“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
n. goodness / ˈɡʊdnəs/
noun: beneficial or nourishing
We can't believe it either! Katie Davis of Ponderosa & Thyme is going to be our special guest at Crofters Fold Estate.
ETHOS + INTENTION:
I've always found it hard to wish for something, knowing it might not be granted. Even harder to dream of something, knowing it might never come true. And, perhaps hardest of all, to find the courage to voice a dream out loud to others, knowing they might never listen or, if they do, they might just laugh.
That's where trust, friendship and authenticity helps. When Ash and I finally plucked up the courage to click the send button and invite world-renowned, inspirational floral designer, Katie Davis of Ponderosa & Thyme, to be our guest at Crofters Fold Estate, all the stars aligned; and it must be said that Katie is among the brightest.
So, it is our great pleasure to invite you to join us for this very special on-farm gathering. An intimate, self-nurturing, floral soiree that includes a floral demonstration by Katie, supportive conversation and connection, a flower bar, sparkling wine, canapes, followed by a delicious, cosy, long-table farmhouse dinner in Crofters Fold's private farmhouse.
Our gathering will be 'unplugged'. We don't want to be distracted by our iPhones. We invite you to be present. To immerse your senses and spend real time with Katie. If you feel uneasy about that (we get it) relax, we've got you. Our professional photographer will capture the occasion and you will be sent a lovely collection of photos to share with your tribe. We want you to be captivated and allow your senses to be captured by all the little moments, the sights, smells, sounds, tastes and textures.
Our Farmhouse Floral Goodness gathering is proudly an offering within our region's first-ever Live.Love.Life festival. It is designed to foster lasting friendships, engender aspiration, afford inspiration, encourage mindfulness and bring flower lovers closer together so we can take competition and jealousy out of the equation. It's intended to be bigger than us. It's not about ego. It's about when the stars align. We'd love to have you join us.
Your investment includes:
- Return chartered bus from Kyneton to Crofters Fold Estate (so you can sit back and relax)
- A personal introduction to our Rose + Peonies + Sparkling Wine farm with bubbles and canapes on arrival
- Katie will spend the afternoon into evening with us as our special guest
- Katie will share her mindful, ...
- Gather take-home florals from the flower bar
- Share an intimate long-table meal with Katie - catered by Pot & Pan ...
- Our own Sparkling Wine
- Florals to take home
- Professional photographer to capture the day
- 1 x portrait photo for use on your Socials
The inaugural 'Farmhouse Floral Goodness' gathering will be held in the private grounds of Crofters Fold Estate - a micro, bee-friendly Rose and Peony farm, with its historic farmhouse, brick barn, converted shearing shed-come-floral studio, 4 Highland Cattle and 11 Black-faced Suffolk Sheep and 2 Blonde Kelpies, all set in the dramatic granite country on the outskirts of Kyneton in the picturesque Macedon Ranges.
Crofters Fold Estate is just over an hour's drive north of Melbourne CBD.
Included in your ticket is a seat on the 'Perfume Express' - a privately chartered bus to kick off the afternoon in style and take the worry out of driving to and from that will depart from ... encourage carpooling where possible and/or arranging nearby accommodation to avoid long drives home after a long day.
Strict departure times. Strictly no late arrivals via your own vehicle as there is no parking on-site. Roads can be dangerous at night with no line marking and kangaroos a-plenty! Welcome to the country! ;)
We encourage you to stay the whole weekend and soak up the Live.Love.Life festival atmosphere as well as the Wine & Food Festival. All guests are responsible for their own accommodation.
WHO YOU ARE AT HEART
You'll already know you want to join us - we don't have to sell it to you. You adore Katie's beautiful, mindful creations, perhaps like us and so many others you've dreamed of maybe 'one day' traveling overseas to attend one of Katie's workshops. Well, we've brought that dream just a little closer to home. This gathering is for crazy flower lovers like us, freelancers, florists, gardeners and farmers. To keep things intimate and to maintain connection the gathering is limited to just 20 guests.
$1250 Australian Dollars
We know only too well that attending this gathering is not only an investment in yourself, it involves a sacrifice, it's a big decision. Money doesn't come easily. We also know it's a leap of faith. You get out what you put in. There are very few times in life when we jump in, take the risk, put ourselves on the line and trust. We don't have any grand plans, or magic wands, we have authentic passion for flowers and we ...
If you don't feel you can pay upfront, then we are offering an affordable payment plan of 2 instalments;
First Instalment of $650 due now to secure your place. Second of $600 due 1st October 2018.
Please note, places are NOT refundable. In the unfortunate situation that you are unable to attend, you can request permission to transfer your place to someone you know (at your own arranging) providing full payment has been made at the time. This will be at the discretion of and prior agreement from Crofters Fold Estate.
There is a minimum of 15 students needed for the gathering to be held. In the unfortunate event that we do not meet this minimum, all students will receive a full refund. All guests will be informed at least 60 days prior to the gathering 17 November 2018 - please keep this in mind when booking flights and insurance.
For early enquiries, please email us.