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Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

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Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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8 June 2019, 10.30–1.30pm

Join us for a workshop with Anna Taylor from Anna’s Flower Farm and learn how to make your own flower crown, the perfect accessory for a May Ball, festival, wedding or summer party.

Flowers have always been important to Kettle’s Yard. Jim Ede used to collect wild flowers from the Kettle’s Yard garden to arrange throughout the House, working in harmony with other natural objects and works of art like Christopher Wood’s Flowers, 1930, David Jones’ Flora in Calix Light, 1950 and Winifred Nicholson’s Cyclamen and Primula, 1923 (circa).

On Saturday, 8 June from 10.30–1.30pm, join us for a flower-filled morning using seasonal flowers to make a crown to take home with you. This half day workshop will teach you the floristry techniques you need to create a head piece decorated with flowers, foliage and other natural materials. The event will include tea, coffee and cake, an out-of-hours visit to the House, all materials and tools as well as great tips about how to condition and maintain your flowers. To end, enjoy a glass of prosecco or sparkling elderflower.

Be inspired by the use of flowers at Kettle’s Yard and choose your blooms from a selection all grown on Anna’s organic farm near Cambridge. Anna will help you to structure your crown for shape, variety and a comfortable fit in your preferred colour scheme.

Booking details

Saturday, 8 June, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Tickets: £65
This course can be arranged as a Private Group Class for up to 15 people, depending on availability.

Click here to book a place now.

Please come to the information desk on arrival to Kettle’s Yard.

About Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor is a floral designer and grower. Each week, she provides the flowers for the Kettle’s Yard House.

She is the founder of Anna’s Flower Farm, a Floral Studio based on the Audley End Estate, Saffron Walden.

Anna’s background is in horticulture and garden design. Her interests in art, design, history and culture inform her work and drive her passion for flowers.


Unfortunately, around three-quarters of the House is not accessible for wheelchair users. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk when you arrive we can arrange to put a ramp out so that the whole of the downstairs extension area is accessible. We regret that the rest of the House is not possible to access in a wheelchair due to the historic nature of the building. There is no lift in the House.

There is a virtual tour of the House online here. You can also look at the virtual tour on an iPad when you arrive, please ask at the information desk. Most of the artworks in the permanent collection can be viewed online here.

There are several sets of stairs in the House, including a spiral staircase. Please let us know if you would prefer not to use the spiral staircase and we can provide an alternative route around the House.

Kettle’s Yard welcomes assistance and service dogs in the House.

The Clore Learning Studio is fully accessible. It can be reached by stairs or by lift, select -1 in the lift. There is an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities in the basement beside the Learning Studio. There are more toilets and facilities on the ground and first floors.

Terms and Conditions

If you need to cancel your booking, please inform us in writing as soon as possible at Kettle’s Yard Courses, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 OAQ or email us at The cancellation is effective from the date that your written confirmation is received and unfortunately, we cannot issue a refund unless the event is cancelled by us.

No ticket may be resold or transferred.

We ask that you let us know at time of booking, of any allergy or food intolerance, and any dietary requirements.

Kettle’s Yard reserves the right to alter any part of the programme if necessary. We will only cancel courses after careful consideration, but reserve the right to do so under exceptional circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed in writing as soon as possible and course fees will be refunded in full.