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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March 2018

Floral Workshop | Spring Flowers for Mothers’ Day | The Crafty Gardeners

March 9 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Running a few days before Mother’s day this could be the perfect treat for your Mum. With step by step guidance you will learn how to make a simple hand tied posy with fresh seasonal spring flowers. In addition, we practise a fail safe way to wrap your arrangement so they turn into a beautiful gift bouquet. You will never be stuck for present ideas again as we all know that flowers make such a thoughtful gift. Beginning the day…

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April 2018

Small Business Coaching | Out of The Woods | Kayte Ferris

April 7 - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Notebook & pastry on plaid blanket

There are times in our business where we stop for a second, look around us, and realise we’re deep in the woods. We’ve been working so hard, heads down getting everything done, that at some point we meandered off the path and now we don’t know where we are. We get so deep into our business that we stop being able to see it from a bird’s eye view; we lose our objectivity and can’t tell the difference between the trees. When…

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Floral Workshop | The Perfect Vessel | The Crafty Gardeners

April 18 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

OR - How to ruin a perfectly good arrangement by using the wrong vase! This workshop looks at which shapes work best for what flowers and will give you lots of ideas for ways in which to ring the changes with your tried and tested favourite vase. You will enjoy experimenting yourself with what Louise considers to be her perfect vase – a jug!

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Personal Development | Rise and Shine | Tamsin Acheson

April 27 - 10:00 am - April 28 - 5:00 pm

No one wants to live an existence without meaning and purpose. No one wants to be trapped in a life somewhere on the spectrum between unmotivated and completely lost where everything seems to take immense effort, an uphill battle, and on some days you just don't feel like yourself anymore. You have lost sight of who you are, what is important to you, what you value, what makes you happy, what makes life fun - fun? what's fun? In fact life has become…

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May 2018

Floral Workshop | Classic Colour Combining | The Crafty Gardeners

May 23 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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…

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