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The Netherwood Estate

The Netherwood Estate – home to Michelin Starred Pensons Restaurant – on the Herefordshire /Worcestershire border, announce their autumn collaboration with floristry’s luminary, Sarah Raven.

Netherwood will host a week of floristry and gardening masterclasses from 11– 15 October 2021. During the week, Sarah will be joined by Royal florist extraordinaire, Shane Connolly, and, container gardening expert and podcaster, Arthur Parkinson.

Celebrating Sarah’s energetic creativity, the courses are designed to inspire all abilities and will kick off with a new course, A Year Full of Flowers, to coincide with Sarah’s book of the same title. Sarah’s flagship classic course, The Cutting Garden will feature on Monday 11 October.

During her time at The Netherwood Estate, Sarah will be joined on Tuesday 12 October by Shane Connolly. Shane is the guiding force behind more sustainable floristry practices in the UK and will explain how to source locally grown, seasonal flowers and create magnificent and beautiful arrangements without a hint of single use plastic or floral foam.

Bright star, social media sensation and author of The Flower Yard, Arthur Parkinson, will join Sarah on Thursday 14 October to run a masterclass on how to make the most of limited outdoor space and transform even the smallest patch into a celebration of colourful pots and containers.

To finish the week, Sarah will guide you through the principles of the vegetable garden and offer her top ingenious tips for the productive garden.

Peta Darnley, owner and Managing Partner of The Netherwood Estate comments.

“It’s no secret that here at Netherwood and Pensons we are as passionate about gardening as we are about food and delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Sarah Raven to celebrate all that’s good in the garden this autumn.  At a time when home gardening and growing has really taken off, this is an exciting moment to explore new possibilities and be inspired in the garden by the very best horticulturists around.”

The courses are running from Monday 11 October until Friday 15 October

B&B accommodation at The Hyde on The Netherwood Estate available exclusively for guests booked onto the courses for £100pp per night.

If you are coming to one of the courses, you can also enjoy a meal at Pensons afterwards from Wednesday to Friday during that week.

For more information on the courses and to book your space, visit:-