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September, 2017

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Celebration of the Seasons

An evening for lovers of gardens, plants, food and drink, and traditional crafts.

Our successful Celebration of the Seasons starts again in September. Do come along and share your ideas as well as learning some new seasonal skills. Each month we enjoy an evening of appreciating and embracing the changes …

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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 …

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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 …

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Friday 29 September 2017

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, 2017

Starting Wednesday 04 October 2017

Botanical illustration, develop your skills: 4-session course

A botanical illustration course suitable for improvers, those with a little experience who wish to develop their further. Working with specimens from the garden, create accurate botanical studies with guidance from professional botanical art tutor Leigh Ann Gale.

Leigh Ann will lead you step-by-step through a series of structured exercises …

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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 …

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December, 2017

Starts Friday 1 December 2017

Christmas Wreath-Making Workshops

Join one of our hugely popular Christmas Wreath-Making Workshops – five sessions: two on Friday 1 Dec, then Saturday 2 Dec and two on Sunday 3 December.

Create a beautiful decorative wreath for inside your house or for your front door. This is such a great way to kick off …

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Friday 8 December 2017

Traditional Festive Fayre at the Garden House!

The Garden House is hosting a festive celebration – a Traditional Fayre with local makers, carols and festive food and seasonal drinks!

The Fayre will be open from 2pm to 7pm.

Admission: £2 – will be donated to Brighton’s Clock Tower Project, a charity that supports homeless young people in …

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January, 2018

Thursday 18 January 2018

Plantspersonship: 8-session course

Are you a keen gardener or professional horticulturalist wanting to increase your knowledge and skills? 

This 8-session course is ideal for plant enthusiasts – the aim of the course is to encourage expertise and is designed to improve your plant knowledge by looking closely at plants, how they grow and …

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February, 2018

Saturday 17 February 2018

Apple Tree Pruning at the Ringmer Orchard

Visit a beautiful community orchard near Ringmer to learn the principles of pruning apples and pears with Peter May, an expert in fruit production, cultivation and pruning.

Peter will demonstrate a variety of apple-pruning techniques and then participants will be able to have a go. Please bring sharp secateurs, and …

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Friday 23 February 2018

Evening Event: wines of Portugal and Madeira

Join our latest wine-tasting workshop with expert Henry Butler of local wine merchant The Butler’s Wine Cellar.

We’ll be working our way through a selection of fine wines – wines that Henry recommends from Portugal and Madeira. If you love wine, but perhaps are not too confident on how to …

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April, 2018

Starts Thursday 19 April 2018

Botany for Gardeners: 4-session course

This is a practically based four-week course 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 …

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