Events & Courses

Open Garden - Holly Cottage, Prolley Moor, Wentnor, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5EH

A garden of over 2 acres with woodland, wildflower meadow, allotment, orchard, pond, flower garden, all managed organically.

The garden is at its best from May to July. Access via a field and vehicles no larger than a minibus.

Heather Williams and Julian French would be very happy for interested groups (4+) to visit at pre-booked times.
Rates are £3 per person, £4 if including tea and biscuits, and there are plants for sale.

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Holly Cottage, Prolley Moor, Wentnor, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5EH
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Friday, 1 May 2015 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 5:00pm

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Open Garden - The Gate House, Lee, North Devon, EX34 8LR

The two acre garden of The Gate House, Lee situated in a beautiful wooded valley on the North Devon coast is open for visitors under The National Garden Scheme most days from May 1st through to September.

There is a special welcome for Garden Organic members as no chemicals are used on the garden and, as far as possible, it is cultivated on permaculture principles.

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The Gate House, Lee, North Devon, EX34 8LR
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Friday, 1 May 2015 - 12:00pm to Monday, 31 August 2015 - 4:00pm

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Open Gardens - Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield

Janet Mort has very kindly agreed to open her organic garden with donations to support Garden Organic.

Janet's garden is at Top Road Garden, 206 Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield S44 5TE and will be open by appointment between 1st May and 31st August 2015. Please contact Janet on 01246 270103 or by email janet@jmort.wanadoo.co.uk.

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Top Road Garden, 206 Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield, S44 5TE
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Friday, 1 May 2015 - 12:30pm to Monday, 31 August 2015 - 12:30pm

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Prescribing Gardening - Making green care a natural part of the health service

A conference for healthcare professionals by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association and Growing Health supported by The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.

Programme includes information and advice from practitioners and case studies of therapeutic gardening projects. There will be a tour of the farm and hands on activities from 11am -12.30pm followed by lunch 12.30pm -1.30pm.

Main Conference Programme 1.30pm-4.30pm followed by drinks:

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Phoenix High School, The Curve, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 0RQ
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Gardening Scotland

Gardening Scotland is the National Gardening and Outdoor Living Show.

If you want to find the best plants, catch the latest gardening trends, find a designer to transform your own garden or ask the experts about anything from growing vegetables to keeping bees, then this is the one Show that you won’t want to miss!

Gardening Scotland is the biggest plant fayre in the country, offering gardeners the chance to take home top quality plants that are hard to source anywhere else.

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Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
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Friday, 29 May 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, 31 May 2015 - 5:00pm

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Wonderful Worms

Learn more about the wonderful world of worm composting. How do worms create compost? What should you feed your worms? We’ll take a look at different styles of wormery, how to create the optimum conditions for your worms and how to use vermicompost in the garden.

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Ryton Organic Gardens
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Thursday, 4 June 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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North London Organic Gardeners - Forty Hall vineyard visit

Join North London Organic Gardeners on their visit to Forty Hall Vineyard. The group will meet at Forty Hall Farm entrance at 10am.

Access via Forty Hill entrance to Forty Hall; parking to the right. Walk along the road by the lake to the farm entrance.

Anyone requiring a lift please contact Sue Campbell on 020 8363 3643 or email suecampbell4@btinternet.com

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Forty Hall Vineyard, Forty Hall Farm, Forty Hill, Enfield, EN2 9HA
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Sunday, 7 June 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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Open Garden - Roman Road, Worthing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 8ER.

Yvonne and Steven Lucas will be opening their garden again this year at Greenways, 24 Roman Road, Worting, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 8ER. Their garden is open between 1pm and 5pm on Sunday, 7th June 2015.

At this organic garden you will see fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers being grown as well as there being ponds, hens, bees, and rainwater harvesting. And solar panels where you can see how only £50.00 of electricity is used!

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Greenways, 24 Roman Road, Worthing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 8ER.
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Sunday, 7 June 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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Gardeners World Live

BBC Gardeners' World Live is the number one destination for hands-on gardeners looking for inspiration, education, expert advice and a great day out and Garden Organic will be there for another year, on stand G284.

This popular show has a fantastic range of things to see and do, including:

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NEC, Birmingham
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Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, 14 June 2015 - 6:00pm

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New date* Make Your Own Garden Bench

The course delivered by the Centre for Alternative Technologies (CAT) will cover the principles of working wood, joints and carpentry in a rustic style and is tailored to those interested in making rustic furniture from a range of native tree species in the uk. The course is very hands-on, where participants will learn through making their very own garden bench.

£58 (Members) / £67 (Non Members) – price includes cost for wood

Please note lunch is not included in the price.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Saturday, 13 June 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Tin Bath House, Church Gate, The Plain, Whiteshill, Stroud, GL6 6AB

Helen Pitel will very kindly be opening her garden to the public on Saturday 27th June from 1pm until 5pm as part of Transition Stroud Open Edible Gardens weekend event. Opening also by appointment at other times.

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Church Gate, The Plain, Whiteshill, Stroud, GL6 6AB
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Saturday, 27 June 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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Open Garden - 1 Victory Cottages, Hethersett, Norfolk NR9 3BA

With thanks to Erik Buitenhuis for opening his organic garden on Sunday 28th June 2015 from 12 - 4 pm

Quarter of an acre permaculture garden producing as much fruit and vegetables as one person can eat. Includes a beehive, gravity fed rainwater, and about 70 edible plant species.

If visiting by public transport: Bus stopss 14 and 15 are about 200m away on Norwich Road

Admission: It is also Hethersett Open Gardens day, the cost to non-members of Garden Organic is £3

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1 Victory Cottages, Hethersett, Norfolk NR9 3BA
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Sunday, 28 June 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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Seed Festival - Placing Art at the Heart of Ecology

The Seed Festival takes place at Hawkwood, near Stroud in Gloucestershire from 17th-19th July, it's a weekend packed full of Musicians, Poets, Artists, Inspiring Eco Speakers, Movers and Shakers including Neil Munro, Manager of our Heritage Seed Library (HSL) who'll be talking about the history of the HSL and seed stories. The Seed Festival inspires a more intimate and personal connection with our living world and our place within it. This year's theme is Placing Art at the Heart of Ecology.

Weekend tickets are from Friday 17th July at 5pm to Sunday 19th July 5pm.

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Hawkwood, Painswick Old Rd, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7QW
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Friday, 17 July 2015 - 5:00pm to Sunday, 19 July 2015 - 5:00pm

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Make your own Compost Toilet

Not a building course but rather advice on the component parts and the biology of a compost loo system and the kit required to make one. This course will be delivered by the Centre for Alternative Technologies [CAT.](This course will be delivered by the Centre for Alternative Technologies CAT). Students will still need to build effectively a shed around the outside for it to be complete but that’s the more straight forward part of the skills required to make a compost loo.

Please note lunch is not included in the price.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Exotic crops – The next generation - A practical course in growing multicultural food

Garden Organic's Exotic crops – the next generation - a practical course in growing multicultural food is now open for applications.

Over the last 50 years our culinary horizons have expanded massively and it's now commonplace for us to eat food from a wide range of cultures. However, our ability to grow this food has not kept pace with our demand for consumption.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 29 July 2015 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 3:00pm

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