Coming Soon Dahlia Masterclass 2024


Dahlia Dividing Workshop at Fleurs de Lyonville

Learn how to Dig, Divide, Store and Care for your Dahlias – Suitable for gardeners of all skill levels

Time: 1pm to 4.30pm (ish) on available dates.

Dates: 17th of August 2024 and 18th of Augsut 2024

Chris and Janae have been growing dahlias since they first started their flower farm in 2016 and are thrilled to be able to offer our dahlia dividing workshop again this winter, where you will going home with a collection of 10 different tubers for your own garden! Each person will dig and divide a clump of dahlia tubers while learning everything you need to know about dahlias and meeting other dahlia lovers. We will have hot drinks to keep us warm and Chris’ famous pumpkin pie and other goodies to keep us going.

Chris and Janae will explain everything you need to know to grow your own healthy dahlia patch from the beginning, right through to planting and caring for your blooms. We will start by explaining how to dig the dahlias, wash them, understand where to look for the “eye,” divide the dahlia tubers, and which tools we like to use. We’ll also talk about storing the dahlias so that they stay healthy through winter, when to plant your dahlia tubers for your climate, how we plant them, what we feed our dahlias for healthy blooms, explain what “pinching out” means and why we do it, and finally how to enjoy your dahlias in your home.

Finally, we will end the workshop with a tour around our working flower farm and for you to ask as many questions as you like along the way. Chris and I are now in our 6th growing season and we grow over 50 varieties of flowers on our farm.

Workshops run on our farm in Lyonville. A week before the workshop, a reminder email will be sent with final instructions, information and a request for any dietary requirements.

Included in this workshop:

  • Your own collection of 10 dahlia tubers to grow at home.
  • A detailed demonstration on how to dig and divide your dahlia tubers. You’ll do the entire process yourself, with Chris and Janae to help.
  • A demonstration on how to store your new dahlia tuber collection.
  • How to plant and care for your growing dahlia plants.
  • Your own pair of gloves and secateurs to take home.
  • Our A3 Annual Cut Flower Growing Guide.
  • Homemade cakes made by Chris — including his famous pumpkin pie — with tea and coffee.
  • A tour of our working flower farm and the opportunity for you to ask as many questions as you want as we wander around.

Please note that this will be an outdoor event and you may get a little muddy. Please wear waterproof and warm clothing – it might snow!

Participants are limited and workshops normally sell out — so book early to avoid being disappointed!

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