"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 Browne
With 30 years experience as a gardener, Tracy Browne, Operations Manager at Walworth Garden, is well placed to offer practical guidance on the things you need to know to garden successfully. She has been involved in the creation and maintenance of countless green sites and is the first port of call when it comes to growing food or flowers.
Her career began as a successful florist before realising that the incorporation of root care would mean a lengthier display of blooms. She has a keen eye for the plants that look good together and her knowledge of edibles and how to propagate is unsurpassed. On a daily basis, Tracy ensures that Walworth Garden is viewed at its very best to all visitors. Working behind the scenes in our greenhouses, dividing and seed sowing and then at the display end of the Charity, ensuring everything is in place for maximum effect.
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 your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop. We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!
Please note that when selecting the ticket type Southwark / Lambeth 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 / Lambeth Resident place within September 2017 and July 2018; and would like to attend more workshops, then you will be required to pay.