Sunday 3 October 2021
10am – 4pm
Come and celebrate the start of Autumn with a day learning and making with nature. As we leave summer behind and move towards spending a little more time indoors we can turn to harvesting, preserving and using the bounty that the previous months have provided us with.
Flowers can be fleeting but by drying and preserving their beauty can be extended and enjoyed. This day workshop gives you the knowledge and time to understand techniques used in floral harvesting, drying and making, and preserving summer’s beauty for the months ahead.
Along with learning the techniques involved, this session will also give you the time and freedom to explore and play with the potential of using dried flowers at home and in wreath making.
Enjoy a delicious seasonal two-course lunch from the Harewood Food & Drink Project, included as part of your day.
On arrival, please park in the main car park and make your way to the Below Stairs entrance of the House, where a member of the team will be there to meet you.
This workshop includes a two course lunch. Please notify us of any dietary requirements you may have at least seven days prior to the event.
Part of your day will include a walk into the Harewood Gardens, so please bring appropriate footwear and clothing!
Please make sure you wear a mask inside the House, when you are not seated as part of the workshop.
Zosia Berkieta-Lewis is a botanical designer/artist. She founded The Plant Room, a Leeds based botanical design studio in 2015. Taking inspiration from the biophilia hypothesis* and the therapeutic benefits of being surrounded by natural elements, Zosia is fascinated with how people interact with and use space. She has created natural, living, and dried installations, and curated environments with people and plants in mind. Her workshops are designed to give participants a balance between gaining botanical knowledge and creative play.
 The Biophilia hypothesis is the idea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. In The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973), Erich Fromm described biophilia as “the passionate love of life and of all that is alive.” Biologist Edward O. Wilson, in his work Biophilia (1984) proposed “the tendency of humans to focus on and to affiliate with nature and other life-forms has, in part, a genetic basis.”