Small space and container growing - Masterclass
In this masterclass, Chris will share how he applies the same organic techniques he has used throughout his career and his own impressive organic balcony garden. Through practical demonstrations, he’ll show how to successfully grow a wide range of edible plants, and share his top techniques for growing in containers. Whether you’re keen to create your own small growing space or looking for growing inspiration, there’ll be plenty to take away.
- Learn how to make the most of small spaces for organic growing
- Find out the best things to grow in a small space
- Discover Chris’ top ten tips for maintaining healthy plants organically
- See the principles of organic growing in action during our organic garden tour
Skill level: Beginners
What you need to bring: Sensible shoes and outdoor wear
Course leader: Chris Collins
Chris Collins has spent 35 years in professional horticulture beginning with Brighton parks before furthering his training at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens. He then spent time working overseas in Africa and Japan before returning home to manage the South Arboretum at Kew Botanic Gardens before becoming Head gardener at Westminster Abbey. His career then took him into media where he fronted the Plantsman series before spending a decade as the Blue Peter gardener. He currently works as head of Horticulture for Garden Organic as well as running his own gardening consultancy business.
Our garden tour will demonstrate how to establish and maintain an organic garden and reveal the organic principles we use such as companion planting, crop rotation, soil management, composting, pest and disease management and seasonal activities. There will be plenty of time with the garden team to ask your organic growing questions and time to explore the garden for yourself.