Talks for groups
If your group would like to know more about Flower farming in the 21st Century, then Claire offers talks to clubs and societies.
These are available at your venue in the Autumn / Winter months of October to Mid March, and at the Farm June to September.
March to May are our main planting months so we don't offer talks during this time.
Talks in 2023/24 at your venue are £100 plus travel These would normally be in the evening.
Talks in 2023/24 at the farm are £100 for a group of up to 15, or £7.50 per person for groups of 16-30. Refreshments are included.
Talks in 2025 will be £110.
A talk would normally be an introduction to the farm and flower farming in the UK, a tour of the farm with information about how we work our no-dig beds, and the mix of our crops, and then refreshments and a floral demonstration. They would normally take place in the afternoon Tuesday-Friday either 2-4pm, 4-6pm or in June and July 6-8pm
Topics for winter talks include. Flowers for the garden and the vase all year, Flower farming in the 21st Century, Biodiversity and Nature on our mixed flower farm, Sustainable Flower arranging, and Herbs and Salads for edibles and decoration.
We are a working farm: You need to wear suitable clothes and footwear - trainers or boots, not open toed sandals.
Our talks would normally take place in mildly inclement weather. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel a talk if it will be unable to take place due to weather conditions, e.g snow or torrential rain
Good morning Claire
A very big thank you for a wonderful talk and tour of your beautiful flower farm last week in the afternoon. I have over the last few days received lots of wonderful feedback!
Your passion and immense knowledge really shone through with your talk and tour. We really had our eyes oepend!
Thank you also to your Husband, for the yummy Victoria sandwich! Afternoon tea was so welcome in the heat.
I will definitely be looking on your website for your workshops as you have a beautiful spot for your farm and it was joy to visit you and I am sure many would like to come again!
Thanks you and best wishes to you,
from all of us at the Guildford Spike WI