Informative & inspirational events, talks, courses & workshops

Past Events

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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Afternoon Tea at The Garden House

Friday 20th September 2019

An afternoon charity fundraiser in aid of Maternity Worldwide. Join us in saving lives in childbirth with delicious homemade sandwiches and cakes, a glass of fizz and unlimited refills of tea!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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OASIS Midsummer Solstice Afternoon Tea & Soirée

Friday 21st June 2019

Celebrate the longest day of the year while exploring the magical Garden House, and enjoy live music, tea and cake, drinks and canapés.

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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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Next Steps in Gardening: 5-session course

Thursday 30th May 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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Hand Embroidery Inspired by the Garden

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Join embroiderer Marilyn Willis for an inspiring workshop creating your own flower-embroidered piece inspired by the beautiful flowers in the garden. 

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National Garden Scheme Open Weekend

Saturday 27th April 2019 - Sunday 28th April 2019

Visit us to see a riot of tulip colour in the borders and in containers! OPEN: Saturday 27 / Sunday 28 April, 11.30am – 4.30pm

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‘Planted’ Pop-up Seasonal Dinner!

Friday 26th April 2019 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for an evening of seasonal eating. Brighton-based 'Planted' will be serving up 3 courses of plant-based goodness, welcoming you with botanical cocktail and canapes whilst you walk around the garden to admire the bounties of spring. 

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Botanical illustration, Beginners and Improvers: 4-session course

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 - Tuesday 14th May 2019 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm

4-session botanical illustration course suitable for beginners and improvers, working with specimens from the garden to create accurate botanical studies with guidance from professional botanical art tutor Leigh Ann Gale.

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Garden House trip to Japan

Wednesday 3rd April 2019 - Saturday 6th April 2019

April 2019 we will enjoy our third trip to Japan – this time in spring to see the renowned and very beautiful cherry blossom! We will be staying in 4-star hotels in Kyoto, Hiroshima, Hakone and Tokyo, visiting the wondrous gardens, shrines and temples, and enjoying the food and culture.  

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Workshop: How to Stake Your Plants

Wednesday 27th March 2019

Join us for a creative and practical afternoon. 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

Wednesday 20th March 2019 | 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Join us for a creative and practical afternoon. 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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National Garden Scheme Open Day

Friday 8th March 2019

Visit us to see wonderful spring displays of emerging bulbs and vegetables! OPEN: Friday 8 March, 11.30am – 3.30pm

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Gardening from Scratch: 6-session course

Thursday 7th March 2019 | 6:30pm - 9:15pm

Have fun and be inspired as you learn the basics of gardening. Our Thursday evening course is designed 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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Flowers, Foliage, Form, Function, Fashion and Fun!

Thursday 7th March 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm

For all lovers of plants we bring you an exciting new 6-session course at the Garden House, focusing on 6 F’s – Flowers, Foliage, Form, Function, Fashion and Fun! – offering a different perspective to our many other courses.

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Garden House trip to Madeira

Sunday 24th February 2019 - Saturday 2nd March 2019

We will be visiting the significant gardens, markets, and vineyards of this beautiful flower-filled island.  We will also enjoy a local cookery workshop, and take in plenty of walks and cultural hot spots.

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Design Your Own Garden: 6-session course

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - Wednesday 12th December 2018

The aim of this 6-session course is to give you some basic skills, knowledge and confidence to design or revamp your own garden to suit your lifestyle and budget.

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Gardening from Scratch: 6-session course

Thursday 13th September 2018 - Friday 2nd November 2018

Have fun and be inspired as you learn the basics of gardening.

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Garden House trip to Dorset & Somerset

Wednesday 22nd August 2018 - Saturday 25th August 2018

We are delighted to have finalised our summer trip to Dorset and Somerset and hope you can join us for another Garden House adventure!

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