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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


Earlier Event: April 27
Yoga Retreat
Later Event: May 10
Beekeeping