Gardening for Beginners 2023

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4 days on Wednesday & Thursday 19 & 20, 26 & 27 April 2023
10.30 – 4.00 daily
Sandhill Farm House
Sandhill Farm House
Often given as an unusual and useful present! Our popular course is led by master horticulturist Ben Pope with the opportunity to study at the Chelsea Physic Garden and in two private gardens


Do you have a potentially good garden but do not know where to begin?

The first 3 days of this popular 4 day course take place in the Chelsea Physic Garden lecture room with the final day spent in two private gardens near Petersfield. Tutors are RHS Master of Horticulture Ben Pope and Rosemary Alexander.  Covers all you need to know to care for your garden  – understanding your soil, choosing and selecting new plants, growing new plants from seed and taking cuttings, common pests and diseases, lawn care, pruning trees, shrubs and climbers, vegetable and fruit growing, control of weeds, mulching and composting are all explained and demonstrated. The final day spent in 2 private gardens brings everything into context and gives time for questions and personal involvement.

Course notes, light lunch and refreshments are included.

How to Apply

Sadly this course is now full, but please contact us to see if there is availability on our waiting list

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