Workshop: Half day Introduction to Growing Your Own Cut Flowers with Sarah Evans of The Secret Garden.
Date: Wednesday 29th March
Time: 10 – 2pm
Venue: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park.
Suitable for ages 16+.
Includes handout and all materials.
Do you love the idea of growing your own cut flowers and don’t know where to start?
Whether it’s for a wedding, or just a fresh vase of flowers on the kitchen table each week, we can all grow beautiful blooms. Home-grown seasonal flowers not only have a natural beauty, but you will be able to grow flowers not readily available in the shops, with the added bonus that they will not have travelled for thousands of miles. This half day workshop will arm you with enough practical know how to get you started for the season.
We’ll cover everything from choosing which varieties to grow, sowing from seed, planting, soil, feed, pest management, staking, cutting and conditioning. More importantly, this will all be organically so the bees and butterflies can enjoy the flowers too. You’ll also get a bit of hands on experience with sowing a few seeds of your own to take home and nurture. The cost includes a handout and all materials.
“A very lovely and unique experience. A super enjoyable day and so informative. Learnt loads and picked up lots of tips. A million thanks.”
“Sarah, your warm and encouraging open manner made the day a huge delight”
Sarah was the manager of award-winning garden centre, The Secret Garden in North Cork from 2002 until 2016, when she then decided to focus all her attention on her passion – the growing and arranging of flowers. A wedding florist since 2010, Sarah was frustrated by the lack of seasonal and Irish-grown flowers so year after year increased the volume and diversity of her own home-grown seasonal cut flowers, experimenting with different varieties of flowers and herbs, all for cutting. As an organic gardener, she shares her vegetable patch with all kinds of wildlife (not all of it welcome!) and takes pride in being able to offer chemical free beautiful blooms that she, her customers and wildlife can all enjoy.