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November 16, 2019

Creative Flower and photography Retreat

A unique three day experience

18th – 21st May 2020

Myself and Hazel Shaw of Eden Blooms are delighted to announce our first creative retreat at Chateau de la Vigne, France. If you fancy indulging your creativity, immersing yourself in the world of flowers and photography then we would love you to join us at this picturesque Chateau in the Loire valley

Take a break from your daily routine to enjoy some peace and tranquility, delicious food and wine in the beautiful surroundings of the Loire Valley. Nourishing meals, your own room, local wines, morning walks and lots of gorgeous flowers will leave you feeling re energised and full of inspiration.

A creative escape

This retreat is aimed at those who love flowers and would like to indulge their creativity and develop new skills

Relax, unwind and indulge your creative side in the peace and tranquility of this stunning 18th century Chateau. The chateau has been featured on Escape to the Chateau DIY and has been lovingly restored in to a welcoming and comfortable home.

On the retreat, you will be expertly guided by myself and wedding florist Hazel to create stunning floral arrangements using a selection of seasonal flowers and foliage. We will be hands on sharing our floristry techniques, styles and ideas that you can translate in to your own home. We will create beautiful tablescapes for our al fresco dining and I will show you how to capture your floral designs successfully on camera.

Immerse yourself in this beautiful region of rural France away from the stresses and distractions and enjoy a few restorative days creating floral designs and dining at beautifully styled tables.

Accommodation and meals

Chateau de la Vigne is owned and run by leading nutritionist May Simpkin who will be on hand during the retreat serving up delicious meals, freshly made with your health and well being in mind. During your stay she will run a cookery masterclass showing simple and healthy ideas to replicate at home. Delicious meals are an important focus of this retreat and the vibrant, mainly vegetarian menus have been designed to nourish and energise you during your stay.

The day will begin with a healthy smoothie, followed by breakfast, an alfresco lunch, afternoon tea and a three course evening meal.

All rooms are single occupancy with en suite bathrooms so you can can take time out to relax and unwind in privacy. 

No prior knowledge and experience are necessary. The retreat workshops will be warm and informal, intended to be fun yet informative. If you are an experienced florist why not enjoy time away with like minded friends and reboot your creative side.

How much does it cost?

£1500 pp

What is included in the price?

Airport transfers for you and fellow guests from Nantes airport (specific flights apply)

3 nights accommodation

All food and drink

All wine

A trip to a local vineyard

All your flowers, tuition and equipment hire

Places are strictly limited. A non refundable deposit of £250 will secure your place with the balance payable 8 weeks before the retreat

Find out more and book your place here


Floral retreat

  1. Beatrice Buttus says:

    Please let me know all your news by email, thank you! 🌱❤️🌱🌱🌱🌱

  2. […] If you would like to read more details about my upcoming flower and photography retreat in the Loire Valley, France May 18th-21st 2020 then you can find out more here […]

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