A Midsummer Dream Workshop at Mountfield Court
with Caroline Kent of Scribble & Daub
and Isobel How of Walled Garden Flowers
Saturday 10 June 2023 (10am-5pm) at Mountfield Winery, East Sussex
Join Scribble & Daub founder Caroline Kent for a treat of a day on 10 June - she has put together some of my favourite summer things for you to enjoy; home-grown flowers to pick and to play with, delicious food with new friends, beautiful walks, and an afternoon of floral scribbling, with fine fizz and cake to finish, all in the stunning surroundings of Mountfield Court, East Sussex.
Our venue is one of the most idyllic private houses in Sussex, set in acres of rolling fields and woodlands that seem untouched by modern times. Within the grounds is an old walled garden, now tended by florist and gardener, Isobel How @walledgardenflowers who grows seasonal cut flowers, fruit and vegetables in its charming, crumbling walls.
In the morning... After coffee & home baked biscuits, Isobel will talk through the basics of creating a cutting garden, and guests will be let loose to snip bucketfuls of flowers. She will then teach you to arrange the flowers in a simple hand-tied posy or vase arrangement to take home.
Following a delicious lunch made from walled garden produce, and a chance to explore the surroundings, Caroline will introduce you to the technique of drawing with a traditional dip pen and ink, before we take the morning’s floral creations as our inspiration to make sets of illustrated floral notecards.
You will be rewarded for all your hard work with a slice of homemade cake and a glass of Mountfield Winery’s own award-winning delicious English sparkling wine (found on the wine list of one of the UK’s most celebrated restaurants, Spring London) before carrying home your vase of flowers, box of illustrated floral notecards, dip pen and ink.
Tickets are £185 to include all flowers, food, drinks and materials or £300 if you bring a friend! Places are limited and early booking is advisable.
Absolutely no experience necessary, this will be a fun and friendly day with the emphasis on enjoying the bounty of an English summer whilst learning some simple new skills to take home and keep for the future.
Details of the day…
Meet at The Stables, Mountfield Court for coffee & biscuits.
Introduction to the Walled Garden and tour with Isobel. You will be given secateurs and a bucket to pick your own flowers from the cutting patch.
Learn to make a simple posy or vase arrangement with your flowers
Enjoy a delicious lunch grown and prepared by Isobel
There will be time after lunch if you wish for a short walk exploring the beautiful surroundings of Mountfield Court
Introduction to drawing with a dip pen and ink with Caroline. Taking the morning’s flowers as inspiration, you will create a set of 8 illustrated floral notecards.
Homemade cake and a glass of Mountfield Winery’s English sparkling wine
You will head home with armfuls of flowers and a box containing your own unique notecards, and a box with your cards, dip pen and ink for future scribbling.
Please bring wellies or sturdy footwear and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy or messy.
All ticket purchases are non-refundable, but if for any reason you are unable to attend, please let us know and we will do our best to fill your space.
Mountfield Court (TN32 5JP, ///nurture.hazelnuts.twilight) is one of the most beautiful private homes in East Sussex and this is a unique opportunity to spend the day within its stunning grounds.
There is parking on site, and the nearest train station is Robertsbridge or Battle, 5-10 mins away by car and around 1h20 from London. Please get in touch if you wish to travel by train as it may be possible to arrange transport to and from the station for you.
If you would like to make a weekend of it exploring this magical part of the world, we would also be happy to recommend places to stay and things to see and do. You are spoilt for choice with the historic towns of Battle, Rye and Hastings in close proximity, and the glorious houses and gardens of Great Dixter, Sissinghurst and Charleston a short drive away.