the garden for them to carry down the aisle still dew-drenched and full of scent.
Georgie will bring buckets of gorgeousness from Common Farm Flowers for everybody to play with, whilst sharing top tips and clever planning ideas for growing, cutting, conditioning and arranging your own wedding or event flowers. Whether you’re just growing a stand of sweet peas for the special day, or plan to supply and create a wildly luxurious wedding flower scheme, Georgie will help you curate your flower-growing choices.
In addition she will help you to forward plan in order to optimise the time available to you without leaving you needing to lie down in a darkened room with your feet up when the big day arrives. You will also be shown how to create the most beautiful bouquets and posies yourself, an achievement you can be proud of for the rest of your life, and which might give you a serious cut flower growing addiction.
The day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm and includes refreshments and a light lunch. You’ll take home a posy you’ve made yourself.
Price: £100 per person
Booking: book your place online at www.petershamnurseries.com/events