Iona is the in-house florist at Ballymaloe House and she uses predominantly wild and garden flowers. She will demonstrate her style of flower arranging and creating seasonal displays for table centres, posies and larger displays of country house flowers as well as seasonal floral decorations. These one day courses offer budding and experienced gardeners an opportunity to explore the garden and woodlands at Ballymaloe with our head gardener Susan Turner, and Iona to talk about seasonal plantings and the key tasks in the garden that provide the abundance of flowers needed to supply the house during each season. Iona and Susan will also show images of seasonal arrangements which she has created during the previous year using wild flowers and flowers from the gardens and grounds at Ballymaloe and talk about creating traditional arrangements and decorations as well as planning for the season ahead.

Upcoming Courses:

Ballymaloe Spring & Easter Flowers - April 10th Summer Flowers at Ballymaloe - June 19th Autumn Displays and Halloween at Ballymaloe - October 9th Christmas Decorations – December 5th


Course: €95 = Full day course & lunch Course & B&B: €230 = Full day course, lunch, dinner, bed & breakfast. Reservation is essential please call 021 4652531. Coffee on arrival at 10am Course Over approx. 5pm Be prepared for the weather – partially outside in the morning. Wet weather gear if wet Please advise us of any dietary requirements when making your reservation.

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