FOGHAR: A COLLABORATIVE AUTUMN WORKSHOP AT THE CAMBO ESTATE, SCOTLAND, October 8-11, 2018.  ~Registration opening soon~   Join us for a floral retreat at the stunning Cambo Estate on the east coast of Scotland. Immerse yourself in the 2.5-acre Victorian walled garden, named by Gardens Illustrated in 2016 as one of the top ten gardens in the UK to visit for planting inspiration. Develop your floristry and business skills, use unique materials, and learn from three experienced designers. Stay in the historic house, enjoy locally-sourced meals and the company of other growers and designers.

Cambo Country House. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

Cambo Country House. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

The Cambo Estate: The Cambo estate has been in the Erskine family since the late 1670s however the current house was built in 1881 after a fire devastated the old house. Still the family home of the Erskine's, Cambo house is much more than just a country house hotel. The estate features a recently restored stable building, a glasshouse, ancient stone walls, a garden shop, formal gardens, the Victorian walled garden, woodlands, and North Sea access. Cambo is next door to the famous Kingsbarns golf course and a short drive from St Andrews and the historic East Neuk fishing villages of Fife.

Early October in the walled garden. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

Early October in the walled garden. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

Accommodation: The house and estate will be ours for three days. Cambo offers a wide range of accommodation including private rooms, a boat, and shared large self-catering apartments in the house (wings and servants' quarters—all with private bedrooms). Given the diversity of options, one fee will be charged for the workshop/meals and your accommodation of choice added on top. Partners sharing a room stay for free, but will be charged for meals/drinks. Dogs welcome in some rooms. We're happy to work with you on finding the right package for your needs.

Schedule: Plant arrive by 3pm on the 8th. Check-out after breakfast on the 11th (those staying in self-catering have the option of staying until the 12th). Once registration is confirmed we'll add you to a Facebook group where you can discuss travel and/or wing shares.

Instructors: Christin Geall is a floral designer, gardening columnist and teacher. Formally trained at Kew and in Environmental Studies, Christin also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and teaches at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia. She travels widely and served as florist-in-residence at Cambo in 2016. Her design style is representative of her deep knowledge and love for plants. 

Sarah Statham left a busy career as a lawyer to pursue her love of flowers. She is the owner and operator of Simply by Arrangement and students from around the world travel to 'her small corner of Yorkshire' to learn about her lush, naturalistic designs.

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Formally trained as an architect, Rachael Scott runs an event floristry business, Hedgerow, based in Edinburgh. Rachael's commitment to seasonal flowers and her eye for design has made her one of Scotland's leading floral artists.

Photo by Helen Warner Photography

Photo by Helen Warner Photography

Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

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Workshop fee includes: Two full days instruction (bridal/centrepiece/installation); three full Scottish breakfasts; two cafe lunches; drinks in the drawing room; three gourmet dinners by Angels with Bagpipes; all flowers & floral supplies; an interpretive tour of the Cambo garden; a vessel to take home and professional photographs for your portfolio.

Investment: 1300 GBP

The Dining Room. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

The Dining Room. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

The Cambo Estate with Kingsbarns links along the beach and Kingsbarns distillery. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

The Cambo Estate with Kingsbarns links along the beach and Kingsbarns distillery. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

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Flowers from the walled garden, late October

Flowers from the walled garden, late October

Photo by Helen Warner Photography 

Photo by Helen Warner Photography 

Photo by Helen Warner Photography

Photo by Helen Warner Photography