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…

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Botanical Illustration: Autumn Harvest Workshop

Monday 16th September 2019

Join our one-day workshop 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.

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The Allure of Plants: 6-session course

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Extend your plant knowledge and relish the delights of different plants and their place in the garden from both a design and a horticultural perspective.

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Gardening from Scratch: 6-session course

Wednesday 18th September 2019 - Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Have fun and be inspired as you learn the basics of gardening. Ideal for beginner gardeners - to improve your knowledge and gardening skills and to give you the confidence to nurture and enjoy your garden.

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Evening talk: Mushroom Magic

Friday 20th September 2019

Join us for an entertaining illustrated talk on all things fungal by Brighton-based wild mushroom expert Geoff Dann.

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Master Class: Growing Vegetables

Saturday 21st September 2019

Learn all you need to know about growing vegetables. Max Crisfield is responsible for the kitchen garden at Parham House and Gardens in West Sussex, an acre of beautiful and productive potager-style vegetable parterres and cut flower borders.

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Who Dares Prune?

Saturday 9th November 2019

Join us for a day celebrating the rose with expert Simon White of award winning Peter Beales Nursery in Norfolk. Super knowledgeable and endlessly enthusiastic about roses, Simon is leading this practical workshop on how to prune roses, plus all-year care of roses.

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Christmas Wreath-Making Workshops

Saturday 7th December 2019 - Sunday 8th December 2019

Join one of our popular Christmas Wreath-Making Workshops in the cosy Garden House – these workshops mark the beginning of the festive season for us and for many of you who come each year!

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6-Session Propagation Course

Wednesday 12th February 2020

This exciting new 6-week course will cover the principles of propagation – both vegetative and from seed - for climbers, conifers, shrubs, pond plants, rockery plants, ornamental border plants (perennials, biennials and annuals), trees and bulbs.

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Botanical illustration, Beginners and Improvers: 6-session course

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Working with specimens from the garden, create accurate botanical studies with guidance from professional botanical art tutor Leigh Ann Gale. A botanical illustration course suitable for beginners and improvers.

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The Garden House returns to Japan in 2020!

Friday 3rd April 2020 - Thursday 16th April 2020

We have rather fallen in love with Japan, its temples, shrines, gardens, customs, food, art and people - and so are planning to go again from 3 -16 April 2020.  This will be out fourth trip and we would love you to join us. 

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