Gardening

Gardening Courses

These courses are perfect for those looking to start gardening, or improve specific skills on their plot.
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  1. £95.00

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    An Evening at Sissinghurst with Sarah

    The evening will start with a talk and tour of the garden with me and then a talk with Adam or Juliet Nicolson on the history of the place and family. You'll then be free to wander on your own when it's closed to the public. My Perch Hill team will then serve you a delicious 3 course dinner. …

  2. £150.00

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    Charles Dowding - No Dig Organic Veg Gardening

    Charles graduated from Cambridge in 1980 and started an organic, no dig market garden. He will explain the principles of no-dig growing, how it saves so much time, for results as good if not better than in dug/tilled soil. He will show you how to create a productive garden, and even experienced gardeners…

  3. £150.00

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    Creative Containers at Bowood House with Sarah

    In this course – held in the Gardener's Bothy at Bowood House, the home of Lord and Lady Lansdowne – I'll cover pots of single species, as well as the rules of how to combine things – getting the colour and structure right – selecting from a pool of plants which we can guarantee…

  4. £150.00

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    Creative Containers at Ham Court Farm with Sarah

    In this course – held in the specially adapted barn at Ham Court Farm, the home of Matthew Rice and Emma Bridgewater – I'll cover pots of single species, as well as the rules of how to combine things – getting the colour and structure right – selecting from a pool of plants which…

  5. £150.00

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    Creative Containers at Parham Park with Sarah

    In this course – held in the Great Hall at Parham Park, which is in Simon Jenkins's Top 20 "England's Thousand Best Houses" – I'll cover pots of single species, as well as the rules of how to combine things – getting the colour and structure right – selecting from a pool of plants…

  6. £215.00

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    Flower Arranging for Beginners with Sarah

    Learn how to fill your house with quick and simple, yet beautiful arrangements. Sarah will demonstrate in the morning, and in the afternoon she will teach you a failsafe recipe for how to pick and arrange a hand-tied bunch, or mixed vase. We'll also cover picking and conditioning tips before you then…

  7. £215.00

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    Growing and Arranging Cut Flowers Course with Sarah

    Learn how to create a cutting patch in the morning, and in the afternoon pick a bucketful of flowers to create your own hand tied bunch to take home. This is an intensive course, ideal for those who have some sowing and growing knowledge. This course is taught by Sarah at Perch Hill. The day lasts from…

  8. £40.00

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    Head Gardener's Talks and Demonstrations

    Josie, our Head Gardener at Perch Hill, is running two-hour morning courses from 10.30-12.30. Do come and learn about various gardening techniques and chat through your gardening problems. Each day to choose from has a different focus: 11/04/17 –…

  9. £165.00

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    Pots at Perch Hill with Sarah

    I like large, impressive pots, as well as small, finer plants in mini pots, ideal to go down the centre of a table – inside or out. They are an integral part of the garden here. In this course, I'll cover pots of single species, as well as useful rules of how to combine things – getting…

  10. £135.00

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    Sissinghurst Gardening with Head Gardener Troy Scott-Smith

    In a historical context, Troy (head gardener at Sissinghurst) will talk to us about what it is to garden at Sissinghurst and guide us through some of the essential skills, including their particular way of pruning and training roses for maximum floweriness and health. …

  11. £135.00

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    Staking and Supports

    The garden at Perch Hill is full of birch, hazel and willow supporting our plants as they grow. Come and learn why, when and how to stake and create your own plant supports, teepees, arches and climbing frames. …

  12. £165.00

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    The Colour Garden

    In this course, based on my new book 'The Colour Garden', I'll take you through my rules of colour combining and my favourite plants to give you a rich and strong palette, AS WELL AS a very different group of soft and smokey tones, new to us at Perch Hill. I'll give you ideas for how to put these together…

  13. £180.00

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    The Cutting Garden Course with Sarah

    Grow your own cut flowers part 1! If you've been thinking about creating a cutting patch, or just growing a few flowers to pick for the house, but are not sure where to start, this course will show you how. I'll explain how to prepare, plant, maintain, and harvest buckets of flowers from your garden…

  14. £165.00

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    The Perennial Cutting Garden

    Grow your own Cut Flowers Part 2! For those who have limited time for sowing, but would like some reliable perennial plants which look good in the borders; and you can pick from them too. Sarah and Josie (head gardener at Perch Hill) will show you the best perennials for each season, spring to winter,…

  15. Starting at £150.00

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    Year Round Veg Course with Sarah

    For those who want to grow their own veg not just in the summer, but all year round. This course is based on my veg growing philosophy – don't grow everything, but spend your precious time and use your precious space with the highly productive, long-season crops, which will give you delicious…

  16. £115.00

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    A Morning With Monty Don

    Perch Hill are thrilled to welcome Monty Don back to talk about his life and love of gardening. Monty Don is a well-known garden writer and broadcaster. In 2011, he returned to the BBC’s flagship gardening programme Gardeners’ World, which he presented for the first time from his garden in Herefordshire.…