Chiswick Flower Market anniversary: Michael Perry’s ‘Barakura’ style container workshop

Take part in Chiswick Flower Market’s first anniversary weekend by learning how to make the best out of your containers using Japanese ‘Barakura’ style planting, with Michael Perry.

Michael Perry – TV’s ‘Mr Plant Geek’ is a hortpreneur, speaker and gardener who appears on ‘This Morning’ and ‘Stephs Packed Lunch’.

Join him at Chiswick Flower Market for a 90 minute container master class. The workshop starts with a half hour demonstration, followed by guidance and advice while you create your own container.


The Barakura style turns on its head all you have previously learned about planting a container. More like flower arranging, regard it as creating a container installation, using all your favourite plants.

Barakura mixes annuals, perennials and shrubs in the same container and will evolve over time.

The ticket price does not include the container, the compost or the plants. You will need to bring a container with you or buy one at the flower market (plenty of choice) and buy your plants and your compost at the market. Michael will be there to guide you.

More info and where to buy tickets

The workshop being held on Sunday 5 September between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at The George IV pub, 185 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR.

To buy tickets you can follow the link below:


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See also: July 2021 Flower Market Gallery of pictures

See also: Flower Market Gallery from June 2021

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