The Advanced Art and Craft of Gardening at Great Dixter Term 2

*please only purchase a ticket if you are already on this course* 

It will extend attendees critical eye at Great Dixter and in their own gardens by examining a Great Dixter garden in detail each month, appraising different groups of plants. Some sessions will include hands-on practical experiences in the garden during which participants will be taught by and work with the garden team in the borders at Great Dixter, putting into practice the theory they have learned on the Art and Craft of Gardening course. There will be opportunities to ask questions and relate what has been learnt to different settings. The course will be adapted to ensure that it is relevant to what is happening in the garden at the time.

The course will be led by Edward Flint and experienced members of the Dixter garden and nursery team including Fergus Garrett, Coralie Thomas, Michael Wachter and Michael Morphy. Each month you will look in detail at a genus or group of plants prominent in the garden at that time, considering how and why they are used; their cultivation; propagation and the pitfalls that they may bring. There will be detailed discussions of areas of the garden not covered in the initial course such as woodlands, paving and wall communities and the less frequented outer regions of the meadows.

Attendees should be aware that the course takes place largely outside. They should come dressed to be outdoors in all weathers, bring a notebook and carry a pair of secateurs.

The course will be limited to 14 spaces and costs £2340 per person.

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

Please note that payment for term 1 confirms your place on the course for all 3 terms.

2024 Term dates

Term 1: 14th Feb, 13 March, 10th April, 8th May

Term 2: 12th June, 24th July, 14th August

Term 3: 11th Sept, 9th October, 20th Nov, 11 Dec, 15 Jan

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12 June 2024 9:00 am - 11 September 2024 4:00 pm


Great Dixter House and Gardens, Northiam, TN31 6PH