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  • Writer's pictureFrancesca Sharp

Spring has finally sprung

Spring gardening by Francesca Sharp Flowers
Beautiful spring bulbs are in full flower now

After what has felt like a long and often bleak winter we finally have some sunshine in our garden and the spring bulbs are pushing their heads up through the frost hardened soil to hint at the bright things to come. Spring has always been a favourite season for me, the colours and scent of bluebells, narcissi and hyacinth as I prepare my traditional, homegrown arrangements is always welcome and it inspires my work for the lead up to Mothers Day. 

Save the date!

The year seems to be flashing past already and we suddenly find ourselves in Lent and the countdown to Easter has begun. Before you rush to get your eggs though we must not forget that Mothers Day is on the horizon; Sunday 11th March is the date for your diary. To ensure you don’t get caught out I will have a wonderful selection of homegrown and hand crafted British bouquets so you can be sure your Mum knows just how much she means to you this year. 

Francesca Sharp Flowers are available to order across Surrey and Hampshire
The shop displays are taking shape

Locally these flower arrangements will be available to buy from Applegarth Farm Shop in Grayshott and the Holybourne Village Shop but you can also order direct if you want to ensure you don’t miss out. Simply email me at or call me on 01252 790840 or 07710 914420 to arrange delivery. 

An alternative gift idea for Mothers Day is to book your Mum a place on one of my popular flower arranging workshops. You could come together for some quality time to catch up and create something beautiful or you could book a place for your Mum to have some quiet time to herself, I am sure that both would be equally appreciated by any Mummy or Grandmother. 

Spring Flower Arranging Workshops

This Spring I am excited to announce new dates for my flower arranging workshops, the first is to be held at my home in Wishanger near Farnham in Surrey on Thursday 26th April 2018. I always enjoy welcoming people in to my home and my cutting gardens and sharing the knowledge and techniques that I have gathered during my career.

Spring Flower Arranging workshops by Francesca Sharp Flowers in Churt, Farnham
Spend the morning in amongst the flowers at a Spring workshop

We start in the garden to choose flowers, foliage and herbs that I have grown to make quintessentially english bouquets and arrangements. I teach guests how to cut and condition flowers from the garden so that they can continue to create new and exciting arrangements from the flowers found in their own gardens.

If the weather is kind then we will sit outside to design and make the flower arrangements using traditional techniques but if April showers appear then we will retreat to the dry comfort of the kitchen to work and enjoy homemade cakes washed down with plenty of tea and coffee.

Guests can choose to create a hand tied arrangement or a table decoration in a terracotta pot according to individual tastes and then take home what they have made to display proudly or often to give as a gift to a loved one. 

I am also very lucky to be able to host a second date in the beautiful surroundings of Applegarth Farm Shop on Friday 27th April 2018. I have been designing floral arrangements for Applegarth to sell amongst their organic farm produce and gifts for many years and so enjoy having the opportunity to make use of their craft cabin for my workshops.

If you would like to sign up for a Spring flower arranging workshop then please contact me via email at to book your place. On both dates, the morning will run from 10:00am to 12:30pm and is priced at £40 per person to include all materials, flowers and homemade cake with teas and coffees. 

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