Duration: 2 hours

Morning, afternoon or evening


Price: £20

Containers and small beds can be used to grow a wide variety of plants for use and ornament. Using containers offers lots of opportunities to grow a wide variety of plants. Advice about different containers, composts, colours and maintenance will be covered, followed by planting demonstrations showing how we use a wide variety of containers, decorative and productive, at Fieldcrest.

The course lasts from 10.30- 12.45 with tea/coffee on arrival, and there will be plenty of opportunity to explore the gardens. We will look at the basics of growing plants in containers

  • Part 1. In the garden room. What to grow, types of containers, composts, siting and grouping, colour scheming
  • Part 2. Garden walk showing where and how we use containers at Fieldcrest.
  • Break for tea and biscuits
  • Part 3.  Practical demonstration of planting up various containers for summer with  ornamental and productive pots.