Foghar: A Collaborative Autumn Floral Workshop at the Cambo Estate, Scotland

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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: Cambo offers a wide range of accommodation including private rooms, glamping, a boat, and shared self-catering accommodation in the house (i.e. a wing and servants' quarters—all with private bedrooms). 

Teachers: Christin Geall is a flower farmer, floral designer, teacher, and gardening columnist. 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 courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

Photo courtesy of Sir Peter Erskine

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Late October at Cambo

Late October at Cambo

Workshop fee includes: Three dinners, two lunches; all flowers & floral supplies; a guided garden tour at Cambo and the Wormistoune estate; a compote-style vessel to take home and  photographs for your portfolio.

    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