Planning Planting

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.

Autumn is here!

We can all feel the season turning as harvest time approaches. If you fancy learning some new flower or garden skills this autumn, why not book one of our workshops? We are offering a special Back To School discount of 20% off any workshop booked before the end of September (except December workshops). The discount code is CGSeptDiscount, enter it when the booking page offers the option to 'Enter promotional code'. This discount code can also be used for Gift Certificates.

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DATE & VENUE: Thurs. Oct 3rd, 2019, Westonbirt Arboretum,GL8 8QS

The Oct 3rd workshop is now SOLD OUT

DATE & VENUE: Fri. Oct. 25th, 2019, Mells Walled Garden, BA11 3PN

DATE & VENUE: Thurs. Mar. 26th, 2020, Westonbirt Arboretum,GL8 8QS

DATE & VENUE: Fri.May 1st, 2020, Mells Walled Garden, BA11 3PN

DATE & VENUE: Sat. Oct 17th, 2020, Mells Walled Garden, BA11 3PN

TIME: 10:00- 4.00

COST: £95

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Lunch, tea/coffee and cake plus your own drawing kit. You will take home course handout and your own planting plan.

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DATE & VENUE: Fri. April 3rd, 2020, The Gardeners Bothy, Bowood House, Wilts, SN11 9PQ

TIME: 10:00- 4.30

COST: £120

WHAT’S INCLUDED: Lunch, tea/coffee plus your own drawing kit. This workshop has the added bonus of an exclusive guided tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s private Walled Gardens, which are not open to the public. You will take home a course handout and your own planting plan.

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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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