Sarah Raven

installation masterclass at Perch Hill with Sarah raven - May 3rd 2019

Perch Hill gardens


Fiona has been invited by Sarah Raven to teach large scale floral installations at her stunningly beautiful garden Perch Hill in East Sussex in the UK on May 3rd 2019.

She will be teaching mechanics and foam free techniques, as well as, of course, talking you through all the amazing flowers and foliage picked from the gardens of Perch Hill, showing how to get wonderful shape, form and movement.

Fiona demonstrating a spring, foam-free mantelpiece design

Fiona demonstrating a spring, foam-free mantelpiece design

Hanging foam free design

Hanging foam free design

Fiona is very excited to have the opportunity to work with Sarah’s gorgeous flowers, the choice in early May will be staggering.

She visited Perch Hill last June and took some images of the gardens - the flowers in May will be quite different, but equally as beautiful:

inside at Perch Hill
Perch hill pots

About Sarah Raven

Sarah Raven demonstrating at Perch Hill - image Fiona Pickles

Sarah is an inspirational and passionate teacher, and has been running cooking, flower arranging, growing and gardening courses at Perch Hill, her farm in East Sussex, and around the country, since 1999.

Sarah has written for The Saturday TelegraphCountry LivingGardens IllustratedGardeners’ World MagazineThe English Garden and Sainsbury's Magazine among others. Her gardening and cookery books have won her a number of awards including Best Specialist Gardening Book for The Cutting Garden and Cookery Book of the Year for Sarah Raven's Garden Cookbook.

Another of Sarah's titles is Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst – The Creation of a Garden, bringing Vita's garden writing up to date.

Sarah has presented on BBC Gardeners’ World and, in January 2014, presented an episode in the Great British Garden Revival series. Sarah also had a well-received TV series (BBC2) in Spring 2012 called Bees, Butterflies and Blooms, following Sarah's attempts to flower up the nation to hugely increase insect habitat and food supply. In 2016, Sarah appeared in BBC2’s Big Dreams, Small Spaces where she shared her love and enthusiasm for cut flowers. 

How to book

This full day masterclass is available to book here.

seating area

Sarah and Fiona would love you to join them, it will be a magical day x