16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Gather and Create Flower Workshop with Verde Flowers. Two women wearing aprons are smiling and looking down at something out of shot, one is sprinkling seeds.
Gather and Create Flower Workshop by Verde Flowers. Image shows a long, victorian greenhouse build against a tall brick wall with tulips in front of it and tall trees behind it.

Gather and Create Flower Workshop // Spring/Summer 2022


Time: Wednesday or Saturday from 11am until 1.30pm from mid April until the end of September 2022


Location: The Walled Garden at Burnhopeside Hall near Durham (Postcode DH7 0TL)

Hosted by: Verde Flowers

Suitable for ages 18+


Caroline & Roisin are a mother-and-daughter team of flower farmers growing thousands of flowers from seed and cuttings for weddings and special events all over the UK. Come and visit the Walled Garden, spend a few hours sharing their knowledge and approach to wildlife friendly growing, then pick a big bucket of your own choice of fresh flowers. They’ll show you how to prepare and condition the flowers, before transforming them into a luxurious bouquet to take home.

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Image credit: Rebecca Fraser

Further information

Please contact Caroline to book directly on verdeflowerbusiness@gmail.com

All participants will receive an emailed booking confirmation and a reminder email close to the event.  Please check your junk or spam if you have not received this. Full payment is required upon booking. Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the workshop date can be transferred into another name nominated by the attendee, or transferred to a future date. This includes if the attendee receives a positive Covid test or instruction to isolate. Participants are encouraged to arrive around 10-15 minutes ahead of their workshop.

There is plenty of parking on site although the garden is a five minute walk through woodland. For anyone with mobility issues, please mention this when booking as we can make alternative arrangements. Please be aware that the garden is a working space and often muddy, so please wear suitable footwear and clothing.


About Verde Flowers

Caroline Beck has been growing flowers since she was a child, working both as a professional gardener and a garden writer for over twenty years, regularly publishing in magazines such as Gardens Illustrated, House & Garden, & the Royal Horticultural Society magazine, The Garden. She established the Verde Flower Co in 2015, joining a increasing number of small independent growers across the country concerned about the poor environmental standards of imported flowers, which make up over 80% of the £3 billion worth of flowers sold in the UK.

Roisin Taylor, Caroline’s daughter, divides her time between growing flowers in the walled garden and working as a Climate Change policy officer for the wildlife charity, the RSPB. She grew up working alongside Caroline on their allotment, and has been involved in the business since she left university, and recently has been exploring ways of incorporating her other passion, textiles, which has seen her experimenting with natural dyeing from flowers and foliage. The flowers they grow together have less than 5% of the carbon footprint of imported flowers, have zero waste as any left over go into compost for next year’s blooms, and are grown without chemicals, with wildlife firmly at their heart.