Here at Grosvenor Garden Centre we aim to help everyone enjoy their visit and our Gardening School is a great way to learn more about how to make the most of the plants in your garden too.
Each class offers advice, demonstrations, hints and tips on the amazing world of plants, flowers and gardening - not to mention the chance to ask questions from our experts, including author and radio broadcaster, Jenny Hendy.
All classes include a free gift which may include a couple of packets of seeds, garden twine or a seasonal plant and some classes include a make-and-take-away element. You will also enjoy a freshly baked scone with jam and cream and tea or coffee.
With notes from each class to take home for reference, each Gardening School class provides everyone with an educational and entertaining session - not to mention the chance to swap stories and make new friends!
So if you are a novice and would like to learn more about how to garden, or if you are a gardening enthusiast and are looking to expand your vegetable patch, there will be a class to suit you.
Booking is essential as many classes sell out so please contact Customer Services on 01244 625200 to book your place now. If you can’t wait until the next Gardening School class for gardening advice, don’t forget our team of horticulturalists are on hand to answer any of your queries at any time with their specialist knowledge and guidance.
Grosvenor Gardening School
Easy Fruit and Veg
If you've not grown your own before or previously just dabbled with a few patio pots, why not come along to this workshop and discover how to produce a variety of edibles through the year with the minimum of work. The focus will be on maximising fruit production in a confined space; quick-to-mature crops, weather-proof varieties and growing techniques for less than ideal conditions, as well as how to protect against pests and diseases without the use of chemicals.
Wednesday 24th April. £10.95. 10am – 1pm
Pretty & Productive
You don't have to confine your veg and fruit growing to a backstage area. Be inspired to create a garden that is both attractive and able to supply you with tasty fruit, veg and herbs. In this half day workshop on contemporary cottage gardening, we'll show you how to design stylish beds and borders crammed with flowers, juicy fruits, tasty salads, edible blooms and other ornamental tasties. You'll have fewer pest problems and there will be a long-running banquet for pollinating bees!
Wednesday 8th May. £10.95. 10am – 1pm
Fabulous Summer Containers
Put thoughts of last summer's soggy flowers to the back of your mind! We'll show you how to create eye-catching arrangements for patio and terrace that will perform well whatever the weather! Now's a great time to plant up pots and planters and to employ some clever design and maintenance tricks to make the most of your seasonal displays
Wednesday 29th May. £10.95. 10am – 1pm
Carefree Gardening – less work for you and great for wildlife!
Garden too much to manage? No time to stop and smell the roses? Whatever your reason for wanting an easier gardening life, this workshop offers plenty of creative solutions for an easy-care garden. We'll be including the best, easy-care perennials; shrubs and climbers for no-fuss colour; alternative strategies for managing lawns as well as weed-free borders and ground cover solutions.
Wednesday 19th June. £10.95. 10am – 1pm
Teeny Tiny Gardens and Borders
If you feel that size is hampering your creativity, come along to this workshop dedicated to transforming any bijou plot. Whether sunny or shady, there are well-behaved and perfectly proportioned plants and other decorative ideas to help you gain a whole lot of garden! And if the ground is already spoken for, we'll show you how to make use of vertical space with standard topiary, climber covered frames, pergolas and wall shrubs.
Wednesday 31st July. £10.95. 10am – 1pm
Perfect Planting for Sticky Situations
Do you have difficulty with dry, shady borders under trees; heavy, poorly-drained clay; thin, stony soils or windy and exposed sites? There are plants and planting strategies to suit even the most challenging areas or existing pest problems. In this workshop let Jenny show you how to improve your lot and select a tapestry of plants that thrive in the same circumstances, providing you with beautiful borders through the year.
Wednesday 11th September. £10.95. 10am – 1pm
The Autumn and Winter Patio
Now that the summer is over, it's time to cheer up the terrace with fresh planter arrangements and simple designer touches. Add a splash of seasonal colour now, ready for Halloween perhaps, as well as hardy show-stoppers to brighten the winter months
Wednesday 16th October. £10.95. 10am – 1pm
Christmas from Your Garden
Wednesday 11th December. £14.95. 10am – 1pm
Christmas from Your Garden (Repeat)
Wednesday 18th December. £14.95. 10am – 1pm
For more information on any of these events, or to book where applicable, please follow the orange highlighted links or call Customer Services on 01244 625200. All event details are correct at the time of publishing. Grosvenor cannot be held responsible for the cancellation of any event.
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