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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Next Steps in Gardening: 5-session course

Thursday 30th May 2019 - Thursday 27th June 2019

Theoretical and a practical course, ideal for those who have participated on our beginners gardening course or who simply wish to expand their horticultural knowledge and skills.

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Rose Growing Made Easy

Friday 31st May 2019

Join us for a day celebrating the rose with expert Simon White of award winning Peter Beales Nursery in Norfolk

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Fully booked

Garden House trip: Magic of Ireland

Saturday 29th June 2019 - Saturday 6th July 2019

Join our Garden House trip to the gardens of Dublin and Cork – Saturday 29 June to Saturday 06 July 2019 - to visit and share the magic of some very special gardens.

Fully booked

Enjoy an Afternoon at Pelham Plants

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Join Paul Seaborne of Pelham Plants for this very special afternoon as he leads a walk and talk around his garden looking at the best way to grow perennials and advising on the right plant for the right place.

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Master Class: Be Inspired by Colour

Thursday 25th July 2019

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

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Inspired by the Garden: Painting on Silk

Friday 26th July 2019 - Saturday 27th July 2019

We are delighted to invite artist Hilary Simon 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.

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Beginner’s Guide to Floral Design

Monday 5th August 2019 - Wednesday 7th August 2019

Join lecturer in floristry, Arete Richards, for this 3-session workshop - a wonderful opportunity to indulge your inner florist by learning the art of floral design.

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Guns, ghosts and guerrilla gardening: The life and times of Ellen Willmott

Thursday 8th August 2019

Garden writer and long-time friend of The Garden House Steve Bustin joins us to explore the life and times of one of Edwardian Britain’s greatest plant collectors, Ellen Willmott.

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Design Your Own Garden – 3-day Masterclass with Annie Guilfoyle

Monday 26th August 2019 - Wednesday 28th August 2019

We are delighted to again invite Annie Guilfoyle to the Garden House.  The focus of the workshop will be how to make decisions on the layout of a new garden design.

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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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