Mill Pond Flower Farm

Beautiful flowers grown in the Scottish Borders

Introduction to Flower Farming

1 day workshop   

Saturday 26 October 2019

Saturday 22 February 2010

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


£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

Winter Wreath Workshops

Friday 6 December 7-9pm

Saturday 7 December 2-4pm

Sunday 8 December 10-12am

£40 per person

Come and join us in our cosy workshop and make a seasonal wreath for your door.

Create a birch or willow ring, decorate with locally grown foliage, dried flowers and herbs and finish it off with fine ribbon ,

We'll provide seasonal nibbles and soft drinks, you can bring a bottle and organise a designated driver if you fancy a tipple!

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 by Paula with Claire Brown of Plantpassion and Carol Siddorn of Carol's Garden, and will run during the Autumn, Winter and Early Spring of 2019/2020. 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.

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Photo: Jo Tennant Photography