Welcome to Bay Tree Cottage Workshops

Gardening, Floristry and Foraging

If you want to harvest bumper crops from your vegetable garden & nurture the finest blooms in your herbaceous border, develop your creative flair with flowers or become a learned forager and utilise all the wild food growing in our hedgerows, then these are the workshops for you!

Using the wonderful gardens and grounds at Bay Tree Cottage, our selection of Gardening Workshops will help you get the most out of your own garden whatever it's size!

Our floristry workshops are perfect for a budding florist or someone who loves flowers and wants to learn how to make gorgeous arrangements at home ...no experience necessary, just lots of enthusiasm!.

Finally, with an abundant ‘free’ harvest growing in our hedgerows and fields, our Foraging Workshops will inspire you to don your wellies and get collecting!

Unless otherwise stated, timings for all workshops are as follows:

  • One day workshops - 9.30am to 3pm (includes homemade lunch and refreshments).
  • Half day workshops - 9.30am to 12.30pm (includes homemade cake and refreshments).
  • Half day cookery Workshops with lunch - 9.30am to 1.30pm (Monday to Friday) or 10am to 2pm (Saturdays) (includes refreshments as well as the lunch).
  • Evening workshops - 7pm to 9pm (includes homemade cake and refreshments).

    May 2016

  1. Spring Foraging

    Spring Foraging

    Saturday 7 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £80.00

    Our ever popular one day foraging course. Explore the Northants countryside with an expert forager and discover the abundance of delicious spring plants that are available in our hedgerows and woodlands for the keen wild food forager to find.
  2. Spring Foraging

    Spring Foraging

    Sunday 8 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £80.00

    Our ever popular one day foraging course. Explore the Northants countryside with an expert forager and discover the abundance of delicious spring plants that are available in our hedgerows and woodlands for the keen wild food forager to find.
  3. Flowers for Summer Entertaining

    Flowers for Summer Entertaining

    Friday 13 May (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    Join us for this half-day hands-on workshop and learn how to arrange a selection of flowers into beautiful decorations for your Summer entertaining.
  4. Wedding Flowers

    Wedding Flowers

    Saturday 21 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    Flowers can transform a wedding and this workshop will help you to achieve fabulous results for that perfect day. From bouquets &buttonholes to table decorations and pedestal arrangements, we’ll teach you some important floral arranging skills, along with a range of tips and tricks to ensure your wedding flowers are truly amazing.
  5. July 2016

  6. Bouquets & Handties

    Bouquets & Handties

    Friday 8 July (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    Join us for this half-day hands-on workshop and learn how to arrange a selection of flowers into hand-ties bouquets.
  7. September 2016

  8. A Garden Bouquet

    A Garden Bouquet

    Thursday 15 September (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    During this half day workshop we will show you how to transform a flowers collected from your garden into beautiful and natural bouquet.
  9. Wedding Flowers

    Wedding Flowers

    Saturday 17 September (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    Flowers can transform a wedding and this workshop will help you to achieve fabulous results for that perfect day. From bouquets &buttonholes to table decorations and pedestal arrangements, we’ll teach you some important floral arranging skills, along with a range of tips and tricks to ensure your wedding flowers are truly amazing.
  10. October 2016

  11. Fungi Foraging

    Fungi Foraging

    Saturday 8 October (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    Autumn is a bountiful time in the countryside with many different types of edible fungi growing wild for you to collect and enjoy …if you know what you are looking for! So join us for this one-day workshop with Fungi expert Geoff Dann, who will demystify and educate you into the wonderful world of fungi!
  12. Fungi Foraging

    Fungi Foraging

    Sunday 9 October (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    Autumn is a bountiful time in the countryside with many different types of edible fungi growing wild for you to collect and enjoy …if you know what you are looking for! So join us for this one-day workshop with Fungi expert Geoff Dann, who will demystify and educate you into the wonderful world of fungi!
  13. Pedestals and Church Flowers

    Pedestals and Church Flowers

    Tuesday 18 October (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    Whether it is for your home, the church or other large venue, learn how to create a stunning statement arrangement of flowers without costing you a fortune or using every bloom in your garden.
  14. November 2016

  15. Dinner Party Flowers

    Dinner Party Flowers

    Tuesday 1 November (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    Join us for this inspiring half-day workshop and discover different and simple ways of arranging flowers for your dinner party table that will WOW your dinner party guests without costing a fortune or taking an age to complete!
  16. December 2016

  17. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Saturday 3 December (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, come and join us for this morning workshop and make a beautiful Christmas Wreath to welcome all your guests this festive season!
  18. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Saturday 3 December (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, come and join us for this morning workshop and make a beautiful Christmas Wreath to welcome all your guests this festive season!
  19. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Sunday 4 December (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, come and join us for this morning workshop and make a beautiful Christmas Wreath to welcome all your guests this festive season!
  20. Christmas Wreaths (evening workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (evening workshop)

    Thursday 8 December (Evening)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, come and join us for this evening workshop and make a beautiful Christmas Wreath to welcome all your guests this festive season!
  21. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Friday 9 December (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, come and join us for this morning workshop and make a beautiful Christmas Wreath to welcome all your guests this festive season!
  22. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Friday 9 December (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, come and join us for this morning workshop and make a beautiful Christmas Wreath to welcome all your guests this festive season!
  23. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Saturday 10 December (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, come and join us for this morning workshop and make a beautiful Christmas Wreath to welcome all your guests this festive season!
  24. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Saturday 10 December (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, come and join us for this morning workshop and make a beautiful Christmas Wreath to welcome all your guests this festive season!
  25. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Sunday 11 December (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Whether your style is natural, rustic, glitz or glam, come and join us for this morning workshop and make a beautiful Christmas Wreath to welcome all your guests this festive season!
  26. Christmas Flowers

    Christmas Flowers

    Friday 16 December (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    Join us for this festive half-day workshop and discover how to create some beautiful Christmas flower arrangements for your home that will impress all your friends and family who come to visit over the festive season.