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).

    March 2017

  1. Flower Arranging for Beginners - Spring

    Flower Arranging for Beginners - Spring

    Wednesday 1 March 2017 (Evening)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £37.50

    If you love flowers but just don’t know where to start, then this series of evening workshops will give you the skill and confidence to start flower arranging and show you how to transform your flowers into beautiful arrangements.
  2. Wedding Flowers

    Wedding Flowers

    Saturday 4 March 2017 (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.
  3. A Cutting Garden

    A Cutting Garden

    Thursday 16 March 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    Come and join us for the morning and we will show you how to design and create your own Cutting Garden, which can be as large as an allotment or if space is limited a selection of pots and containers can provide ample space to grow a glorious selection of flowers for your home.
  4. Willow Plant Supports

    Willow Plant Supports

    Saturday 18 March 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £47.50

    Join us for the morning and learn the secrets of this ancient traditional rural craft to make your own willow plant support, which look wonderful in the garden and are great for Sweet Peas, Runner Beans and anything else that climbs ...except for small children!
  5. Easter and Spring Flowers

    Easter and Spring Flowers

    Thursday 30 March 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    Spring is when the garden begins to grow again and this workshop will show you how to create beautiful arrangements using a selection of seasonal flowers to enjoy a little bit of spring in your home, perfect for Easter & Mother's Day.
  6. April 2017

  7. Willow Plant Supports

    Willow Plant Supports

    Friday 21 April 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £47.50

    Join us for the morning and learn the secrets of this ancient traditional rural craft to make your own willow plant support, which look wonderful in the garden and are great for Sweet Peas, Runner Beans and anything else that climbs ...except for small children!
  8. May 2017

  9. Spring Foraging

    Spring Foraging

    Saturday 13 May 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    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.
  10. Wedding Flowers

    Wedding Flowers

    Saturday 20 May 2017 (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.
  11. Flowers for Summer Entertaining

    Flowers for Summer Entertaining

    Thursday 25 May 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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.
  12. July 2017

  13. Flower Arranging for Beginners - Summer

    Flower Arranging for Beginners - Summer

    Wednesday 5 July 2017 (Evening)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £37.50

    If you love flowers but just don’t know where to start, then this series of evening workshops will give you the skill and confidence to start flower arranging and show you how to transform your flowers into beautiful arrangements.
  14. Bouquets & Handties

    Bouquets & Handties

    Friday 7 July 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    Join us for this half-day hands-on workshop and learn how to arrange a selection of flowers into hand-ties bouquets.
  15. September 2017

  16. Pedestals and Church Flowers

    Pedestals and Church Flowers

    Wednesday 20 September 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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.
  17. Hedgerow Harvest - Autumn

    Hedgerow Harvest - Autumn

    Friday 29 September 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Come and join us for a fun day learning how to turn the fruits of the hedgerow into tasty produce to fill your larder.
  18. Wedding Flowers

    Wedding Flowers

    Saturday 30 September 2017 (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.
  19. October 2017

  20. Flower Arranging for Beginners - Autumn

    Flower Arranging for Beginners - Autumn

    Tuesday 3 October 2017 (Evening)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £37.50

    If you love flowers but just don’t know where to start, then this series of evening workshops will give you the skill and confidence to start flower arranging and show you how to transform your flowers into beautiful arrangements.
  21. Fungi Foraging

    Fungi Foraging

    Saturday 14 October 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    A fantastic day of foraging out in the Northamptonshire countryside with fungi expert Geoff Dann who will demystify and educate you into the wonderful world of fungi! Then, with a finale of a home cooked meal back at Bay Tree Cottage, we’ll show you how to prepare and cook them too!
  22. Fungi Foraging

    Fungi Foraging

    Sunday 15 October 2017 (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    A fantastic day of foraging out in the Northamptonshire countryside with fungi expert Geoff Dann who will demystify and educate you into the wonderful world of fungi! Then, with a finale of a home cooked meal back at Bay Tree Cottage, we’ll show you how to prepare and cook them too!
  23. A Cutting Garden

    A Cutting Garden

    Thursday 19 October 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £45.00

    Come and join us for the morning and we will show you how to design and create your own Cutting Garden, which can be as large as an allotment or if space is limited a selection of pots and containers can provide ample space to grow a glorious selection of flowers for your home.
  24. November 2017

  25. Dinner Party Flowers

    Dinner Party Flowers

    Wednesday 1 November 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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!
  26. December 2017

  27. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Saturday 2 December 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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!
  28. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Saturday 2 December 2017 (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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!
  29. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Sunday 3 December 2017 (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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!
  30. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Sunday 3 December 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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!
  31. Flower Arranging for Beginners -Winter

    Flower Arranging for Beginners -Winter

    Wednesday 6 December 2017 (Evening)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £37.50

    If you love flowers but just don’t know where to start, then this series of evening workshops will give you the skill and confidence to start flower arranging and show you how to transform your flowers into beautiful arrangements.
  32. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Saturday 9 December 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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!
  33. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Saturday 9 December 2017 (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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!
  34. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Sunday 10 December 2017 (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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!
  35. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Sunday 10 December 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £48.50

    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!
  36. Christmas Flowers

    Christmas Flowers

    Friday 15 December 2017 (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £55.00

    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.