Click here to see our past events

April, 2017

Starting Tuesday 25 April 2017

A Celebration of the Seasons: monthly session

Join us each month to celebrate the season, and enjoy a taste of the ‘good life’ in the city by bringing the joy of home grown produce and seasonal activities into our busy lives!

Rediscover traditional ways of noticing, appreciating and embracing the changes in the seasons, and exploring how …

Find out more >

Saturday 29 April 2017

National Garden Scheme Open Day

OPEN WEEKEND – 11am to 4pm on 29 & 30 April!

The Garden House is tucked away in the heart of the city and really is a secret garden – in Victorian times a working market garden. The garden is organic and gives interest all year round, supporting cut flowers, …

Find out more >

May, 2017

Starting Tuesday 2 May 2017

History of Gardens and Plants: 4-session course

Explore the history of gardens and plants with expert Pat Dauncey. Pat will be looking at plant introductions as well as the garden styles and features of different periods – medieval and tudor, 17th/18th centuries, the Victorian era, and 20th/21st century developments.

This will be a fun and interactive course, …

Find out more >

Wednesday 03 May 2017

Mindfulness Practice in the Garden

Join us at the Garden House for a mindfulness practice workshop. This one-off class will be suitable both for people new to mindfulness and those with any level of experience – either way, come and expand your practice in our beautiful garden.

Jiva Masheder is a highly qualified and experienced …

Find out more >

Starts Wednesday 17 May 2017

Improve Your Gardening Skills: 4-Session Course

This 4-session course will enable you to consolidate your learning from our Beginner Gardening Courses, or add to your horticultural knowledge.

Each week you will learn both the theory and practical skills needed to take cuttings, plant a container, manage a cut flower or vegetable patch and learn how to …

Find out more >

June, 2017

Saturday 3 June 2017

Garden House Specialist Plant Fair

Wonderful opportunity to view a variety of specialist plant stalls, selling all manner of vegetable seedlings, Dahlias, succulents, herbaceous perennials as well as trees and shrubs.

Plus, we will be serving delicious food, homemade and cooked in our outdoor clay oven!

Date: Saturday 3 June, 11am to 5pm – come …

Find out more >

Thursday 8 June 2017

Day Trip to Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants

The renowned nursery Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants is a small family run independent nursery based in Hampshire, which grows a wide range of home produced herbaceous perennials grown outdoors in peat free compost.

Founded by Rose Hardy in 1988, Rose and Rob Hardy are long time exhibitors at Chelsea Flower …

Find out more >

Starting Tuesday 13 June 2017

Botanical illustration, develop your skills: 4-session course

A botanical illustration course suitable for improvers who have completed Leigh Ann’s beginners course at the Garden House in Feb/March,  or have some experience of botanical watercolour illustration.

Working with specimens from the garden, create accurate botanical studies with guidance from professional botanical art tutor Leigh Ann Gale. The focus …

Find out more >

Monday 14 June 2017

Garden House Visit to Norfolk

Join our summer trip to visit the wonderful gardens and nurseries of Norfolk (and Essex):

Wednesday 14 June – travel to Norfolk by coach – stopping at Wyken garden and vineyards in Suffolk Thursday 15 June – visit East Ruston Old Vicarage and the Plantation Garden in Norwich  …

Find out more >

July, 2017

Sunday 23 July 2017

The Garden House Charity Day & Auction!

Every summer the Garden House holds a fantastic and fun event to fund-raise for a local charity, Saturday Circle.

Do come along and visit the garden on Sunday 23 July, have a great day out, and bring your friends to support a local charity.

As usual, we will have an …

Find out more >

September, 2017

Starts Wednesday 13 September 2017

Gardening from Scratch: 8-session course

Have fun and be inspired as you learn the basics of gardening. Our Wednesday evening course is designed for beginner gardeners – to improve your knowledge and gardening skills and to give you the confidence to nurture and enjoy your garden.

“I loved the course, learnt more than expected and …

Find out more >

Friday 22 September 2017

Evening talk: Mushroom Magic

Join us for a light supper and an entertaining illustrated talk on all things fungal by Brighton-based wild mushroom expert Geoff Dann, and sample some of the more unusual and exotic species of edible wild mushrooms that can be found in Sussex (as well as other more well-known ones).

Geoff …

Find out more >

Starts Wednesday 27 September 2017

Design Your Own Garden: 6-session course

The aim of this 6-session course is to give you some basic skills, knowledge and confidence to design or revamp your own garden to suit your lifestyle and budget.

By the end of the course you will be able to draw up a scale plan, with at least one planting …

Find out more >

Starts Thursday 28 September 2017

Plant Passion: 8-session course

Are you a keen gardener or professional horticulturalist wanting to increase your plant knowledge and skills – or maybe you attended one of our earlier Plantsmanship courses but still want to know more?

This 8-session course is ideal for all plant enthusiasts – the aim being to further your knowledge …

Find out more >

October, 2017

Starting 15 October 2017

Garden House visit to Japan

We visited this beautiful and unique country back in October 2016 with 25 fellow travellers and had such a marvellous time that we really wanted to return.

So we are going again – 15 October to 29 October 2017!  CLICK HERE to see our report “Japan: the Trip of a …

Find out more >