Sunday 26th March 09.30am – 11.30am
After an extremely successful flower arranging workshop last Christmas, we’ve invited Louise Kirkwood, from Old School Yard Blooms, back to present an Easter themed version. So if you would like to create your own Easter table settings or flower arrangements to celebrate the festival (and impress your friends and family!) this is a “not to be missed” event.
She will bring her experience from growing, gathering and curating fresh, local, seasonal flowers on the property that housed the old Upper Waiwera School.
Her approach to growing and arranging flowers is to work with passion and in a manner which is sensitive to our ecological environment.
In this very interactive workshop, you will get the opportunity to:
- Learn about tools and materials needed, with a focus on re-useable supplies
- Select flowers and foliage from the Kaipara nature trail and gardens
- Practise some different ways to create smaller and larger pieces for a tablescape
- Learn how to help your creations last longer
If you have a small dish or other container you would like to utilise to contain your creation please feel free to bring that along.
Louise plans to stroll around the gardens with attendees selecting appropriate plants and flowers and then show how to arrange them to best effect.
After the workshop you can also spend some more time in the Gardens which has a beautiful sculpture exhibition along a 1.2km pathway as well as our recently created nature trail which is a further 2.4 km for you to explore. This is all set in the idyllic Kaipara countryside and placed so as to blend sympathetically with the surrounding environment.*
There is also a kid’s play area as well as our cute little coffee shop on site plus of course the Plant Centre for you to browse through.
Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will also be on hand to help with any garden related questions.
*Please note: Trails are not suitable for wheelchairs
or walking frames.