6 Week Gardening Course with our Head Gardener

Event Details

Join our Head Gardener Zdenek Valkoun, for a 6 week course to develop your gardening skills. This course is suitable for those new to gardening or experienced gardeners who are keen to learn more.

The course will take you through how to assess your garden, planning borders, maintaining and pruning, propagation and weed control. The final session will be about lawn management and care.

The course starts on Saturday 20th January and will run every Saturday afternoon for 6 weeks from 1.00pm– 4.00 pm. It will be a mixture of theory and practical learning. Places are limited to 12.

Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm every Saturday for 6 weeks

Where: Bryan Mayer Pavilion

The cost is for 6 sessions

Members £150

Non- members £180.00

Book a place click on the following link https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on?q=6%20week%20dorothy%20clive

The course programme in detail:-

20th January

Assess Your Garden

How to assess your garden – identify soil type, aspect, situation and areas to develop.

The essential tool kit for the gardener.

Developing a plan for the season.


27th January

Enhance Your Garden


Planning a new border.

How to enhance your garden.


3rd February

Grow Your Own Garden


Focus on propagation. Grow your own garden from cuttings and growing plants from seed and splitting.


10th February

Get The Best Out Of Your Shrubs


Rose care. Pruning and feeding.

Fruit tree and shrub maintenance.


17th February

On Going Garden Care


Border maintenance.

Weed management

Soil husbandry and composting.


24th February

Verdant Lawns


Lawn care and maintenance. Edging and cutting.