Informative & inspirational events, talks, courses & workshops

The Garden House is a place of energy and inspiration that encourages sustainable living, and where people can learn about horticulture, share information and be creative!

Covid-19 update: Brighton & Hove are currently under Lockdown restrictions, sad news for us all.  However, we are feeling positive about 2021 and are planning some exciting new talks and courses – at the moment via Zoom, though looking ahead, others hopefully, will be in the Garden House garden.  Our intention is to continue to be cautious and to see how it all goes over the next weeks and months.  

Do follow us on Instagram @Gardenhouse – each day we’re posting an image from the garden to lift your spirits.

Inspired by the Garden: Painting on Silk

Tuesday 25th May 2021 - Wednesday 26th May 2021

We are delighted that inspirational artist Hilary Simon is returning to the Garden House for a two-day workshop teaching the French technique of ‘Painting on Silk’ using gum resist ‘gutta’ and vibrant translucent dyes. The results are gorgeous!

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All About Roses, with Simon White (Peter Beales Nursery)

Saturday 5th June 2021

Join us for a day celebrating the rose with expert Simon White of award winning Peter Beales Nursery in Norfolk. Super knowledgeable and endlessly enthusiastic about roses, Simon is leading this practical workshop on how to prune roses, plus all-year care of roses.

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Learn ‘Sashiko’ Stitch and the Art of Japanese Mending

Tuesday 6th July 2021

Sashiko is a Japanese form of decorative reinforcement stitching - it translates as “little stabs” and was originally used to patch Japanese kimonos.

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Summer Garden Visits

Wednesday 16th June 2021

Private garden visits to Bates Green Farm and Tudor Cottage, Arlington, in Sussex. Knowing how much we all love to visit and be inspired by other people’s gardens!

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Summer Garden Visits

Wednesday 7th July 2021

Cupani garden, Seaford, and Long House in the South Downs hamlet of Westdean, Sussex. Knowing how much we all love to visit and be inspired by other people’s gardens!

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Summer Garden Visits

Wednesday 14th July 2021

The Old Vicarage in Washington, and Sandhill Farm, near Petersfield, West Sussex. Knowing how much we all love to visit and be inspired by other people’s gardens!

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April in the Garden...

Saturday The Daily Telegraph: The Great British Stake-off

Saturday 17 April 2021

Thank you to The Daily Telegraph Gardening section (Saturday 17 April) for a wonderful feature highlighting the creative garden staking ...

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It’s Snowdrop Time at Marchants!

Monday 25 January 2021

If you’re not familiar with Marchants Hardy Plants we suggest you investigate as soon as possible! Widely viewed as the key Sussex ...

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Christmas Wreath Cheers!

Tuesday 8 December 2020

As this season we were unable to run our usual Christmas Wreath-Making Workshops inside the Garden House, we adapted and invited guests ...

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