Education Courses

Pilates: Beginners - Intermediate

Help prevent or ease your gardening back pain with this gentle exercise class. Pilates is a form of exercise that improves posture, prevents back pain and strengthens core muscles.

Pilates: Intermediate - Advanced

Help prevent or ease your gardening back pain with this gentle exercise class. Pilates is a form of exercise that improves posture, prevents back pain and strengthens core muscles.

Botany for Beginners

Aimed at the complete beginner and using living plants from the garden, this eight-week course investigates the identification, function and ecology of familiar plant species. Useful as a pre-course to the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture.

Grow Your Own Vegetables (3 Day Course)

Grow Your Own Vegetables (3 Day Course)

Want to grow your own vegetables but don't know when to start?

Autumn Flower Arrangements

On this one-day workshop you will explore texture in floral design using fruits, vegetables, seed-heads, twigs and branches to create cheerful, striking and long-lasting arrangements to warm home and heart. No experience necessary.

Introduction to Digital SLR Video

This course provides an introduction to using an interchangeable lens camera for documentary videography. During this one-day workshop students will become more confident about their equipment and gain knowledge of how photographic techniques can be applied to the world of video.

Moss Identification for Beginners

Learn to identify some of the common species of mosses and liverworts through an introduction to identification using keys. The day includes a lab-based session and walk to practise some of the techniques learned.

Introduction to Tapestry

Introduction to Tapestry

A beginners hands-on course concentrating on basic tapestry weaving skills that lays a foundation for future study.

Trained Fruit Trees

Trained Fruit Trees

This two-day course will explain and tackle the bewildering choice of rootstocks and varieties, as well as general maintenance or summer pruning to help you establish trained fruit for your garden with confidence.

Cymatics, Sound and Vibration

This one-day course introduces students to the use of sound as a therapy, gives teaching in how to use sound themselves and how to play some of the instruments.

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