Dahlia Day with Northumbrian Flowers


Date: Friday 14th August 2020

Time: 10.00am – 3pm

Numbers: Max 12


Cost per person £60.00



1) under current guidelines each guest will be seated individually and 2 mtr apart from the next guest
2) There will be sanitising stations throughout the venue, please note the venue will not be open to the public during the daytime. (as at 16th June however this may change)
4) Please bring your face covering
5) The lite-bites lunch will be cold and prepared in advance on the morning of the event, it is of utmost importance that you state any dietary requirements at the time of making this booking as it will not be possible to make alternative options on the day.
6) the flower plot is a working environment so you will be required to wear flat comfortable shoes, the pathways are uneven although we do try make them as level as possible. There are steps and gates from the venue to the flower plot at the rear, if you have mobility restrictions please do let me know before making your booking so that we can discuss the accessibility and how we can manage your needs to ensure you are able to enjoy the event as much as possible.
7) there will be a maximum number of guests allowed to book which is 12

To celebrate the start of the second annual Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend is my Dahlia Day


A day to celebrate the showstopper and workhorse of the British summer garden are dahlias in their abundance and glory in early August!

On arrival there will be hot and cold refreshments and mini pastries to enjoy and then I will take you on a guided tour of my plot at the rear of The Battlesteads where we will select and cut the best dahlias and seasonal blooms. We’ll return to the comfort of the conservatory at The Battlesteads and enjoy a light-bite lunch and I will talk all about my life as a British flower farmer and florist, how to grow the best dahlias, what varieties to buy, when to plant and how to plant, pinching out and growing on, feeding and support too, everything you need to know to grow your own dahlias. Afterwards I will demonstrate my style of garden-esque floristry. At the end we’ll have a Q&A session with delicious homemade cake and a non-alcoholic fruit cocktail or a good old pot of tea!

You will leave inspired and ready to grow your own dahlias next spring along with a bucket of dahlias and seasonal blooms sown and grown by me in Northumberland.


What’s included:

A light-bites lunch and non-alcoholic fruit cocktail or glass of fizz

A guided tour of my plot

Garden snips, gloves and an apron to protect your clothes and a bucket for your blooms

A guide sheet with the best practical advice on dahlias

A bucket of dahlias and other seasonal blooms to take home and arrange


What you’ll need:

Sturdy boots possibly wellies in case it rains, it’s a working flower farm with uneven paths and surfaces

Waterproofs to hand of it rains

A camera and note book

Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking


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