The Garden School
2019 Garden School Prospectus
BEGINNERS VEGETABLE GROWING – Wednesday 13th March at 7pm or Saturday 23rd March at 1.30pm. Cost; £45
A guide to the basics of vegetable growing and propagation. You will take away a patio planter with a variety of vegetable crops.
EVERLASTING HANGING BASKETS – Wednesday 20th March or Tuesday 8th October at 7pm. Cost; £25
Avoid the fuss of changing hanging basket plants several times a year. You will take away a hanging basket planted for year round interest.
GARDENING FOR HEALTH & WELL-BEING – Tuesday 26th March at 7pm. Cost; £25
Learn how to create a garden for everyone to enjoy and get involved with, we will pay particular attention to creating a garden adapted for physical disabilities, learning disabilities, memory problems and mental health issues.
CONTAINER GARDENING – Wednesday 27th March at 7pm. Cost; £25
Learn the art of container gardening. Bring your own container, all plants and refreshments included.
THE CUTTING GARDEN – Wednesday 17th April at 7pm. Cost; £25
Learn how to fill your home with flowers from the garden, the best varieties to grow, how to condition and arrange them. You will take away a selection of seedlings to get your patch started and a jam jar posy.
GARDENING SKILLS FOR SPRING – Tuesday 23rd April at 7pm. Cost; £25
Gain more skills and confidence in the garden. We will cover propagation, planting and looking after your soil.(Book this course and Gardening Skills for Autumn at the same time for £45 – save £5)
AN EVENING OF WILDLIFE AND WILDFLOWERS – Wednesday 1st May at 7pm. Cost; £25
An informal lecture with advice on choosing wildflowers, encouraging beneficial wildlife, companion planting and wildflower meadows. Followed by a cheese and wine supper, includes a goody bag worth £10.
SUMMER HANGING BASKETS – Tuesday 21st May at 7pm or Saturday 25th May at 1.30pm Cost; £45
You will create and take away a beautiful mossed wire hanging basket and a wicker basket, as well as learning the tricks of the trade to get the best from them.
GARDEN DESIGN COURSE – Wednesday 12th June at 7pm for 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings and Sunday 23rd June, or Saturday 14th September at 1.30pm for 3 consecutive Saturdays and Sunday 23rd September. Cost; £60
A 4 session course where you will learn the 10 steps of professional garden design, visit a local garden to see the theory in practice and work on your own garden design.
GROWING AND USING HERBS AND LAVENDERS – Tuesday 11th June at 7pm. Cost; £25
An informal lecture covering the cultivation of herbs and lavenders, choosing good varieties, harvesting and preserving your crops. Followed by a cheese and wine supper, includes a goody bag worth £10.
THE LOW MAINTENANCE BORDER – Wednesday 3rd July at 7pm or Saturday 5th October at 1.30pm. Cost; £15 (Only £10 if you add it onto the Garden Design Course)
Learn the tricks to a border filled with year round colour, banish weeds and pests and choose plants which thrive.
GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS – Wednesday 4th September at 7pm for 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Cost £90
A 6 week course including guidance on garden design, choosing the right plants, looking after your soil, pruning, planting, propagation and solutions for problem areas.
KOKADAMA WORKSHOP – Tuesday 10th September at 7pm. Cost; £25
These hanging moss balls make an unusual addition to your garden. You will create 2 styles of Kokadama and learn more about elements of Japanese gardening such as bonsai and niwaki.
GARDENING SKILLS FOR AUTUMN – Tuesday 15th October at 7pm. Cost; £25
Gain more skills and confidence in the garden. We will cover pruning, plants for problem areas and border maintenance.(Book this course and Gardening Skills for Spring at the same time for £45 – save £5)
AUTUMN & WINTER CONTAINERS AND BASKETS – Wednesday 16th October at 7pm or Saturday 19th October at 1.30pm. Cost; £45
You will create a container planting and a wicker hanging basket to grace your garden through the darkest months.
CHRISTMAS WREATHS & GIFTS FROM THE GARDEN – Wednesday 4th December at 7pm, Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm, or Tuesday 10th December at 7pm. Cost; £40
Create a natural Danish style wreath and a selection of small gifts to give to your friends. Includes mulled wine and mince pies.