Planning Garden Borders

Does the planting in your garden run out of steam half-way through the season? Designing a garden full of plants that look attractive all year requires some forward planning. On this day long workshop we share the key tips and techniques that professionals use to keep gardens looking great all year round. We focus in particular on herbaceous perennials, the flowers that we rely on for months of colour in the border. At the end of the day, you will have completed your first planting plan and learned a straightforward method for doing the same thing for your own garden. A well worked out planting plan will save you money, no more expensive mistakes, and gives you the joy of a flower-filled border for most of the year.

This workshop is run in a choice of venues and your ticket includes a delicious lunch plus entry to either Bowood’s grounds or Westonbirt Arboretum making this a wonderful day out where you can spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the attractions. Bowood is a grade 1 listed Georgian country house with interiors by Robert Adam and a garden designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Westonbirt Arboretum is one of the most diverse and beautiful botanical collections in the world.

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Lunch, tea/coffee and cake plus your own drawing kit. You will take home course handout and your own planting plan. Public entry to Westonbirt Arboretum or Bowood Gardens.

TIME: 10:00 – 4.00

COST: £105

DATE & VENUE: Wednesday 5th May, 14th July and 3rd November 2021 at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS


DATE & VENUE: Wednesday 26th May, 16th June and 20th October 2021 at The Gardeners Bothy, Bowood House, Wiltshire, SN11 OLZ


I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my day with you on Thursday learning about designing flower beds.  I am now back in Dorset and itching to get going on the designated flower bed!  I was lovely for me to be part of a small group and you explained things in such a way that it all made so much sense and was very easy to understand.  It was such a nice relaxed day and even the thunder and lightening did nothing to spoil it.  Considering I spent most of the day on my bottom drinking coffee and eating pizza I was absolutely wiped out that evening.  Must have been all that fresh air!

Jane from Shaftesbury

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