On Monday 14th October, as the golden light of a Yorkshire autumn is at its very best, Sarah from Simply By Arrangement and Lucy, The Flower Hunter will be hosting a special retreat for florists only in the Fig House and Walled Garden. According to the hosts, “The Fig house is a florists’ dream- aged walls, archways, light, comfy velvet sofas to snooze on and a gin bar at the back. The fact that the room leads into one of the most stunning gardens (designed by Tom Stuart Smith and lovingly cared for by head gardener Andrew Webb) is an added bonus.”

Arrive at 10am to a walk around the garden and welcome drinks in the Boiler House bar. Followed by spending the morning, making bouquets (or bring a treasured bowl to fill instead). Hosts Sarah and Lucy are happy to demonstrate and share their processes for those who would like to see, or, you can start to make yours and ask for guidance if you need to.

After lunch you can borrow an urn from the hosts stash of old vintage vessels and create a larger scale piece which photographer Eva Nemeth will also photograph. Eva will demonstrate how to style your display with props to capture the most beautiful of photographs.

Into the evening, the hosts have booked a table at the relaxed Coach House restaurant, where all guests are welcome to join.

For those who are travelling there are rooms available on the estate priced from £120pp. Treatments can also be booked too. Manicures are priced at £32 for anyone on this retreat.


DATE: October 14th 2019

LOCATION: The Fig House & Walled Garden

TIMINGS: 10am – 6pm (ending an approximate)

PRICE: £495.00

BOOKING: Contact Sarah Statham on 07772 518298 or email simplybyarrangement@sky.com


Terms and Conditions:

Ticket Price is £495.00 and includes all flowers to take home, photography, tuition, styling, lunch, light refreshments throughout the day) . NB the accommodation, dinner, and any spa treatments need to be booked separately with the hotel.