Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Oct
5
to 6 Oct

Introduction to Herbal Medicine

Introduction to Herbal Medicine


This two day workshop touches on some of the history and politics of Herbal Medicine and explores the paradigms and practices of holistic approaches to health and to using plants.

We’ll look at a range of kitchen and wild growing herbs for common ailments, learn about all the various preparation methods, do one or more in-depth herb studies and a herb walk to identify some medicinal plants growing in the garden and neighbourhood. 

All welcome, whether you are completely new to Herbal Medicine or want to deepen your connection and/or share of your own knowledge/experiences.


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 October 2019 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Houseplants 101
Oct
12
10:00 am10:00

Houseplants 101

Houseplant 101


The Houseplants 101 workshop is an opportunity for those caring for or killing houseplants to learn how to keep them looking their best, debunking houseplant myths and demonstrating how propagate some classic houseplants at home on a windowsill, in the classroom and greenhouse at Walworth Garden. 

The workshop will cover:

  • Choosing the right plant for the right space

  • Signs that your houseplant is ready for a bigger pot + how to repot

  • Watering requirements

  • Easy propagation techniques

  • Trouble-shooting session at the end of the workshop


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 12 October 2019 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Introduction to Organic Gardening
Oct
13
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Organic Gardening

Introduction to Organic Gardening


This one day workshop will take you through the main subjects associated with a type of gardening that is better for you and the environment. Join our CEO, Oliver Haden, who will begin your journey into kinder gardening.


We will be looking at:

  • Defining terms - what does ‘organic’ mean?

  • What’s wrong with chemicals?

  • Chemical versus non-chemical

  • Gardening in tune with nature

  • Compost/ing

  • Feeding

  • Pests & diseases

  • Promoting biodiversity


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 13 October 2019 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.


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Natural Care For Afro Hair
Oct
19
11:00 am11:00

Natural Care For Afro Hair

Natural Care For Afro Hair


Afro hair is underrepresented in today’s society so we want you to rediscover and celebrate the beauty of your natural hair. Learn how to nourish every curl and leave with your own unique natural hair care products as well as the knowledge of how to recreate them at home.

You will:

  • Understand what a good hair care routine consists of

  • Spot toxic chemicals and know how to effectively read product labels

  • Identify some natural ingredients and know their benefits

  • Understand what your hair type is and how to choose products that are best for your hair type

  • Have a go at making you own natural shampoo, deep conditioner and hair moisturiser


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 19 October 2019 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Introduction to Macramé
Oct
26
to 27 Oct

Introduction to Macramé

Introduction to Macramé


In Introduction to Macrame you will learn the basics of Macrame! You will learn how to make your own unique plant hanger and wall hanging to give as a gift or just enjoy yourself!

You will learn:

  • How to start and finish your pieces

  • Basic knots in Macrame

  • How to make your projects unique

  • Get inspired for future projects

  • What to do with your leftover material


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October 2019 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00 & 11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery
Nov
9
to 10 Nov

Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery

Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery


Introduction to Essential oils & Natural Perfumery is a 10-hour hands on workshop spread over two days.

The workshop covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away.


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 November 2019 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Natural Soap Making Christmas Gifts
Nov
23
11:00 am11:00

Natural Soap Making Christmas Gifts

Natural Soap Making Christmas Gifts


Using the cold press method along with vegetable oils, essential oils and herbs you will create your own unique soap to enjoy at home or give as a gift this Christmas! Suitable for vegans!

You will learn:

  • The basics of how soap is made

  • The best ingredients to use and what suppliers to use

  • How long to cure it for

  • How to use natural colours

  • How to make your own unique fragrance with essential oils and herbs

  • What equipment is the best for soap making

  • How to use a lye calculator


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 23 November 2019 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Natural Dyes Christmas Gifts
Nov
24
11:00 am11:00

Natural Dyes Christmas Gifts

Natural Dyes Christmas Gifts


Using food waste you will create your own colour palette and walk away with your own unique dyed gift to give as a gift or to keep your self this Christmas!

You will learn:

  • Cloth preparation

  • The History of Dyes, chemical dyes and the ecological impact and  how to create your own dye vats at home.

  • How to prepare food waste for dying clothes

  • Learn the dye pattern techniques

  • How to dye your clothes at home


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 24 November 2019 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for Southwark Council Residents only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible!

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Botanical Gin Flavouring Christmas Gifts
Nov
30
to 1 Dec

Botanical Gin Flavouring Christmas Gifts

Botanical Gin Flavouring Christmas Gifts


Gin-spirations - an introduction to create an infused bespoke gin. Join Tanya for a botanical adventure exploring fruits, spices, flowers and herbs. Not only will you create your own bespoke infused gin but you will also create a gin scrub for yourself or to give as a Christmas gift!

You will:

  • Have a whistle-stop tour through the history of Gin

  • Discuss and sample the key aromatic botanicals used in popular gins

  • Understand flavour pairings, botanical profiles and blending

  • Develop our personal recipe, select and combine to infuse in our Gin base

  • Create a 200ml bespoke infused gin to take home

  • Advice on tonics, mixers and garnishes to further develop your mixology skills.  

  • Alternative recipe suggestions will also be provided for home experimenting


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December 2019 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Christmas Wreath Making
Dec
7
11:00 am11:00

Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas Wreath Making


Join us for festive wreath making workshops with Tracy Browne at Walworth Garden.

Design & create your own unique large wreath using all natural materials from the Garden to take home and enjoy over the festive period.

All materials are provided on the day.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 7 December 2019 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Christmas Wreath Making
Dec
8
11:00 am11:00

Christmas Wreath Making

Christmas Wreath Making


Join us for festive wreath making workshops with Tracy Browne at Walworth Garden.

Design & create your own unique large wreath using all natural materials from the Garden to take home and enjoy over the festive period.

All materials are provided on the day.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 8 December 2019 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Natural Male Grooming Products
Dec
14
11:00 am11:00

Natural Male Grooming Products

Natural Male Grooming Products


Our Natural Male Grooming Products workshop is a one day workshop run by our expert practitioner, Eunice.

Get ready for Christmas and create products for your partner or just come along and find out how to create skin care products from all natural ingredients and essential oils. From shaving cream, face and beard oil, deodorant and hair gel!

Each product can be tailor made to your or your partner’s dermatological needs!

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with handouts and recipes to make them at home.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 14 December 2019 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Macramé Christmas Gifts
Dec
15
11:00 am11:00

Macramé Christmas Gifts

Macramé Christmas Gifts


In Introduction to Macrame you will learn the basics of Macrame! You will learn how to make your own unique wall hanging to give as a gift or keep yourself and create your own macramé Christmas ornaments in time for the festive season!

You will learn:

  • How to start and finish your pieces

  • Basic knots in Macrame

  • How to make your projects unique

  • Get inspired for future projects

  • What to do with your leftover material


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 15 December 2019 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Living Zero Waste
Jan
11
11:00 am11:00

Living Zero Waste

Living Zero Waste


Join Natalie, a self-made influencer and doctor, living in London who specialises in environmental sustainability advice for busy people to start your new year off in the right way and pave the way to a waste free life. Perfect if you’re living in our unforgiving city of London or have a really active lifestyle and don’t know how to start your journey into sustainability. Natalie will take you through small changes you can implement into your life to begin your journey into zero waste living.

You will learn:

  • How to make bags out of your old T-shirts

  • Newspaper bin liners (origami-style folded newspaper that get rid of the need for plastic bags to line bins)

  • Kitchen sponges - filling made up of the off-cuts of the t-shirts

  • Waste Audit work sheet - Where participants look at areas of their life that create rubbish and try to come up with solutions. I find that when people start going zero waste they have a lot of questions that are specific to their lives so I thought this would be good time to tackle lots of questions and set up a tool for them to take home.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 11 January 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Yoga
Jan
18
10:00 am10:00

Yoga

Yoga


Join Ella and journey through the elements using gentle body and breath work, creative visualisations and meditations to dive deep into our human experience, supported by the beautiful surrounds of Walworth Garden on this unique, urban mini-retreat in our London town. 

Starting with earth as our foundation, we will begin the practice and exploration of yoga (union) as experienced through our connection to earth as the basic force of creation.
We then move to the element of water, how is it felt both within and around us? What are we able to 'flow with' in life? Where is our resistance, and how can we ease into it?

Beyond water, we will stoke the inner fires of our passion as we travel into the more dynamic element of fire. What ignites us? How can we learn to transmute our anger into passion and our impatience into acceptance?

Air then becomes the vehicle of flight to deepen our elemental experience through the power of a yogic approach, and practice. What fills our sails and blows us forward into better connection with both the natural world, and our own inner landscape? How can the element of air be harnessed to heal and inspire us in our day-to-day lives? 

Beyond this, and all becomes oh so subtle! Ether is our final destination... can this element actually be experienced within a human body? In fact, what even is it? Can we tap into the force of sonic spaciousness?


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 18 January 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Natural Soap Making
Jan
19
11:00 am11:00

Natural Soap Making

Natural Soap Making


The Soap Making workshop is designed for those who are curious about how soap is made or who want to embark in a creative and useful hobby. Roxana will teach you techniques that will help you make exquisite soaps in your own home.

Using the cold press method along with vegetable oils, essential oils and herbs you will create your own unique soap to enjoy at home or give as a gift. Suitable for vegans!

You will learn:

  • The basics of how soap is made

  • The best ingredients to use and what suppliers to use

  • How long to cure it for

  • How to use natural colours

  • How to make your own unique fragrance with essential oils and herbs

  • What equipment is the best for soap making

  • How to use a lye calculator


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 19 January 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Eco Cleaning
Jan
25
11:00 am11:00

Eco Cleaning

Eco Cleaning


Join Eunice for a one day natural product making workshop.

Create your own sweet smelling eco-friendly cleaning products using all natural ingredients.

Our health is inextricably linked to the health of our environment. As you might be aware traditional household cleaning products are generally a complex brew of chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions, health, skin and respiratory problems. Not to mention contaminating our indoor air and contributing to global pollution.

Using essential oils and a few simple ingredients you are able to create easy cleaning products without any chemicals that can help you save money and the environment!


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 25 January 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery
Feb
1
to 2 Feb

Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery

Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery


Introduction to Essential oils & Natural Perfumery is a 10-hour hands on workshop spread over two days.

The workshop covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away.


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 February 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Introduction to Macramé
Feb
8
to 9 Feb

Introduction to Macramé

Introduction to Macramé


In Introduction to Macrame you will learn the basics of Macrame! You will learn how to make your own unique plant hanger and wall hanging to give as a gift or just enjoy yourself!

You will learn:

  • How to start and finish your pieces

  • Basic knots in Macrame

  • How to make your projects unique

  • Get inspired for future projects

  • What to do with your leftover material


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 February 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00 & 11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Feb
15
to 16 Feb

Introduction to Herbal Medicine

Introduction to Herbal Medicine


This two day workshop touches on some of the history and politics of Herbal Medicine and explores the paradigms and practices of holistic approaches to health and to using plants.

We’ll look at a range of kitchen and wild growing herbs for common ailments, learn about all the various preparation methods, do one or more in-depth herb studies and a herb walk to identify some medicinal plants growing in the garden and neighbourhood. 

All welcome, whether you are completely new to Herbal Medicine or want to deepen your connection and/or share of your own knowledge/experiences.


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Natural Care For Afro Hair
Feb
22
11:00 am11:00

Natural Care For Afro Hair

Natural Care For Afro Hair


Afro hair is underrepresented in today’s society so we want you to rediscover and celebrate the beauty of your natural hair. Learn how to nourish every curl and leave with your own unique natural hair care products as well as the knowledge of how to recreate them at home.

You will:

  • Understand what a good hair care routine consists of

  • Spot toxic chemicals and know how to effectively read product labels

  • Identify some natural ingredients and know their benefits

  • Understand what your hair type is and how to choose products that are best for your hair type

  • Have a go at making you own natural shampoo, deep conditioner and hair moisturiser


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 22 February 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible!

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, use our eligibility checker below.

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Art At The Garden: Painting & Drawing
Feb
29
to 1 Mar

Art At The Garden: Painting & Drawing

Art At The Garden: Painting & Drawing


Join us for workshops 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 and fine art.

Take technique you can practice at home and create your own drawing to give as a gift or put on display.

We will be providing paper, 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. 


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 29 February & Sunday 1 March 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00 & 11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Houseplants 101
Mar
7
10:00 am10:00

Houseplants 101

Houseplants 101


The Houseplants 101 workshop is an opportunity for those caring for or killing houseplants to learn how to keep them looking their best, debunking houseplant myths and demonstrating how propagate some classic houseplants at home on a windowsill, in the classroom and greenhouse at Walworth Garden. 

The workshop will cover:

  • Choosing the right plant for the right space

  • Signs that your houseplant is ready for a bigger pot + how to repot

  • Watering requirements

  • Easy propagation techniques

  • Trouble-shooting session at the end of the workshop


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 7 March 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Natural Soap Making
Mar
8
11:00 am11:00

Natural Soap Making

Natural Soap Making


The Soap Making workshop is designed for those who are curious about how soap is made or who want to embark in a creative and useful hobby. Roxana will teach you techniques that will help you make exquisite soaps in your own home.

Using the cold press method along with vegetable oils, essential oils and herbs you will create your own unique soap to enjoy at home or give as a gift. Suitable for vegans!

You will learn:

  • The basics of how soap is made

  • The best ingredients to use and what suppliers to use

  • How long to cure it for

  • How to use natural colours

  • How to make your own unique fragrance with essential oils and herbs

  • What equipment is the best for soap making

  • How to use a lye calculator


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 8 March 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Natural Body Care
Mar
14
11:00 am11:00

Natural Body Care

Natural Body Care


Natural Body Care is a one day workshop run by our expert practitioner, Eunice.

Create a variety of your own skin care products from all natural ingredients and essential oils. From body scrubs, foot scrubs, hand cream and body lotions.

Each product can be tailor made to you dermatological needs

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with handouts and recipes to make them at home.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 14 March 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Botanical Gin Flavouring
Mar
15
10:00 am10:00

Botanical Gin Flavouring

Botanical Gin Flavouring


Gin-spirations - an introduction to create an infused bespoke gin. Join Tanya for a botanical adventure exploring fruits, spices, flowers and herbs to select and create your own bespoke infused gin.  

You will:

  • Have a whistle-stop tour through the history of Gin

  • Discuss and sample the key aromatic botanicals used in popular gins

  • Understand flavour pairings, botanical profiles and blending

  • Develop our personal recipe, select and combine to infuse in our Gin base

  • Create a 200ml bespoke infused gin to take home

  • Advice on tonics, mixers and garnishes to further develop your mixology skills.  

  • Alternative recipe suggestions will also be provided for home experimenting


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 15 March 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Vertical Gardening: Living Walls
Mar
22
11:00 am11:00

Vertical Gardening: Living Walls

Vertical Gardening: Living Walls


Growing a garden in a vertical dimension can be the best solution for small spaces such as walls, fences, gates or balconies. Herbs, vegetables and fruits can look wonderful specially if paired well with both annuals and perennials to bring a variety of colours to empty spaces. On this workshop Nina Simoes will share her knowledge on how to design and install a vertical garden to suit your own space.


You will:

  • Learn the benefits of vertical garden systems 

  • Discover the best vertical systems available in the market

  • Design and plant a section of a vertical garden

  • Identify the correct type of substrate

  • Select the best plants, herbs, vegetables and fruits for your vertical garden

  • Understand how to maintain your vertical garden


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 22 March 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Natural Hair Care
Mar
28
11:00 am11:00

Natural Hair Care

Natural Hair Care


Natural Hair Care is a one day workshop run by our expert practitioner, Eunice.

Create a variety of your own skin care products from all natural ingredients and essential oils. From shampoos, conditioners, hair masks and hair oils.

Each product can be tailor made to your needs

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with handouts and recipes to make them at home.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 28 March 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Growing a London Garden
Mar
29
10:00 am10:00

Growing a London Garden

Growing a London Garden


Having gardened both professionally and personally for over 40 years, Oli will be guiding you through planning and design to fruition. From understanding the potential of your site to the practical steps you might take to see it actually take shape and all the challenges you might encounter on the way.

Working with nature and ever mindful of the impact we gardeners can have on the environment, join this workshop and get the chance to look at your own site through the eyes of a professional.

Oli has successfully created countless urban gardens and guided clients to make the most appropriate decisions. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will encourage you to consider your next steps when planning your own green space. From the initial understanding of site, screening and aspect, to the urban microclimate, Oli will be demystifying some of the terminology that you might encounter on your journey to creating your own distinct urban paradise.

Whether you have just started creating your space or are in the middle of something exciting, join this workshop to energise and radicalise your thinking!

Areas that will be considered during this one day workshop will be:

  • The particularities of urban gardening - The Precious Space

  • Developing your own style - planting, 1950s suburbia

  • Site, aspect, boundaries, screening out the neighbours.

  • Rising to the challenges of your own individual site

  • Hard and soft landscaping

  • Utility areas, water, storage etc

  • The Art of Planting - evergreen and deciduous - trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, climbers and weeds -what, when, where and why?

  • How to draw your site to aid your planning

  • Which plants and how to plant them - what sort of gardener will you be?

  • Plant and colour palettes

  • pH and soil types - what action to take if any.

You are encouraged to bring  photographs and/or drawings of your garden.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 29 March 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Aromatherapy for Sleep, Relaxation & Stress
Apr
4
to 5 Apr

Aromatherapy for Sleep, Relaxation & Stress

Aromatherapy for Sleep, Relaxation & Stress


Aromatherapy for Sleep, Relaxation & Stress is a 10-hour workshop spread over two days with expert Aromatherapist, Tanya Moulding.

The course covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills.  The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away, with additional suggestions and recipes to tailor at home.  

We shall explore the following topics and you will learn how to create three bespoke products:

Understand and discuss role of immune/respiratory and muscular/skeletal system, common conditions, causes and symptoms

Explore relevant historical and folklore use of plants and the therapeutic benefits, aromas and application methods of 16 essentials oils

Discuss and understand simple and effective blending for home and family use, how to use essential oils to ease symptoms, promote relief and comfort

How to adapt ingredients and application methods to suit individual needs, and changing seasonal/environmental conditions.

Guidance on safety, dilutions, storage, creating formulas and record keeping


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 April 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Introduction to Gardening
Apr
18
to 19 Apr

Introduction to Gardening

Introduction to Gardening


Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days with skilled gardener George Hudson.

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.

Covering topics such as:

  • The basics of the soil you’re growing in and what you’re looking for

  • Don’t be daunted by a name, explaining plants and how they are labelled Evergreen, shrub, perennial, annual etc

  • Improving the ground you’ve got Structure and nutrients and pH

  • Growing in pots - suitability for pots; drainage; potting mixes and John Innes etc

  • Something from nothing (or very little…), seed sowing, cuttings, and other forms of propagation

  • Plant buying basics: what to look for in a healthy plant

  • Will it grow in my garden? - a look at the simple rules to work out if a plant is well suited to your garden or space, and what it needs to be a success, be it watering, feeding or pruning.


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 April 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible!

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Art At The Garden: Stress Awareness
Apr
25
to 26 Apr

Art At The Garden: Stress Awareness

Art At The Garden: Stress Awareness


Join us for workshops with the professional artist Rebecca Cartwright de Fontenelle.

Enjoy and take inspiration from the peaceful oasis of the garden while Rebecca takes you through practicing mindfulness techniques while developing your own artistic style in time for Stress Awareness Month in April.

Take technique you can practice at home and create your own drawing to give as a gift or put on display.

We will be providing paper, 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. 


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 25 April 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Yoga
Apr
26
10:00 am10:00

Yoga

Yoga


Join Ella and journey through the elements using gentle body and breath work, creative visualisations and meditations to dive deep into our human experience, supported by the beautiful surrounds of Walworth Garden on this unique, urban mini-retreat in our London town. 

Starting with earth as our foundation, we will begin the practice and exploration of yoga (union) as experienced through our connection to earth as the basic force of creation.
We then move to the element of water, how is it felt both within and around us? What are we able to 'flow with' in life? Where is our resistance, and how can we ease into it?

Beyond water, we will stoke the inner fires of our passion as we travel into the more dynamic element of fire. What ignites us? How can we learn to transmute our anger into passion and our impatience into acceptance?

Air then becomes the vehicle of flight to deepen our elemental experience through the power of a yogic approach, and practice. What fills our sails and blows us forward into better connection with both the natural world, and our own inner landscape? How can the element of air be harnessed to heal and inspire us in our day-to-day lives? 

Beyond this, and all becomes oh so subtle! Ether is our final destination... can this element actually be experienced within a human body? In fact, what even is it? Can we tap into the force of sonic spaciousness?


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 26 April 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Natural Soap Making
May
2
11:00 am11:00

Natural Soap Making

Natural Soap Making


The Soap Making workshop is designed for those who are curious about how soap is made or who want to embark in a creative and useful hobby. Roxana will teach you techniques that will help you make exquisite soaps in your own home.

Using the cold press method along with vegetable oils, essential oils and herbs you will create your own unique soap to enjoy at home or give as a gift. Suitable for vegans!

You will learn:

  • The basics of how soap is made

  • The best ingredients to use and what suppliers to use

  • How long to cure it for

  • How to use natural colours

  • How to make your own unique fragrance with essential oils and herbs

  • What equipment is the best for soap making

  • How to use a lye calculator


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 2 May 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Herb Walk: Edible & Medicinal Plants
May
3
10:00 am10:00

Herb Walk: Edible & Medicinal Plants

Herb Walk: Edible & Medicinal Plants


Join community medical herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad of Hedge Herbs for a day exploring the blossoming and green abundance of Maytime, the start of the summer season of high life in the plant world. We’ll tour the garden meeting edible and medicinal plants being grown here as well as the wild weeds around the edges that offer healing power in their diversity of plant chemicals.

Areas covered will include:

  • approaches to plant identification and recognition

  • plant life cycles through the year

  • introduction to plant family botany

  • connecting with the pharmacy that healing plants offer - how they interact with us

  • current medicinal uses and research from clinical practice

  • responsible harvesting practices in the urban setting

  • folklore and history of our local medicinal plants

  • sensory tea tastings to connect with the plants through our bodies

  • making of a simple remedy from the garden


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 3 May 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Eco Cleaning
May
9
11:00 am11:00

Eco Cleaning

Eco Cleaning


Join Eunice for a one day natural product making workshop.

Create your own sweet smelling eco-friendly cleaning products using all natural ingredients.

Our health is inextricably linked to the health of our environment. As you might be aware traditional household cleaning products are generally a complex brew of chemicals that can trigger allergic reactions, health, skin and respiratory problems. Not to mention contaminating our indoor air and contributing to global pollution.

Using essential oils and a few simple ingredients you are able to create easy cleaning products without any chemicals that can help you save money and the environment!


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 9 May 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Beekeeping
May
10
10:00 am10:00

Beekeeping

Beekeeping


Our Beekeeping workshop is a one day workshop for adults, it will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.

The workshop 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.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (7 hours)
Date: Sunday 10 May 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 17:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Introduction to Gardening
May
16
to 17 May

Introduction to Gardening

Introduction to Gardening


Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days with skilled gardener George Hudson.

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.

Covering topics such as:

  • The basics of the soil you’re growing in and what you’re looking for

  • Don’t be daunted by a name, explaining plants and how they are labelled Evergreen, shrub, perennial, annual etc

  • Improving the ground you’ve got Structure and nutrients and pH

  • Growing in pots - suitability for pots; drainage; potting mixes and John Innes etc

  • Something from nothing (or very little…), seed sowing, cuttings, and other forms of propagation

  • Plant buying basics: what to look for in a healthy plant

  • Will it grow in my garden? - a look at the simple rules to work out if a plant is well suited to your garden or space, and what it needs to be a success, be it watering, feeding or pruning.


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 May 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Natural Skin Care
May
30
11:00 am11:00

Natural Skin Care

Natural Skin Care


Natural Skin Care is a one day workshop run by our expert practitioner, Eunice.

Create a variety of your own skin care products from all natural ingredients and essential oils. From face scrubs, face washes, toners, creams and masks.

Each product can be tailor made to you dermatological needs

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with handouts and recipes to make them at home.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 30 May 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Growing a London Garden
Jun
6
10:00 am10:00

Growing a London Garden

Growing a London Garden


Having gardened both professionally and personally for over 40 years, Oli will be guiding you through planning and design to fruition. From understanding the potential of your site to the practical steps you might take to see it actually take shape and all the challenges you might encounter on the way.

Working with nature and ever mindful of the impact we gardeners can have on the environment, join this workshop and get the chance to look at your own site through the eyes of a professional.

Oli has successfully created countless urban gardens and guided clients to make the most appropriate decisions. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will encourage you to consider your next steps when planning your own green space. From the initial understanding of site, screening and aspect, to the urban microclimate, Oli will be demystifying some of the terminology that you might encounter on your journey to creating your own distinct urban paradise.

Whether you have just started creating your space or are in the middle of something exciting, join this workshop to energise and radicalise your thinking!

Areas that will be considered during this one day workshop will be:

  • The particularities of urban gardening - The Precious Space

  • Developing your own style - planting, 1950s suburbia

  • Site, aspect, boundaries, screening out the neighbours.

  • Rising to the challenges of your own individual site

  • Hard and soft landscaping

  • Utility areas, water, storage etc

  • The Art of Planting - evergreen and deciduous - trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, climbers and weeds -what, when, where and why?

  • How to draw your site to aid your planning

  • Which plants and how to plant them - what sort of gardener will you be?

  • Plant and colour palettes

  • pH and soil types - what action to take if any.

You are encouraged to bring  photographs and/or drawings of your garden.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 6 June 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Beekeeping
Jun
7
10:00 am10:00

Beekeeping

Beekeeping


Our Beekeeping workshop is a one day workshop for adults, it will include a mix of discussion in the classroom and demonstration in the apiary.

The workshop 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.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (7 hours)
Date: Sunday 7 June 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 17:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Natural Soap Making
Jun
13
to 14 Jun

Natural Soap Making

Natural Soap Making


The Soap Making workshop is designed for those who are curious about how soap is made or who want to embark in a creative and useful hobby. Roxana will teach you techniques that will help you make exquisite soaps in your own home.

Using the cold press method along with vegetable oils, essential oils and herbs you will create your own unique soap to enjoy at home or give as a gift. Suitable for vegans!

You will learn:

  • The basics of how soap is made

  • The best ingredients to use and what suppliers to use

  • How long to cure it for

  • How to use natural colours

  • How to make your own unique fragrance with essential oils and herbs

  • What equipment is the best for soap making

  • How to use a lye calculator


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00 & 11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Introduction to Gardening
Jun
20
to 21 Jun

Introduction to Gardening

Introduction to Gardening


Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days with skilled gardener George Hudson.

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.

Covering topics such as:

  • The basics of the soil you’re growing in and what you’re looking for

  • Don’t be daunted by a name, explaining plants and how they are labelled Evergreen, shrub, perennial, annual etc

  • Improving the ground you’ve got Structure and nutrients and pH

  • Growing in pots - suitability for pots; drainage; potting mixes and John Innes etc

  • Something from nothing (or very little…), seed sowing, cuttings, and other forms of propagation

  • Plant buying basics: what to look for in a healthy plant

  • Will it grow in my garden? - a look at the simple rules to work out if a plant is well suited to your garden or space, and what it needs to be a success, be it watering, feeding or pruning.


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 June 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Yoga
Jun
27
10:00 am10:00

Yoga

Yoga


Join Ella and journey through the elements using gentle body and breath work, creative visualisations and meditations to dive deep into our human experience, supported by the beautiful surrounds of Walworth Garden on this unique, urban mini-retreat in our London town. 

Starting with earth as our foundation, we will begin the practice and exploration of yoga (union) as experienced through our connection to earth as the basic force of creation.
We then move to the element of water, how is it felt both within and around us? What are we able to 'flow with' in life? Where is our resistance, and how can we ease into it?

Beyond water, we will stoke the inner fires of our passion as we travel into the more dynamic element of fire. What ignites us? How can we learn to transmute our anger into passion and our impatience into acceptance?

Air then becomes the vehicle of flight to deepen our elemental experience through the power of a yogic approach, and practice. What fills our sails and blows us forward into better connection with both the natural world, and our own inner landscape? How can the element of air be harnessed to heal and inspire us in our day-to-day lives? 

Beyond this, and all becomes oh so subtle! Ether is our final destination... can this element actually be experienced within a human body? In fact, what even is it? Can we tap into the force of sonic spaciousness?


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 27 June 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Introduction to Incense Making
Jul
4
to 5 Jul

Introduction to Incense Making

Introduction to Incense Making


An Introduction to Incense making 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 in creating and using incense safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, herbs, resins and other botanicals, blending techniques and practical skills.  The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away, with additional suggestions and recipes to tailor at home.

We shall explore the following topics so that you can learn how to create two incense recipes to take home to use for mood enhancing, space clearing, meditation etc:

  • Understand the history and use of incense, and the folklore and ritual that surround certain plants

  • Explore and work with a variety of botanical materials including; resins, woods, herbs, flowers, powders, spices and essential oils,

  • Understand sourcing and preparation of incense materials, tools and equipment

  • Sample, discuss and compare different types of incense and historical recipes

  • Learn how to blend and adapt ingredients to suit different uses, intentions and creative purposes

  • Guidance on Safety, ratios, storage, creating formulas and record keeping


Workshop Info

Price: £90
Duration: 2 day (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 July 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Natural Dyes
Jul
12
11:00 am11:00

Natural Dyes

Natural Dyes


Using food waste you will create your own colour palette and walk away with your own unique dyed scarf. All materials have been sustainably sourced and completely vegan.

You will learn:

  • Cloth preparation

  • The History of Dyes, chemical dyes and the ecological impact and  how to create your own dye vats at home.

  • How to prepare food waste for dying clothes

  • Learn the dye pattern techniques

  • How to dye your clothes at home


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 12 July 2020
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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The Honey Harvest
Jul
18
10:00 am10:00

The Honey Harvest

The Honey Harvest


The Honey Harvest has now become a regular annual 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:

  • On the Saturday, you will experience the harvest itself which will involve:

  • 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

  • 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 labeling 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.


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (7 hours)
Date: Saturday 18 July 2020 
Time:
10:00 - 17:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Introduction to Organic Gardening
Jul
19
10:00 am10:00

Introduction to Organic Gardening

Introduction to Organic Gardening


This one day workshop will take you through the main subjects associated with a type of gardening that is better for you and the environment. Join our CEO, Oliver Haden, who will begin your journey into kinder gardening.


We will be looking at:

  • Defining terms - what does ‘organic’ mean?

  • What’s wrong with chemicals?

  • Chemical versus non-chemical

  • Gardening in tune with nature

  • Compost/ing

  • Feeding

  • Pests & diseases

  • Promoting biodiversity


Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 19 July 2020 
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Butterflies & Moths of South London
Jul
26
11:00 am11:00

Butterflies & Moths of South London

Butterflies & Moths of South London


Run in association with the Butterfly Conservation Trust, Butterflies & Moths of South London is a one-day workshop in which you’ll discover more about these beautiful insects, and how they are thriving -or not thriving- in the local area. You will learn:

  • What butterflies and moths you might come across in South London, and where to go to see them

  • The butterflies of Burgess Park

  • How to operate a moth trap, and start identifying moths

  • How parks and gardens can be managed to benefit wildlife, particularly butterflies

  • How to get involved with the conservation and celebration of butterflies and moths more generally

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Workshop Info

Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 26 July 2020
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


*Free workshops are available for London Borough of Southwark Residents over the age of 19 only. Each resident is entitled to ONE free workshop per academic year (September 2019 - July 2020). We only have a certain quota of free spaces per academic year and once they’re gone you will have to pay full price so make sure to book as soon as possible! 

If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, use our checker below.

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Workshop Gift Voucher
Aug
1
to 1 Aug

Workshop Gift Voucher

Are you trying to pick a workshop to gift but don’t know what that special someone might want? Are they always busy or really picky?

If you know what workshop you want to give as a gift, you can go onto the workshop page and click ‘Gift Workshop’ but what if you don’t want to sneak around trying to find out what their availability is?

You can gift a 1 day workshop or a 2 day workshop and we will send you a gift voucher with a unique code that can be used on our website for up to one year!

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Soap Making
Sep
1
11:00 am11:00

Soap Making

Sunday 1 September 2019
11:00 - 16:00

Our Soap Making workshop is now sold out. Please fill in the form below if you would like to be added to the waiting list to be notified of any cancellations. In the meantime, please click here to see what other workshops we have coming up!

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Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 1 September 2019
Time: 11:00 - 16:00

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Be Kind To Your Skin
Aug
31
11:00 am11:00

Be Kind To Your Skin

Saturday 31 August 2019
11:00 - 16:00

In this one day workshop, Eunice will give you the knowledge on how to create natural products in your own home and pave the way onto your natural cosmetics journey.

You will:

  • Understand why a lot of the conventional products we use can be harmful for us and our skin

  • Spot toxic chemicals and know how to effectively read product labels

  • Identify some natural ingredients and know their benefits

  • Understand what your skin type is and how to choose products that are best for your skin type

  • Understand what a good skin care routine consists of

  • And have a go at making you own natural facial wash, facial scrub and facial moisturiser.


Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 31 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 16:00


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Natural Care for Afro Hair
Aug
24
11:00 am11:00

Natural Care for Afro Hair

Saturday 24 August 2019
11:00 - 16:00

Rediscover the beauty of your natural hair and nourish your curls by creating your own unique natural hair care products.

You will:

  • Understand what a good hair care routine consists of

  • Spot toxic chemicals and know how to effectively read product labels

  • Identify some natural ingredients and know their benefits

  • Understand what your hair type is and how to choose products that are best for your hair type

  • And have a go at making you own natural shampoo, deep conditioner and hair moisturiser


Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 24 August 2019
Time: 11:00 - 16:00


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Natural Dyes
Aug
18
11:00 am11:00

Natural Dyes

Sunday 18 August 2019
11:00 - 16:00

Using food waste you will create your own colour palette and walk away with your own unique dyed scarf. All materials have been sustainably sourced and completely vegan.


You will learn:

  • Cloth preparation

  • The History of Dyes, chemical dyes and the ecological impact and  how to create your own dye vats at home.

  • How to prepare food waste for dying clothes

  • Learn the dye pattern techniques

  • How to dye your clothes at home

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshop has been cancelled. Please keep an eye out for dates coming up in September!


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Botanical Gin Flavouring
Aug
10
10:00 am10:00

Botanical Gin Flavouring

Saturday 10 August 2019
10:00 - 15:00

Join Tanya for a botanical adventure exploring fruits, spices, flowers and herbs to select and create your own bespoke infused gin.  

You will learn:

  • A whistle-stop tour through the history of Gin

  • Discuss and sample the key aromatic botanicals used in popular gins

  • Understand flavour pairings, botanical profiles and blending

  • Develop our personal recipe, select and combine to infuse in our Gin base

  • Create a 200ml bespoke infused gin to take home

  • Advice on tonics, mixers and garnishes to further develop your mixology skills.  

  • Alternative recipe suggestions will also be provided for home experimenting


Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 10 August 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00


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Introduction to Macramé
Aug
4
11:00 am11:00

Introduction to Macramé

Sunday 4 August 2019
11:00 - 16:00

Introduction to Macrame is a one day workshop where you will learn the basics of Macrame!

You will learn

  • How to start and finish your pieces

  • Basic knots in Macrame

  • How to make your projects unique

  • Get inspired for future projects

  • What to do with your leftover material


Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 4 August
Time:
11:00 - 16:00


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Soap Making
Jul
27
to 28 Jul

Soap Making

Our Soap Making workshop is fully booked, if you would like to be added to our waiting list please complete the form below and we will be in contact if a place becomes available.


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Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 27 July & Sunday 28 July
Time: 11:00 - 16:00 & 11:00 - 16:00

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Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Jul
20
to 21 Jul

Introduction to Herbal Medicine

Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

This workshop will share information about a range of kitchen and wild growing herbs we can use for common ailments.

We’ll learn about all the various preparation methods, do one in-depth group herb study and a local herb walk to identify some medicinal plants growing in the garden and neighbourhood.

We’ll look at some of the history and politics of herbal medicine, and at the wider paradigms and practices of holistic approaches to health and to using plants.

All welcome, whether you are completely new to herbal medicine or want to deepen your connection and/or share of your own knowledge/experiences.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


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Honey Harvest
Jul
12
to 13 Jul

Honey Harvest

Friday 12 July 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 13 July 10:00 - 17:00

The Honey Harvest has now become a regular annual 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 Summer, the Honey Harvest will include:

The friday will consist of 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

  • The basics of beekeeping

Saturday will include 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.

You will even leave with a free jar of Walworth Garden Honey at the end of the workshop!

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Introduction to Gardening
Jun
28
to 29 Jun

Introduction to Gardening

Our Introduction to Gardening workshop is fully booked, if you would like to be added to our waiting list please complete the form below and we will be in contact if a place becomes available.

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Name
Please state the number of attendees you would like to bring to the workshop if spaces become available.

Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Friday 28 June & Saturday 29 June
Time: 16:00 - 19:00 & 10:00 - 17:00


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Introduction to Incense Making
Jun
22
to 23 Jun

Introduction to Incense Making

Our Introduction to Incense Making workshop is fully booked, if you would like to be added to our waiting list please complete the form below and we will be in contact if a place becomes available.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 June 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


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Name
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Natural Cosmetics Making
Jun
15
11:00 am11:00

Natural Cosmetics Making

Natural Cosmetics Making


Saturday 15 June - 11:00 - 16:00

In this new workshop we 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.

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with the recipes to make them again and again.

You will learn how to create:

  • Massage Bar

  • Lip Balm

  • 2 different  Moisturising creams


Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 15 June
Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Natural Cosmetics Making

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Growing a London Garden
May
31
to 1 Jun

Growing a London Garden

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

Having gardened both professionally and personally for over 40 years, Oli will be guiding you through planning and design to fruition. From understanding the potential of your site to the practical steps you might take to see it actually take shape and all the challenges you might encounter on the way.

Oli has successfully created countless urban gardens and guided clients to make the most appropriate decisions. He brings a breadth of knowledge and experience that will encourage you to consider your next steps when planning your own green space. From the initial understanding of site, screening and aspect, to the urban microclimate, Oli will be demystifying some of the terminology that novice gardeners might encounter on the journey to creating your own distinct urban paradise

Whether you have just started creating your space or are in the middle of something exciting, join this workshop to energise and radicalise your thinking!

Areas that will be considered during this two day workshop will be:

  • The particularities of urban gardening - The Precious Space

  • Developing your own style - planting, 1950s suburbia

  • Site, aspect, boundaries, screening out the neighbours.

  • Rising to the challenges of your own individual site

  • Hard and soft landscaping

  • Utility areas, water, storage etc

  • The Art of Planting - evergreen and deciduous - trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, climbers and weeds -what, when, where and why?

  • How to draw your site to aid your planning

  • Which plants and how to plant them - what sort of gardener will you be?

  • Plant and colour palettes

  • pH and soil types - what action to take if any.

  • You are encouraged to bring photographs and/or drawings of your garden.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Friday 31 May & Saturday 1 June
Time: 18:00 - 21:00 & 10:00 - 17:00


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Natural Skin Care
May
26
11:00 am11:00

Natural Skin Care

Our Natural Skin Care workshop is fully booked, if you would like to be added to our waiting list please complete the form below and we will be in contact if a place becomes available.


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Name
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Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 26 May 2019
Time: 11:00 - 16:00

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Natural Soaps
May
25
11:00 am11:00

Natural Soaps

Our Natural Soaps workshop is fully booked, if you would like to be added to our waiting list please complete the form below and we will be in contact if a place becomes available.

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Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 25 May 2019
Time: 11:00 - 16:00

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Herbal Medicine - Seasonal Allergies
May
18
to 19 May

Herbal Medicine - Seasonal Allergies

Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Explore the background to seasonal allergies as we move from spring into summer with the challenges of hayfever and pollen sensitivity.

We will taste and learn about healing herbs that can support us at this time of year and that are growing around us, as well as consider the elements and connections that are contributing to increased immune dysregulation and sensitivity in our living systems.

Share knowledge about connected approaches to addressing respiratory and other allergies and working systemically to support our whole beings for greater balance.

Make a tea blend to take home.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


You can also purchase this workshop as a gift for someone!

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Beekeeping
May
10
to 11 May

Beekeeping

Our Beekeeping workshop is fully booked, if you would like to be added to our waiting list please complete the form below and we will be in contact if a place becomes available.


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Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Friday 10 May & Saturday 11 May
Time: 18:00 - 21:00 & 10:00 - 17:00

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Introduction to Gardening
May
3
to 4 May

Introduction to Gardening

Friday 16:00 - 19:00 & Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Introduction to Gardening is a 10 hour course spread over two days with skilled gardener George Hudson.

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.

Covering topics such as:

  • The basics of the soil you’re growing in and what you’re looking for

  • Don’t be daunted by a name, explaining plants and how they are labelled Evergreen, shrub, perennial, annual etc

  • Improving the ground you’ve got Structure and nutrients and pH

  • Growing in pots - suitability for pots; drainage; potting mixes and John Innes etc

  • Something from nothing (or very little…), seed sowing, cuttings, and other forms of propagation

  • Plant buying basics: what to look for in a healthy plant

  • Will it grow in my garden? - a look at the simple rules to work out if a plant is well suited to your garden or space, and what it needs to be a success, be it watering, feeding or pruning.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Friday 3 May & Saturday 4 May
Time: 16:00 - 19:00 & 10:00 - 17:00


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Yoga Retreat
Apr
27
to 28 Apr

Yoga Retreat

Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

New to Walworth Garden, Ella White presents 'Elemental Fundamentals'; An introduction to Yoga guided by a journey through the elements. 

Join Ella and journey through the elements using gentle body and breath work, creative visualisations and meditations to dive deep into our human experience, supported by the beautiful surrounds of Walworth Garden on this unique, urban mini-retreat in our London town. 

Starting with earth as our foundation, we will begin the practice and exploration of yoga (union) as experienced through our connection to earth as the basic force of creation.

We then move to the element of water, how is it felt both within and around us? What are we able to 'flow with' in life? Where is our resistance, and how can we ease into it?


Beyond water, we will stoke the inner fires of our passion as we travel into the more dynamic element of fire. What ignites us? How can we learn to transmute our anger into passion and our impatience into acceptance?

Air then becomes the vehicle of flight to deepen our elemental experience through the power of a yogic approach, and practice. What fills our sails and blows us forward into better connection with both the natural world, and our own inner landscape? How can the element of air be harnessed to heal and inspire us in our day-to-day lives? 

Beyond this, and all becomes oh so subtle! Ether is our final destination... can this element actually be experienced within a human body? In fact, what even is it? Can we tap into the force of sonic spaciousness?


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00

You can also purchase this workshop as a gift for someone!

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Natural Perfumery
Apr
14
10:00 am10:00

Natural Perfumery

Natural Perfumery is a one day hands on workshop run by expert Aromatherapist, Tanya Moulding.

Create your own unique perfume in this hands on session using essential oils & natural ingredients.

The workshop covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away.

We shall explore the following topics and you will take home your own 10ml natural perfume rollerball using essential oils:

  • A brief history of perfumery and perfume materials, from antiquity to modern day usage and inspiration

  • Understanding Perfume structure, classification & the classic fragrance families

  • Discussing the link between memory, emotion, imagination and scent

  • Safety, dilutions, storage, creating a formula and record keeping


Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Sunday 14 April 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00

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Natural Cosmetics Making
Apr
6
to 7 Apr

Natural Cosmetics Making

This workshop is currently sold out. You can join our waiting list below in case a space becomes available. 

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Saturday 11:00 - 16:00 & Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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

This 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.

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.

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with the recipes to make them again and again.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 days)
Date: Saturday 6 April & Sunday 7 April
Time: 11:00 - 16:00 & 11:00 - 16:00

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Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery
Mar
30
to 31 Mar

Essential Oils & Natural Perfumery

This workshop is currently sold out. You can join our waiting list below in case a space becomes available. 

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Name

Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Introduction to Essential oils & Natural Perfumery is a 10-hour hands on workshop spread over two days.

The workshop covers beginner basics and tips to get you started in using essential oils safely; good basic knowledge of key essential oils, blending techniques and practical skills. The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away.

We shall explore the following topics and you will learn how to create your own 10ml natural perfume rollerball using essential oils:

  • A brief history of perfumery and perfume materials, from antiquity to modern day usage and inspiration

  • Understanding Perfume structure, classification & the classic fragrance families

  • The art and science of blending, exploring and smelling 16 essentials oils

  • Perfume vocabulary, the art of smelling and training the nose developing creativity and fragrance ideas

  • Discussing the link between memory, emotion, imagination and scent

  • Safety, dilutions, storage, creating a formula and record keeping 


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 30 March & Sunday 31 March
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00

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Natural Cosmetics Making
Mar
23
to 24 Mar

Natural Cosmetics Making

This workshop is currently sold out. You can join our waiting list below in case a space becomes available. 

Name *
Name

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

This 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.

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.

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with the recipes to make them again and again.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 23 March & Sunday 24 March
Time: 11:00 - 16:00 & 11:00 - 16:00

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Herbal Medicine - Digestive Health
Mar
16
to 17 Mar

Herbal Medicine - Digestive Health

Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

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, learning about herbs that support and promote effective liver, digestion and urinary system health with a specific focus on springtime plants that are starting to rise up around us in the city and beyond - find out how working with plants seasonally deepens our connection with our environment and offers us food and medicine that is appropriate for the time of year. At this time the first greens bring cleansing, detoxifying and nourishing power that supports the transition from winter to spring. Connect your health with the earth!


Did You Know

If you're a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and are over 19 years old you can attend one free workshop per academic year!*

We have a limited number of free places on selected workshops, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

See our terms and conditions for more information.

To find out if you're eligible for a free workshop or to book a place please answer the questions below.

You can also purchase this workshop as a gift for someone!


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 March 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00 & 10:00 - 15:00


You can also purchase this workshop as a gift for someone!

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Natural Body Care
Mar
9
to 10 Mar

Natural Body Care

This workshop is currently sold out. You can join our waiting list below in case a space becomes available. 

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Name

Saturday 11:00 - 16:00 & Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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

This detailed workshop will show you how to create your own natural and organic cosmetics. In this workshop we will focus on cosmetics such as deodorants, toothpaste, cleansers and toners.

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

Take home your own handmade and packaged products along with the recipes to make them again and again.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 9 March & Sunday 10 March
Time: 11:00 - 16:00 & 11:00 & 16:00

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Seed Day
Feb
17
11:00 am11:00

Seed Day

Our Seed Day event is fully booked, if you would like to be added to our waiting list please complete the form below and we will be in contact if a place becomes available.

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Seed Day

“Get out of the supermarket …
Get out of food slavery, sow your freedom”

- Vandana Shiva

Join our free Community Seed Day

Charlotte Dove - Co-Director - London Freedom Seed Bank, Why save seeds
Debbie Mitchener - Project Coordinator, Southwark - Garden Organic, How to save seeds

This event includes a session in our heated greenhouse and potting shed with George Hudson - Garden Manager - Walworth Garden, where you will sow seeds and use our facilities to help them germinate

Each Seed Saver will also get a selection of free seeds to sow

Finishing with a glass of wine and the screening of a short film,
Seeds of Freedom
produced by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network

“Seed saving is the most important thing to do in our times” - Vandana Shiva

Join us for a plant based, gluten free lunch

To book a place, complete the form below and we will email you to confirm your place.

Picture credit: Richard Galpin of London Freedom Seed Bank

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Natural Perfumery
Feb
16
10:00 am10:00

Natural Perfumery

Valentine Perfumery

Give Your Valentine A Day To Remember And Create Your Own One Of A Kind Fragrance.

Join expert Aromatherapist Tanya Moulding in this fun hands on workshop.

Create and take home your very own natural fragrance, presented in a luxury gift box, perfect as a present for a loved one or yourself!

Explore the art of blending and smelling, using essential oils to create your own unique scent using all natural ingredients.

Including a brief history of perfumery and perfume materials, from antiquity to modern day usage and inspiration.

Including written notes and handouts to take away.

Suitable for anyone with an interest in perfumery.

Buy as a gift and receive a personalised printable gift card.


Price: £60
Duration: 1 day (5 hours)
Date: Saturday 16 February 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00

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Herbal Medicine - Psycho-emotional Health
Feb
8
to 9 Feb

Herbal Medicine - Psycho-emotional Health

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

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 & 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.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Friday 8 & Saturday 9 February 2019
Time: 18:00 - 21:00 & 10:00 - 17:00


You can also purchase this workshop as a gift for someone!

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Soap Making
Jan
26
to 27 Jan

Soap Making

This workshop is currently sold out. You can join our waiting list below in case a space becomes available. 

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Saturday 11:00 - 16:00 & Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Soap making is a two day workshop with expert practitioner Anne Quinn.

In the session you will be taught how to make indulgent handmade soaps using essential oils and natural ingredients that are great for you and the environment.

This workshop will give you the confidence to create fabulous moisturising soap bars and liquid soap.


Price: £90
Duration: 2 days (10 hours)
Date: Saturday 26 January & Sunday 27 January
Time: 11:00 - 16:00 & 11:00 - 16:00

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