Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Frost and flowers

Another beautiful sparkling frosty morning today but there are snowdrops, narcissi, hellebores and much else looking bright and beautiful around the garden.  St Valentine's day done; Mothering Sunday ahead and much planning for weddings and events over the coming months.  Check out the great piece on Pennard House ( - one of my favourite venues) in March 'Tatler' and the Spring flowers we put on the tables !

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Red Lion Christmas Fair

Hey ! Don't forget - this Saturday 10 till 3 there is a really special Christmas Fair at The Red Lion, Babcary.  I will have a stall there, too, so come and be inspired with some lovely ideas for decorations.

Red Lion Christmas Fair

Monday, 24 November 2014

Wincanton Christmas Fair

Yes - it's TODAY !  Fantastic stuff for sale with masses of great stalls open from 10 till 4 at Wincanton Racecourse.  Plus, I'll be doing a Christmas decoration demonstration at 2.30.  See you there !

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Party Flowers & Canape Ideas

STOP PRESS !!  Are you busy next Tuesday 18th November ? If not, how about an indulgent morning at Lisa Osman's All Hallows Farmhouse cookery school in Dorset where I'll be showing you some inspiring ideas with flowers for the festive season and Lisa will be creating some delicious and easy canapĂ© recipes.  There are a few spaces left and I would love to see you there ! Click on this link for more information.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Glorious summer flowers

With twenty weddings over the last four months alone, it's no surprise that I haven't had time to blog !  It has been a glorious summer and now seems like a good moment to catch up on some of those lovely days...........

Back in May, things kicked off rather inauspiciously on a very rainy day at The Almonry Barn, Muchelney - all too reminiscent of the Somerset flooding earlier in the year when they had, indeed, been under water.  However, it is a fantastic venue and crates, bottles and jars filled with clouds of gypsophila quickly transformed it  - just as the sun came out.

Also, in May I was back at an old favourite venue, Minterne House for two very different weddings - the first a riot of red roses throughout and then into soft pastel summer flowers - the gardens there were at their best with everything coming into leaf and bloom, making a spectacular backdrop for both events.

By early June, I was in a marquee beside the lake at Sherborne Castle doing flowers for a bride whose two sisters I have also done flowers for and the marquee and orangery were brimming with hydrangeas, lilies and roses in white and green with touches of blue on a beautiful day with light shimmering over the lake and the gardens there also looking marvellous.  A few weeks later, I was back there again recreating 3m eucalyptus 'trees' on the marquee poles and hundreds of tiny white LED lights glinting everywhere for a very magical effect.

Almost on my doorstep, there are two wonderful new-ish and very contrasting venues.  If you don't already know them, they are well worth a look.  Firstly, North Cadbury Court is a stunning venue, carefully and painstakingly restored by its owners over recent years and even has it's own ballroom !  There is a huge church nearby and, of course, it is also licensed for civil ceremonies.  There is so much space there and endless possibilities - the parties and weddings I've done flowers there for have all been so varied and great fun to do.

Also, worth knowing about is Pennard House at East Pennard, near Glastonbury.  With the elegant main house, the cleverly converted coach-house and even a field of tipis nearby it is a great place to make your own.

There is much more to catch up on which I will do again soon. Of course, there are also other weddings I'm busy working on over the coming weeks, so fingers crossed for a lovely Indian summer as we go into September - the hedgerows around here are already bursting with blackberries and sloes - time to get picking !

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Winter Magic

Tuesday, 27th November 2012

Nicky Llewellyn Flowers
Top British Floral Designer

Winter Magic
Nicky's festive demonstration will give sparkling ideas inspired by the winter season
£35.00 per person
10.00 am to 12.30 pm
For further details on all events please go to:

Places are limited and not confirmed until payment has been received. 
Please make cheques payable to Woodrow Farm Barn and post them to the address below.
Lizzie Fenwick

Woodrow House
Woodrow Farm
Stourton Caundle
Dorset DT10 2JJ

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