"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."
- Janet Kilburn Phillips


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!


Meet Tracy


Tracy Browne came to Walworth Garden seven years ago as a student wanting to further her knowledge in horticulture and has never looked back. Tracey has a multitude of skills that she presents at the Garden, such as floristry, wreath making and gardening for any green space. Tracy currently runs a tight ship at the Garden as the Operations Manager, but she remains ever the green fingered goddess who teaches gardening in her workshops.

 What you need to know


No previous experience is required!

Introduction to Gardening is a two day workshop that will start on Friday at 15:00 - 18:00 and will be continued on Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

The workshop is held at the Garden, you can find details on how to get here via our Your Visit page.

If you're a Southwark resident of more than 2 years and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop a year with us!* We ask that you pay a £10 deposit for you place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop.

Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark Resident you must be over 19 years old and have lived in Southwark for more than 2 years. If you have attended a workshop with us as a funded Southwark Resident place within September 2017 and July 2018 then you will be asked to pay the full price or benefits charge for the workshop.


At the moment we do not have anymore dates to book onto, however if you sign up to our newsletter you will be alerted to new workshop dates.