Thank you so much for your talk last night to Selly Park Garden Club.  I think we’ll all be scouring our gardens and the highways and byways for material for our Christmas decorations!   You gave us so many ideas and a fresh way of looking at Christmas decorations, which otherwise, can become a bit predictable and samey. It’s really inspirational to use the simple, natural  materials at hand (and a lot cheaper!).  
Thank you for inspiring us all.  I hope your seasonal preparations go well.

Joanne Butler, Selly Park Gardening Club. November 2019

Thank you very much indeed for coming to Burton Latimer last week and giving us such a lovely afternoon.  Your talk and slides were so well received by our members. I have passed your details on two the other clubs with whom I am in contact.

Diane Miller, Burton Latimer Horticultural Society. March 2018

Hi, did enjoy your talk this morning. Thanks.  Inspired to be more creative with arrangements. My apple tree was pruned on Monday… will know to keep some branches another time

Mary R.,  Making a Cutting Garden talk, Kings Heath U3A Gardening Group, March 2018.

Great talk and flower arrangement tonight. 

Karol Doveston,  Cutting Garden talk and hand-tied demo, Cotteridge Gardening Club September 2017.


Hi Carole, I’d just like to thank you for the lovely workshop yesterday. I really enjoyed it and realise that I very much like your relaxed style of floristry. I’ve been trying to build up my knowledge of your type of floristry and your course helped me very much. I’ll keep my eyes open for other courses you may be running.

Bernadette E. Spring hand-tied bouquet workshop, April 2019

That was such good fun Carole. I’ve never been able to choose from such beautiful flowers, they were absolutely gorgeous. It’s so nice to do something that you have to really concentrate on and something that doesn’t entail being on a computer. 

Jane M. Spring hand-tied bouquet workshop, April 2019

I’d like to say that I attended your workshop last year as I was considering doing my daughter’s wedding flowers in November. I just wanted to thank you, as attending the workshop gave me the confidence to do all of the wedding flowers: 4 bouquets, buttonholes, all the table decorations and a foliage swag! Really enjoyed it and had so many compliments. Thank you again for making me believe that I could do it.

Nia C. January 2019.

It was a good evening & we were so lucky to get to use your fabulous flowers. Feeling inspired! 🙂 

Lisa Barber, spring flowers workshop, April 2017 via Instagram

Hi Carole, I really loved the workshop at Winterbourne on Saturday and gifted the bouquet to myself for all the mothering I have done in my life without actually being a mother! The staff were asking me if I would do another workshop with you if it was scheduled I said yes and mentioned Christmas wreaths a couple of times…..

Ruth L., spring bouquet Mothers Day workshop, March 2017.

Thanks for the workshop last night. Lesley and I really enjoyed it and I’m really pleased with my wreath – I think it’s even better than last year’s!

Sheelagh, annual workshopper.

Group workshops for companies

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your workshop yesterday, everybody absolutely loved it and we would love to welcome you back later in the year or next Christmas for more.

Natalie R, , Organiser of  bespoke Christmas wreath workshop for BAM Construction, Solihull. December 2018

Bespoke workshops

Thank you so much again for the wonderful tutorial on Tuesday. It is one of the most enjoyable and satisfying things I have ever done. I especially appreciated how open, kind and encouraging you were. I would never have imagined that I could be as enthusiastic as I was today about fallen branches in the park!

Georgia W. 1:1 table centre tutorial, October 2019.

Just a short note to say thank you so much for the workshop last week. You made producing something truly special and unique to each person so easy and allowed us all to far exceed our own personal expectations. I have received so many compliments on the wreath I created and each time I see it I remember our lovely evening. The materials were beautiful (and bountiful) and the approach so relaxed and encouraging that we all felt truly ready for the season when we finished! If you are running workshops on summer flowers I would love to come so I shall be signing up to your mailing list.  

Clare T., bespoke Christmas workshop for 6, December 2017.

Thankyou so much I had a lovely time and learnt lots.

Lorraine Moult, 1:1 Cutting Garden workshop, September 2017.

Hi Carole,  I’d just like to thank you so much for the wonderful workshop you provided today. Everyone was so thrilled with their bouquets and it has certainly given us all the confidence to ‘have a go!’ I will keep an eye on your website and hopefully see you again later in the year. Many thanks.. 

Stephanie White, organiser of bespoke hand-tie workshop for 8. February 2017

Thank you so much for making being creative so much fun, I thoroughly enjoyed myself last night and hung my wreath up as I walked in the door

Dawne, first-time wreath maker, bespoke workshop participant.

On behalf of us all, we had a thoroughly good time and can’t thank you enough for a lovely Christmassy morning.  You are a fabulous teacher and we shall look forward to seeing you again next Christmas.

Rachel Mellor, bespoke Christmas wreath workshop for three, December 2016

Everyone loved last night and it was such a well planned event.

Debbie Assinder, Rodborough Consulting.  Organiser of bespoke Christmas Wreath making session for 10. 

Career workshops for florists

I really enjoyed the workshop, you’re a great inspiration! All the information,photos,demonstration and practical session pulled it all together so well! I feel that I’ve got much more confidence to start promoting doing funeral flowers now.

Claire C, Natural Funeral Flowers Workshop March 2019

Thank you so much for a wonderful day yesterday – so helpful, informative your relaxed style of teaching was wonderful and a breath of fresh air and inspirational … I have done a couple of florist/flower courses and although they have been enjoyable I have always come away feeling not good enough, and lacking in talent but you did not make me feel like that, so thank you for a wonderful day,

Caroline F, Natural Funeral Flowers Workshop March 2019

I wanted to say that I can’t think of anything I would have changed re the workshop. It had a good balance between the theory /information and practical side. I also felt that you put things across in such a lovely, caring, honest and natural way and are very approachable. It made the whole day so enjoyable, rewarding and relaxing

I really enjoyed it all and would definitely recommend to others. 

Julie W., Natural Funeral Flowers Workshop, March 2019.

Thank you so much for the photos of a wonderful experience. 
I thought it was an excellent day and full of amazing stuff . I really appreciated the extremely well thought out and presented programme;
skilled and lovely women with a shared passion and a thirst for learning;
excellent information based on hard work, trial and error;
generous sharing of your aesthetic and business knowledge;
high quality materials to work with; time to experiment with your support; really good tips about presentation and use of social media.

It has given me so much food for thought, ideas and a helpful shove in the direction of something I’d love to do combined with a real sense of how much there is to learn!

Elissa R., Natural Funeral Flowers Workshop, March 2019

Hi Carole, I just want to say a big thank you for a lovely experience today. I really enjoyed your approach to floristry and thought the day was very interesting and insightful. I also loved that you took usto visit your allotment plots, I’m in awe, so wonderful to have that space!
Thank you again for taking time out to share with us everything and anything of what it is to become a florist. You are very inspiring and it was a pleasure to meet you and work with you in your amazing workspace. 

Rebecca S, Florist Bootcamp Workshop, Feb 2019

I had such a great day yesterday: beautiful flowers, relaxed environment and lots of laughter resulted in very creative arrangements! Thank you for sharing so much of your experience, feeling inspired and confident to get going with funeral flowers.

Anthea Birden, bespoke funeral flowers workshop, June 2018. 

If I was asked to sum up our day I would say it was filled with generosity. The sharing, the flowers, the marketing info, the lunch….  Thank you so much.

Elke Heckel, bespoke funeral flowers workshop, June 2018.

Thanks for a great three days of flowery chat – I am fired up again to move forward with the business. Thanks for a great course – you’ve given me a lot to think about but I have a clearer idea of how I want to move forward.

Caroline Zanolini, flower grower and florist, 1:1 natural funeral flowers workshop, February 2017

I really enjoyed our morning together and believe you me I learnt alot too.  Thank you.  (And thank you for the notes).

Anna Briggs, 1:1 half-day workshop. September 2016.