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 update:  As the Garden House studio is a relatively small space and for the safety of all, we have reduced the number of participants in our workshops.  We would also prefer participants to have had double/triple vaccinations, or to take a Lateral Flow Test before joining the group (we have some available if needed).  Thank you for your understanding.

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Designing a Small Garden – 2-day Workshop

Fully booked

Wednesday 19th January 2022 - Wednesday 26th January 2022

This workshop is for those of you with relatively small outdoor spaces, from tiny courtyards to gardens up to 20m x 14m, whether in the town or the country.

Fully booked

Basketry for Beginners: 1-day Workshop

Fully booked

Tuesday 8th February 2022

Join our fun and informative introduction to weaving with willow, led by Sussex-based basket weaver Christiane Gunzi.

Fully booked

Learning by Doing: 6-session practical course

Wednesday 9th February 2022 - Wednesday 16th March 2022

Working in our teaching garden, improve your knowledge and skills, and gain the confidence to plan, propagate, prune and much more.

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Who Dares Prunes!

Saturday 12th February 2022 - Friday 18th February 2022

Super knowledgeable and endlessly enthusiastic, rose expert Simon White of Peter Beales Nursery in Norfolk is leading this practical workshop on how to prune roses.

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Zoom Talk with Tom Brown, Head Gardener at West Dean Gardens

Wednesday 23rd February 2022

We are delighted to invite Tom Brown, Head Gardener at West Dean Gardens to the Garden House for a Zoom event, talking plants and gardens!

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Paint Your Own Lampshade: 1-day workshop

Tuesday 1st March 2022

We have invited artist Jane McCall of Bloomsbury Revisited to lead an exciting one-day workshop here at the Garden House.

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Painting the Spring Garden with Watercolours and Inks

Tuesday 8th March 2022

One-day painting workshop with Brighton-based artist Seana Mallen, for painters who have already scratched the surface of painting, it’s time to dig a little deeper!

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Creative Staking: Afternoon Workshop

Saturday 12th March 2022

Staking your plants takes practice and skill, and March is the perfect time of year to prepare support structures for your plants well before they put on a lot of growth and become unruly!

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Be Inspired by Colour: 1-day Workshop

Thursday 26th May 2022

Be inspired by ideas both new and traditional as you explore the use of colour in your garden and create eye-catching planting combinations.

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January in the Garden...

Christmas Gift Vouchers!

Wednesday 1 December 2021

What better gift for a garden loving friend or family member?   We have two options – Pelham Plants in Laughton, where your ...

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Garden Consultancy Service

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Bridgette Saunders and Deborah Kalinke are highly experienced horticulturalists and qualified garden designers.  See About Us for more ...

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Edible Plants: a New Book by Geoff Dann

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Garden House favourite, Geoff Dann, will be launching his new book in January 2022 – Edible Plants: A forager’s guide to the wild ...

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