Group learning about gardening

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Learn hands-on organic growing practices from expert tutors. Get started with the principles of organic gardening or develop your skills and knowledge. See our course list below or find out more about training.

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    • Gardening and growing
    • Money saving

    Introduction to Propagation - Weds 17th April

    In this one-day workshop, Heritage Seed Library horticulturalist Marcin Salnikow will share his passion for organic plant propagation – showing you how to grow new plants, or create more of your favourites, with very little outlay.

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    Organic demonstration garden tour - Thurs 18th April

    April is a magical time to take a tour of our unique organic demonstration garden - just as it comes to life. Under cover our greenhouses will be producing the first salad crops, and our team will be seed sowing in earnest for the year ahead.

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    • Wildlife gardening
    • Gardening and growing

    Create your own wildlife patch - Weds 15th May

    Join Elaine Goold for this practical workshop to learn about the importance of biodiversity in encouraging a healthy, flourishing growing space.

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    Organic demonstration garden tour - Sat 4th May

    May is a buzz of activity in our organic demonstration garden. We'll be sowing the first peas, beans and carrots in our vegetable garden - and they'll be delicious rows of heritage lettuces and radish to admire.

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    Organic demonstration garden tour - Thurs 16th May

    In May, our two ponds will also be coming to life: look out for newts, which will be making an appearance in the pond to mate and lay eggs, and frog and toad spawn.

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    • Climate change gardening

    How to Make your Garden more Drought Tolerant - Weds 22nd May

    With climate change bringing more extremes of weather, building resilience into our gardens is more important than ever. Join Anton at this online workshop to learn how to manage your garden resources effectively and choose drought-tolerant plants.

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    Heritage Seed Library guided tour - Thurs 23rd May

    Our Heritage Seed Library is at the heart of our seed conservation work - and holds the National Collection of Heritage Vegetables. Get exclusive behind-the-scenes access on this tour, which will take you to our working spaces to reveal how and why we grow heritage varieties for seed.

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    • Gardening and growing
    • Climate change gardening

    Create a Climate Resilient Garden - Thurs 30th May

    If you want to ensure your growing activities are climate proof, this is the course for you. Anton will help you boost the resilience of your garden and reduce its environmental impact.

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    Organic demonstration garden tour - Sat 1st June

    The garden will be heady with scents, sounds and sights in June. Walls and arches will cascade with clematis, and fragrant lavender, roses and foxgloves will all be in flower.

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    Visit our garden in support of the NGS - 6th July

    We're delighted to be partnering with the National Open Garden Scheme to allow access to our organic demonstration garden for two special dates on 6th July and 7th September, 2024.