Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture
Sep
4
to Nov 6

Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture

Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture


Mondays 16:00 - 19:00

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

If you are aged 19 and over, would like to gain experience and knowledge, or kick-start a new career in gardening, then look no further.

Our 10 week evening course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, will provide you with the skills to gain a certificate or an award in Work Based Horticulture.

Throughout the 10 weeks you will cover a wide range of areas both on and offsite, such as

  • Gardening skills & information for beginners; with equipment provided
  • Maintaining plants and gardens
  • Propagation
  • Plant identification
  • CV writing & assistance in finding employment
  • You will take part in activities on and off site, giving you a wider range of experience.
  • People of all abilities and disabilities are welcome to apply, and your benefits will not be affected.

Many students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level with us.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £90 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

To sign up for the course or for more information please fill out the form below.

Name *
Name

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Diploma in Work Based Horticulture
Sep
5
to Jan 17

Diploma in Work Based Horticulture

QCF Level 2 Diploma


Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9.30am -15.30pm

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

Our Level 2 QCF Diploma is an 18 week part time course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, who will cover a wide range of areas such as

  • Basic gardening skills for complete beginners; with equipment provided
  • Health and safety techniques
  • Planting & pruning
  • Propagation & identification
  • Help with literacy and numeracy
  • CV and interview prep to help find employment
  • With a mix of classroom and practical based work, you will learn on the go with us at the Garden and offsite.

Our course is open to people of all abilities

If you are aged 16 to 25 for all Boroughs or up to 29 for Lambeth residents and not in work, or would like a new career in gardening, look no further.

Your benefits are not affected

Many of our students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level elsewhere.

If you meet the criteria above then your place is FREE*

To sign up for the course or to make an enquiry please fill out the form below.

Name *
Name
Click which applies to you

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Me & My Emotions
Sep
9
9:00am 9:00am

Me & My Emotions

Recognise, transform and use them to live better

An experiential workshop to explore our relationship with emotions through photography and coaching in order to develop self-awareness and the ability to manage ourselves to transform experiences into desired outcomes.

With Damiana Kralj and Eleonora Oleotto ( www.eleonoraoleotto.com )

The day is a journey to explore emotions starting by paying attention, recognising them in the moment and reflecting on how they manifest in our lives; testing non-verbal ways in which we communicate emotions; harvesting useful information from the experience, learning about our relationship with our own emotions and creating individual maps of our journey. The day closes with a tool allowing us to harness our positive emotions for better everyday living.

The workshop is highly experiential:

Concepts will be practised trough movement, drawing, writing and mindfulness exercises, which will be complemented by Eleonora's photographs. Comfortable clothing and shoes to allow movement are recommended. Yoga mats are also welcome but not essential.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

If you're a Southwark resident that is attending for free, we ask that you pay a £10 deposit for your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture
Nov
20
to Feb 5

Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture

Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture


Mondays 16:00 - 19:00

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

If you are aged 19 and over, would like to gain experience and knowledge, or kick-start a new career in gardening, then look no further.

Our 10 week evening course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, will provide you with the skills to gain a certificate or an award in Work Based Horticulture.

Throughout the 10 weeks you will cover a wide range of areas both on and offsite, such as

  • Gardening skills & information for beginners; with equipment provided
  • Maintaining plants and gardens
  • Propagation
  • Plant identification
  • CV writing & assistance in finding employment
  • You will take part in activities on and off site, giving you a wider range of experience.
  • People of all abilities and disabilities are welcome to apply, and your benefits will not be affected.
  • Many students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level with us.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £90 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

To sign up for the course or for more information please fill out the form below.

Name *
Name

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Diploma in Work Based Horticulture
Jan
30
to May 30

Diploma in Work Based Horticulture

QCF Level 2 Diploma


Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9.30am -15.30pm

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

Our Level 2 QCF Diploma is an 18 week part time course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, who will cover a wide range of areas such as

Basic gardening skills for complete beginners; with equipment provided Health and safety techniques Planting & pruning Propagation & identification Help with literacy and numeracy CV and interview prep to help find employment With a mix of classroom and practical based work, you will learn on the go with us at the Garden and offsite. Our course is open to people of all abilities

If you are aged 16 to 25 for all Boroughs or up to 29 for Lambeth residents and not in work, or would like a new career in gardening, look no further.

Your benefits are not affected

Many of our students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level elsewhere.

If you meet the criteria above then your place is FREE*

To sign up for the course or to make an enquiry please fill out the form below.

Name *
Name
Select the one that applies

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture
Feb
19
to Apr 30

Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture

Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture


Mondays 16:00 - 19:00

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

If you are aged 19 and over, would like to gain experience and knowledge, or kick-start a new career in gardening, then look no further.

Our 10 week evening course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, will provide you with the skills to gain a certificate or an award in Work Based Horticulture.

Throughout the 10 weeks you will cover a wide range of areas both on and offsite, such as

  • Gardening skills & information for beginners; with equipment provided
  • Maintaining plants and gardens
  • Propagation
  • Plant identification
  • CV writing & assistance in finding employment
  • You will take part in activities on and off site, giving you a wider range of experience.
  • People of all abilities and disabilities are welcome to apply, and your benefits will not be affected.
  • Many students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level with us.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £90 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

To sign up for the course or for more information please fill out the form below.

Name *
Name

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture
May
7
to Jul 16

Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture

Award Or Certificate In Work Based Horticulture


Mondays 16:00 - 19:00

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

If you are aged 19 and over, would like to gain experience and knowledge, or kick-start a new career in gardening, then look no further.

Our 10 week evening course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, will provide you with the skills to gain a certificate or an award in Work Based Horticulture.

Throughout the 10 weeks you will cover a wide range of areas both on and offsite, such as

  • Gardening skills & information for beginners; with equipment provided
  • Maintaining plants and gardens
  • Propagation
  • Plant identification
  • CV writing & assistance in finding employment
  • You will take part in activities on and off site, giving you a wider range of experience.

People of all abilities and disabilities are welcome to apply, and your benefits will not be affected.

Many students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level with us.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £90 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

To sign up for the course or for more information please fill out the form below.

Name *
Name

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Diploma in Work Based Horticulture
Jun
12
to Oct 3

Diploma in Work Based Horticulture

QCF Level 2 Diploma


Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9.30am -15.30pm

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

Our Level 2 QCF Diploma is an 18 week part time course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, who will cover a wide range of areas such as

  • Basic gardening skills for complete beginners; with equipment provided
  • Health and safety techniques
  • Planting & pruning
  • Propagation & identification
  • Help with literacy and numeracy
  • CV and interview prep to help find employment
  • With a mix of classroom and practical based work, you will learn on the go with us at the Garden and offsite.
  • Our course is open to people of all abilities

If you are aged 16 to 25 for all Boroughs or up to 29 for Lambeth residents and not in work, or would like a new career in gardening, look no further.

Your benefits are not affected

Many of our students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level elsewhere.

If you meet the criteria above then your place is FREE*

To sign up for the course or to make an enquiry please fill out the form below.

Name *
Name
Select the one that applies

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Plant a Seed Workshop
Aug
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Plant a Seed Workshop

Join us at Elephant Park, Saturday 19 August for our 'Plant a seed' workshop.

A chance for families to come together and learn how to plant a seed that you will take home and watch grow.

This is a fun opportunity for children and adults to discover more about planting and nature and to truly plant a seed of change that impacts positively on the environment around us all.

This is a free 2 hour workshop perfect for the whole family. Interested? Sign up via our Eventbrite page below.

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Natural Cosmetic Making
Jul
22
to Jul 23

Natural Cosmetic Making

Natural Cosmetic Making is a two day workshop run by our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn from Baldwins.

This brand new detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic cosmetics that are best for both your hair and skin.

These products will be made from all natural ingredients that are perfect for not only you but the environment.

It will also provide you with recipes for shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, lip balms and face creams you can make using essential oils and ingredients found in your own kitchen and garden.

Did You Know

If you pay for your course in full now you will receive a discount of £5.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

If you're a Southwark resident that is attending for free, we ask that you pay a £10 deposit for your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop.

To book a place please click the link below and go to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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The Honey Harvest
Jul
15
to Jul 16

The Honey Harvest

The Honey Harvest has now become a regular anual fixture of life at Walworth Garden and it has proved to be extremely popular as it provides a rare opportunity for city-dwellers to connect with a seasonal activity which has been practiced by people all over the world for thousands of years!

Being sure to leave sufficient honey for the bees to feed on over Winter, the Honey Harvest will include:

An introductory talk to explain something about:

Lifecycle of the individual bee Lifecycle of the honeybee colony Bee cooperation and communication Requirements of the honeybee colony Beekeeping as a collaboration between beekeeper and honeybee Followed by the harvest itself which will involve:

Opening the hives to separate the bees from some of their honey Uncapping the wax honeycomb Spinning out the honey using manual extractors Jaring and labelling the honey for sale at Walworth Garden. Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits won't.

The Honey Harvest is spread over two days in late July to provide fun and relaxed activity for those who want to participate.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

Did You Know

If you book with us and pay in full then you will receive £5 off. Just use the code PAYNOW16 when selecting your ticket type.

If you're a Southwark resident that is attending for free, we ask that you pay a £10 deposit for your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop.

To book a place, please click the link below and head to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Herbal Medicine - Women’s Health
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Herbal Medicine - Women’s Health

Friday 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

For anyone who has previously participated in an Introduction to Herbal Medicine workshop, or who has a particular interest in any of the advanced sessions outlined below.

The session will be for any women, gender non-binary and trans folk for whom the issues are of interest.

All welcome - whether you’re new to some of these ideas/conversations or want to contribute of your own body of knowledge.

This workshop will use Threads - a DIY, not-for-profit book - as a basis for information exchange and shared conversation about anatomy, sex & gender, and the various differences and commonalities of experiences throughout the menstrual cycle. It will look at what gets called ‘PMS’, and also at what gets called ‘mental’ health, and will critique biomedical stories we are given about the body/mind as part of opening up space to explore our different and similar lived experiences, and to consider both what health and what ‘self-care’ mean in the context of social justice and social change. We will also look at herbs and self-care for some common women’s health issues.

Facilitated by Lisa Fannen

Did You Know


If you pay for your course in full now you will receive a discount of £5.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

If you're a Southwark resident that is attending for free, we ask that you pay a £10 deposit for your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop. To book a place, click the link below and head to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Introduction to Gardening
Jul
7
to Jul 8

Introduction to Gardening

Friday 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started; good basic knowledge, technique and practical skills, a chance to ask lots of questions and get answers, as well as written information to take away.

With us you will learn basic gardening, including:

  • Choosing the right site

  • Seed sowing & care

  • The right soil and compost

  • Starting plants indoors

  • Pricking out & potting on

  • Transplanting and planting out

  • Watering, feeding, general maintenance & aftercare

You will also learn how to make a mixed planter that you can take home and enjoy!

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents .

To book a place,mol ease click the link below and head to our booking page.


*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Beekeeping
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Beekeeping

Friday 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

The Beekeeping taster course is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adults over 19 years old and will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.

The course aims to introduce participants to the way beekeeping involves working with the bees’ natural instincts and how bees provide humans with a useful indicator as to the health of our environment.

Participants (properly suited!) will spend time examining bees close-up and identifying some of the aspects of bee behavior we will have discussed in class including:

  • Lifecycle of the individual bee
  • Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
  • Bee cooperation and communication
  • Requirements of the honeybee colony
  • Beekeeping as a collaboration
  • Examples of beekeeping methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits wont.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

If you book with us and pay in full then you will recieve £5 off. Just use the code PAYNOW16 when selecting your ticket type.

To book a place, please click the link below and head to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Introduction to Gardening
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Introduction to Gardening

Friday 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started; good basic knowledge, technique and practical skills, a chance to ask lots of questions and get answers, as well as written information to take away.

With us you will learn basic gardening, including:

  • Choosing the right site

  • Seed sowing & care

  • The right soil and compost

  • Starting plants indoors

  • Pricking out & potting on

  • Transplanting and planting out

  • Watering, feeding, general maintenance & aftercare

You will also learn how to make a mixed planter that you can take home and enjoy!

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents .

To book a place please click the link below and go to our booking page.


*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Me And My Emotions
Jun
11
9:00am 9:00am

Me And My Emotions

*Experiential workshop

Me an My Emotions

Recognise, transform and use them to live better * Experiential workshop to explore our relationship with emotions through photography and coaching techniques in order to develop self-awareness and the ability to manage ourselves to transform experiences into desired outcomes.

The workshop is highly experiential: the participants will practise the concepts trough movement, drawing, writing and mindfulness exercises, which will be complemented by Eleonora's photographs. Participants are invited to wear comfortable clothing and shoes to allow movement. Yoga mats are also welcome but not essential.

We will start the day by paying attention to our emotions and recognisingthem in the moment as well as reflecting on how they manifest in our lives.

We will then test non-verbal ways of communicating our emotions to others. After harvesting useful information from the experience, we will use the photographs taken during the workshop to learn about our relationship with our own emotions and create individual maps of our journey. We will close the day with a tool allowing us to harness our positive emotions for better everyday living.

Did You Know

If you pay for your course in full now you will receive a discount of £5.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

To book a place, please click one of the dates below and head over to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

About the tutor

Damiana is a Professional Certified Coach (ICF), and Marshall Goldsmith's Stakeholder Centered Coach, coach supervisor and trainer-facilitator, who works with executives, business owners, entrepreneurs and teams, drawing on her business experience from previous work in international corporate banking, M&A advisory and in business consulting. She partners with her clients to enable them to develop their individual leadership styles, be effective in their systems and expand their flexibility across diverse cultures, to be at their best. Damiana coaches in English, Italian and Slovenian.

She trains new coaches and works with practicing coaches in refining their craft, as they prepare for ICF accreditation. She also designs and delivers bespoke programmes and workshops in leadership development and change management for organisations. Clients include a number of Multinational organisations, SMEs, start-ups and Not-for-Profits.

Accreditata dall’ICF come Professional Certified Coach, Damiana Kralj collabora, all’interno di organizzazioni e multinazionali in Italia e all’estero, con imprenditori, professionisti e gruppi di lavoro per facilitarne la crescita come leader, espandendone la flessibilità mentale e culturale facendo sì che operino al loro meglio. Oltre all’attività di coaching, sviluppa moduli formativi e training aziendali su richiesta, attingendo alle sue precedenti esperienze professionali nel mondo della finanza internazionale, nel settore delle fusioni e acquisizioni e quale consulente aziendale. Collabora a progetti sociali per sostenere e incrementare la crescita personale di individui e gruppi in difficoltà.

Forma nuovi coach presso la scuola CoachingDevelopment Ltd e, in qualità di coach supervisor & mentor, segue lo sviluppo di coach professionisti affinandone le competenze nell’ambito della preparazione per gli esami di qualifica ICF. Lavora in italiano, inglese e sloveno.

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Introduction to Gardening
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Introduction to Gardening

Friday 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started; good basic knowledge, technique and practical skills, a chance to ask lots of questions and get answers, as well as written information to take away.

With us you will learn basic gardening, including:

  • Choosing the right site

  • Seed sowing & care

  • The right soil and compost

  • Starting plants indoors

  • Pricking out & potting on

  • Transplanting and planting out

  • Watering, feeding, general maintenance & aftercare

You will also learn how to make a mixed planter that you can take home and enjoy!

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

To book your place please click the link below to go to our booking page.


*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Herbal Medicine - Plant medicine, stress & immunity
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Herbal Medicine - Plant medicine, stress & immunity

Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

For anyone who has previously participated in an Introduction to Herbal Medicine workshop, or who has a particular interest in any of the advanced sessions outlined below.

Working with stress, how it affects us and its connection with immune health in our daily and cyclical lives. This workshop will explore physiological, emotional and systemic challenges to our individual and collective health situations and look at our abilities to support ourselves and each other in response to the world we live in.

We will explore the role and effects of stress, share approaches to promoting positive immune health and dealing with common health challenges in home and community, and discover specific herbs and preparations we can use in these situations including looking at the role of herbs classed as adaptogen.

All welcome - whether you’re new to some of these ideas/conversations or want to contribute of your own body of knowledge.

Facilitated by Rasheeqa Ahmad

Did You Know


If you pay for your course in full now you will receive a discount of £5.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

To book a place, please click the link below and head over to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Natural Cosmetic Making
Jun
2
4:00pm 4:00pm

Natural Cosmetic Making

Natural Cosmetic Making is a two day workshop run by our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn from Baldwins.

This brand new detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic cosmetics that are best for both your hair and skin.

These products will be made from all natural ingredients that are perfect for not only you but the environment.

It will also provide you with recipes for all the products created in the session.

You will create products such as shampoos, hair treatments, lip balms, face creams and soaps, which you can make using essential oils and ingredients found in your own kitchen and garden.

Places are FREE for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents .*

Did You Know

If you pay for your course in full now you will receive a discount of £5 using the code PAYNOW16.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

To book a place, please click the link below and head to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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A Holistic introduction to Yoga
May
29
10:00am10:00am

A Holistic introduction to Yoga

Monday 10:00 - 16:00

During this workshop, you will get a holistic introduction to yoga as a philosophy; We will practise two types of yoga together and explore various types of meditation, next to getting to learn more about Yoga philosophy, Chakra’s and the Ayurvedic health system.

The workshop is given by Sieske Valk; A Free-Range yoga teacher, cat psychologist, dog walker and environmental geographer in one.

Sieske runs her company Sies Petcare & Yoga in London since moving to the capital last December, after having lived in exotic places like India, Kenya, Zanzibar and Amsterdam.

If you want to know more about Sieske, visit www.siesyogalondon.co.uk or @SiesPETCAREandYOGA on Facebook.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

To book a place please click the link below and go to our booking page.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

If you book with us and pay in full then you will recieve £5 off. Just use the code PAYNOW16 when selecting your ticket type.

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Botanical Drawings
May
24
to May 25

Botanical Drawings

Join us for a two day workshop in Botanical Drawing with the professional artist Rebecca Cartwright de Fontenelle.

Enjoy and take inspiration from the peaceful oasis of the garden while Rebecca takes you through the techniques of botanical drawing.

Create your own drawing to take home and put on display.

We will be providing paper, basic drawing materials and pigments to make water-based tempera drawings but please feel free to bring your own materials if you want to do any oil painting.

The Artist

Rebecca studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art and specialise in figurative narrative painting. Recently her paintings have had biblical themes. Rebecca believes plants are wonderful subjects because they are so marvellous, surprising and beautiful.

Did You Know

If you pay for your course in full now you will receive a discount of £5.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

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Herbal Medicine - Herbs and psycho-emotional health
May
19
to May 20

Herbal Medicine - Herbs and psycho-emotional health

Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

For anyone who has previously participated in an Introduction to Herbal Medicine workshop, or who has a particular interest in any of the advanced sessions outlined below.

This workshop will look at some of the history, language and politics of what gets called ‘mental health’ and will include discussion about medical approaches, understandings and diagnosis.

We will look at some of the alternative, progressive conversations around and understandings of psycho-emotional health in social context, and consider alternative approaches: We will look at some of the main herbal nervines (herbs that affect the nervous system) and talk about self-help approaches and practises, and broader support for psycho-emotional and nervous system health.

The space will offer information exchange and will invite shared dialogue.

All welcome - whether you’re new to some of these ideas/conversations or want to contribute of your own body of knowledge.

Facilitated by Lisa Fannen

Did You Know


If you pay for your course in full now you will receive a discount of £5.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

To book a place, please click the link below and head to our booking page.

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Natural Cosmetic Making
May
7
11:00am11:00am

Natural Cosmetic Making

Natural Cosmetic Making is a two part workshop run by our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn.

This brand new detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic hair and skin care products that are best for both your hair and skin.

These products will be made from all natural ingredients that are perfect for not only you but the environment.

It will also provide you with recipes for shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, lip balms and face creams you can make using essential oils and ingredients found in your own kitchen and garden.

The first date is the 7th May, the second day of the workshop will be on the 21 May - Once booked on you will be signed up for both dates.

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Introduction to Gardening
May
5
to May 6

Introduction to Gardening

Friday 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started; good basic knowledge, technique and practical skills, a chance to ask lots of questions and get answers, as well as written information to take away.

With us you will learn basic gardening, including:

  • Choosing the right site

  • Seed sowing & care

  • The right soil and compost

  • Starting plants indoors

  • Pricking out & potting on

  • Transplanting and planting out

  • Watering, feeding, general maintenance & aftercare

You will also learn how to make a mixed planter that you can take home and enjoy!

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents .

To book a place or for more information Call 020 7582 2652

Or email tracey@walworthgarden.org.uk

When contacting us to book a place please provide your full name, contact number and clearly state the dates you would like to attend.


*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Award or Certificate in Work Based Horticulture
Apr
24
to Jul 10

Award or Certificate in Work Based Horticulture

Mondays 16:00 - 19:00

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

If you are aged 19 and over, would like to gain experience and knowledge, or kick-start a new career in gardening, then look no further.

Our 10 week evening course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, will provide you with the skills to gain a certificate or an award in Work Based Horticulture.

Throughout the 10 weeks you will cover a wide range of areas both on and offsite, such as

  • Gardening skills & information for beginners; with equipment provided
  • Maintaining plants and gardens
  • Propagation
  • Plant identification
  • CV writing & assistance in finding employment
  • You will take part in activities on and off site, giving you a wider range of experience.

People of all abilities and disabilities are welcome to apply, and your benefits will not be affected.

Many students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level with us.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £90 may apply to non-Southwark residents .

For more information about the course Call 020 7582 2652 or email info@walworthgarden.org.uk

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Introduction to Gardening
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Introduction to Gardening

Friday 21 April 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 22 April 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started; good basic knowledge, technique and practical skills, a chance to ask lots of questions and get answers, as well as written information to take away.

With us you will learn basic gardening, including:

  • Choosing the right site

  • Seed sowing & care

  • The right soil and compost

  • Starting plants indoors

  • Pricking out & potting on

  • Transplanting and planting out

  • Watering, feeding, general maintenance & aftercare

You will also learn how to make a mixed planter that you can take home and enjoy!

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £99 may apply to non-Southwark residents .

To book a place or for more information Call 020 7582 2652

Or email tracey@walworthgarden.org.uk

When contacting us to book a place please provide your full name, contact number and clearly state the dates you would like to attend.


*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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An Holistic Introduction to Yoga
Apr
9
10:00am10:00am

An Holistic Introduction to Yoga

Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

During this workshop, you will get a holistic introduction to yoga as a philosophy; We will practise two types of yoga together and explore various types of meditation, next to getting to learn more about Yoga philosophy, Chakra’s and the Ayurvedic health system.

The workshop is given by Sieske Valk; A Free-Range yoga teacher, cat psychologist, dog walker and environmental geographer in one.

Sieske runs her company Sies Petcare & Yoga in London since moving to the capital last December, after having lived in exotic places like India, Kenya, Zanzibar and Amsterdam.

If you want to know more about Sieske, visit www.siesyogalondon.co.uk or @SiesPETCAREandYOGA on Facebook.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

If you book with us and pay in full then you will recieve £5 off. Just use the code PAYNOW16 when selecting your ticket type.

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Introduction to Gardening
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Introduction to Gardening

Friday 7 April 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 8 April 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started; good basic knowledge, technique and practical skills, a chance to ask lots of questions and get answers, as well as written information to take away.

With us you will learn basic gardening, including:

  • Choosing the right site

  • Seed sowing & care

  • The right soil and compost

  • Starting plants indoors

  • Pricking out & potting on

  • Transplanting and planting out

  • Watering, feeding, general maintenance & aftercare

You will also learn how to make a mixed planter that you can take home and enjoy!

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £99 may apply to non-Southwark residents .

To book a place or for more information Call 020 7582 2652

Or email tracey@walworthgarden.org.uk

When contacting us to book a place please provide your full name, contact number and clearly state the dates you would like to attend.


*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Food Growing Workshop
Apr
2
10:00am10:00am

Food Growing Workshop

Special food growing workshop for those who live around Walworth Garden, including:

  • Seed sowing
  • Ground preparation for growing
  • Correct way and time of planting ( levels etc )
  • Crop rotation
  • Pests and diseases (organic control)
  • N.P.k
  • Organic fertilizer
  • Companion planting
  • Composting

*For local tenants and residents of Southwark only

Places are FREE for Southwark residents. Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.*

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Beekeeping
Mar
31
to Apr 1

Beekeeping

Friday March 31 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday April 1 10:00 - 17:00

The Beekeeping taster course is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adults over 19 years old and will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.

The course aims to introduce participants to the way beekeeping involves working with the bees’ natural instincts and how bees provide humans with a useful indicator as to the health of our environment.

Participants (properly suited!) will spend time examining bees close-up and identifying some of the aspects of bee behavior we will have discussed in class including:

  • Lifecycle of the individual bee
  • Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
  • Bee cooperation and communication
  • Requirements of the honeybee colony
  • Beekeeping as a collaboration
  • Examples of beekeeping methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits wont.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

If you book with us and pay in full then you will recieve £5 off. Just use the code PAYNOW16 when selecting your ticket type.

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Diploma in Work Based Horticulture
Mar
28
to Jul 26

Diploma in Work Based Horticulture

QCF Level 2 Diploma


Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9.30am -15.30pm

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

Our Level 2 QCF Diploma is an 18 week part time course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, who will cover a wide range of areas such as

  • Basic gardening skills for complete beginners; with equipment provided
  • Health and safety techniques
  • Planting & pruning
  • Propagation & identification
  • Help with literacy and numeracy
  • CV and interview prep to help find employment

With a mix of classroom and practical based work, you will learn on the go with us at the Garden and offsite.

Our course is open to people of all abilities

If you are aged 16 to 25 for all Boroughs or up to 29 for Lambeth residents and not in work, or would like a new career in gardening, look no further.

Your benefits are not affected

Many of our students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level elsewhere.

If you meet the criteria above then your place is FREE* If you would like more information about the course, please call us on 020 7582 2652

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Herbal Medicine - Digestion, detoxification and root health
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Herbal Medicine - Digestion, detoxification and root health

Friday 24 March 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 25 March 10:00 - 17:00

For anyone who has previously participated in an Introduction to Herbal Medicine workshop, or who has a particular interest in any advanced sessions.

What do we need for healthy eating and nourishment, physically and emotionally? How do the systems and environments we live in affect our processing of what we take in, and put out? This workshop will explore the processes of digestion and elimination and how we can best support healthy, effective balance as individuals and communities, with plant medicines, healthful food energy and connected approaches.

We’ll clarify what is happening in the digestive system and how this influences systemic health, and learn about herbs that support and promote effective liver, digestion and urinary system health with a specific focus on digestive bitters, anti-infective, soothing and healing herbs and detoxifiers.

All welcome - whether you’re new to some of these ideas/conversations or want to contribute of your own body of knowledge.

Facilitated by Rasheeqa Ahmad

Did You Know


If you pay for your course in full now you will receive a discount of £5.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

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Soap Making for Beginners
Mar
19
11:00am11:00am

Soap Making for Beginners

Sunday 19 March 2017 - 11:00 - 16:00

Join us for our one day workshop in Cold Process Soap making for beginners. Our experienced practitioner Anne Quinn will teach you how to create your own soap completely from scratch.

We will explain and guide you through the cold process soap making so that you can make beautiful, handmade soaps in your own kitchen using oils, lye, and even herbs from your garden.

This one day course will give you the confidence to create fabulous moisturising soap bars for you and your family.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £90 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

Did You Know

If you book with us and pay in full then you will recieve £5 off. Just use the code PAYNOW16 when selecting your ticket type.

If you are a Southwark resident of more than 2 years, you are eligible for a free course each year.

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Introduction to Gardening
Mar
17
to Mar 18

Introduction to Gardening

Friday 17 March 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday 18 March 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adult beginner gardeners over 19 years old.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started; good basic knowledge, technique and practical skills, a chance to ask lots of questions and get answers, as well as written information to take away.

With us you will learn basic gardening, including:

  • Choosing the right site

  • Seed sowing & care

  • The right soil and compost

  • Starting plants indoors

  • Pricking out & potting on

  • Transplanting and planting out

  • Watering, feeding, general maintenance & aftercare

You will also learn how to make a mixed planter that you can take home and enjoy!

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £99 may apply to non-Southwark residents .

To book a place or for more information Call 020 7582 2652

Or email tracey@walworthgarden.org.uk

When contacting us to book a place please provide your full name, contact number and clearly state the dates you would like to attend.


*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Beekeeping Taster
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Beekeeping Taster

Friday March 10 15:00 - 18:00 & Saturday March 11 10:00 - 16:00

The Beekeeping taster course is a 10 hour course spread over two days for adults over 19 years old and will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.

The course aims to introduce participants to the way beekeeping involves working with the bees’ natural instincts and how bees provide humans with a useful indicator as to the health of our environment.

Participants (properly suited!) will spend time examining bees close-up and identifying some of the aspects of bee behavior we will have discussed in class including:

  • Lifecycle of the individual bee
  • Lifecycle of the honeybee colony
  • Bee cooperation and communication
  • Requirements of the honeybee colony
  • Beekeeping as a collaboration
  • Examples of beekeeping methods, techniques and equipment.
  • Neither previous experience nor special equipment is necessary although it would be a good idea to bring footwear / and socks that cover feet and ankles as the bee-suits wont.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents.

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

If you book with us and pay in full then you will recieve £5 off. Just use the code PAYNOW16 when selecting your ticket type.

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Hand-Tied Valentine Bouquets
Feb
10
to Feb 11

Hand-Tied Valentine Bouquets

Create something beautiful for someone you love or for yourself with our Hand-tied Valentine bouquet workshop.

This is a two day workshop with our skilled tutor Tracey Browne who will show you step by step how to make a variety of valentine themed flower bouquets.

All the materials and equipment you will need will be provided, including refreshments throughout the day.

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Award or Certificate in Work Based Horticulture
Feb
6
to Apr 15

Award or Certificate in Work Based Horticulture

Mondays 16:00 - 19:00

An accredited City and Guilds training centre, the Garden has been successfully running NVQ training in horticulture aimed at the unemployed for over 19 years. We aim to build students’ confidence, motivation and self-esteem, as well as providing them with the necessary skills to re-enter the labour market.

If you are aged 19 and over, would like to gain experience and knowledge, or kick-start a new career in gardening, then look no further.

Our 10 week evening course run by our Senior Horticulture Tutor and Botanist Peter Martin, will provide you with the skills to gain a certificate or an award in Work Based Horticulture.

Throughout the 10 weeks you will cover a wide range of areas both on and offsite, such as

  • Gardening skills & information for beginners; with equipment provided
  • Maintaining plants and gardens
  • Propagation
  • Plant identification
  • CV writing & assistance in finding employment

You will take part in activities on and off site, giving you a wider range of experience.

People of all abilities and disabilities are welcome to apply, and your benefits will not be affected.

Many students go on into full-time employment, some making a very successful career in horticulture and others going on to train at a higher level with us.

Places are FREE* for Southwark residents, everyone is welcome and charges of up to £50 may apply to non-Southwark residents .

For more information about the course Call 020 7582 2652 or email info@walworthgarden.org.uk

*Southwark Adult learning Services offer to fund one free place for every Southwark resident each year, subject to availability. You need to have been resident for at least two years, not be in any other training and have a national insurance number.

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Natural Skin Care
Jan
29
10:00am10:00am

Natural Skin Care

This one day workshop on natural and organic skincare will show you how to formulate a variety of high end cosmetics using the purest ingredients.

The course will also share some cosmetic formulas and recipes enabling you to create and adapt the best quality products for your skin. All materials and packaging provided.

You will take away 5 luxurious hand crafted products at the end of the day.

Run by Anne Quinn

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