Gardening Workshops 2019

Our informal workshops are designed for beginners and more experienced gardeners. We offer workshops across a wide range of topics and also provide private courses for groups or gardening clubs. Please ask for further details. Our courses offer the opportunity to learn from experienced horticulturalists in a unique garden setting.

25 November 2019,  10am-1pm •  Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, GU4 8QR •  £40/person

Designing a Winter Border - Plants that Sparkle in Winter!

Some of my favourite plants are at their best in winter having a subtle charm lost later in the year when the colours and textures are more vibrant. From topiary to dogwoods to Daphne’s there are a myriad of winter plants to enjoy and enhance your garden. Even as winter beckons, a window box or a larger plot can look beautiful and feel alive even in February. By siting plants close to the house or along a path, it is easy to appreciate the flowers, fragrance or berries, or planting at a distance creating focal points to be enjoyed from the house.

24 January 2019,  10am-1pm •  Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, GU4 8QR •  £40/person

Planning Your Garden for the Year Ahead

January is an exciting time in the garden; an opportunity to leaf through the seed and plant catalogues …

06 March 2019,  10am-1pm •  Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth. GU4 8QR •  £40/person

Create a Beautiful Cut-Flower Garden from Seed

Cutting flowers from the garden for the house is such a pleasure. If you have a sunny corner in your garden and a couple of packets of seed; you too could be enjoying beautiful, scented blooms in your home….

21 March 2019,  10am-1pm •  Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, GU4 8QR •  £40/person

Creating a Garden with Year-Round Interest

Achieving year-round interest is every gardener’s dream; a dream that can be fulfilled with a little careful planning. Judicious use of bulbs, annuals …

02 May 2019,  10am-1pm •  Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, GU4 8QR •  £40/person

Planting Schemes for Stunning Mixed and Herbaceous Borders

How to design and select plants for long lasting and spectacular summer and autumn border displays! I have been developing a mixed border in our garden for over 5 years. Ideas and recommendations for the best plants and plant combinations are the major themes for this workshop.

19 June 2019,  10am-1pm •  Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, GU4 8QR •  £40/person

Planting a Pond

We will identify the best plants for wild life and ornamental ponds. Ponds are a great addition to the garden encouraging lots of wildlife and creating a cool, calming environment in which to sit an enjoy the space.

26 June 2019,  10am-1pm •  Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, GU4 8QR •  £40/person

Right Plant Right Place! Choosing Plants that will Thrive in your Garden

Do you have an area of your garden that you struggle to find plants that grow, a sizzling, dry hot border perhaps, or a shady corner where nothing seems to thrive? These are some of the commonest problems experienced by gardeners. Follow our advice and we will transform your ‘difficult’ area into a beautiful one!

18 September 2019,  10am-1pm •  Sample Oak Lane, Chilworth, GU4 8QR •  £40/person

Beautiful Bulbs - How to Select, Plant and Grow these Special Plants

September and October bring the spring bulb catalogues to our doors! It’s a great opportunity to buy some of our favourite bulbs and maybe even try some new ones…