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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    Organic demonstration garden tour - Thurs 27th June

    This is a great time of year to come and spot the huge number of beneficial insects that visit our garden such as ladybirds, bees and hoverflies. The team will be busy dead heading to prolong flowering and watering. You can find out more about the myriad ways we conserve water in our organic garden.

  2. Saving water in the garden
    • Gardening and growing
    • Water saving

    Organic Basics: Water Wise Gardening & Gardeners Q&A - Thurs 4th July (pay as you feel)

    In this pay as you feel online talk, join Anton Rosenfeld for this online lunchtime talk and gardeners’ Q&A, where he’ll share tips and tricks for managing water more efficiently in your garden.

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    Heritage Seed Library guided tour - Sat 13th July

    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.

  4. Flowers in greenhouse

    Organic demonstration garden tour - Thurs 18th July

    Come and enjoy our organic demonstration garden at the height of its dazzling summer display. July is the time when our ornamental garden really shines with everything in full bloom, including our container garden.

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    Organic demonstration garden tour - Thurs 1st August

    Make the most of our bountiful, sweet-smelling herbs, which you can find in containers and as part of our unusual 'herb hedges'. Our team will be in full harvesting mode with lots of juicy greenhouse vegetables ready for picking. Much of our edible produce is passed on to the Salvation Army.

  6. Heritage seed library tour

    Heritage Seed Library guided tour - Thurs 8th August

    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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    Organic demonstration garden tour - Sat 17th August

    The ornamental garden will continue to put on a show this month, with coneflowers and rudbeckia injecting the colour, and grasses providing the texture. Make the most of our bountiful, sweet-smelling herbs, which you can find in containers and as part of our unusual 'herb hedges'.

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    Organic demonstration garden tour - Thurs 22nd August

    The ornamental garden will continue to put on a show this month, with coneflowers and rudbeckia injecting the colour. Our team will be in full harvesting mode with lots of juicy greenhouse vegetables ready for picking. Much of our edible produce is passed on to the Salvation Army.

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    Heritage Seed Library guided tour - Sat 31st August

    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.

  10. Heritage Seed Library polytunnel
    • Vegetables and herbs
    • Gardening and growing

    Growing Heirloom Vegetables - Weds 4th Sept

    In this hands-on workshop you’ll get an in-depth look at what we mean when we talk about heirloom vegetables, with advice on how to grow them and a chance to taste test some of our more unusual varieties.