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Discover Gardening (evening option)

18 September 2014 18:30

Discover Gardening

Are you new to gardening, don't where to start or just wanting to refresh your knowledge?  This introductory course acts as a comprehensive guide covering all the basics of gardening.

Suitable for: 18+. There are no formal entry requirements; all you need is an interest in plants and gardening.

The course starts on Thursday 18th September (6.30-9pm) 10 weekly sessions (with the exception of autumn half term: Thursday 30 Oct)

Course Overview

The course is taught through talks; demonstrations and a range of activities both in the classroom and out in the gardens (weather permitting).  Please come dressed in suitable clothing for the weather (i.e. waterproof jackets and wear suitable shoes). Also bring pen and paper.

Week 1 - What is a plant and understanding their names.

Week 2 - Understanding your garden environment

Week 3 - Soil, composts and mulches

Week 4 - Choosing plants

Week 5 - Planting and aftercare

Week 6 - Pruning

Week 7 - Plant Health

Week 8 - Propagation

Week 9 - Lawns

Week 10 - Containers & Hanging baskets


What does it cost?

£70 (£60 Friends of Ness Gardens) 

Do I need to book a place?

Yes - Please contact 0845 0304063 or book at the Gardens Admissions desk on your next visit.

Venue Details

Conference Room and in the Gardens

For tickets call 0845 0304063