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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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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Planted Pop Up – a Seasonal Summer Supper!

Friday 26th July 2019

Come and join us at the beautiful Garden House in Brighton for an evening of seasonal eating, a plant-based pop up supper.

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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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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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