I am thrilled to have been invited to team up with leading floral designer and floristry industry consultant, Jonathan Mosely for a wonderful Winter Workshop event at the breathtaking location of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
Created by the celebrated chef, Raymond Blanc OBE, this renowned and stunning manor house hotel and cookery school, nestled in the village of Great Milton, in Oxfordshire, has been somewhere I have wanted, so much, to visit for a very long time and now I am so lucky, not only to be staying there, but, to be demonstrating, alongside Jonathan, on December 19th, this year.
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This fine hotel has held 2 Michelin stars since 1984, is synonymous with high quality, elegance and luxury and I cannot wait to see how the festive season is presented in such a wonderful location.
The special one-day event, entitled, ‘Deck the Halls’ will see Jonathan and myself teaming up to assist participants in their quest to craft an unforgettable Christmas. Jonathan will be making some stunning seasonal flower displays whilst I will be presenting some imaginative and styles of festive gift wrapping. Due to the prestigious location, there will also be an opportunity for all concerned to sample some spectacular dining in sumptuous surroundings and, I must confess, I am looking forward very much to spending a December day at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
For those who do not know, Jonathan Mosely is a freelance floral designer, based in Derbyshire. He is known for his humorous, friendly approach and, aside from appearing on ‘The Big Allotment Challenge’ BBC programme recently, he works as a floristry industry consultant, teaches the art and skill of floral display and takes commissions to design and execute ‘event flowers’ on a large scale. He is famous for his floral artistry and skill and for combining his love of nature with his distinctive and innovative arranging techniques.
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I am excited to be sharing the spotlight with someone who is so highly talented and, given my own experience as a florist, I am looking forward to picking up some advice and advanced creative tips on December 19th.
The Manor house itself is one of the most treasured manor house hotels in the UK and the gardens have a reputation for being something very special to behold. Aside from the lavender lined pathways, extensive English lawns and vegetable and herb gardens, the hotel has its own orchards, a mushroom valley which, among other varieties, produces shiitake mushrooms and there are rows of cloche tunnels, under which various flowers are grown for creative use in the hotel kitchen. The hotel also boasts a water garden, dating back to the 16th Century. It was created, by monks, who occupied the site at that time.
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For those who are attending the event, I hope we can make it everything and so much more than you are hoping for. It plans to be a most welcoming, enjoyable , sociable and creatively educational day and I look forward to meeting everyone there.
For more details head over to the Belmond Events Page
See you there x