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


Gardening for Beginners 2023

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 ...

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Garden Makers Day

Rosemary Alexander and The English Gardening School look forward to welcoming gardeners of all levels to their popular Garden Makers Day event. An exciting opportunity to learn from experts and a great day to look forward to before Christmas. A light lunch and refreshments are included plus an opportunity to purchase signed books by our guest speakers Ambra Edwards ~ Jo Thompson ~ Xa Tollemache

Ambra Edwards is an award-winning writer and garden historian (three times voted Garden Journalist of the Year), whose work appears regularly in the weekend broadsheets and all the UK’s leading gardening magazines.  Annoyed at the lack of appreciation accorded to Britain’s outstanding cohort of Head Gardeners, Ambra ...

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