This course is only open to participants who have previously attended the Art and Craft of Gardening course at Great Dixter. 

This course is a lively talking shop where, building on the ideas and skills of the Art and Craft of Gardening, participants are encouraged to explore and discuss their thoughts and opinions on the plants and gardens at Dixter and elsewhere. The course will look in greater depth at specific genera, plant groups and plantings, considering how and why they are used, their cultivation, propagation and the pitfalls that they may bring.  Participants will dig a little deeper to better their own understanding of what makes and what it takes to garden a good garden.  

The course will be taught by Edward Flint with input from Fergus Garrett and will be adapted to ensure that it is relevant to what is happening in the garden at the time. The day will be riddled with information and thought provoking ideas.  

Attendees should be aware that the course takes place largely outside and should come dressed to be outdoors in all weathers and wear safety work boots. You may wish to bring a notebook and a pair of secateurs. 

Dates for 2022 Advanced Art and Craft of Gardening: 

Term 1: 28th September 2022, 26th October 2022, 23rd November 2022 and 14th December 2022

Term 2: 18th January 2023, 22nd February 2023, 8th March 2023 and 12th April 2023.

Term 3: 17th May 2023, 21st June 2023, 26th July 2023 and 23rd August 2023.

Time: 9am-4pm

3 termly instalments of £780 (includes lunches, refreshments a set of waterproofs and one year’s Friend of Great Dixter membership). 

Maximum number of participants: 14

Edward Flint and Fergus Garrett will lead the Advanced Art & Craft of Gardening. 

For further details, please email: [email protected]

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