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Our gardening courses are hands-on, whether they are classroom, community garden or allotment based. Develop practical skills and knowledge with courses including; gardening through the seasons, for welling being, and for growing food. Some of our gardening courses are offered in partnership with local community groups.

Garden Design - phase one View details

Aimed at learners looking to develop an understanding and the skills needed to plan an attractive and functional garden space.This 5 week course looks into all aspects of planning and planting an attractive and functional garden layout. Each week learners will discover a different element of the Garden and Planting design process from discovering what type of garden soil they have, what will be the most suitable plants to use, measuring up their space to drawing the plan of their own garden project. Finally discovering what style of garden they wish for their own garden space.

Gardening - Make the most of your Summer Garden View details

We will be planting food plants for butterflies and bees and continuing to feed the wild bird life.

Gardening Day School: Right Plant, Right Place View details

This informative course will aid you to develop your knowledge of different garden plants, helping you to achieve a garden with seasonal interest.

Gardening for Pleasure View details

Topics will include: The Garden in May; The Garden in June; The Garden in July; Hot dry borders; Perfume in the garden; Seasonal Propagation; Pruning flowering shrubs and climbers; Ericaceous plants; Lawns.

Gardening in Summertime View details

Continuing to sow seeds and plant out vegetables. Caring for the growing plants, weeding and watering. Harvesting some early crops and tasting some of our produce. The group will produce an information panel to show the cycles of seasons in the garden

Gardening Skills View details

This course is designed to enable learners to develop skills in organic gardening, creating a structured garden environment where they can grow delicious, healthy fruit and vegetables. We will also be growing flowers to attract beneficial insects such as bees, butterflies and ladybirds.

Practical Gardening View details

This course is for those wishing to learn how to prepare the garden for the change in season. We will begin with basic gardening skills, such as weeding, digging and potting. We will learn how to plan for the season ahead and learn about plants suitable for the spring/summer season.

Summer in the City Gardens View details

This course begins in Spring just as seeds should be sown for your summer displays and crops. Students will be shown how to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables just about anywhere. There will be sessions on container and vertical growing to maximise space,designing your garden to enhance space and create a beautiful area to enjoy in the summer. Some session will be held at a local Community allotment so there will be opportunities for practical hands on experience and students will be able to use the facilities on site to grow their seedlings before planting them at home. There will be at least one visit to a different site during the course and many different gardening topics will be covered, some particularly requested by students. A theme throughout this course will be the importance of city gardens to our ecosystems and the importance of creating sustainable environments for wildlife, including how to make a bug hotel!

Supported Learning Gardening and Horticulture View details

Suitable for men and women wanting to learn at S/L beginner level all types of plant care and propagation while having opportunities to work with a range of tools on garden maintenance projects suitable to the individual's ability. Learning with support to become a good all round gardener.

Supported Learning Gardening and Horticulture View details

Suitable for men and women wanting to learn at S/L beginner level all types of plant care and propagation while having opportunities to work with a range of tools on garden maintenance projects suitable to the individual's ability. Learning with support to become a good all round gardener.