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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!

We are delighted to welcome Melanie Ridgway from Amelia Blooms, a local and accomplished florists, to Bay Tree Cottage this year to run a series of Floristry Workshops.

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).

    December 2014

  1. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Saturday 13 December (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Sorry, This Course is Over

    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!
  2. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Saturday 13 December (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Sorry, This Course is Over

    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!
  3. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Sunday 14 December (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Sorry, This Course is Over

    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!
  4. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Sunday 14 December (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Sorry, This Course is Over

    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!
  5. Christmas Flowers

    Christmas Flowers

    Thursday 18 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.
  6. January 2015

  7. Pruning Fruit Trees

    Pruning Fruit Trees

    Friday 23 January (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £35.00

    Pruning is an essential part of the maintenance of your fruit tree or bush, but it is also a bewildering subject! This half day work shop will show you how to prune and care for your fruit trees to ensure that they remain healthy and yield maximum crops.
  8. February 2015

  9. Pruning Fruit Trees

    Pruning Fruit Trees

    Saturday 7 February (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £35.00

    Pruning is an essential part of the maintenance of your fruit tree or bush, but it is also a bewildering subject! This half day work shop will show you how to prune and care for your fruit trees to ensure that they remain healthy and yield maximum crops.
  10. March 2015

  11. Building with Willow - Structures

    Building with Willow - Structures

    Friday 6 March (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    BOOK ON THIS COURSE AND THE FURNITURE COURSE ON THE 7TH AND GET BOTH FOR THE DISCOUNTED PRICE OF £150.

    Living willow structures and sculptures are fun to make and fascinating to watch grow as they change with the seasons and years.
    During this practical one-day workshop we will show you all you need to know as we build a willow structure together at Bay Tree Cottage.
    Armed with this valuable hands-on experience you will be able to create a willow structure in your own garden! .
  12. Building with Willow - Furniture

    Building with Willow - Furniture

    Saturday 7 March (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £95.00

    BOOK ON THIS COURSE AND THE STRUCTURES COURSE ON THE 6TH AND GET BOTH FOR THE DISCOUNTED PRICE OF £150.

    Join us for this fun and practical day and learn how to make a piece of furniture out of willow that you can take home to plant in your garden (or school) and watch it grow!

    This new natural furniture will not only give you hours of pleasure, but the local wildlife will love it too! .
  13. A Cutting Garden

    A Cutting Garden

    Thursday 12 March (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £35.00

    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.
  14. Willow Plant Supports

    Willow Plant Supports

    Thursday 19 March (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    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!
  15. April 2015

  16. Container Vegetables

    Container Vegetables

    Friday 17 April (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £35.00

    If you yearn to ‘grow your own’, but don’t have the space or time for an allotment or vegetable garden, this half-day workshop will give you step by step advice on how to get a bumper harvest throughout the year from a mixed assortment of pots and containers, so you too can enjoy a selection of home grown produce!
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  17. Willow Plant Supports

    Willow Plant Supports

    Saturday 25 April (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    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!
  18. May 2015

  19. Spring Foraging

    Spring Foraging

    Saturday 9 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Explore the Northants countryside with an expert forger and discover the abundance of delicious spring plants that are available in our hedgerows and woodlands for the keen forager to find.
  20. Spring Foraging

    Spring Foraging

    Sunday 10 May (One Day)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £75.00

    Explore the Northants countryside with an expert forger and discover the abundance of delicious spring plants that are available in our hedgerows and woodlands for the keen forager to find.
  21. October 2015

  22. A Cutting Garden

    A Cutting Garden

    Wednesday 7 October (Half Day AM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £35.00

    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.
  23. December 2015

  24. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Saturday 5 December (Half Day PM)

    Bay Tree Cottage, Farthingstone

    £40.00

    Sorry, Fully Booked

    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 (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Saturday 5 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!
  26. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Sunday 6 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!
  27. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Sunday 6 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!
  28. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Saturday 12 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!
  29. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Saturday 12 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!
  30. Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (afternoon workshop)

    Sunday 13 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!
  31. Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Christmas Wreaths (morning workshop)

    Sunday 13 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!