Category: Gardening & Garden Design

Garden Design

 Duration: 8 weeks 12.30pm – 3.00pm on one day each week for 8 weeks.  AVAILABLE SPRING & SUMMER  Price: £95 For all 8 sessions This course is for anyone interested in designing all or some parts of their own gardens, those who may like to have an informal and friendly introduction to garden design, or anyone aiming to go on to more formal garden design studies. The course will involve some theory, practical sessions and Fieldcrest’s varied garden areas will be used to illustrate many aspects of the course ideas. The course will run for 8...

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Creating living willow structures

 Duration: 4 hours 10.30am – 2.30pm  AVAILABLE: AUTUMN  Price: £60 Tea/coffee and light lunch included Creating living willow structures – arbours, arches, tunnels Hands on workshop with Richard Joynson Local willow grower Richard will show us how to create different types of willow structures – arbours, arches and fences. This will be a practical day. Richard will show what to do, then everyone can join in making these structures. Last year’s dome and tunnel are still here for people to see and we will construct some new living willowstructures around Fieldcrest Garden. Living willow dens are ideal for children, while a...

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Start Gardening

 Duration: 8 weeks Eight week course starting September 2016  AVAILABLE: SEPTEMBER  Price: £95 The eight sessions are fun and enjoyable and will give you the confidence and skills to make the most of your garden. Most weeks have both theory and practical sessions, based in our teaching room and in our 1 and 1/3 acre garden – so there’s always lots to do! Week One – Introduction to plants – plant recognition, plant types and a little bit of Latin! Week Two-  What plants need to grow – different conditions for plants, what does your garden...

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Container Gardening

 Duration: 2 hours Morning, afternoon or evening  AVAILABLE: SPRING – AUTUMN  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...

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Grow Your Own Flowers for the Home

 Duration: 10.30 to 3.30 Including lunch  AVAILABLE: JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER  Price: £45 Grow your own flowers for the home with Chris Davies .What can be nicer than growing your own flowers for the house? We have been growing flowers for cutting for over 15 years, and love to use our own fresh and natural looking flowers in our home and to share with others. In this course we will cover everything you need to know about growing and using the flowers from your own cutting garden. This course is suitable for all skill levels and is divided...

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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!