Private Group Workshop With Ingrid at Alchemy Farm for up to 6
A truly special Salt Spring Island treat for your family reunion, wedding, retreat or friends group of up to 6. We are happy to arrange for a picnic style lunch to be catered as part of your workshop experience.
Workshops can be tailored to each season and group. You'll spend a leisurely 2.5 hours, with Ingrid at Alchemy Farm. During the spring and summers we begin with a private farm tour, that includes growing and harvesting tips. In the autumn and winter workshop tours vary and are based on the weather and workshop theme.
During all seasonal workshops we'll end up in the Studio where Ingrid will lead a demo on your special topic choice. In the spring/summer/early autumn this might be a mason jar posy or vase arrangement and in the winter a wreath making workshop or spring gardening, plant starting or dahlia workshop.
You'll then get to wander through the gardens, harvesting your own flowers - or foraging winter greens, seeds and berries - to work with in the Studio. Ingrid will be available to guide you and answer questions as you create your own flower piece. All supplies, refreshments and snacks are included.
Once you've placed your order we will contact you to book your private flower time.
If you are buying this as a gift we will email you a beautiful gift certificate for you to personalize - or we will handwrite your message on it if it's being delivered.
***** Some Reviews ...
I had the most beautiful day with Ingrid yesterday. I was gifted a one on one workshop with her on beautiful Alchemy Farm. Ingrid gave me a warm welcome and then a tour of her beautiful flower farm while cutting flowers for a fresh bouquet. She generously shared her knowledge of all the flowers with me and then showed me how she designs her signature bouquets with the flowers we had just cut. I then had an opportunity to go out and cut my own flowers for my own bouquet to take home. What a treasure that was! I wanted one of everything in bloom! Her Dahlias are magnificent to say the least and there are hundreds of them! We then enjoyed some snacks and wonderful conversation together. She then had me make my own bouquet with the flowers I had cut assisting me along the way with her technique and expertise. I cant stop smelling and gazing at the gorgeous flowers I came home with! I would recommend Ingrid and any of her workshops or private one on ones for anyone in love with flowers as it is surely something you will never regret or forget!
My experience with Ingrid was so wonderful. She is so generous with her time and to her customers. She has a wealth of information and her flowers are absolutely beautiful. I’m so happy to have met her and look forward to coming back to do another workshop with her.
What a wonderful experience! I am sitting here beside my beautiful bouquet that I created in the flower workshop portion of the tour. I can't get over how lovely it is and most surprisingly that I created it, especially because I'm far from being creative or artistic. It was so nurturing to connect with the beauty of the farm, learn about the huge selection of flowers and plants on the Island. Ingrid (owner) was so knowledgable and so warm and kind. We were lucky enough to eat some fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries (most delicious and not like anything I've ever tasted). You can tell the farm is cared for with love. Ingrid and her assistant Theresa (from Berlin so very nice) were also very kind and patient, as we brought along our mother in law (78 yrs) and were able to spend time resting between the sections of tour. We were provided with some yummy treats and coffee before our bouquet design lesson. As we were visiting in July, we were lucky to be exposed to a huge variety of flowers blooming however, we saw many other flowers that weren't quite ready and Ingrid has done an amazing job at providing a lovely selection year round. Overall, the experience was wonderful and I most certainly give it 5/5. Thank you Ingrid and Theresa.
I was fortunate enough to attend one of Alchemy Farm's Mason Jar Posie workshops. It was such a treat to spend the morning with Ingrid! This workshop offered so much... There was a phenomenal garden tour, then freedom to wander and harvest our own flowers to work with in her barn studio space. To top it off there was a splendid cup of tea and tasty cookies. I look forward to attending more workshops!
Thank you Ingrid for the lovely Alchemy Farm's Mason Jar Posie workshop. This was truly a beautiful experience. This is not only a flower bouquet making workshop, I learnt so much about flowers, plants from details about the species to the care needed, etc. The fragrance of the flowers is mind blowing (I’m a city girl), I felt like an alian arriving on earth and smelling a flower for the first time, I've never smelled such fragrance in any florists or places before. The tour of the flower farm and tea and biscuits in the workshop was just so charming. What I particularly enjoyed is the level of passion and knowledge from Ingrid but also her love and respect for the environment. Her energy is clearly guenuine which makes the experience even more special. I would highly recommend booking the workshop, you get to leave with amazing flowers and feeling happy.