Garden Workshops for Groups and individuals
Our seasonal workshops presented by Marguerite Hughes the well known Lancastrian horticulturalist and broadcaster include a tour of the gardens, lunch (full day), or English tea. (half day). Sue Gillon from Meadow View Plants, an award winning West Lancashire nursery, will also be at the workshops (except May) with a selection of plants for sale. These workshops are very popular and give amateur and keen gardeners practical hints and tips and plant suggestions. Groups and gardening clubs are also most welcome particularly for the June and July workshops.
Our 2017 Workshops
18th April – Full Day
Planning and design, how to get the best from your garden whatever its shape, size, soil or aspect.
23rd May – Half Day
Pruning made easy. A hands-on workshop with the opportunity to see pruning techniques in practice.
27th June – Full Day ***
Planning and designing colour and themed borders.
25th July – Full Day ***
Planning and designing borders for all year round seasonal interest.
19th September – Half Day
Gardening for autumn & winter and looking ahead to spring with using colorful bulbs and key plant combinations.
5th December – Half Day ***
Christmas workshop on creating colorful containers. This will be followed by English tea and a tour of the Hall decorated for Christmas.
Cost of the Workshops
Full days – Arrive at 10.30am: £30.00pp
Tea /coffee on arrival, workshop, light cooked lunch using local ingredients. Afterwards, Marguerite will give a guided garden tour illustrating ideas and topics covered in the workshop.
Half days – Arrive at 1.00pm: £25.00pp
Workshop followed by a traditional afternoon English tea, with sandwiches, savouries, mini homemade cakes of the day followed by a garden tour as above.
***Groups are welcome on the June & July workshops, please contact 01254 827160 for further details. In December the workshop will be followed by a tour of the Hall decorated for Christmas.