Summer event flowers
See course details, dates, costs, tutors & stories from students below
Enjoy a happy day of foraging with Zanna Hoskins from SPINDLE. On this single day course you will use freshly cut and locally sourced flowers to make table centre arrangements for a special event. You will also enjoy a foraging walk to gather additional wild flowers and foliage from around our woodland & hedgerows.
The walk will be followed by a demonstration in the workshop, of how to make a variety of table centre arrangements – including a hanging arrangement – for a special event using your own favourite vase. You will use fully biodegradable natural materials (maybe a bit of fishing line) moss & string, after which you'll be able to get on with it and get creative, making the most of scent, colour, texture & form. At the end of the day you'll go home with something beautiful, natural, creative, and totally unique to you.
It is the subtlety of the seed heads, tiny flowers and colours of the British flora at different times of year that inspire the end result...
includes all tuition fees & flowers
Tea, coffee included in your course price and a simple lunch
We also offer accommodation & evening meals
This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to those with experience
Zanna Hoskins from S P I N D L E is a Dorset based grower of British flowers and foliage, a forager and florist for wild & wonderful weddings and events. Her knowledge of field-grown, hedgerow & meadow plants is brought to her floristry.
Zanna now sells wholesale to florists around the country. She has learnt that what she is growing has value to florists with an eye for something with scent, movement and unusual colours. They want very different materials to what they can get from traditional suppliers, and now ask her to deliver.
S P I N D L E is about is scent, shape, freshness, texture, scale & unusual variety. As Zanna's business grows, she is providing an increasing range of beautiful, reliable, sustainably grown alternatives to imported flowers & foliage.
Stories from our students
Thank you all for such an inspiring day. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Secluded, beautiful place, workshop facilities excellent. The course tutor was brilliant, so friendly and helpful, made everyone feel at ease. New inspiration and new friendships. Can’t wait to go on another workshop. Diolch yn fawr.- Karen
Spent a lovely relaxed day learning about hedgerow flowers with Zanna, hosted by Claire & Rob, who made me feel so welcome. A beautiful spot in the folds of the Clwydians, the company & content were great. Thank you - Maggie