The 2019 workshop will run October 7-10. Registration will open late 2018.

THE CAMBO ESTATE, SCOTLAND, October 7-10, 2019. 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 skills, deepen your knowledge of plants, use unique materials from the garden, stay in the historic house, enjoy drinks in the drawing room and locally-sourced gourmet meals, two garden tours, and the company of other gardeners and designers. Spouses welcome.

 Anna Svensson, ‘18 collecting Eupatorium from the walled garden

Anna Svensson, ‘18 collecting Eupatorium from the walled garden

 Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

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 Erskines, Cambo house is much more than just a country house hotel. The estate features a recently restored stable building where our classes are held, 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.

 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

 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: Cambo offers a wide range of accommodation including private rooms and 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.

 The drawing room. Photo by Helen Warner Photography

The drawing room. Photo by Helen Warner Photography

 The dining room. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

The dining room. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

Schedule: Plan to arrive by 3pm on the 7th. Check-out after breakfast on the 10th (those staying in self-catering have the option of staying until the 11th).

 2018 Workshop materials

2018 Workshop materials

 Cambo Country House. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

Cambo Country House. Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

 Fen Sanderson ‘18. Photo by Helen Warner Photography

Fen Sanderson ‘18. Photo by Helen Warner Photography

Workshop fee includes: Two full days instruction; full access to the estate; three full Scottish breakfasts; two cafe lunches; drinks in the drawing room and three gourmet dinners; foraging; all flowers & floral supplies; an interpretive tour of the Cambo garden and the nearby Wormistoune estate; a vessel to take home and photographs for your portfolio.

Investment: TBA

 2018 guests relaxing in the stable yard after a forage. Photo by Helen Warner.

2018 guests relaxing in the stable yard after a forage. Photo by Helen Warner.

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Instructor: Christin Geall is a Canadian floral designer, gardening columnist, teacher, and author of Cultivated: Elements of Floral Style forthcoming in 2020 from Princeton Architectural Press. 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 first served as florist-in-residence at Cambo in 2016 before developing the Cambo workshop. Her design style is representative of her deep knowledge and love for plants and ethnobotany. 

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 Entrance to the stable yard outside the classroom. Photo by Helen Warner Photography.

Entrance to the stable yard outside the classroom. Photo by Helen Warner Photography.

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 Flowers from the walled garden, late October, 2016.

Flowers from the walled garden, late October, 2016.