Events & Courses

North London Organic Gardeners - Making plant labels and taking cuttings

Join North London Organic Gardeners at their April meeting - Making plant labels and taking cuttings. The group will be making some reusable large plant labels for use in the garden or allotment: easy to read and easy to find! Come and join the workshop session led by Simon Robson. Do you want to make more of your favourite plants? You can find out more about increasing your stock - bring some sprigs of your favourites to prepare and pot.

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Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
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Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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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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Weaving a Willow Wigwam

Learn how to make a variety of different plant supports from willow. Participants will be able to make and take home a wigwam on the day, suitable for sweet peas and other climbing plants. This course is for a beginner/intermediate level.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Garden Organic AGM & Members' Day

Garden Organic members are invited to join us at Sheepdrove Organic Farm for our Annual General Meeting and Members' Day.

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Sheepdrove Organic Farm
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Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
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New date* Spring Pottery Class

Spring is here, so dig your hands into clay, release the seeds of creativity, and cultivate your very own pottery inspired by nature.

Come and learn the skills of clay work, experiment with techniques, shapes, decoration, and colour, to build your own forms. Guided by Lesley-Ann French, a local Ceramic Artist and Tutor, you will be able to create unique pots and plaques which will be fired so that they can live inside or out.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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North London Organic Gardeners -Plant Sale

Join North London Organic Gardeners at their Plant sale from 10am - 12pm.

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Winchmore Hill Baptist Church, Compton Road, London, N21 3PA
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Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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SEEOG meeting - Medicinal properties of common weeds

Join South East Essex Organic Gardeners at their next meeting on Monday 18 May at 8.00pm with Monika Curry, Modern Herbalist, who will be presenting 'Weeds as you don't know them - the medicinal properties of common weeds'

Entry is £2 or free to SEEOG members.

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Cheryl Centre, Growing Together, 47 Fairfax Drive, Southend-on-Sea SS0 9AG
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Monday, 18 May 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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Wildlife Gardening

Amid increasing pressures on the natural landscape, our gardens have become vital to wildlife. 22nd May 2015 is International Biodiversity Day and during the session, we will look at what the gardener can do to create a healthy haven for wildlife. This course is for a beginner/intermediate level.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Friday, 22 May 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
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Open Garden - 17 Chapel Road, Strumpshaw, Norwich NR13 4PA

Caroline Fernandez will very kindly be opening her garden to the public on Sunday 24th May from 10.30 until 4pm. This open garden will be part of the Strumpshaw Open Gardens.

There will be several other gardens open in the village and a flower festival in the church. The whole event is raising money for the church roof but, as a member, Caroline will have a separate donation tin for Garden Organic. The garden uses organic methods and is at 17 Chapel Road, Strumpshaw, Norwich NR13 4PA.

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17 Chapel Road, Strumpshaw, Norwich NR13 4PA.
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Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
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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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Open Garden - Roman Road, Worting, 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, Worting, 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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