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Flower Workshops Times

Events in 2017

Hops and Flowers: Christmas Workshops

Christmas Door Wreaths

Saturday 25th November 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday 25th November 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday 26th November 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday 2nd December 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday 2nd December 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday 3rd December 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Only £35 per person. Book now by calling 01227 830666 or email florist@essentiallyhops.co.uk to avoid disappointment.

Hops and Flowers: Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstrations

Lauren Jones is our top florist, having lured her away from the bright lights of London as Assistant Floral Designer at The Savoy. Lauren has transformed our flower shop and will delight and inspire you with her new ideas. An opportunity not to be missed! Hints and tips for your festive decorations.

Wednesday 29th November 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Friday 1st December 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Only £5 per person, includes entry to raffle, refreshments and 10% off in-store purchases on the day. Book now by calling 01227 830666 or email florist@essentiallyhops.co.uk to avoid disappointment.

Supporting M.N.D.A.

Community Carols in the Farmyard

Sunday 10th December - 2:30pm

Supporting M.N.D.A.

Previous Events, 2016

Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstrations 2016

Christmas Flower Workshops 2016

Flower Arranging Workshops 2016

Community Carols in the Farmyard 2016

Flower Arranging Tuition

Flower Arranging Tuition

Learn how to arrange flowers with our expert florists.

One to One Tuition

Individual tuition costs £25 per hour excluding materials. Bring in a container and any materials you might wish to use and our expert florists will give you all the help you need to create a stunning flower display. Whether it is with fresh or dried material, for a special event or simply just to bring your garden into your home.

Group Tuition

A group booking of up to 6 people will cost £25 per person including basic materials.

Dates can be arranged to suit your group, please ring 01227 830666 or email shop@essentiallyhops.co.uk to make your enquiry.

Why not spend a morning with your friends learning to be creative, followed by a delicious light lunch or cream tea at Mama Feelgoods next door?

At Christmas, we do have a couple of scheduled Demonstration days which are very popular. These are ticketed events and details can be found on our "Whats On" page for timetabled demonstrations and workshops

Farm Walks & Flower Talks

Walks & Talks At Chalkpit Farm

Farm walks, although possible all year round, are best during the summer when the flower fields are in full production. Unfortunately it is never possible to see all the flowers and hops looking their best, because each variety matures at a different time. For example, the perennial flowers mature first , followed by the annuals and lastly the hops. Lavender picking starts in early July, mid July - mid august is perfect for the flower fields and the hops look fantastic late August. They are usually held early evening, and last for approximately an hour and a half. Group sizes of 25-30 is perfect, but we try to cater for most requests. Mike takes the tours, which ends at our shop in Chalkpit Farm. Refreshments can be booked in advance but are not included in the fee. Sensible shoes are essential, and although we welcome the less mobile & elderly, unfortunately wheelchair access is not possible on the flower fields. Wet weather rarely causes cancellation but never say never!!

Farm walks have to be booked in advance and prices are available on application.

Our florists are happy to demonstrate flower arranging at the shop at the farm. Booking must be in advance, the perfect sized group is 10-15 people and the demonstrations last approximately 1 hour.

Flower arranging demonstrations have to be booked in advance and prices are available on application.

A Cream Tea or refreshments can be booked separately for either of these events, at MAMAFEELGOODS coffee shop next door.

Talks at a venue of your choice

We are happy to visit your meeting venue to give a slide presentation "Growing Hops & Flowers for the decorative market" (can usually be geared toward to interest of the group e.g. specializing on hops past & present if necessary) We would normally bring a selection of our products for sale at the end of the talk. It lasts for about 40-60minutes

Full payment is required in advance, prices are available on application. There is no refund if cancellation made within 24 hours of agreed date, 50% refund if cancellation is within 5 days of agreed date.