Saturday, June 25


You can never stop learning in horticulture! Here are some events, courses and volunteering days that I have attended in recent years. I have also started the RHS Level 2 in Horticulture with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) as a distance learning course:

Garden Media Guild Visits

– Parham House and Gardens Tour 2019
Leonardslee Gardens Tour 2019

Garden Volunteering

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019
– The RHS Bridgewater Garden, by Tom Stuart Smith. 2 days garden query support
– The Back to Nature Garden, by The Duchess of Cambridge, 1 day crowd control (and sorting out Marshals!)

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018
– The Weston Garden (RHS Pavilion Feature), by Tom Stuart Smith. 2 days garden query support.

RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2018
– Grow Your Own Garden with Raymond Blanc. 1 day garden query support.
– Piet Oudolf wild meadow borders. Half day garden query support.
– Evolve through the roots of time exhibit. Half day garden query support

Courses / Workshops

Good Planting (Study Day) – Fergus Garrett
– Great Dixter (near Hastings) 2017

Understanding Disability in Garden Design – THRIVE
Battersea Park (London)  2017

Gardens Illustrated Festival Talks 2017
– Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Cleve West
 (Healing Gardens)

James Alexander Sinclair (Sex Death & Gardens)
Tom Stuart-Smith (In Search of Paradise)
Nigel Dunnett (Layers of Colour: Creating Beautiful Long-Season Plantings)

Succession Planting in the Mixed Border (Study Day) – Fergus Garrett
– Great Dixter (near Hastings) 2017

The principles of good garden design: A masterclass with James Alexander-Sinclair
– Kings Cross, London at The Guardian 2017

Getting the Garden Ready (Study Day) – Fergus Garrett
– Great Dixter (near Hastings) 2017

Behind the Scenes Tour – Rachael Dodd
– Great Dixter (near Hastings) 2016

Design Your Own Garden – 10 Week Course 2015 
– Merrist Wood College, Guildford