Foraged Botanicals Workshop

Foraged Botanicals Workshop

The Workshop

Saturday 20th  and Sunday 21st April, 9.30am to 4.30pm. 

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of botanicals with Katy Eccles and Fiona McDougall. You’ll learn the art of foraging, discover the magic of flower casting, enjoy a delicious lunch and create your own pressed botanical masterpiece. The workshop will take place in The Loft above The Store at Restoration Yard.

Unleash your inner artist in our flower art workshop, where you’ll be guided through the process of creating your own masterpiece inspired by the wonders of spring.

Day Schedule

Foraging | 9.30am to 10.30am

Take to the grounds of Dalkeith Country Park where you will learn the art of foraging from Katy and Fiona. Pick from The Park’s natural larder of fearns, flowers and foliage.

Botanical Casting | 10.30am to 1pm

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn the delicate art of preserving the natural beauty of spring blossoms in stunning botanical casts. Under Katy’s expert guidance, participants will explore various casting techniques and experiment with different floral arrangements to create their own unique pieces.

Lunch  | 1pm to 2pm

Indulge in a delightful spring lunch crafted by our talented chefs and served in the beautiful ambiance of Restoration Yard.

Botanical Art & Casting | 2pm to 4.30pm

Under Fiona’s expert guidance, you’ll have the opportunity to channel your newfound inspiration into creating your own botanical masterpiece. Following this creative session, you will clean and refine the flower casts from earlier in the day. These unique creations will be yours to take home as cherished mementos of the day.

botanicals workshop at Restoration Yard

Dates, Times & Prices

The Foraged Botanicals Workshop will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, in The Loft above The Store at Restoration Yard.

Tickets include the foraging experience, casting with Katy Eccles, lunch at Restoration Yard, the botanical art workshop with Fiona McDougall and your two artwork creations to take home. 

Tickets cost £95.00pp and are available to book now. Secure your spot now for a blooming beautiful day.


Meet The Artists

Katy Eccles | Imprint Casts “It was my inspiring mum, Sue, who first learned the casting technique during an afternoon workshop in London with the artist Rachel Dein. What started as a personal project to cast her own stunning garden in Fife, has grown arms and legs in the last four years.” Find out more here.

Fiona McDougall | Wilder Frame “Inspired by traditional herbaria and the Victorian practice of flower pressing, my artwork aims to celebrate the evanescent beauty of nature. I work from my Scottish garden and studio, where the flowers are homegrown and hand pressed using traditional methods.” Find out more here.

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