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Ornamental Grasses                                          

Saturday 9th September 10am-3pm

HAKONECHLOA macra Aureola

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 £50 including a light lunch.

Floristry & The Cutting Garden

Tuesday 19th September 10am-3pm
With Luci Skinner


Spend the day with Luci, an experienced florist, learning all the
techniques of the trade. From simply buttonholes to lavish bouquets.
You’ll also be discussing the best plants to grow for an efficient cutting garden and the best sources of greenery.
On the day you’ll make a handtied bouquet and an oasis based arrangement to take home.
All materials included. Simply bring a pair of gloves.

Cost is £60 including a light lunch


Better Borders Course
‘An introduction to
planting design’ 

Saturday 23rd September 10am-3pm
With Neill Ludmon

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 £50 including light lunch

Propagation Day 

Saturday 28th 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 £50 including a light lunch.

New Wave Perennials &
Naturalistic Planting 

Thursday 12th October 10am-3pm
With Neill Ludmon

Planting herbaceous borders reached its peak during the Edwardian period, but to the 21st century eye they can appear a little stiff and are often criticised for having a limited period of interest . For a more relaxed use of herbaceous plants, that will give be of interest for a longer season  as well as encourage pollinators into your garden, we must look towards Germany and the Netherlands to see how they do it. Come and learn the essentials of this New Wave/naturalistic planting style and learn how to put your ideas onto paper and draw up a planting plan so you can implement your scheme at home

Cost is £50 including a light  lunch

Winter Interest & Structural

Wednesday 15th November  10am-3pm
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 £50 including a light  lunch

Festive Wreath Making 

Sunday 10th 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 £60 including a festive lunch



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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 24hours 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.

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