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. £120.00

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    An Evening at Sissinghurst with Sarah

    A wonderful opportunity to enjoy a glass or two of the best English sparkling wine in the garden, and a talk at Sissinghurst with Sarah and either Adam or Juliet Nicolson when it is closed to the public, and then to wander on your own. We'll finish the evening with a delicious three-course dinner (with…

  2. £150.00

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    Brilliant Bulbs at Oxleaze Barn with Sarah

    Based on her experience of 20 years of absorbing the wisdom of the Dutch bulb breeders, who she visits every spring and 25 years gardening at Perch Hill, Sarah will tell you everything she knows about choosing, growing and arranging bulbs for borders, grass, containers and vase. She'll include practicals…

  3. £150.00

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    Brilliant Bulbs at Parham Park

    I have visited Dutch bulb breeders almost every year now for 20 years and have grown a huge range of bulbs at Perch Hill for even longer. On this day, I'll tell you everything I've learnt, both about the practicalities of bulbs growing, and about the best varieties (totally brand new and old) for different…

  4. £150.00

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    Dahlia Day

    Great Dixter and Perch Hill are both gardens full of dahlias because they're the most FANTASTIC plants. They flower for months and keep going late in the year and yet need minimal TLC. Come and learn how to choose the most beautiful, floweriest, most productive and longest lasting of these spectacular…

  5. £185.00

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    Garden Gate Flower Company

    Becca and Maz are both inspired by seasonal offerings and will talk about how to carefully select the right flowers for the right arrangement. In the first session they will demonstrate their signature style bridal bouquet and discuss the finishing touches that create a wild romantic arrangement. In…

  6. £165.00

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    Growing Flowers at Chatsworth with Becky Crowley

    Becky, the cut flower grower at Chatsworth is an inspiration – as is her marvellous Instagram account. This will be an informative day – with Becky’s recommendations for varieties she has found perform the best in the Chatsworth house and garden – her favourite perennials, annuals,…

  7. £250.00

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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. £150.00

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    Growing and Arranging Cut Flowers at Bix Manor

    Come and learn my rules for the simple basics – growing flowers for busy people and how to condition and arrange the flowers you’ve grown. …

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    Growing and Arranging Cut Flowers at Nicholson's Nurseries

    Come and learn my rules for the simple basics – growing flowers for busy people and how to condition and arrange the flowers you’ve grown. …

  10. £150.00

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    Growing and Arranging Cut Flowers at Oxleaze Barn

    Come and learn my rules for the simple basics – growing flowers for busy people and how to condition and arrange the flowers you’ve grown. …

  11. £150.00

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    Growing and Arranging Cut Flowers at Parham Park

    Come and learn my rules for the simple basics – growing flowers for busy people and how to condition and arrange the flowers you’ve grown. …

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    Growing and Eating Year Round Veg at Bix Manor

    Come and learn my rules for creating the best simple food with veg, salad and herb growing advice for busy people, all year round – and healthy, straightforward, tasty ideas (and tasters) for how to prepare the food you’ve grown. …

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    Growing and Eating Year Round Veg at Nicholson's Nurseries

    Come and learn my rules for creating the best simple food with veg, salad and herb growing advice for busy people, all year round – and healthy, straightforward, tasty ideas (and tasters) for how to prepare the food you’ve grown. …

  14. £185.00

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    James Alexander Sinclair on Garden Design

    On James's design day you’ll learn the principles of good garden design, as well as how to strike the right balance between beauty and practicality. Come and be inspired by James’s knowledge and passion for gardening, and learn useful tips to create your own dream garden at home. James will include…

  15. £185.00

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    Magnificent 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…

  16. £165.00

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    Mark Diacono, The New Kitchen Garden

    At this day at Perch Hill, Mark will introduce you to a whole range of delicious and beautiful plants – herbs, spices, fruit, nuts, edible flowers and vegetables, – that work as well in an ornamental garden as an edible one. …

  17. £185.00

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    Nick Bailey, 365 Days of Colour

    Focusing on proven techniques Nick has developed over 25 years, the course combines the art and science of growing for year-round colour. Initially focusing on the fascinating science of how plants have evolved to make and use colour it goes on to explore the role of colour in the garden and how…

  18. £150.00

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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 and people loved them in our Chelsea Cutting Garden this spring. Come and learn why, when and how to stake plants in your garden. …

  19. £185.00

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    The Cutting Garden Part 1

    This is my classic course for those who have been thinking about creating an intensive cutting patch, or just growing a few flowers for the house. Terms and conditions apply. Please click here for more information. By completing and paying for your order shows acceptance of our full terms and conditions.…

  20. £185.00

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    The Cutting Garden Part 2

    For those who want to expand their repertoire from annuals and perhaps have limited time for sowing, but want reliable perennial plants which look fabulous in the borders which you can pick from too, this is your course. This is also suitable as a 2 step course for people who have done The Cutting…

  21. £185.00

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    Year Round Veg Course with Sarah

    All our lives are better for even the smallest amount of grow-your-own. Come and learn how to use your precious time and space most effectively to produce delicious things to eat not just in the summer, but all year round. The day lasts from 10.30am till 3.30pm including tea/coffee on arrival, morning…

  22. £175.00

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    A Day With Liz Earle and Dr Louise Newson

    After her recent sell-out talk on gut health, wellbeing expert guru Liz Earle MBE returns to Perch Hill to advise us on what we can all do to balance our hormones and help us look and feel our radiant best before, during and after the menopause, from simple lifestyle changes to eating the right foods.…

  23. £195.00

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    A Marquee Day with Alan Titchmarsh and Sarah Raven

    Alan will spend an hour talking about his life – gardening, writing, television and chat – followed by questions with me. After lunch, I will show you my recommendations for the very best bulbs from spring to autumn. Terms and conditions apply. Please click here for more information. By…

  24. £150.00

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    Magnificent Pots at the Emma Bridgewater Factory

    To me pots are gardens in miniature, a distillation of all the best things pants give us – scent, scale (little and large), texture and colour, all packed into a square foot or two. I will give you lots of design ideas, practical advice and inspiration on colourful and beautiful combinations for…