Events & Courses

Janet Mort's Open Garden

Janet Mort is kindly opening her garden again this year by appointment from 1st May to 31st August.
Janet has 85 different varieties of clematis and solar powered watering systems in both of her greenhouses, both of which have proved very successful.

at: 
206 Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield S44 5TE
on: 
Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 10:00am to Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 4:00pm

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Open Garden France

Donald and Susan Pike will be opening their garden in the Dordogne, France, by appointment during the summer months.

The garden is 4 and 1/2 acres of forest and field with a house, barn and cottage. There are two walled kitchen garden and a roof collection water stocking system. Vegetables, fruit and flowers have been grown on the plot over the last 20 years. Solar panels for hot water to the house.

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Bois Sec Haut, 24540 Capdrot, Dordogne, France
on: 
Tuesday, 7 June 2016 - 10:00am to Friday, 30 September 2016 - 5:00pm

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Highgrove

Exclusive - The Behind the Scenes Garden Tour of Highgrove

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

This is a fantastic opportunity for members and supporters of Garden Organic to enjoy an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes at one of the world's finest organic gardens.

Led by one of His Royal Highness’s expert guides, guests will be taken on a 'Highlights of Highgrove’ garden tour, including the popular Stumpery, Hornbeam Avenue, the Kitchen Garden, wildflower meadow and Buttress Garden.

at: 
Highgrove
on: 
Thursday, 1 September 2016 -
3:30pm to 6:00pm

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North London Organic Gardeners - Talk wth Bryan Hewitt

Join North London Organic Gardeners at their talk with Bryan Hewitt, experienced gardener at Myddelton House, which was once the home of horticulturalist EA Bowles.

North London Organic Gardeners (NLOG) are the local branch of Garden Organic. They are group of people who believe in gardening without the use of chemical fertilisers and poisonous sprays. The group make compost and believe that by looking after the soil and feeding it they can grow strong, healthy plants which are more resistant to pests and diseases.

at: 
Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
on: 
Thursday, 1 September 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Introduction to seed saving

Join experts from Garden Organic's Heritage Seed Library to learn the basic principles of saving seed from vegetables and how to grow them yourself.

This course introduces the basic principles of seed saving; including growing annual plants to seed, harvesting, drying, cleaning and storage. You'll look at crops being grown in-situ and be shown examples of seed ready for saving. Everyone attending will also have the chance to try seed cleaning themselves.

This course is suitable for the beginner seed saver who has knowledge of growing vegetables.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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The West Yorkshire Organic Group's 27th Organic Fruit, Flower, Vegetable and Produce Show

The West Yorkshire Organic Group is having its 27th Organic Fruit, Flower, Vegetable and Produce Show on Saturday 10th September 10-4pm. The show is one of the longest running in the country and the exhibits are judged on taste rather than appearance, as nature intended.

The show includes:

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Exhibition Building, Exhibition Rd, Shipley College, Saltaire BD18 3JW
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Saturday, 10 September 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Organic Veg Growing and Planning an organic garden – with seasonal activity

An introductory course focusing on how to start planning your organic garden - covering crop rotation, ground preparation and more. You'll also get to take something seasonal home with you to get you started!

The day begins by looking at what you'll need to do and buy to get you started growing your own fruit and veg. The course is based around individuals attending the course and their particular situation. We'll start by getting an assessment of everyone's growing space and knowledge and build the session around this.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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Biodynamics - Revitalising our earth, one garden at a time

Join the Biodynamic Associate for an exciting two day biodynamic conference here at Ryton Organic Gardens, near Coventry.

Packed with hands on practical advice, workshops and captivating lectures, our conference this year devotes itself to biodynamic approach to gardening, and how to take your organic gardening to a new level of holistic health.

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Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Saturday, 17 September 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, 18 September 2016 - 4:00pm

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Growing from your Roots! Celebrate the multicultural heritage of food growing in Birmingham and beyond.

Join Garden Organic at our cultural celebration workshop, 'Growing from your Roots' in the beautiful surroundings of Martineau Gardens in Birmingham. This event is a celebration of the multicultural heritage of food growing in Birmingham and beyond and is funded by the Big Lottery, Heritage Lottery Fund.

During the day you can attend workshops on growing and cooking exotic crops. The event will also feature some of the life stories of growers from around the globe, who have come to settle in Birmingham.

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Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Rd, Birmingham B5 7UG
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Saturday, 17 September 2016 -
11:00am to 4:00pm

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North London Organic Gardeners - Harvest Meeting

Join North London Organic Gardeners (NLOG) a their Harvest meeting, which includes the Marco Prize for a display or item of produce.

North London Organic Gardeners (NLOG) are a local branch of Garden Organic. They are group of people who believe in gardening without the use of chemical fertilisers and poisonous sprays.

at: 
Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
on: 
Thursday, 6 October 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Next steps in seed saving

This is the perfect follow-on from our introductory course, ‘Introduction to Seed Saving’, or is ideal for those with some experience of saving seed from vegetables.

The course focuses on those annuals which cross and biennial crops of vegetables. We'll also be looking at isolation, pollination, post-harvest ripening, over-wintering of biennials, drying seed and cleaning seed.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 -
9:30am to 1:00pm

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North London Organic Gardeners - Talk with James Campbell, Chief Executive, Garden Organic

Join North London Organic Gardeners (NLOG) at their talk with Garden Organic's Chief Executive, James Campbell.

at: 
Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
on: 
Thursday, 3 November 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm

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Planning your organic garden

Join organic gardening expert Judith Conroy on this introductory course looking at how to begin to plan your organic garden - focussing on crop rotation, ground preparation and more.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
on: 
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

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