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Spend an afternoon creating a unique garden hanging with unusual materials and some fresh flowers. Mig guides you through the process to produce something new for your garden or balcony. Delicious homemade lemonade will be served.
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This special workshop is aimed at all those who make pedestal designs. Mig will provide inspiration, guidance and technical help to create your own pedestal on the front lawn at Beacon Hill Cottage. With the theme of nature’s beauty your talents and imagination will be tested.
The pedestals will then be left in situ for family, friends and fans to admire from 10am – 1pm on Saturday. You will be able to take your design home after 1pm.
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With some useful techniques and a selection of wonderful summer flowers create a design especially for your windowsill at home. As always Mig will show you a variety of designs using a wide selection of flowers and foliage.
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Join our resident cook, Ahti, for a class that will provide you with an in-depth introduction to everything you need to know about lactic fermentation and pickling techniques. In this thorough and informative cooking class you will learn:
· Aromatic citrussy Moroccan Preserved Lemons

· How to make pickled courgettes
· How to create flavourful German Sauerkraut
· How to Pickle crunchy little cucumbers
We aim to equipment with the knowledge and confidence that you need to introduce these wonderful preserving methods into your everyday life, enjoying their health benefits and flavours. At the end of the class, you will take all your fermentation creations home with you, along with the knowledge necessary to do further experiments by yourself.

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Celebrate all things summer with Mig for a special demonstration, showing up-to-date trends in colour, texture and materials and of course beautiful flowers to make his designs truly unique. A delicious afternoon tea served on Mig’s front lawn will follow the presentation and you may get to win one of the designs to take home.
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Discover and experiment with different foliage, berries and delights from the hedgerow to create your own unique design, celebrating nature’s beauty and rich bounty at this time of year. This design will be eco-friendly and include seasonal flowers. Coffee will be served.
SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT to all NAFAS Members.
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Create a modern design with the focus on colour and step outside your comfort zone using bright, bold flowers and foliage. Mig will lead you through the process inspiring you to create something florally fabulous! Coffee, tea and biscuits included.
SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT to all NAFAS Members.
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Using a pumpkin as a container and a selection of seasonal materials, create a stunning autumnal centrepiece.
All materials provided and tea and biscuits will be served.
SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT to all NAFAS Members.
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The carnation is a flower that needs celebrating! Using different varieties and colours of Dianthus (carnations) and some new know-how, create a unique and interesting design for the home. All materials provided and tea and biscuits will be served.
SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT to all NAFAS Members.
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Taking inspiration from the Dutch Masters, spend an afternoon creating a design showcasing an array of seasonal flowers in a modern and creative way without using foam. Drawing on great paintings as a starting point, this workshop is designed to extend your creativity and ignite your imagination as you engage with iconic 17th Century masterpieces.
Coffee, tea and biscuits will be included.
SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT to all NAFAS Members.
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As Christmas approaches join Mig for an afternoon making your own Advent ring. Using a variety of techniques, a mixture of materials and some unusual candles, create your own design as we count down to Christmas.
Tea and biscuits will be served.
SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT to all NAFAS Members.
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Mig helps you create your own handmade wreath to adorn your front door this Christmas and impress your neigbours and festive visitors. Each workshop follows a theme and all materials will be provided. A festive brew and biscuits will be served.
No discounts apply to this workshop
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Mig helps you create your own handmade wreath to adorn your front door this Christmas and impress your neigbours and festive visitors. Each workshop follows a theme and all materials will be provided. A festive brew and biscuits will be served.
No discounts apply to this workshop
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The festive season at Beacon Hill Cottage kicks off with our delightful annual Frost Fair now in its 5th year. It features an array of local craft stalls, our pop up Café with legendary homemade sausage rolls and of course some fantastic florals. Wrap up and come and enjoy some shopping, seasonal homemade food and our famous mulled apple juice – the perfect way to start the season!
Book for a group of friends
The Frost Fair, homemade lunch and exclusive demonstration £20 per person
Bring a group (minimum of 6 people) to the Frost Fair and then attend a special exclusive lunch and Christmas demonstration with Mig at our local Mongeham Village Hall (5 minutes away.) Enjoy complimentary coffee on arrival at the Frost Fair at Beacon Hill Cottage.
From 1.30pm lunch of hot homemade soup, selection of sandwiches and delicious festive cake will be served at our nearby village hall for your table of six special friends. Then Mig will provide a festive floral demonstration that will be followed by tea and Christmas biscuits, before you make your 4 o’clock departure for home. You might even get to win a design to take home!
Bookings must be confirmed and paid for by 30 November.
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Mig helps you create your own handmade wreath to adorn your front door this Christmas and impress your neigbours and festive visitors. Each workshop follows a theme and all materials will be provided. A festive brew and biscuits will be served.
No discounts apply to this workshop
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Mig helps you create your own handmade wreath to adorn your front door this Christmas and impress your neigbours and festive visitors. Each workshop follows a theme and all materials will be provided. A festive brew and biscuits will be served.
No discounts apply to this workshop
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A demonstration of flowers, canapés and cocktails suitable for this special season. Following the presentation, you are invited to eat, drink and be merry sampling everthing made and also have the opportunity to win one of the designs to take home.
No discounts apply to this event.
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Create a fresh design that will hang in your home this season. With new techniques, fresh materials and expert guidance you will create something extra special to decorate your home. Tea and biscuits served on arrival.
No discounts apply to this workshop
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Roll up! Roll up! for Mig’s new tale of kidnap, intrigue and fun. Following his unique demonstration based on his Tale of the Golden Goose, a delicious homemade afternoon tea will be served in Mig’s delightful home, beautifully decorated for Christmas.
No discounts apply to this event
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An afternoon creating your own table centrepiece design in time for Christmas using fresh flowers, a variety of foliage and some Christmas magic (provided by Mig). You will be all ready for the big day with a wonderful unique design that will impress the whole family or be the perfect gift to take to friends.
No discounts apply to this workshop
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In this popular one-day workshop Mig will introduce you to the world of flower arranging. The perfect day for an insight into buying flowers, designing with them and making them last. He explores current trends, styles and techniques, and where to look for inspiration. The day culminates in producing your own hand-tied bouquet to take home. Recommended for those new to flower arranging. Delicious homemade lunch included.
SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT to all NAFAS Members.
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