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.

Learn ‘Sashiko’ Stitch and the Art of Japanese Mending

Fully booked

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.

Fully booked

Botanical Illustration: Inspired by Flowers

Monday 12th July 2021

Join our one-day workshop botanical illustration workshop suitable for beginners and improvers.  Working with specimens from the garden, create accurate botanical studies with guidance from professional botanical art tutor Leigh Ann Gale.

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Learning by doing: 4 session workshop

Fully booked

Tuesday 13th July 2021 - Tuesday 3rd August 2021

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

Fully booked

Summer Garden Visits

Wednesday 16th June 2021 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

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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National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Day

Friday 18th June 2021 | 11:30am - 4:30pm

Visit one of Brighton’s secret gardens – looking fabulous at the moment with displays of emerging summer herbaceous planting, fruit trees and vegetables.

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Summer Garden Visits

Wednesday 7th July 2021 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

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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June 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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