Rose Alchemy - Borde Hill Garden, Sussex - 15th June 2024


Rose Alchemy - capturing the magic of roses; infusing, enfleurage, mixing and making rose inspired skin care products.

Date: Saturday 15th June 2024.

Time: 10:00 - 13:30pm

Venue:  Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1XP

Cost: £49 - Price includes entry to Borde Hill Garden, skin care products to take home, using the highest quality botanical ingredients and organic essential oils.

This workshop is an opportunity to take more than a moment to stop and smell the roses. Learn how to capture the scent of your favourite rose, about the art of extraction, how to make a rose petal infused oil, a rose lip balm and a rose perfumed oil.

Participants will design, make and take home products using precious, organic ingredients. There will be a short walk in the rose garden with pruning sheers!

Presented by Laura Hoy, who completed her training with Neal’s Yard Remedies in 2009 and there began her ongoing adventure with nature and nurturing and a renewed awareness of her sense of smell. As she began sharing her expertise by way of workshops, retreats and private consultations she wanted to make each experience sensual for her clients, always bringing along fragrant plant material or hosting at venues with a connection to essential oil yielding plants, such as beautiful gardens!
Sourcing scented roses however can be awkward, and even trickier is finding those that are not sprayed with chemicals during their growing cycle. A love affair with growing and smelling roses as well as capturing their scent became a little more than a hobby - so it is an absolute joy for her to bring ‘Rose Alchemy’.

Holding this workshop at Borde Hill Garden allows us to connect to many of the plants that yield the ingredients we will use in our plant infusions.

The ingredients used will be of the highest quality and organic where possible. This workshop is open to all, and no experience is necessary. Everything will be provided for you although you may like to bring your own notebook and a pen.


"This workshop is truly unique, fun and well worth treating yourself to if you want to smell and feel totally gorgeous! " Heather Di Marino

“I have just attended one of Laura’s workshops where we made our own perfumes using her essential oils with the support of her wealth of knowledge on the oil’s properties and the best way to blend the oils we individually chose to make up. It was such a beautiful morning, Laura is a great facilitator allowing us to be led to make our own choices entirely – all the perfumes we made were so unique to each individual person – no doubt responding to our particular needs at the time. I came away with two beautiful perfume blends and a great respect for Laura’s knowledge and her gentle presence. Thank you Laura.” Debra S, Australia


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