A practical workshop which shows you how to prune fruit, shrubs and roses. If the weather permits, part of this workshop will take place outside. Please bring sturdy, waterproof shoes/boots, warm clothing for outdoor work, a waterproof anorak, a good pair of secateurs, and a packed lunch.
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Course Dates 2017 – 2018
Saturday 10am to 4pm Jon Wheatley
These courses take place at Stoke Lodge
- 1 session on 18 November £38 / £24 GP50A
- 1 session on 21 April £38 / £24 GP51B
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2018 -19 from Summer 2018
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Come along and get some inspiration on how to make best use of your front garden, to create a warm welcome and become the envy of your neighbours. We will look at front gardens large and small, choices for hard and soft landscaping and some creative ideas to maximise this often neglected space. Check out […]
Take an armchair journey around some of the lesser known but great gardens of the UK. We will look at examples from the North, the South, the East and the West of England, together with Scotland, Ireland and Wales. From cottages to castles, we will consider how and why the gardens were made, who made […]
Bring the bounty of nature to decorate your home this Christmas creating a fabulously luxurious display. Discover the best material to collect and how to prolong the life of your decorations. Practical: Make a luxurious door wreath and garland with natural plant materials Materials cost: £10 per student, payable to the tutor on the day […]
A day workshop for anyone who wishes to explore techniques for illustrating garden designs. This informal course gives you a chance to experiment with perspective, axonometric drawing and other forms of illustration. No previous experience necessary, and no drawing skills required. Basic equipment is provided. Visit the tutor’s profile Enrol online here Course Dates 2017 – […]
An introduction into the wonderful world of willow: learn the basic techniques to create two beautiful items. Week 1: Create a Catalan tension tray Week 2 & 3: Weave a rustic berry basket Maximum number of participants: 8 Deadline for enrolment: 1 week before the course takes place. Materials cost: £20.00 per student, payable to […]
An enjoyable and informal course on choosing the right plants for your garden. Professional garden designer Christine Pritchard will discuss suitable trees, shrubs and perennials and how to put them together for best effect. Of interest to anyone keen to improve their beds and borders. No previous experience necessary. Please note that a visit to […]
Create a beautiful woven willow bird house and bird feeder using basketry weaving techniques. Maximum number of participants: 8 Deadline for enrolment: 1 week before the course takes place. Materials cost: £12 per student, payable to the tutor at the session. Visit the tutor’s profile Enrol online here Course Dates 2017 – 2018 Saturday 10am to […]
A one day classroom based course focussing on some practical and basic principles in home-growing techniques: practical propagation, vegetable growing and edible planting. Please bring a packed lunch. Enrol online here Course Dates 2017 – 2018 Saturday 10am to 4pm Jon Wheatley These courses take place at Stoke Lodge 1 session on 4 November £38 / […]
Create one of these wonderful creatures for your garden. Discover the creative potential of willow, learn the basic techniques and then weave your own March Hare from locally sourced willow to take home. Practical: Make your own woven willow hare, to take home, so please allow for necessary transportation. Maximum number of participants: 8 Deadline […]
A course on plants and planting for all purposes in the garden; covering flowers, evergreens, bushes, and the growing of fruit and vegetables. Enrol online here Course Dates 2017 – 2018 Mondays 7pm to 9pm Jon Wheatley These courses take place at Stoke Lodge 8 sessions from 2 October £98 / £62 GPP10 New course dates […]
Come along and find inspiration on how to transform part of your garden into a delightful and nostalgic cottage garden. We will look at how to choose plants to create that sense of times past, and offer practical tips on how to achieve that country cottage look. Check out the tutor’s profile Enrol online here […]
An opportunity to explore how gardeners in the South West of England might adjust or change their gardens to make the most of the challenges that climate change presents. Professional garden designer Christine Pritchard will discuss some of the simple ways in which domestic gardens can be adapted to deal with excess rainfall and increasingly […]
This course will equip you with all you need to know to start keeping chickens in your garden or allotment. You will leave knowing how much space is necessary for happy chickens; top health tips to maximise chicken health and egg production; food and housing choices; set up and ongoing costs; what breeds you can […]
Weave your own willow Easter Bunny to adorn your home or garden and make a beautiful nest basket for collecting your eggs. Practical: Make a rabbit and a nest style basket from locally sourced willow. Maximum number of participants: 8 Deadline for enrolment: 1 week before the course takes place. Materials cost: £12 per student, payable […]
A basic introduction to garden design, construction and plant use, including restoration and a range of simple maintenance solutions. Enrol online here Course Dates 2017 – 2018 Mondays 7pm to 9pm Jon Wheatley These courses take place at Stoke Lodge 8 sessions from 15 January £98 / £62 GGD20 New course dates will be available in […]
Come and join us on a journey through the history of gardens to examine the eternal quest for paradise. From the ancient world of Greece and Rome, we will travel through the Middle Ages, the European Renaissance, the classical English Landscape and the gardens of China and Japan to discover whether Paradise has been found. […]
Come along and get some ideas on how to transform a corner of your garden into a delightful and nostalgic cottage garden. We will look at how to create that sense of times past and offer some tips on inspirational planting to create the country-cottage look. Check out the tutor’s profile Enrol online here Course […]
An introduction to the intriguing world of willow sculpture create three lovely items to decorate your home or garden. Week 1 – Sphere Week 2 – Heart Week 3 – Bird No previous experience necessary. Maximum number of participants: 8 Deadline for enrolment: 1 week before the course takes place. Materials cost: £20.00 per student, […]