+44 (0)113 218 1010
Sunday 9 December 2018
10.45am – 4pm
Join us for an exclusive day at Harewood House led by one of the UK’s leading floral designers, Fiona Pickles of Firenza Flowers.
Your day will start with a private, tailor made tour of the festively dressed house, focussing on flowers and botanicals. We will then move down to the Still Room (which holds its own interesting botanical history) where Fiona will demonstrate how to make your own large, natural and everlasting wreath using dried herbs, flowers, foliages from Harewood’s gardens and grounds as well as from Fiona’s own Yorkshire cutting garden. The wreath will last all year round and would happily grace your lounge wall as a natural piece of art.
After a private festive afternoon tea in our newly opened Billiard Room, not previously seen by the public, Fiona will guide you round the Terrace Garden and point out all the garden has to offer at this time of year, you will start to see new found potential in every stem and stick.
Then you head back inside to the Still Room to make your own oversized wreath to take home, not forgetting to take your welcome gift too! You will have then have the option of revisiting the house and gardens again until 6pm.
Please make your way to the entrance to Below Stairs on arrival at Harewood, where a member of staff will be there to greet you.
Refreshments and our Festive Afternoon Tea are included within this workshop.
Fiona is recognised as one of the leading floral designers in the UK. Featured globally, she has appeared in British Vogue, Elle Decoration and was listed by The Telegraph as one of the Top 20 creative florists in the country as well as most of the international wedding blogs including Magnolia Rouge and Wedding Sparrow
She is utterly absorbed by the seasons and everything she does is led by what is available naturally. She can see beauty in the most ‘ordinary’ of things, a single lichen covered twig, a moss covered stone wall, a blossom tree in an untended hedge, a wild dog rose scrambling through a ruined building. These tiny details, that many would not give a second glance, are what provide the inspiration for Fiona’s designs.
Creating pieces of floral art, she uses flowers that are lovingly grown, tended and picked in her West Yorkshire gardens or foraged locally, as well as from her army of back up local growers and further afield if required.
Fiona is a leading advocate for British flowers and was among some of the first florists to embrace this rapidly burgeoning side of floristry.
Bookings can be made online, or alternatively please contact our Christmas Experience Team on 0113 218 1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.