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.
206 Top Road, Calow, Chesterfield S44 5TE
Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 10:00am to Wednesday, 31 August 2016 - 4:00pm
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.
Bois Sec Haut, 24540 Capdrot, Dordogne, France
Tuesday, 7 June 2016 - 10:00am to Friday, 30 September 2016 - 5:00pm
This course will teach you how to grow many of the vegetables, herbs and spices associated with a more exotic range of cuisines and introduce you to some new varieties. Anton Rosenfield leads the course and his expertise has been learnt by growing overseas and working with immigrant communites around the Midlands, so the plants have a proven track record of growing in this area. A glasshouse is not essential, as many will grow outside without a protected environment.
This course assumes some experience of growing, you don't need to be an advanced grower.
Susan and Mike Burns will be opening their garden on 6th and 7th August 2016 from 2pm until 5pm at 39 Nantwich Drive, Edinburgh with donations to Garden Organic.
Susan and Mike have a large wildlife friendly garden, orchard, kitchen garden, pond, greenhouse, conservatory, herbaceous borders and a secret garden for you to discover, which Susan has cared for organically, for the last 29 years.
39 Nantwich Drive, Edinburgh, EH7 6RA
Saturday, 6 August 2016 - 2:00pm to Sunday, 7 August 2016 - 5:00pm
Visit Yvonne and Steven Lucas' organic garden with fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, ponds, hens, bees, rainwater harvesting and a large display of vintage paraffin memorabilia. See their solar panels and learn how they only use £50.00 of electricity a year!
Plants and produce will be on sale, alongside handmade cards and crafts.
Refreshments, cakes and a raffle.
All proceeds for Garden Organic and HART.
Entrance £1, children free concessions 50p.
Greenways, 24 Roman Road, Worting, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 8ER
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.
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.
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.
This continues 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.