Short Gardening Courses / Events

At the request of past graduates eager to continue their learning enjoyment of all things gardening, we occasionally offer a specialist short course or event covering topical and seasonal aspects of garden design and planting.

Making use of our vast horticultural network, the days vary between lectures by leading personalities and visits of rarely viewed private gardens or nurseries with collections of unusual plants.

Short Gardening Courses from The English Gardening School

Our Short Gardening Courses


Advanced Plant-Led Design with Nick Bailey

The course is tailored to keen gardeners and garden designers who want to elevate their planting design and take their designs to the next level.

Join us for an intensive 3-day planting design course with Nick Bailey, one of the UK’s leading plantsmen and garden designers. Nick is known for his interactive teaching style focusing on the art, science and craft of colour in the garden. This course is aimed at keen ...

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Gardening for Beginners 2024

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. Your tutor is RHS Master of ...

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Garden visits and tours

We currently run a series of EGS Graduates Garden Tour days which are exclusive for graduates of our Diploma courses. Our latest visit in June took us to two exquisite private gardens in Berkshire, one designed by world-renowned Landscape Architect Arabella Lennox-Boyd and the other a delightful valley garden. Our next visit will be in September 2023.

Our vast contact list allows us to offer small groups rare guided visits to private gardens in the UK and in Europe.

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