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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Summer Garden Visits

Wednesday 16th June 2021 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Private garden visits to Bates Green Farm and Tudor Cottage, Arlington, in Sussex. Knowing how much we all love to visit and be inspired by other people’s gardens!

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National Garden Scheme (NGS) Open Day

Friday 18th June 2021 | 11:30am - 4:30pm

Visit one of Brighton’s secret gardens – looking fabulous at the moment with displays of emerging summer herbaceous planting, fruit trees and vegetables.

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Learn ‘Sashiko’ Stitch and the Art of Japanese Mending

Tuesday 6th July 2021

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

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Summer Garden Visits

Wednesday 7th July 2021 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Cupani garden, Seaford, and Long House in the South Downs hamlet of Westdean, Sussex. Knowing how much we all love to visit and be inspired by other people’s gardens!

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Botanical Illustration: Inspired by Flowers

Monday 12th July 2021

Join our one-day workshop botanical illustration workshop 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.

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Learning by doing: 4 session workshop

Tuesday 13th July 2021 - Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Working in our teaching garden, improve your knowledge and skills and gain the confidence to plan, plant, propagate, prune and much more.

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Summer Garden Visits

Wednesday 14th July 2021 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

The Old Vicarage in Washington, and Sandhill Farm, near Petersfield, West Sussex. Knowing how much we all love to visit and be inspired by other people’s gardens!

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The Watercolour Garden: 1 day workshop

Wednesday 21st July 2021

Inspired by the garden, join artist Seana Mallen to explore the brilliant spectrum of watercolour through a variety of techniques that are fun, easy and astonishingly effective! 

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Summer Garden Visit

Thursday 22nd July 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer visit to Pelham Plants, Laughton in Sussex. Knowing how much we all love to visit and be inspired by other people’s gardens!

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Master Class: Be Inspired by Colour

Wednesday 28th July 2021

Be inspired by ideas both new and traditional as you explore the use of colour in your garden and create eye-catching planting combinations.

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Learn ‘Sashiko’ Stitch and the Art of Japanese Mending

Wednesday 4th August 2021

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

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Summer Visit to Sarah Raven’s Perch Hill Garden

Monday 16th August 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy exclusive access to Perch Hill, learning some of the secrets of Sarah Raven’s imaginative ‘cutting garden’ planting and combinations.

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Designing the Smaller Garden – 2-day Workshop

Wednesday 18th August 2021 - Thursday 19th August 2021

This workshop is for those of you with relatively small outdoor spaces, from tiny courtyards to gardens up to 20m x 14m, whether in the town or the country.  

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