GYO Workshop Part 1: Cutting Garden Design + Prep

Grow Your Own Cut Flower Workshop Series Part 1:

Seed Starting + Cutting Garden Design + Prep

Date: Saturday, April 17th

Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM

Location: Cross Street Flower Farm, 4 Jacobs Lane, Norwell

Have you dreamed of starting a cutting garden in your backyard but are perplexed and overwhelmed about how to get started?  We’re here to help! We will teach you to grow these beautiful blooms like a pro flower farmer. We had to cancel this class last season, and we are so excited to bring it back in a safe, outdoor environment.

This workshop is good for the novice as well as intermediate gardeners, we will cover the basics and dig deep on all things cut flowers.

Join Nikki and the Cross Street Team for the first part of our Grow Your Own Cut Flower Workshop series! We will guide you through the basics of creating your very own small-scale cutting garden in your backyard. 

We will teach simple and fail-proof seed starting methods. We will go over our most prolific summer bloomers, such as Zinnia, Celosia, Globe Amaranth, Cosmos, Sunflowers, Marigold, and more.

We will discuss how we succession plant to keep a continuous supply of fresh cut flowers all season. Each participant will get to sow and take home a tray of early spring cut flower seeds for their own garden. Bring all of your burning cut flower questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

We will guide you through the basics of creating your very own small-scale cutting garden in your backyard.  We will focus on:

  • selecting a good site for your garden,
  • preparing the site
  • setting your garden up for success and low maintenance
  • demonstrate direct seeding, weed prevention strategies
  • how to harvest your cut flowers

This class is appropriate for both beginners and intermediate gardeners.

Wear your gardening clothes and get ready to get in the dirt. This class is hands-on and we will have you transplanting seedlings, and we will demonstrate how to set up a low-maintenance cutting garden. Each participant will also get to plant a tray of summer cut flower seeds (zinnia, celosia, cosmos, globe amaranth) to take home for their garden. We can’t wait to see you there!

Topics Covered:

  • Garden Design For Blooms All Season
  • Garden Placement
  • Garden Preparation, Soils, and Tools
  • Best Summer Cut Flower Varieties for New England

Materials to be provided for participants to take home:

  • Cross Street Flower Farm Cutting Garden Guide
  • Flower Seeds (our favorite summer varieties)
  • Seed starting soil
  • Seed Tray
  • Seed starting soil
  • Plant markers 

Be sure to dress comfortably and for the weather. We will maintain social distance and require masks to be worn. The class takes place outside in the farm fields.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

All ticket sales are final- non-transferable, non-refundable.