ONLINE COURSE: Introduction to garden design, site survey, appraisal and scale drawing

This online course introduces learners to the practices and principles methods for designing a garden. Topics will include an introduction to site assessment, survey and appraisal, in order to produce a scale plan. We will also consider the principles to a cohesive design and look at some common themes and ways to achieve them.

ONLINE & GARDEN TWO PART COURSE: Introduction to planting and maintenance of ornamental beds

The first session will introduce learners to a variety of different ornamental garden options, and will provide instruction on how to plan, maintain and choose plants appropriate for the space. From containers, to herbaceous and mixed borders, alpine and rock gardens. Learners will consider the varied requirements needed to grow a variety of gardens successfully.

ONLINE COURSE: Introduction to planting and maintenance of ornamental beds

This online course will introduce learners to a variety of different ornamental garden options, and will provide instruction on how to plan, maintain and choose plants appropriate for the space. From containers, to herbaceous and mixed borders, alpine and rock gardens. Learners will consider the varied requirements needed to grow a variety of gardens successfully.

ONLINE & GARDEN TWO PART COURSE: Introduction to fruit and vegetable production

Part 1
Location: online
Date: Saturday 17/04/21
Time: 10am-1pm

The first part introduces learners to growing fruit and vegetables. Detailing how to select a perfect site, plan and optimise harvest from the fruit and vegetable plot, learners will gain detailed instruction on growing a variety of vegetables from seed sowing through to harvest. Information regarding the cultivation of top fruit and soft fruit will enable you to be confident in cultivation for the coming season.

ONLINE COURSE: Introduction to fruit and vegetable production

This online session introduces learners to growing fruit and vegetables. Detailing how to select a perfect site, plan and optimise harvest from the fruit and vegetable plot, learners will gain detailed instruction on growing a variety of vegetables from seed sowing through to harvest. Information regarding the cultivation of top fruit and soft fruit will enable you to be confident in cultivation for the coming season.

ONLINE COURSE Around the world in a handful of spices

This virtual workshop will introduce you to the weird and wonderful world of spices.  We’ll take you on a journey to far flung places to find out where our familiar and not so familiar spices come from.  We’ll explore the different plants and plant families they come from and learn a bit about their history.  What’s the difference between herbs and spices?  How do spices pack such a punch of flavour?  What’s the best way to use and store your spices at home?  Which spices are easy to grow for yourself?  Find out these answers and more during this fun and interactive session.  Participants w

ONLINE COURSE Plants as global commodities

In this course you will explore how key plants and their products, such as sugar, cotton, coffee and rice, have become global commodities. We will follow the journey from wild species through domestication and cultivation to commercial production. How each plant fits into its eco-system, and how humans have interacted and exploited the plant will be considered. Similarities and differences in the use of these plants between cultures will be discussed. We will also discover how the chemistry of the plant has influenced and impacted its uses in the world today.

ONLINE COURSE Organic paint & inks

Join artist and tutor Nabil Ali for this fascinating online course revealing how paint and ink can be produced using plants and other organic ingredients. The paint making processes are inspired by historical recipes selected from key technical manuscripts and classical sources, using forgotten craftsmen techniques and concepts.
The workshop aims to provide you with the knowledge to establish a paint system by utilising everyday plants from your garden, whilst allowing privileged access to an online organic paint recipe database.  The course is suitable for all levels of ability.

ONLINE & GARDEN TWO PART COURSE: Introduction to propagation: seed sowing, cuttings, division and layering

Part 1
Location: online
Date: Saturday 13/03/21
Time: 10am-1pm

The first online session gives an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of flowers, pollination and how seeds are formed, as well as the science of germination. Participants will compare the benefits and limitations of propagation of plants both sexually and vegetatively. Instruction will be provided on how to sow seeds and take successful stem cuttings.

ONLINE COURSE: Introduction to propagation: seed sowing, cuttings, division and layering

This online course gives an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of flowers, pollination and how seeds are formed, as well as the science of germination. Participants will compare the benefits and limitations of propagation of plants both sexually and vegetatively. Instructions will be provided on how to sow seeds and take successful stem cuttings.