Floral & Gardening School

The school runs seasonal floral and gardening courses from Springtime until Christmas and our aim is to share the design philosophy and skills of R&R. We offer practical half and one day workshops during the week and at weekends for students who would like to understand new trends and ideas. Evening classes are available from time to time for those not able to join us in the daytime. We also recently launched our NEW “Studio Classes At The Courtyard” where you can come along and see both Floral and Gardening demonstrations – our next classes will be in Summer 2018.

There’s something to suit everyone at the school – from the absolute beginner taking their first steps, to the intermediate looking to hone their skills, right through to the advanced horticulturalist. We enjoy working with our students to guide them step-by-step and to watch them delight in understanding just what can be achieved – with the right technique and knowledge.

Our classes are generally small groups of around 6 to 8, however we can accommodate larger groups if required. We are also often asked to create bespoke classes (brides and their girlfriends love being with us!) and private lessons which we also love to do.

Gift Vouchers are available if you would like to buy someone a special gift they will adore.

Christmas Classes – Details of our  Floral Design Classes can be seen in our Online store under “Floral School”. Places are limited so do book early. Please call us at the studio if you have any questions or would like more details.

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For other bookings and general information please contact the school on 01296 733997 or send us an email at design@rhubarbandroses.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is provided at the workshops in the school?
Serving tea, coffee and fresh home-made cake throughout the day. Students are provided with all
the tools and equipment necessary for their class and an apron (if required)

What should I bring with me?
A Rhubarb & Roses folder is provided with notes on the class being taught. You are more than
welcome to bring a camera/Smartphone or tablet but please note that recording of the workshops is not permitted.

Floral Classes
All of the flowers and plants you work with for your designs are yours to take home and enjoy.

How many students are in each class?
Class sizes vary depending on the class but typically no more than 8 students.

How long are the classes?
Day classes start promptly at 10am. You will be served a choice of tea or coffee whilst you get
settled in and the tutor goes through the course programme with a tea break approximately an hour
and a half into the session. Lunch is approximately 45 minutes. The day classes end around 4pm.

Is lunch provided?
We do not provide lunch (unless it’s a private class) however there is a cafe within the Courtyard which serves light lunches and refreshments.

The Floral & Garden School is located within the courtyard at Claydon House.


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