Course schedule

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Short Courses - Spring/Summer 2024

Course details:DateCentreFormatTimePriceNext step:
Garden Design for Beginners
Garden design. What is it? How do they do it? This introductory 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.Friday 12th January & Friday 19th January 2024Telegraph Hill2-day course (half-days)10.30am - 1.30pm£90CLOSED - view details/next dates
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.

Course held in our Herne Hill classroom on two consecutive Saturdays with a maximum of 12 students.
Friday 26th January & Friday 2nd February 2024Telegraph Hill2-day course (half days)10.30am - 1.30pm£90CLOSED - view details/next dates
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.

Morning workshop in our Telegraph Hill classroom
Friday 9th FebruaryTelegraph HillMorning workshop10.30am - 1.30pm£45CLOSED - view details/next dates
Design Your Own GardenDesign your own garden over the course of our new five-week course. After a look at the main priniciples of Garden Design, we'll guide you through the stages of appraisal, mood & concept plan, measuring and drawing up your garden, creating your design and planting plans, choosing hard and soft landscaping and making plant lists.

Course held on five consecutive Fridays in our Telegraph Hill classroom in a small group
Friday 23rd February - Friday 22nd MarchTelegraph Hill5-week course (one morning per week)10.30am - 1.30pm£295ENROL
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 24th February 2024Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Half-day workshop10.30am - 1.30pm£49CLOSED - view details/next dates
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 9th & Saturday 16th March 2024Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)2-day course (2 weeks running)10.30am - 1.30pm£95ENROL
Sustainability WorkshopFriday 22nd MarchTelegraph HillMorning workshop10.30am - 1.30pm£49sign up for updates
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 23rd March 2024Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Half-day workshop10.30am - 1.30pm£49ENROL
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.

Friday morning course held in our Telegraph Hill classroom with a small group
Friday 26th April - Friday 17th May (four weeks)Telegraph Hill4-week course (one morning per week)10.30am - 1.30pm£245Register
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 27th April 2024Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Half-day workshop10.30am - 1.30pm (tbc)£49ENROL
Propagating Garden Plants
The most cost-effective way to a beautiful garden!

By growing from seed, taking cuttings and dividing existing plants you can create a garden at a fraction of the cost of buying at a garden centre. Our Beginners Propagation Workshop will show you the tips, tricks and techniques required to fill your garden with colour and fragrance through the year.

Saturday workshop in our Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd) classroom with a maximum of 12 students.
Saturday 11th MayHerne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Morning workshop10.30am - 1.30pm£49ENROL
Garden Design for Beginners
Garden design. What is it? How do they do it? This introductory 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 in on two consecutive Saturdays in our Herne Hill classroom with a maximum of 12 students.
Saturdays 18th & 25th MayHerne Hill2-day course (mornings)10.30am - 1.30pm£95ENROL
Propagating Garden Plants
The most cost-effective way to a beautiful garden!

By growing from seed, taking cuttings and dividing existing plants you can create a garden at a fraction of the cost of buying at a garden centre. Our Beginners Propagation Workshop will show you the tips, tricks and techniques required to fill your garden with colour and fragrance through the year.

Morning workshop in our Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd) classroom with a maximum of 12 students.
Friday 24th MayTelegraph HillMorning workshop10.30am - 1.30pm£45ENROL
HouseplantsHelp your existing houseplants to thrive or discover the joys of nurturing your own miniature jungle from scratch. You'll learn all about plant selection, positioning, potting and repotting, watering techniques, particularly looking at some of the most popular houseplants. Join this fun and informative evening session to start becoming a houseplant pro!

Evening workshop in our Herne Hill (Station Hall) classroom.
Next Date tbcHerne Hill (Station Hall)Evening workshoptbc£45sign up for updates
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
Evening courseMonday 16th September 2024 (provisional)Herne Hill (Station Hall)Mondays (evening)5pm -7pm2024 details not yet announcedJoin advance waiting list for Sep 2024
A Year in the Garden
Daytime courseTuesday 17th September 2024 (provisional)Herne Hill (Rosendale Rd)Tuesdays10.30am - 2.30pm2024 details not yet announcedJoin advance waiting list for Sep 2024
A Year in the Garden
Daytime courseFriday 20th September 2024 (provisional)Telegraph HillFridays10.30am - 2.30pm2024 details not yet announcedJoin advance waiting list for Sep 2024