Wildflower Botanical Drawing & Woodland Picnic

Be our guest at our Summer collaboration with Surrey Art School!

August 14, 2020

Start Time
10:30 am
End Time
2:00 pm


£65 per person

incl. VAT

The Woods

The Salt Box

Red Oak Barn

Priory Farm Estate

South Nutfield

Surrey RH1 4EJ

What's Included

Hot Drinks

Wildflower Botanical Art Workshop

2-Course Seasonal Picnic Lunch


We’re combining art and food for a morning beneath the trees on the beautiful Priory Farm Estate for a Wildflower Botanical Art Workshop, followed by a seasonal picnic feast inspired by seasonal, local ingredients.

We’re very excited to welcome Ellie Green, founder of Surrey Art School to Salt Box HQ. Ellie will be bringing a gentle dose of Mindful Creativity to the Salt Box this Summer with a delightfully seasonal botanical pen and wash workshop where you’ll learn some simple, effective ways to work with with pigment liners before embracing a bright and beautiful colour palette to add a light watercolour wash to your drawings.


We’ll take a mindful walk through the summer meadow, capturing the sights and scents of the summer season. After we’ve gathered a delightful bouquet of wildflowers from the surrounding meadows, Ellie will guide you through how to capture these using soothing watercolour technique. From wet on wet, to pen and wash, expect a journey of discovery to the mesmerising world of botanical watercolour painting that will leave you feeling calm and connected to this beautiful season.


This workshop is suitable for beginners and Ellie’s gentle and mindful approach to teaching will encourage your confidence levels to bloom and your technical skill to blossom.


Following the workshop, we’ll sit down for a delicious picnic lunch. Inspired by local and seasonal produce, our menus showcase the very best of our doorstep produce.

Picnic Menu

All-In Menu

Hot Smoked Duck, Wild Cherry Chutney

Nettle and Crab Tart 

Beetroot and Spring Onion Tabbouleh

Fennel, Apple and Honey Candied Walnut Slaw

Chocolate Caramel Brownies



Vegetarian Menu

Jackfruit Fritters w/ Lemon and Tahini Yogurt

Spinach and Chickpea Puffs

Beetroot and Spring Onion Tabbouleh

Fennel, Apple and Honey Candied Walnut Slaw

Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.

Please Note

Social distancing, enhanced hygiene measures, specific risk assessments and careful management of our team are just a few of the measures we are taking. You can find out more about our policy and measures here. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Instructions on how to find us and where to park, will be sent to you at least 72 hours prior to the event via email.

Wildflower Botanical Drawing Workshop and Woodland Lunch at The Salt Box
Wildflower Botanical Workshop with Surrey Art School
Afternoon Tea at The Salt Box

Book Your Seat

Please note our Cancellation Policy is 30 days, find out more in our Terms and Conditions.

Are you gifting this experience to a family or friend?

Once you’ve booked your seats, we have a selection of Gift Options available:

Our personalised printed gift vouchers help you deliver the gift of your Salt Box experience with a hand-printed voucher. 

Perfect alongside a Cookery Course Experience Gift Voucher, includes a selection of signature Salt Box items plus a Gift Voucher. 

About Us

Sustainably minded cooks dedicated to curating unique Feasts Over Fire and Cookery Workshops

The Salt Box is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients. We celebrate locally sourced and wild ingredients through our wide range of courses and dining events, in the great outdoors surrounded by crackling fires.

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