Course schedule

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Short Courses - Autumn/Winter 2024

Our short courses for Spring/Summer 2024 have now finished.  We will be adding our Autumn 2024 dates here  soon.

Course details:DateCentreFormatTimePriceNext step:
Garden Design Short CourseLearn the main priniciples of Garden Design and the practical processes of appraisal, mood & concept plans, measuring and drawing up plans, creating designs and planting plans, choosing hard and soft landscaping and making plant lists.

8-week course held over 10 weeks (2-week half term break) on Monday evenings in our Station Hall classroom in Herne Hill
Monday 23rd September - Monday 25th NovemberHerne Hill (Station Hall)8-week course - evenings 5pm - 7pm£425ENROL
Fruit & Vegetable Growing basics
Wherever you are growing your fruit and vegetables, whether that's in your garden or vegetable plot, or in containers on your balcony, there's always a lot to do for the the urban food grower.

This practical workshop will start by looking at some general food-growing basics with an emphasis on 'low-maintenance' food growing. Students will then be taken through some seasonal practical tasks. We'll also look at how to compost and make your own growing mediums, and at how to use renewable, recyclable resources and organic practices. If weather and time allow there will also be a tour of a low-maintenance allotment plot and we'll discuss some of the traditional and less-traditional methods people use when growing fruit and vegetables.

Morning workshop in our Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd) classroom with a maximum of 12 students.
Saturday 28th September 2024Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Half-day workshop10.30am - 1.30pm£49ENROL
Making the Most of Your Garden
Do you have a garden? An outside space? A windowsill? Come and develop your understanding of it, what is already there and how it can be enhanced. The aim of the course is for students to go away with a plan or, at the very minimum, knowledge of the potential of their space.Saturday 12th & Saturday 19th October 2024Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)2-day course (mornings)10.30am - 1.30pm£95ENROL
Garden Design for Beginners
Garden design. What is it? How do they do it? This mini-course offers students the opportunity to think about gardens from a planning or design perspective. It aims to demystify the art and language of garden design as well as offering a few practical techniques for planning outside spaces.

Course held on two consecutive Saturdays in our Herne Hill classroom with a maximum of 12 students.
Saturdays 9th & 16th NovemberHerne Hill2-day course (mornings)10.30am - 1.30pm£95ENROL
Gardening for WildlifeWorkshop in our Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd) classroom with a maximum of 12 students.Saturday 9th November (provisional)Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Half-day workshop (pm)2-5pm£49sign up for updates
Composting WorkshopWorkshop in our Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd) classroom with a maximum of 12 students.Saturday 16th November (provisional)Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Half-day workshop (pm)2-5pm£49sign up for updates
Houseplants WorkshopHelp your existing houseplants to thrive and learn to propagate new ones!

This workshop will introduce some house/office plants, look at how to care for them, and introduce you to some common propagation techniques.

A fun and informative workshop giving you the confidence to grow houseplants for your home or for your office, friends and family.

Evening workshop in our Herne Hill (Station Hall) classroom
Monday 2nd DecemberHerne Hill (Station Hall)Evening workshop5pm - 7pm£45ENROL
Christmas wreath-making workshopA seasonal workshop to end the term with! Christmas Wreath-making using seasonal foliage and berries including some from your own garden if you wish.

Learn how to construct a wreath from scratch and decorate with a selection of seasonal foliage & berries, gathered for you on the farm. You can make your design really personal by bringing along some of your own foliage too if you wish.

You will leave with your own beautiful wreath to hang on your door which will last you well into the New Year.
Saturday 30th November (tbc)Telegraph HillAfternoon workshop3-6 pm£65ENROL
Christmas wreath-making workshopA seasonal workshop to end the term with! Christmas Wreath-making using seasonal foliage and berries including some from your own garden if you wish.

Learn how to construct a wreath from scratch and decorate with a selection of seasonal foliage & berries, gathered for you on the farm. You can make your design really personal by bringing along some of your own foliage too if you wish.

You will leave with your own beautiful wreath to hang on your door which will last you well into the New Year.
Thursday 5th December (tbc)Herne Hill (Station Hall)Evening workshop6-9 pm£65ENROL
Christmas wreath-making workshopA seasonal workshop to end the term with! Christmas Wreath-making using seasonal foliage and berries including some from your own garden if you wish.

Learn how to construct a wreath from scratch and decorate with a selection of seasonal foliage & berries, gathered for you on the farm. You can make your design really personal by bringing along some of your own foliage too if you wish.

You will leave with your own beautiful wreath to hang on your door which will last you well into the New Year.
Saturday 7th December (tbc)Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Afternoon workshop2-5 pm£65ENROL
Introduction to Horticulture - Short Course8-week evening course introducing the basics of horticulture.

Start learning more about horticulture, just in time for Spring!

Informal, friendly and practical course; classroom-based with demonstrations and plenty of actual plants to illustrate the themes of each lesson.

8-week course held over 10 weeks (2-week half term break) on Monday evenings in our Station Hall classroom in Herne Hill
Monday 20th January - Monday 17th MarchHerne Hill (Station Hall)8-week course - evenings 5pm - 7pm£375ENROL
Practical Gardening SkillsA four-week practical course covering some essential knowledge and techniques for the gardener. Learn about choosing plants, and keeping them alive and healthy.  Understand the soil and the seasons.  Explore how to plan your gardening. Other topics include seeds, weeds, planting, maintenance, soil improvement, digging, not digging, propagating ...

A fun, confidence-building course aimed at beginner & intermediate gardeners but open to anyone.

Monday evening course in Herne Hill with a small group
Spring 2025 (four weeks)Herne Hill4-week course (one evening per week)5-8pm£245ENROL
Bees & PollinatorsWorkshop in our Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd) classroom with a maximum of 12 students.Next Date tbcHerne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Half-day workshoptbc£45sign up for updates
Planning and Planting a Small Front Garden (provisional)Bins ... bikes ... bees ... how to design your small front garden to work for you and for plants & wildlife at the same time.Next Date tbcTelegraph Hill/Herne HillHalf-day workshopmorning or afternoon tbc£45sign up for updates
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Part-time Course: 'A Year in the Garden'

CourseCourse details:Start DateCentreDayTimePriceNext step:
A Year in the Garden
Daytime courseTuesday 17th September 2024Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Tuesdays10.30am - 2.30pm£250 reservation deposit plus
£830 per term
ENROL
A Year in the Garden
Daytime courseFriday 20th September 2024Telegraph HillFridays10.30am - 2.30pm£250 reservation deposit plus
£830 per term
ENROL
A Year in the Garden
Evening courseSEPTEMBER 2025 (no evening class 2024-25)Herne Hill (Station Hall)Mondays (evening)5pm -7pm2025 details not yet announcedJoin advance waiting list for Sep 2025