Fans of interiors and garden magazines will be familiar with the notion of ‘House and Garden Staging’ – of using plants, flowers and objects to create botanical vignettes around your home, garden and on the luncheon table.
In this new class, Christine will demonstrate how she creates whimsical moments around her garden using antique and upcycled pots, found objects and vintage furniture most sourced in junk shops. Once you begin imagining creative uses for unloved objects the sky’s the limit. Think vintage milk pails of hydrangeas, dipping baskets stuffed with succulents, old cattle troughs filled with tulips, jam jars of home-grown cosmos. Towering agave stalks, dried cardoon flowers, vintage stone mushrooms, almost anything can be adapted.
Rebecca will share ideas on staging your front door and setting a stunning table using fresh and dried flowers and foliage from your garden.
Whether your outside space is large or small, you will come away full of inspiration and ideas to use in your own garden or balcony, together with recommendations on the best local sources of garden antiques, pots and vases.
We’ll help you to get started by fashioning your own succulent wreath to hang on the front door or use on the table, as well as creating a table centre using gorgeous fresh flowers grown on Rebecca’s farm and dried branches and grasses collected at The Oaks. A vintage afternoon tea featuring delicious home baked cakes rounds out the afternoon.