September 07, 2023

Last of the Summer Wine...

Last of the Summer Wine...


Last weekend, we hosted a celebration of summer in the beautiful surroundings of Mountfield Court Winery, photographed for us by Sarah Frances Kelley. Carrying buckets and snips, we walked around the old walled garden like kids in a sweet shop, cutting masses of flowers lovingly grown by Isobel of Walled Garden Flowers and soaking up her sage advice on growing, picking and arranging. We raided the orchard for armfuls old English apples and munched them on the walk back to lunch. After a feasting with new friends in the sunshine, we retired to the cool of the stables where everyone learnt the art of using a dip pen and ink to create their own floral stationery. All this hard work was then rewarded with delicious carrot cake and a glass or two of Mountfield's own award winning sparkling wine before our lovely guests journeyed home (some back to Scotland!) carrying their floral prizes aloft, or spilling out of their car boot in several instances..!



Caroline will be significantly reducing the number of workshops she leads next year, but we will be hosting this event again in 2024 - if you would like to join us, please sign up to our mailing list via the website or send an email to be the first to hear when tickets go on sale. You can read below just a few of the comments from our lovely guests last week...


"Thanks so much for the BEST day. Loved it so much"



"Thank you for a really wonderful day on Saturday, and for all you did to make it such an enjoyable and special occasion. Everything was lovely! - the flowers, drawing, refreshments, venue and the weather too - as well as the opportunity to meet everyone there and spend the day together. I’m so glad I booked to attend!"



"Thank you again for the amazing day yesterday. I don’t think that I will ever attend another workshop that brings together so many of the things that I love - it was magical"



"What a truly wonderful day...if possible, you exceeded my expectations. I had an absolutely amazing time. Thank you so so much"



"Thank you, again, so much for honestly the most wonderful day. It was absolutely perfect in every way"