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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 
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.

Earlier Event: 10 May
Later Event: 30 May
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