Thursday 5th December 2019
This is a very busy day, which is a festive season decoration A-Z. During the day we will be looking and discussing at all things Christmas, we will begin by walking round the grounds, and looking at they types of foliage to gather, and we will also go around the house which will have just been elaborately decorated for the up-coming festive season, I will explain my methods for decorating the house for one of my absolute favourite times of the year. The day will cover all things Christmas trees, mantelpiece decorations, swags, stair garlands, wreaths, table centres, Kissing boughs, Christmas lights and other traditional seasonal displays, inspiring you to start preparing your own decorations, so you can wow family and friends for the upcoming festive party season......so says Iona
The day begins with tea or coffee and scones on arrival in the conservatory, followed by a walk about the grounds and gardens of Ballymaloe (this is subject to the weather, but please bring appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear to be prepared).
Iona will talk about the seasonal plantings and the planning that provide the abundance of foliage with an explanation of seasonal foraging for arrangements. You will then go back to to the house and Iona will start the demonstration.
We will break for a delicious lunch and reconvene afterwards for the afternoons demonstration. During which we will be talking about the types of flowers and foliage, the techniques used and the choices of vase selection and proportions, use of colour and structure of the arrangements and suitability of location for the arrangements with in the house. Questions and guest discussion and sharing of ideas are welcomed and encouraged.
The day course is €150.00. Please phone Ballymaloe directly if you wish to attend the flower course only. Full payment is required in advance.
5 Course Dinner, bed & breakfast & Flower course is €325.00 per person sharing. €35.00 single supplement.
Offer available for either Wednesday 4th or Thursday 5th December, but please note flower course is on Thursday 5th December only.