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Growing and Using Herbs Workshop

Available: Spring & Summer Duration: Morning (10:30am – 1pm) or afternoon (1pm – 3pm) Price: £20 including tea/coffee and course notes Until fairly recently, herbs have been quite neglected in our gardens, but recently there has been a revival in growing and using herbs. So, instead of buying them ready packed from supermarkets, why not try growing your own fresh and chemical free plants? This course is for people who can recognise the main herbs but would like to widen their knowledge of herbs in general and also learn about the ways that herbs can be used. In the course we will: Identify a variety of herbs, mainly culinary,...

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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 –  Based in North Wales, his work has been used by the National Trust, tourist boards...

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Thursday at Fieldcrest

Garden, socialise and learn at our Thursday morning group.

2017 Courses

Our 2017 course and workshop programme has something for everyone!