In 2020 we will be running a selection of mini courses, all of which are a mix of theory and practical. Please see below for details of each course.

Places are limited so booking is essential. All course attendees will have a 10% discount on any plants purchased on the day of the course. There is a 20% discount on the cost of the course if you are an RHS member and a 10% discount if you have a season ticket for The Picton Garden.

SUCCULENT SUCCESS – Pixie Garden Workshop

14th June 2020 or 15th June 2020
2pm – 5pm

This is a fun workshop to learn about tender succulents, how to care for them and how to propagate them. Part of this is creating your own Pixie Garden of succulents to take home. Afternoon tea included.

FERNS – Frondy Friends

27h July 2020 10.30am – 3pm
Cost includes a talk, coffee, lunch and a garden tour.

Join us and fern expert Angela Tandy from Fibrex Nurseries and learn about this amazing group of plants. Topics will include range of varieties, propagation, and the best garden choices. There will also be a tour of The Picton Garden to look at ferns in-situ.

BUGS, GRUBS & MORE – Garden Ecology

24th August 2020 10.30am – 3pm
Cost includes a garden tour, practical workshop, coffee and lunch.

How we look after our gardens determines what might be living in them. We can almost view our gardens as miniature safari parks and many of the inhabitants are all too often overlooked. Come and spend a day with us exploring some of the amazing creatures that call our garden home and gather ideas of how to make a difference to your own garden wildlife while still having a beautiful garden.

How to Book

To book your place on one or more of the courses listed above please call 01684 540416 or email . We ask for a 25% deposit upfront to reserve your place the rest is payable on the day of the course. Booking for each course closes two weeks before the date of the course.


All cancellations made with less than one weeks notice may lose their deposits if we are unable to run the course as a result.
We will aim to run the courses as stated but if their is insufficient interest the course may be cancelled or delayed. However we will give at least three weeks notice with the option of swapping course or a refund.