Mill Pond Flower Farm

Beautiful flowers grown in the Scottish Borders

Introduction to Flower Farming

1 day workshop   

Saturday 4 May 2019

10am - 4pm 

£100 including light lunch


A full day's introduction to growing flowers for sale.


It will include organising your plot, making the most of your resources, identifying your market, which flowers and plants to grow, dealing with barriers, glitches and pests, cutting, conditioning  and  selling your flowers. Paula will lead a tour around Mill Pond Flower Farm as part of this workshop, with the chance to see all elements of a working flower farm and examine the detail. 

Photo: Jo Tennant Photography


Love Flowers: Spring Blooms Workshop

Sunday 28 April 2019

10.30-12.30

£45 including coffee and homemade cake

Enjoy an informal morning full of flowers at Mill Pond Flower Farm. After a short demonstration, wander the flower farm to choose and cut your own flowers, then arrange them. All welcome, no experience                                  necessary at all, just a love of flowers!

Love Flowers: Early Summer Blooms Workshop 
Sunday 30 June 2019, 10.30-12.30

£45.00

Enjoy an informal morning full of flowers at Mill Pond Flower Farm. After a short demonstration, wander the flower farm to choose and cut your own flowers, then arrange them. All welcome, no experience necessary at all, just a love of flowers!

Introduction to Flower Farming

1 day workshop   

Saturday 26 October 2019

10am - 4pm 

£100 including light lunch


A full day's introduction to growing flowers for sale.


It will include organising your plot, making the most of your resources, identifying your market, which flowers and plants to grow, dealing with barriers, glitches and pests, cutting, conditioning  and  selling your flowers. Paula will lead a tour around Mill Pond Flower Farm as part of this workshop, with the chance to see all elements of a working flower farm and examine the detail. 

Photo: Jo Tennant Photography

Rose Growing for Cut Flowers

Tuesday 5th November 2019

11am-3pm

£100 including light lunch

A specialist workshop that looks in detail at growing roses as cut flowers, including how to choose, plant and nurture plants, which varieties we recommended for growing as cut flowers in the UK. It will include a practical session where you will get the opportunity to cut, prune and take cuttings from our roses. 

Max 8 participants

The Business of Growing Flowers

Online Course October 2020 to March 2021

You’ve grown flowers for at least a season, you’ve even sold some and have some customers. It’s the end of the season, and you know there’s more potential, but there’s never enough hours in the day or energy left to get it all done….. Can flower farming be anything but a hard slog?

We’ve been there, and done that, and the answer is that there is another way…. With thought, planning and lots of exercises in productivity, you can advance your flower farming, make your plot more productive, grow more flowers, advance your business AND feel like you are in control.

This course has been developed with Claire Brown of Plantpassion and Carol Siddorn of Carol's Garden, and will run over 10 weeks during the Autumn, Winter and Early Spring of 2018/2019. It is an in depth workshop developed from our 5 Successful on-farm Advanced Flower farming workshops of 2016-2018 in the Scottish Borders, Cheshire and Surrey.


We’ll be covering subjects like Getting Ahead for Next Year, Market Planning, Increasing the Productivity of your Field, and your own Productivity. We’ll also cover Record Keeping, Planning for the Future and Growing more flowers for less work.

Your investment in this course is £35 per session or £195 for the 10 sessions if bought in one go.


For more information go to
https://www.thebusinessofsellingflowers.com/online-courses-2018/
Photo: Jo Tennant Photography