I genuinely love to have a table full of people learning something new in my home; the teaching, the questions, the chattering and the silence all create a wonderfully positive energy which I thrive on. Hosting workshops also gives me the perfect excuse to experiment with new recipes, take pleasure in baking and enjoy creating a beautiful environment at the barn and in the garden to ensure it offers everyone a warm welcome.
I’m delighted to be hosting the following events at Oak Tree Barn in the months to come. Do click through to read a little more about each workshop. I hope to welcome you here soon!
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Using acorns, berries and hips, plus other foraged and gathered items, this workshop is all about learning how to make a larger and truly seasonal display. These big displays are perfect in front of a fireplace, or for making a statement on a piece of furniture. Make sure you have plenty of space on the back seat of the car to take your arrangement home!Find out more »
Artist Justine Cook works as an Interiors Consultant and Stylist alongside managing lettings for her two beautiful properties, Harp Cottage in Wales and Les Coteaux in France. Her taste and style of interiors is one that I particularly love, and I'm in good company with her thousands of Instagram followers. So, it is with great pleasure that I am hosting Justine at Oak Tree Barn to share her styling and photographic tips and tricks. She will talk about creating a calm…Find out more »
OR How to ruin a perfectly good arrangement by using the wrong vase. This workshop looks at what shapes work best for what flowers and gives you a few ideas for ways to ring the changes with your tried and tested favourite vase. And you will get to have a go yourself with what Louise calls her perfect vase – a jug!Find out more »
By knowing what goes well together, you can buy every day supermarket flowers and turn them into a truly special arrangement. This floral workshop is a combination of demonstration and hands on practice. You will see how to make four perfect arrangements: Classic White and green, vintage English Meadow for a loose mixed colour arrangement, timeless purple and white and the single colour knockout. You get to have a go at making your own hand tied posy and come away…Find out more »
A fabulous festive morning creating a stunning Christmas wreath with which to adorn your front door. Louise will teach you how to create a really beautiful, natural wreath on a moss base and decorated with largely native and foraged seed heads and dried flowers. Learning how to combine a variety of foliage and safely securing it to ensure that your wreath lasts well beyond Christmas itself. While enjoying a morning at Oak Tree Barn you will be well fed and…Find out more »