Flowers with Iona: Seasonal Floral Decoration Courses | Ballymaloe House

Join our in-house floral designer Iona Murray for a day and learn how beautifully she brings the outside in and creates simple effective floral designs naturally. 

Due to Covid19 Iona will only be running the December course in 2020 (date to be confirmed), the itinerary is as follows:


  • Meet at 9.30 am for tea & scones
  • Garden / Farm walk and forage
  • Floral demonstration lesson
  • Lunch at 1 pm
  • Afternoon of more seasonal floral demonstrations

Christmas Flowers and Decorations for the Country Home: Early December - Date TBC

This will be a very busy day, you will cover the A-Z of festive seasonal decorations, as during the day Iona will be discussing all things Christmas.  Beginning with a walk around the grounds, and looking at the types of foliage available to gather. You will also visit the elaborate festive decorations throughout Ballymaloe ready for the up-coming party season.  Iona will explain her methods for decorating the house during her absolute favourite times of the year. 

The day will cover all things Christmas trees, mantelpiece decorations, swags, stair garlands, wreaths, table centres, Kissing boughs, Christmas lights and other traditional seasonal displays, inspiring you to start preparing your own decorations, so you can wow family and friends for the upcoming festive party season.

Price: €150.00 per person including lunch. 

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