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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 2018

 
 

  During 2018 we will all hope to find that extra bit of
"Rest and Recreation". With that in mind, our gardens will of course, become more important than ever.


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 W0-18
   

We show you how to use hazel to stake plants and to make simple garden structures, then you are free to gather and take home as much material as you like from our two acre cobnut 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.

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

  Your Garden in Spring   Course W1-18
   

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.

24th March Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Hands on Spring Pruning   Course W2-18
   

Pruning can't be learned from books. We show you how, then you practice on our wide variety of shrubs and plants.
Take home the confidence you need to tame your garden.

Tessa will explain the basics then go round the garden showing how to prune each plant. Then you get to practice on our wide range of shrubs and trees.

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




Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

7th April Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Propagation - Spring and Beyond   Course W3-18
   
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.
21st April Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Success with Vegeables   Course W4-18
   

Do you grow your own vegetables but are sometimes disappointed by the results?
Let us show you how to achieve the success you want. This workshop is for you if you have tried and failed to grow good vegetables, are a beginner, or if you simply want to improve the quality and quantity of your produce. Learn how to grow a wide range of vegetables. Plenty of opportunities to ask lots of questions.

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

Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

5th May Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Your Garden in Summer   Course W5-18
   

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.

16th June Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Garden Design   Course W6-18
   

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.

30th June Saturday   10am-4pm  
Return to top £110

  Summer Pruning   Course W7-18
   

So many shrubs need attention now.

Tessa will explain the theory and demonstrate on our shrubs, then you prune under our supervision to gain the confidence you want.


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


Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

28th July Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60

  Put Your Garden to Bed - Autumn and Winter   Course W8-18
   

Share the delights of the season with us, as we show you how to keep your garden looking beautiful and extend the flowering period through to the end of the year; we include 'putting the garden to bed' and other tasks in this 'hands on' workshop.

It's a great investment for the spring.

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

Tea/coffee and home-made biscuits included.

13th October Saturday   10am-1pm  
Return to top £60


  Flower Arrangement with Sue Eldridge continues in this year.

We are delighted to confirm that there is a New Series of Flower Arrangement workshops with Sue Eldridge scheduled for 2018.




Please Click Here for the Details.