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EVENTS

Gardens with Fleur offers a home garden design workshop, and garden tour and discussion based in her garden and studio in Braddon, Canberra.

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GARDEN DESIGN WORKSHOP

GARDEN DESIGN WORKSHOP

 

Design your own garden with guidance from a qualified landscape designer.

Fleur recognises that many garden owners are already effective gardeners, but would love to learn more about how to improve the layout, structure and sustainability of their gardens.

These interactive workshops provide inspiration for those keen to lead their own garden design journey. Fleur will guide you through design techniques and ideas including a garden tour to demonstrate practical applications. You will come away with ideas, confidence and tools to draw and build your own garden or to just better appreciate garden design and sustainable features.

These workshops will appeal to a broad range of participants: including the home owner needing some prompts for their garden design project, the interested gardener or those just looking for a unique workshop or shared experience with friends in a lovely garden.

Each participant will work up a design for their own garden or courtyard and receive a workbook with notes, pictures and sketches that capture the key points. Morning tea and lunch will be served in the garden under the shady arbour.

 

 

FORMAT

Each workshop runs from 10.30am to 2.30pm and includes:

  • A garden tour demonstrating design principles, concepts and materials in action

  • Two structured educational sessions with workshop notes provided

  • Morning tea/coffee on arrival

  • A two-course garden luncheon

  • Three to four participants.

CONTENT

There are two different workshops available:

 

Workshop One: Home Garden Design

  • Design principles: what are the building blocks of good design?

  • Design styles: identifying what ‘look’ you want and what functions you need

  • The design process: what are the logical steps to creating a design? Analysis, inventory, layout, materials, plants and accessories

  • How to bring it all together to create your garden

  • Legislation and regulations

 

Workshop Two: Designing Sustainable Gardens

  • Canberra’s specific environmental challenges

  • Climate smart design principles

  • Water resilience techniques and examples

  • Plant choices

  • Making your garden work for you – edibles, worms, bees, chickens

  • Designing your sustainable garden

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DATES & BOOKINGS

Dates for Spring 2021 workshops:

 

      Saturday 27 November          Workshop One

      Sunday 12 December            Workshop One

If you have a small group (3-4) interested in attending a workshop but these dates don’t work for you, please email me and we can customise a date/time for your group fleur@gardenswithfleur.com.au 

Cost per person is $190. Tickets available at

Eventbrite Garden Design Workshop

Eventbrite Designing Sustainable Gardens Workshop

 

DETAILS

Workshops are hosted by Fleur in her residential garden in Braddon, close to the Canberra CBD. Facilities include free parking, bathroom and a climate-controlled weatherproof garden studio.

There is one step required to access the studio and the bathroom and participants will be required to walk across lawn.

Workshops will not be cancelled due to inclement weather.

GF and vegetarian meal options are available with prior notification.

In the case of events affected by COVID-19 lockdown or associated restrictions, ticket holders will be contacted to reschedule or refund tickets.

 
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GARDEN DESIGN TOUR AND DISCUSSION

GARDEN DESIGN TOUR AND DISCUSSION

 

Gain inspiration for your own garden design project.

Fleur offers this tour and discussion session for those seeking inspiration and practical tips and techniques for designing their own gardens. The discussion session is informal and interactive to encourage participants to acquire ideas and confidence to assist with their own garden design journey. It is very personalised and tailored to the group’s interests.

The tour demonstrates:

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  • how good design can create a residential garden with multiple functions and effects

  • how to incorporate sustainable practices without compromising aesthetics

  • how to increase garden productivity throughout the seasons

The discussion session is based on an interactive format and will focus on:

 

  • addressing participant’s garden challenges

  • providing design suggestions and fresh ideas

  • recommending suitable plant choices and combinations

 

FORMAT

Each session runs from 09.30am to 11.30am and includes:

  • A garden tour highlighting design concepts and materials in action

  • Interactive discussion

  • Morning tea in the garden

  • Two to three participants

 

DATES & BOOKINGS

Dates for Autumn 2022 will be posted early next year.

 

If you have a small group interested in scheduling a tour on a different date, please email fleur@gardenswithfleur.com.au to arrange.

Cost per person is $100. Tickets available at

Eventbrite Garden Design Tour and Discussion

 

DETAILS

Workshops are hosted by Fleur in her residential garden in Braddon, close to the Canberra CBD. Facilities include free parking, bathroom and a climate-controlled weatherproof garden studio.

There is one step required to access the studio and the bathroom and participants will be required to walk across lawn.

Workshops will not be cancelled due to inclement weather.

GF options are available with prior notification.

In the case of events affected by COVID-19 lockdown or associated restrictions, ticket holders will be contacted to reschedule or refund tickets.

 
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SPRING GARDEN HIGH TEA & LUNCHEON

SPRING GARDEN HIGH TEA & LUNCHEON

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Delight in a garden-inspired menu including produce from the garden’s own orchard, vegetable patch, chickens and beehive. Tailored towards small groups, you can expect to be spoiled with a selection of savoury and sweet treats.

 

For the High Tea each guest will be presented with their own two-course platter (savoury and sweet), and choices of non-alcoholic drinks, teas and coffee. High Tea will be offered on Saturday afternoons.

 

The Luncheon will include three-courses, complimented with non-alcoholic sparkling drinks, followed by a selection of teas and coffee. Luncheons are offered on Sundays.

These small group events bring together the best of a partnership between a garden designer and an events caterer; hosted in the pretty and productive Braddon garden of Canberra landscape designer, Gardens with Fleur and catered with seasonal garden produce by Philana’s Kitchen.

Between courses, guests are welcome to wander through the garden and take photos, and learn about the garden design and sustainable features. There will be a small stall with homemade garden products (such as jams, chutneys, honey, lemon curd and rosehip facial oil) for sale.

DATES

Events concluded for 2021, except by appointment. High tea and Luncheons will be scheduled from Autumn 2022.

BOOKING DETAILS

Each event offers four table options; table selection is made at the time of booking.

Fountain Table: A table for two next to the three-tiered fountain

Arbour Table: A table for four under the vine-covered garden arbour

​Lawn Table: A table for between six and eight guests set under the pear tree on the lawn

Alfresco Table: A table for between six to eight guests set on the covered deck overlooking the garden

High Tea: Cost per person is $45

Luncheon: Cost per person is $50

 

Young children and babies are welcome free of charge although cannot be provided with separate catering or table seating.

 

The event is held in Fleur’s residential garden in Braddon, close to the Canberra CBD. Facilities include free street parking and bathroom access. Please note there is one step required to access the deck and the bathroom.

Gluten and lactose free options are available with notification at time of booking.

All tables will be relocated under cover in the case of inclement weather.

COVID-19 food safety protocols are observed through the provision of individual platters and table service. Spacing of tables throughout the garden ensures appropriate social distancing between groups.

In the case of events affected by COVID-19 lockdown or associated restrictions, ticket holders will be contacted to reschedule or refund tickets.

 
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MOTHERS' DAY HIGH TEA IN THE GARDEN

MOTHERS' DAY HIGH TEA IN THE GARDEN

 

Indulge the special ladies in your life with a unique high tea experience in a beautiful Canberra garden.

Delight in a garden-inspired menu including produce from the garden’s own orchard, vegetable patch, chickens and beehive.

Tailored towards small groups, you can expect to be spoiled with a selection of savoury and sweet treats. Each guest will be presented with their own two-course platter, complimented with non-alcoholic sparkling drinks, followed by a selection of teas and coffee.

This small group event brings together the best of a partnership between a garden designer and an events caterer. The High Tea events are hosted in the pretty Braddon garden of Canberra landscape designer, Gardens with Fleur and catered exclusively using garden-inspired produce by Philana’s Kitchen.

Between courses, guests are welcome to wander through the garden and take photos to add to your special family memories.

DETAILS

Four sittings are offered with three tables for each sitting; table selection is offered at the time of booking.

Arbour Table: A table for four under the vine-covered garden arbour

Lawn Table: A table for between six and eight guests set between the Pear tree and the tiered fountain on the lawn

Alfresco Table: A table for between six to eight guest set on the covered deck overlooking the garden

Cost per person is $45, with a minimum table booking of four or six guests (depending on table booked). Young children and babies are welcome free of charge although cannot be provided with catering or table seating.

 

The event is held in Fleur’s residential garden in Braddon, close to the Canberra CBD. Facilities include free street parking and bathroom access. Please note there is one step required to access the deck and the bathroom.

Gluten and lactose free options are available with notification at time of booking.

All tables will be relocated under cover in the case of inclement weather.

COVID-19 food safety protocols are observed through the provision of individual a-la-carte platters and table service. Spacing of tables throughout the garden ensures appropriate social distancing between groups.

Please understand bookings are non-refundable; this is due to the business outlay required to run such tailored events.