10 00 – 4 00  

Spend a day packed full of expert advice and practical demonstrations at Bayntun Flowers in Wiltshire.

Polly Nicholson will welcome you to Bayntun Flowers and guide you around her private and cutting gardens, where a plethora of early spring bulbs will be in flower. Trade secrets will be revealed as Polly talks you through her simple organic growing methods, and points you towards the best suppliers of top quality bulbs. 

Anna Pavord will then take us inside the lecture room and through the seasons, showing how bulbs can furnish a garden all year, not just in spring. With suggestions for the best bulbs for a cutting garden, bulbs to use in containers, bulbs for the border and bulbs to naturalise either in grass or in a shadier woodland setting Anna (author of The Tulip and Bulb) will reveal some of her favourites. 

After a home-grown lunch it will be time to go back into the garden. Shane Connolly (Florist by Royal Appointment to HM the Queen) will make arrangements using cut and growing spring flowers. He’ll particularly look at the special varieties grown from bulb by Polly, and how they can be arranged to show off their individual characteristics and qualities by choosing the right containers and experimenting with different combinations. Everyone will then get a chance to experiment themselves, using beautiful spring flowers and foliage gleaned from the cutting gardens at Bayntun Flowers. 

The day will wind up at 4 00 with tea and cake, and the opportunity to wander at leisure.

Number of places limited to approximately 15.
£285 per place, to include tea, coffee and cakes, and an organic lunch with wine.
Let me know if you are vegetarian or other.

Course fee payable at time of booking by BACS, please email polly@bayntunflowers.co.uk for bank details.


Naturalistic earn arrangement by Shane Connolly at Bayntun Flowers.

Naturalistic urn arrangement by Shane Connolly at Bayntun Flowers.

Polly Nicholson and Anna Pavord discussing the collection of historic tulips at Bayntun Flowers.