“Let's be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Proust

 
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We are truly delighted to announce that

KATIE DAVIS of PONDEROSA & THYME

will be our very special guest at this year's

Farmhouse Floral Goodness Gathering

17 November 2018

we hope you can join us!

 
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 Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme.Photo:  Mariel Hannah

Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme.Photo: Mariel Hannah

 Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme.Photo:  Lesley Lau

Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme.Photo: Lesley Lau

 Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme.Photo:  Lesley Lau

Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme.Photo: Lesley Lau

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An exclusive on-farm floral gathering

An intimate, nurturing soiree with world-renowned floral designer Katie Davis of Ponderosa & Thyme, Oregon, USA. Enjoy our limited-release sparkling wine and canapes upon arrival, a wild 'n' free bouquet demonstration led by Katie using local, bee-friendly, in-season flowers, a take-home DIY bunch of blooms and gift bag, followed by a delicious long-table dinner alongside Katie in our rustic brick barn.

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* ONLY 20 SEATS AVAILABLE *

n. goodness / ˈɡʊdnəs/

noun: beneficial or nourishing

 Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme. Photo:  Mariel Hannah

Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme. Photo: Mariel Hannah

Our gathering is designed to inspire and ignite the senses.

Do you know the Ponderosa & Thyme story? If not, you might like to discover a little of Katie's stunning, inspiring, mindful, floral creativity on her website here and Instagram here.

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Given the exclusive and personal nature of this experience, seats are limited to 20 guests.

 

Investment $1500/pp incl. GST*

Your Farmhouse Floral Goodness 2018 ticket includes:

  • a rare chance to spend an afternoon with katie Davis of ponderosa & thyme

  • Relax on a chartered bus from a central pickup point in nearby Kyneton

  • Crofters Fold Estate's limited-release sparkling wine and canapes upon arrival

  • A personal introduction to our bee-friendly, sustainable rose and peony farm

  • Katie will share her mindful, sensory approach to creating a wild 'n' free bouquet using local farmers' in-season flowers and foliage

  • Gather some take-home florals from the DIY flower bar

  • Share an intimate meal with Katie at crofters fold's private farmhouse table

  • a Professional photographer will capture the day - photos for your socials

  • A curated gift bag of floral goodness

  • *(10% saving for single payment in full before 31 August 2018)

The only thing you'll be left desiring is for the soiree to never end!

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to Reserve Your Seat At The farmhouse Table

book your ticket below

 

Option one - 10% saving on payment in full

option two - pay in 2 x $750 instalments

 

*If you would like to take up the option of a two-part payment plan, please EMAIL us HERE or, click on the golden ticket above, and we will forward you further details and a two-part invoice via PayPal. The instalment option is as follows;
First instalment of $750 is due now to reserve your place. The second/final instalment of $750 is due Friday 21 September 2018 to secure your place.

To take up the option of saving 10%, please make one single payment of $1350AUD in full by 31 August 2018.

For flower lovers, new and experienced florists, freelancers, floral designers, stylists, event curators as well as creatives and dreamers who want to connect, grow + fuel their passion.

As well as an armful of gathered local florals and a gift bag of curated treasures, you will leave feeling inspired, connected to your flower tribe, well-fed and, importantly, motivated to create the life you dream of living.

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Experiences like these don’t come along very often.

Rejuvenate and nurture your creative heart.

* ONLY 20 SEATS AVAILABLE *

 
 Danielle + Ashley in their flower studio. Photo:  Leon Schoots , 2018.

Danielle + Ashley in their flower studio. Photo: Leon Schoots, 2018.

 Crofters Fold perfumed Roses. Photo:  Leon Schoots , 2018.

Crofters Fold perfumed Roses. Photo: Leon Schoots, 2018.

 Danielle feeding Roses to her sheep. Photo:  Leon Schoots , 2018.

Danielle feeding Roses to her sheep. Photo: Leon Schoots, 2018.

WHO YOU ARE AT HEART

You'll already know you want to join us - we're sure we don't need to explain why this is a pretty special experience. Attending one of Katie's beautiful, mindful demonstrations is something many people around the world dream of. We're so honoured to bring that dream a little closer to home with an on-farm floral gathering. If you're starting out; be inspired. If you've been creating for years; be re-energised!

VALUE

$1500 Australian Dollars incl. GST
We know that attending this gathering is not only an investment in yourself and your business, it involves a sacrifice. It's a big decision. As well as all the usual behind-the-scenes event stuff, like insurances, permits, catering and equipment hire, your ticket buys you an afternoon with Katie Davis and a demonstration of how she creates a wild 'n' free bouquet, access to the private grounds and spaces of Crofters Fold Estate, plus, a curated gift bag, immersion in abundant florals, beautiful food and wine and a professional photographer to capture the afternoon with pics to use on your socials. To keep the experience intimate, the gathering is limited to just 20 guests, which also influences the ticket price. This is the first time Katie has come to visit our part of the world. We think that's pretty special and we'd love you to be part of welcoming her to our midst.

PAYMENT

If you're ready to take advantage of the 10% saving on paying in full, secure your place now by clicking the 'Purchase Your Ticket' button. If you'd like to take up the option of a two-part payment plan, please EMAIL us HERE or, click on the golden ticket above,so we can forward you an invoice via PayPal. The instalment option is as follows;
First instalment of $750 is due now to reserve your place. The second/final instalment of $750 is due Friday 21 September 2018 to guarantee your place.

DATE + TIMES

Saturday 17 November 2018 | 2:30pm to 8pm.

Arrival: Bus departs Kyneton pick-up point at 2:30pm sharp; arrives Crofters Fold approximately 2:45pm.

Departure: Bus departs Crofters Fold at 7:45pm sharp, arrives Kyneton approximately 8pm.

LOCATION

The private grounds of Crofters Fold Estate - an artisanal, 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 + new lambs and 2 Blonde Kelpies. All set among 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. 

GETTING THERE

Included in your ticket is a seat on the 'Perfume Express' - a privately chartered bus. Driving on country roads at night can be dangerous as kangaroos and wombats abound. So, we've organised a carriage to take the worry out of getting there.

The bus will depart from Bus Stop 5, corner Piper Street and Ebden Streets, Kyneton at 2:30pm sharp. We encourage you to arrive 10-15 minutes early. There is ample car parking near the bus stop.

Arrival: Bus departs Kyneton pick-up point at 2:30pm sharp; arrives Crofters Fold approximately 2:45pm.

Departure: Bus departs Crofters Fold at 7:45pm sharp, arrives Kyneton approximately 8pm.

There is strictly no private vehicle access or parking on-site at Crofters Fold Estate.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please note, places are NOT refundable. In the unfortunate situation that extenuating circumstances mean you are unable to attend, you can request permission from us via this email to transfer your place to someone you know (at your own arranging) providing full payment has been made at the time of the request. This will be at the discretion of and with prior agreement from your hosts, Crofters Fold Estate. It is your responsibility to inform us of the full details of the new attendee including their full contact details and any dietary and personal health and safety requirements.

TERMS & CONDITIONS - Please read the full terms of service at Step 4 'Review & Purchase', when purchasing your ticket. You may purchase one ticket at a time/per transaction to ensure we receive dietary and contact details. Thank you.

ETHICS

In the spirit of wellness and collaboration, we'll bring lovely Katie; you bring kind-heartedness. This gathering is strictly non-smoking. Sparkling and other wines will be served; we ask that you sparkle responsibly.

UNPLUGGED

In the spirit of self-nurture, at times indicated throughout the afternoon you might be asked to switch off your social media devices to be present to the gathering and to experience its sensory offerings and Katie's generosity of spirit.

DRESS CODE

Crofters Fold is a working farm and this is an indoor-outdoor experience during the wildly variable spring weather of November; which can bring anything from icy chills to blistering heat! We invite you to dress up, have fun, come as you are, you'll be on camera and uploaded to socials; do wear weather-and-farm-appropriate clothing. Glam it up while wearing gumboots, or dress it down but add a floral crown! It’s really up to you. Most importantly wear a smile!

PHOTOGRAPHY

The amazing Leon Schoots will capture the day for us. You will receive copies of these photos for use on your socials.

SUSTENANCE

Pot&Pan will provide us with a delicious farmhouse feast. You will also be treated to Crofters Fold Estate’s limited-release Sparkling Wine. Please drink responsibly. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

"My hope is that when someone encounters my arrangements that it would change their perspective about life itself. When you create something that won't exist in a couple of days you have to be very present in that moment. I think that encountering great beauty isn't limited by the amount of time that it lives. Beauty is meant to be enjoyed in the moment, and that moment is enough." - Katie Davis

// A series created and directed by filmmaker Ale Vidal www.ale-vidal.com
 Ashley, Danielle, Mudgee + Magoo at their potting shed. Photo:  Chloe Smith Photography , 2018.

Ashley, Danielle, Mudgee + Magoo at their potting shed. Photo: Chloe Smith Photography, 2018.

Our Farmhouse Floral Goodness gathering is proudly an offering within our region's inaugural Live.Love.Life festival. Stay the weekend and reconnect to wellness via all the beautiful artisanal "lusty bites" of music, art, food and creative offerings.

Find out more by visiting the link below:

www.livelovelifedaylesford.com.au

Oh, and do enjoy the lovely little film of Kate Ceberano's visit to our farm at Summer's end.

Danielle + Ash x

 

Film by the lovely + super talented @tashtakesphotos