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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National Garden Scheme Open Day

Friday 28th February 2020

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

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Decorative Paper Cutting Workshop

Monday 2nd March 2020

Try something new this year - learn the skills of paper cutting! This relaxing craft is also very low cost - you only need paper, scalpel and a cutting mat to get started. This paper cutting workshop will be lead by Brighton-based artist Suz Snow.

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A Year in the Garden: SPRING Course

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Are you looking to increase your gardening skills and knowledge and be more creative within your own space?  Then this practical gardening course is for you! Each season we will be running a series of six sessions, starting with SPRING.

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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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Make a Round Willow Basket

Thursday 19th March 2020

Learn how to make a traditional round willow basket, suitable for bread or fruit, with expert basket maker Christiane Gunzi.

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Workshop: How to Stake Your Plants

Thursday 9th April 2020

Staking your plants takes practice and skill, and this is the perfect time of year to prepare support structures for your plants well before they put on a lot of growth and become unruly!

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Workshop: How to Stake Your Plants

Thursday 9th April 2020

Join us for this creative and practical afternoon workshop. Staking your plants takes practice and skill, and this is the perfect time of year to prepare support structures for your plants well before they put on a lot of growth and become unruly!

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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.

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Master Class: Growing Vegetables

Monday 20th 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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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.

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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!

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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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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.

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