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Horticulture Day Courses at the Garden

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Over the past year we have added a selection of horticulture based courses to our programme of craft based courses like felting, stained glass and willow.

Our general garden design courses are run by Horticultural Trainer, Neil Barry. Originally from County Cork in Ireland, Neil has a history of teaching horticulture gaining experience Kew, the RHS and here at the Garden. His day courses here focus on what to plant and where to make the most of your outdoor space whether you’re planting for eating or admiring.

Our more specific, skill based courses are run by Sheryl Richardson who first started working at the Garden as horticultural trainer with the Grow the Future project that came to an end here last Summer. These have included Grow Your Own Cut Flowers, Propagating Plants, Fruit Tree Pruning and Natural Pest and Disease Control.

We feel, as a national botanic garden, it is important that we offer our visitors the opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills relating to horticulture and we are so lucky to have great horticultural trainers working with us. We are really keen to get more people onto our courses so if you or someone you know might be interested get in touch with the Education Department to find out more.

Remember all our Day Courses are offered to Members of the Garden at a concessionary rate!