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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The Gate House Lee

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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Woolam open garden

Open Garden - Hough Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 2LH

Mr Peter Woollam has kindly offered to open his garden again in support of Garden Organic.
The garden is open at Hough Lane, Alderley Edge from 12 noon - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd August and the entry fee is £2.

Many thanks to Mr Woollam for his generous and continued support.

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Hough Lane, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 2LH
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Saturday, 1 August 2015 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 5:00pm

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Open Garden - 39 Nantwich Drive, Edinburgh, EH7 6RA

Susan and Mike Burns will be opening her garden on 1st and 2nd August 2015 from 2pm until 5pm at 39 Nantwich Drive, Edinburgh with donations to Garden Organic.

Large wildlife friendly garden, orchard, kitchen garden, secret garden, pond, greenhouse, conservatory, herbaceous borders, which Susan has cared for organically, for the last 28 years.

Directions from Craigentinny Golf Course, heading to the sea, first right and right again into cul-de-ac. No toilets, not suitable for wheelchair access as entrance gravelled. Public transport No 19 bus.

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39 Nantwich Drive, Edinburgh, EH7 6RA
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Saturday, 1 August 2015 - 2:00pm to Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 5:00pm

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Build Your Own Family Totem Pole - Family Summer Fun

This family group workshop will provide you with the opportunity to be creative with clay. No previous experience necessary – all ages welcome! Be inspired by totem poles, create your family characters out of clay and have fun learning the skills of ceramics.
You will be able to experiment with colour and decoration to craft your own family creation to live in your garden.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Friday, 21 August 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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Introduction to Vegetable Seed Saving

A course introducing the basic principles and focussing on the easier crops to start out with when saving your own seed. This course is a mix of theory and plenty of practical hands-on.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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The Big Feastival

The Big Feastival

The team at Garden Organic are very excited to be attending the Big Feastival this summer for the first time ever. Hosted by Jamie Oliver and Blur’s Alex James, The Big Feastival is a unique weekend celebration of great food, music and fun for all the family – all set in the idyllic grounds of Alex’s Cotswolds farm.

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Alex James’ Farm, near Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6UJ
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Friday, 28 August 2015 - 11:00am to Sunday, 30 August 2015 - 9:45pm

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Composting - The Alternative Methods

Explore the alternative methods to traditional composting techniques. The course will cover a range of systems for composting food waste and other garden waste such as weeds which need hot temperatures.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Friday, 4 September 2015 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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Manchester Organic Gardeners - Visit to Manchester Museum Botanical Collections

Join Manchester Organic Gardeners at their visit to the Manchester Museum Botanical Collections. Please book a place with Jane Barkess on 01706 211377. Meet at front desk of museum, just inside the front entrance.

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Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
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Saturday, 12 September 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Beginners guide to Renewable Energy

This course is a jam-packed introduction to all the key renewable energy systems. It's designed to be suitable for a wide range of people with limited experience but some knowledge of scientific or energy systems is advantageous.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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The Next Steps in Vegetable Seed Saving

A course for those who want to start saving seeds from the more challenging crops. This course will include the theory with plenty of practical hands-on.

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Natural Christmas Decorations Course

Details to follow, please keep an eye on the website.

£30 (Members) / £36 (Non Members)

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Garden Organic, Ryton Organic Gardens, Wolston Lane, near Coventry, CV8 3LG
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Friday, 4 December 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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