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September, 2018

Starting Wednesday 26 Sept 2018

Design Your Own Garden: 6-session course

SORRY, BUT THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. 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 …

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Starts Thursday 27 Sept 2018

Botany for Gardeners: 4-session course

Four-week course of practical studies comprising 4x 3hour sessions. It will involve an introduction to some simple microscopic and biochemical techniques to investigate the structure of plants and to relate this to the way in which plants work. No previous knowledge of microscopy is necessary. We will use local materials …

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Starting Thursday 27 September 2018

Flowers, Foliage, Form, Function, Fashion and Fun!

For all lovers of plants we bring you an exciting new 6-session course at the Garden House, focusing on 6 F’s – Flowers, Foliage, Form, Function, Fashion and Fun! – offering a different perspective to courses we have held in the past.

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September, 2018

Friday 28 September 2018

Come to our MacMillan Coffee Morning!

Visit the Garden House and support the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan’s fundraising event for people facing cancer. All over the UK people will be hosting their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year alone MacMillan raised £29.5 million and this year they …

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October, 2018

Monday 29 October 2018

Botanical illustration, Autumn Fruits Workshop

A botanical illustration workshop suitable for all abilities.  Working with specimens from the garden, create accurate botanical studies with guidance from professional botanical art tutor Leigh Ann Gale.

Make the most of the array of autumn colour before the onset of winter. Enjoy creating a seasonal painting of colourful fruits …

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November, 2018

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

We are delighted to welcome textile artist Jane Browne to the Garden House.

Materials will be provided, and at the end of the day you will take home your weaving on a frame plus a small bag of yarns of your choosing, and two bobbins and dowelling to finish.

The …

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Wednesday 21 November 2018

Creating Better Planting Plans

Right plant, right place! We are delighted to again invite Annie Guilfoyle to the Garden House.  An inspirational garden designer, and an experienced tutor (Annie was formerly director of Garden Design at KLC School of Design at Hampton Court Palace), she also runs gardening-related courses at West Dean College near …

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Saturday 24 November 2018

Rose Growing Made Easy

We look forward to welcoming back to The Garden House rose expert Simon White of award winning Peter Beales nursery in Norfolk.  Simon is very knowledgeable and endlessly enthusiastic about roses, so this workshop will be invaluable for anyone thinking about growing roses, or how to look after the ones …

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Monday 26 November 2018

Festive Card-Making Workshop

Working with renowned Brighton-based artist Kate Osborne, create images for festive cards using print and watercolour painting techniques.

This will be a fun and creative workshop with a small group, allowing Kate time for helpful and inspirational guidance – if you have been to one of Kate’s workshops before you’ll …

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December, 2018

Starting Friday 30 November 2018

Christmas Wreath-Making Workshops

Create a beautiful decorative wreath for inside your house or for your front door – such a great way to kick off your festive season! Limited spaces now available on these very popular workshops. See below. 

Five sessions are available:

Friday 30 Nov – 3pm to 5.30pm BOOK ONLINE Friday…

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February, 2019

24 February - 2 March 2019

Garden House trip to Madeira

We have now completed our arrangements for the Garden House visit to Madeira.  Confirmed dates are 24 February to 2 March 2019.

We are working with Exodus Travels, a reputable, established travel company that has an ethos that chimes with ours. They also have all the necessary travel licenses, which …

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Starts Thursday 28 February 2019

Flowers, Foliage, Form, Function, Fashion and Fun!

For all lovers of plants we bring you an exciting new 6-session course at the Garden House, focusing on 6 F’s – Flowers, Foliage, Form, Function, Fashion and Fun! – and offering a different perspective to our many other courses.

It is our hope by the end of the course …

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March, 2019

Starts Thursday 7 March 2019

Gardening from Scratch: 6-session course

Have fun and be inspired as you learn the basics of gardening. Our Thursday 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 …

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April, 2019

3 April 2019

Garden House trip to Japan

From 3-17 April 2019 we will enjoy our third trip to Japan – this time in spring to see the renowned and very beautiful cherry blossom!  We will be staying in 4-star hotels in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Hakone and Tokyo, visiting the wondrous gardens, shrines and temples, and enjoying the food …

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Starting Tuesday 23 April 2019

Botanical illustration, Beginners and Improvers: 4-session course

A botanical illustration course 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.

On this 4-session course you will learn the fundamental skills for drawing and painting botanically, including accurate, observational study, the effect …

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