Informative & inspirational events, talks, courses & workshops

We offer an inspiring mix of workshops, talks and courses for all levels of experience and covering all aspects of garden-related subjects – horticultural, practical and creative, as well craft and art workshops…

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Design Your Own Garden: 6-session course

Wednesday 15th April 2020 - Wednesday 17th June 2020

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

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Pruning with the Experts at Architectural Plants

Thursday 16th April 2020

Join us for an exclusive Garden House workshop at Architectural Plants in Sussex - get your hands dirty and give everything a go under expert guidance and tuition.

Postponed

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National Garden Scheme Open Weekend

Saturday 25th April 2020 - Sunday 26th April 2020

Visit one of Brighton’s secret gardens - the unique Garden House has been opening for the NGS for over 10 years now. In spring look out for early displays of bulbs and vegetables.

Cancelled

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Afternoon Talk by Plantswoman Rose Hardy

Wednesday 29th April 2020

We’re delighted to welcome back Rosy Hardy of Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants for a talk on Spring-flowering perennials.

Postponed

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Master Class: Growing Vegetables

Thursday 30th April 2020

Learn some of the key lessons for planning, creating and maintaining your own vegetable patch, with a mix of hands-on practical demonstrations and classroom-based theory.

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Learn ‘Sashiko’ Stitch and the Art of Japanese Mending

Thursday 7th May 2020

Sashiko is a Japanese form of decorative reinforcement stitching - it translates directly as “little stabs” and was originally used to patch Japanese kimonos.

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Talk and Supper with West Dean Head Gardener, Tom Brown

Thursday 21st May 2020

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

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Make and Bind Your Own A5 Notebook

Thursday 28th May 2020

We are delighted to invite bookbinder and book restorer Holly Smith to the Garden House. In this practical workshop you will learn how to make your own A5 notebook using the sewn board structure.

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Inspired by the Garden: Painting on Silk

Monday 8th June 2020 - Tuesday 9th June 2020

We are delighted that inspirational artist Hilary Simon is returning to the Garden House for a two-day workshop teaching the French technique of ‘Painting on Silk’ using gum resist ‘gutta’ and vibrant translucent dyes. The results are gorgeous!

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Summer Garden Gadabout – Chatsworth RHS Flower Show and more!

Friday 12th June 2020 - Tuesday 16th June 2020

We are really thrilled to be able to tell you about our summer trip this year – a trip to Chatsworth RHS Flower Show (www.chatsworth.org) plus much, much more!

Cancelled

Fully booked

Master Class: Be Inspired by Colour

Thursday 18th June 2020

Be inspired by ideas both new and traditional as you explore the use of colour in your garden. Consider new and eye-catching planting combinations while focussing on the all-important skill of choosing and working with colour.

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Fully booked

Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail Open Weekend

Saturday 25th July 2020 - Sunday 26th July 2020

Be prepared for a riot of colour! The first time Bridgette Saunders has opened her unique Brighton garden for the Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail.  Visit us and support a very worthwhile charity.

Cancelled

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