The Plantsman’s Nursery


Woottens Plants Horticultural & Garden Courses 

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Woottens Nursery began running garden courses in 2013,  these range from theory based lectures such as ‘Garden History’ to practical workshops including garden design and propagation. Garden Courses and Lectures at Woottens Plants Nursery are run by Neill Ludmon. Neill Ludmon is a qualified teacher who has spent the past 13 years teaching Plants and Planting Design and Drawing and Graphics to prospective garden designers at the prestigious Capel Manor College in London In addition, Neill holds both an MA in Garden History from the University of London and the RHS Level 3 Horticulture, which includes the study of propagation and pests and diseases. Alongside his teaching and academic studies, Neill works as a freelance planting designer

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Courses running Autumn 2018

Better Borders Course
‘An introduction to planting design’ 

Saturday 15th September 10am-3pm 
With Neill Ludmon

An introduction to planting design. This is one of our most popular courses. You’ll be learning practical & inspirational ideas to create beautiful borders. Neill will be discussing plant selection, when to plant and how to maintain beds and borders You’ll also be learning about form, structure and texture of plants as well as where plants thrive – ‘right plant, right place’!

Cost is £65 including light lunch

The Pollinators Garden

Cancelled until Spring 2019
With Neill Ludmon

Spend the day learning the best plants for your garden to encourage in the beneficial wildlife from bees and butterflies to ladybirds and predatory wasps. The day includes vital information on pest and disease control that is wildlife friendly including many organic and biological methods. Neill will be discussing not just what to grow but how to tailor your garden maintenance to suit the wildlife around us.

Cost is £65 including a light lunch

Ornamental Grasses

Wednesday 26th September 10am-3pm
With Neill Ludmon

Neill will be teaching you how best to use ornamental grasses in any style of garden from the smallest courtyard to grand scale landscapes.
You’ll learn how to choose from a huge range of easy to grow specimens including Miscanthus, Pennisetum and Stipa and how to recognise the characteristics of each one.
You’ll learn about compact forms for the front of the border or specimens suitable for pot displays. Neill will also be doing demonstrations on propagation of grasses and how best to maintain them.
These are easy plants that will often grow where nothing else will and will give interest from summer through to late winter.

Cost is £65 including a light lunch.

Propagation Day

Saturday 27th October 10am-3pm
With Neill Ludmon

Propagation Workshop
Understand the basics of plant propagation to fill your garden for free. Practical tips for success with seeds to produce strong healthy plants throughout the year. Topics include seed collection, sowing and aftercare.

If you’ve mastered growing from seed, but are terrified of taking cuttings? This practical workshop also explains the principles of vegetative propagation and how to take successful cuttings in any season.

Cost is £65 including a light lunch.

Winter Interest & Structural Planting 

With Neill Ludmon

I have never been a fan of the term used by some of ‘putting their garden to bed’ in the Autumn. You wouldn’t close off your living room for winter, so why would you do so for your garden. Gardens are a visual art and can be enjoyed year round, even if it’s cold outside. Come and learn how to give your garden year round interest by adding structure as well as using ornamental plants that perform during winter months.

Cost is £65 including a light lunch

Festive Wreath Making

Saturday 8th December 10am-3pm
With Luci Skinner 

You’ll spend a day doused in mulled punch and creating your own festive wreaths – we teach two methods, oasis based and straw based . You’ll take home one of each method that you’ve created.
All materials are provided

Cost is £75 including a festive lunch

How to book

Email or ring the nursery on 01502 478258  to book or for more details.
Full payment for courses is required when you book to secure your place

You will then be sent an email confirmation with all the necessary details once you have booked. If you do not receive the email confirmation within 48 hours of booking please contact the nursery.

Terms, Conditions & Cancellation Policy

  • If you are unable to attend a Day Course or Day Trip we regret that we are unable to offer payment refunds. You may rebook* for another course or a friend or family member may attend in your place.
  • *For Day Trips we require 7working days notice if you need to rebook. For Day Courses we require 48hours notice if you need to rebook.
  • If you notify us after this notice period or simply do not turn up we regret that you will receive no reimbursement
  • For cancellations within the notice period we can also offer credit notes to be spent on the nursery or on futures courses, lectures or trips.
  • If you are unable to attend a Lecture we require 24hours notice we can then offer the choice of rebooking. If you notify us after this notice period or simply do not turn up we regret that you will receive no reimbursement

          If we cancel the course

Woottens of Wenhaston LTD is entitled to cancel a Lecture, Day Course or Day Trip at anytime. We will inform you of this cancellation 24 hours prior to the day on the contact number or email you provided us with. We will give you the option to rebook on another course or offer you a full refund.


Majority of our talks and courses are held at Wenhaston Church Rooms, Church Lane in Wenhaston. IP19  9EG. Opposite the village hall.
Parking is available on ‘The Street’ or on ‘Narrow Way’ in Wenhaston. Please do not park in the village hall car park.
Please arrive by 9.45am – if you have any questions please contact us on
01502 478258 or on the morning ring 07802507693
NOTE: If a course is due to be held on nursery instead it will be indicted in your booking confirmation, this  mainly applies to practical based courses


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