Bowood’s Flower & Garden Workshops

We are delighted to offer these wonderful workshops with Bowood’s own in-house florist. You’ll learn how to create your own cutting garden the sustainable way and arrange seasonal wreaths.

Bowood’s florist, Claire Satchell, will show you how to work with flowers limiting environmental impact. These workshops are aimed at keen amateur florists looking to expand their knowledge.  Courses offer the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the Private Walled Garden, escorted by Claire, where you’ll be able to cut your own flowers for your floral arrangements. Refreshments are available and you are welcome to wander the gardens, grounds, and Bowood House at your leisure after/before your course.

Growing your own Cutting Garden: Introduction to how to grow your own cutting garden, followed by a tour of Bowood’s cutting garden in the Private Walled Garden. You will cut your own flowers to make up your floral arrangements.

Dates available – half-day courses

  • 2nd August
  • 3rd August
  • 15th September
  • 16th September

Cost: £68.00 per person (Maximum 12 people per session)

Autumn Wreath Making: Celebrate the Autumn season by creating a beautiful wreath to adorn your house.  Learn the skills to use a variety of plant materials to design a unique and decorative seasonal design that you can take home with you.  No prior experience is necessary. All materials are included in the workshop cost.

Dates available – half-day courses

  • 27th September
  • 28th September
  • 20th October
  • 21st October

Cost: £68.00 per person (Maximum 12 people per session)

Price includes:

  • Free entry to Bowood House & Gardens
  • Tutoring by Bowood Florist
  • Access to Private Walled Garden
  • Refreshments
  • All materials

Itinerary of the day:

09:30 – Arrival at Admissions at Bowood House & Gardens
09:30 –Tea & Coffee upon arrival at Bothy
10:00 – Workshops Begin & Housekeeping
11:00 – Practical Session/Walled Garden Tour
12:00 – Practical Sessions continue
13:00 – Course completes

After the course, you are welcome to wander the Grounds and Bowood House at leisure. Please note Bowood House & Gardens closes at 6:00pm.



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Terms and Conditions

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable and non-transferable.