17 August - 19 August 2021 | Gardens & Flowers Learning

Introduction to Gardening Course

Introduction to Gardening Course

  • 17 August - 19 August 202110:00 - 16:00

Introduction to gardening course

If you’ve got a passion for plants but would like to learn more and take your hobby to the next level, this course is the perfect way to hone and grow your horticultural expertise.

The gardening course is running for three days, but you can choose to join for just one day, or all three.

Each day will include a guided walk around one area of the garden discussing plants and maintenance issues. The course will include some hands on propagation with you taking home your spoils. At the end of each day, there will be a ‘Gardeners’ question time’ session when you can discuss issues and questions arising from your own gardens.



Date: Tuesday 17 August, Wednesday 18 August, Thursday 19 August
Times: 10am – 4pm (with a break for lunch and tea breaks)
Price: £60pp per day
Group size: max. 14 people
Tutor: Kevin Tooher. Kevin is an RHS approved tutor, with years of experience in delivering their curriculum. However, this is not an RHS approved course. 

Day 1 – Tuesday 17 August
– Introduction to plant names
– How are plants grouped and classified
– Some science!
– Introduction to propagation
– Herbaceous plants

Day 2 – Wednesday 18 August
– What can go wrong?
– Pests, diseases and other problems and how to deal with them
– The soil – understanding and improving it
– Good composting
– Choice shrubs

Day 3 – Thursday 19 August
– A bit more propagation
– Trees and conifers
– Fruit and vegetables
– Wrap up

Your booking for the Introduction to Gardening course also includes free access to explore the gardens at Hever Castle on the day of your course until 6pm. 


cancellation policy

This course is non-refundable unless cancelled by Hever Castle Ltd.

If you cannot attend due to contracting Covid or having to self isolate as a result of Covid, you can request to transfer your booking to an alternative date or cancel your booking and apply for a refund. To do this please email [email protected] and include your booking reference in the email title together with proof of your diagnosis or requirement to isolate.

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