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Make your own Preserves

Available: Dates throughout the year Duration: Morning or afternoon sessions (two hours duration) Price: £20 including tea/coffee and course notes Artisan pickle and chutney maker, Ann Busby from ‘Simply Relish’ will show you how to make a variety of preserves which everyone will get to sample. Ann has won over 5 ‘Great Taste Awards’ and is an innovative cook and...

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Grow your own flowers for the home (Chris Davies and Pip Probert)

What can be nicer than growing your own flowers for the house? Chris will show you the best and easiest flowers to grow , and Pip will demonstrate how to pick, condition and make a flower posy to take home. This course is suitable for all skill levels and is divided into two sessions, with lunch in between Session 1: Chris will show you how to create a cutting patch using cut and come again flowers, which will give you lots of blooms for months at a time. Tea break Session 2 Chris will recommend good shrubs, perennials and other plants for foliage and flowers Lunch...

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Propagation Workshop

We love propagating here at Fieldcrest and we offer two types of workshops, one for seed sowing and one for vegetative cuttings. No prior knowledge is needed. Garden owner Chris will teach this course. Why not come along to see what to do with hands on propagating and plenty of new plants and seeds to take home. “Great fun, interesting and I learnt a lot” – TH, Cheshire “Absolutely brilliant, really well prepared and excellently presented” – DB, Wirral “Thoroughly enjoyed the morning, thank you for your patience, beautiful garden” – IB, Cheshire Please let us know which workshop you are interested in. Available: April/May, June, August/September. Options – sowing and growing seeds, or propagating by cuttings. Duration: 2.5 hours in the morning, afternoon or evening Price: £20 (including some seeds or cuttings to take...

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Garden Photography for beginners and experienced photographers

Professional garden photographer Joe Wainwright offers courses for all levels of photographer at Fieldcrest Garden School. Delegates will also be able to try out their new-found skills during a practical session in the garden. Available: Spring – Autumn Duration: 10.30am – 3.30pm, including lunch and refreshments Price: £45 About Joe Wainwright Joe is a highly experienced professional photographer and member of the Garden Media Guild and the Professional Garden Photographers’ Association, and was a Finalist in this year’s International Garden Photographer of the Year – www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35476291.  Based in North Wales, his work has been used by the National Trust, tourist boards...

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Gardening for Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Gardening for Wildlife plays an important role at Fieldcrest Garden. In this course Chris will talk about how we plan and plant our borders, we will look at the different areas of the garden and we will share lots of hints and tips about gardening for the birds, bees and butterflies. With the decline in natural habitat our gardens are becomingly increasingly important for wildlife. In the ten years we have been at Fieldcrest we always consider our wildlife visitors as much as we can. This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in wildlife, and particularly those who would like...

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Hire our Garden Room!

Looking for a unique events space? Our Garden Room is available to hire at very reasonable rates.

Fieldcrest Garden Club

Garden, socialise and learn at our relaxed Friday afternoon group.

2018 Courses

Take a look at our exciting course and workshop programme

Volunteer at Fieldcrest

Join our group of lovely volunteers, learn new skills while meeting new people

Fresh Cut Flowers

New from June 2018! Call in to Fieldcrest on Tuesday and Friday afternoons to buy a gorgeous bouquet of fresh cut flowers from the garden