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Small groups of 10 or less
Hands-on courses - the best
way to learn
Friendly experienced RHS tutor
Half and Full day workshops
An ideal gift for a gardener



All workshops include tea and coffee, home-made biscuits or scones, sometimes both!
Book 3 for £150-00.
Does not include "Hazel day" or "all-day" bookings


 
 

 
Workshops - Details & Dates 2019

 
 

  We, that's Tessa Allen and me, Jill Corrigan, have been running gardening workshops for over 15 years now. Held in my lovely walled garden in Shipbourne, we encourage everyone to 'have a go' in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.



For many of us it is the continuing, traditional cycle of the gardening year which is so reassuring and therapeutic. There's a very good reason why we teach the traditional methods of gardening: it's because they work.
 
Let us show you the skills of yesterday, aided by the science of today so you can get it right, right from the start. Then in your turn you too can pass the knowledge on to friends, neighbours, your local community and down the generations. Just as it's always been done.

Join us again this year for a happy and memorable experience.

Jill and Tessa

  Hazel Day - Cut Your Own
  Course W0-19
   

We show you how to make simple hazel structures and plant supports, then you cut and take home as much hazel as you like from our 2-acre cob nut orchard.

Bring a pruning saw and secateurs if you have them; if not you can borrow ours.


Please note, on the hazel workshops we take more than ten people.




Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

23rd March Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £35

  The Natural Garden   Course W1-19
   

We all want to use fewer chemicals and plastics in the garden; we know the harm they are doing to our natural environment.

Are you worried that your garden will be over-run with weeds and pests, and will be hard to maintain if you give these things up?
Let us show you how easy and successful gardening with nature can be. Use less energy to get better results.

This workshop is limited to 10 people so everyone has individual attention.




Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

30th March Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  The Garden in Spring   Course W2-19
   

All the information you need to make a beautiful spring garden.

Our seasonal 'hands on' workshop happily combines the practical with the creative. You will learn how to achieve more with less effort, pick up plenty of maintenance and planting ideas, and be inspired!

This workshop is limited to 10 people so everyone has individual attention.











Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

10th April Wednesday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Propagation - Spring and Beyond   Course W3-19
   
A 'hands on' workshop: all the information you need to get a thorough grasp on propagation.

Ever wondered why your seeds fail or your cuttings don't thrive? We'll show you how to ensure your seeds germinate and cuttings root successfully.
Take your pots of seeds and cuttings home.

This workshop is limited to 10 people so everyone has individual attention.

Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.
27th April Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Your Garden in Summer   Course W4-19
   

Another seasonal 'hands on' workshop, with jobs to keep your garden in tip-top condition all summer long.

We will show you how to reduce the maintenance tasks, and achieve wonderful plant and colour combinations at this glorious time of the year.

This workshop is limited to 10 people so everyone has individual attention.




Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

19th June Wednesday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Garden Design   Course W5-19
   
Practical, creative and inspiring ideas and solutions for designing your garden.

Forget about all those endless sketches on paper. Learn how to create your ideal garden from the ground up. An all day workshop.

This workshop is limited to 10 people so everyone has individual attention.

An all-day course; homemade lunch included.

We regret that due to unforeseen circumstances this course has been cancelled.
29th June Saturday   10am-4pm  
Return to top £110

  Food from Your Garden   Course W6-19
   

The emphasis here is on fruit, which we find less work than vegetables.

Let us show you the advantages of 'growing your own', in small spaces, containers and even as a hedge. We promise to make the maintenance easy too!







Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

20th July Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Summer Pruning   Course W7-19
   

Many trees and shrubs benefit from pruning now.

A hands-on practical workshop that will give you the knowledge and confidence to keep your plants healthy and looking good, for years to come..

This workshop is limited to 10 people so everyone has individual attention..


Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

31st July Wednesday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Seeds, Seedheads and Silhouettes   Course W8-19
   

Saving seeds from your own plants is hugely satisfying, and gives you the possibility of hundreds of plants for free!

Master how to choose the best, ripe seed and save it safely until you are ready to use it.

At the same time learn which plants can enhance your garden from autumn through to winter with their architectural structure.





Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

12th October Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60


  Flower Arrangement with Sue Eldridge continues again this year.

We are delighted to confirm that there is a New Series of "Flower Arrangement Workshops with Sue Eldridge" starting with The Natural Arranger on the 13th April 2019




Please Click Here for the Details.