Welcome to my Gardening School
Established in 1999
On my informal and friendly courses, you can study all aspects of Gardening and Garden Design and Management.
Courses are held in the stimulating surroundings of my cottage garden alongside the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal in the Severn Vale. The relaxed, convivial atmosphere and hands-on practicals make the whole learning experience an inspirational journey, enabling students to create and maintain the gardens to which they have always aspired.
By learning to see the world with new eyes, students are inspired to produce imaginative garden designs, planting plans and gardens.
On the practical horticulture courses, students learn garden management to a high standard, encompassing propagation; growing fruit in small spaces; understanding soil care and improvement; making plant supports out of natural materials, and the often misunderstood techniques of pruning; etc.
An exciting and innovative venture this summer is to be a half-day workshop on garden photography that will offer a radically different but complementary area of expertise.
Sue Gibson’s School of Gardening has been established in Slimbridge for over 15 years. Students have graduated to become highly skilled, professional garden designers and gardeners. Some are also guides at the Gardens at Highgrove.
- Design your own garden
- Plan beautiful borders
- Maintain your garden to a professional standard
- Use organic gardening techniques
- Garden Design
- Plant Planning
- Training fruit in small spaces
- Pruning in Spring and Summer
- Garden photography
Courses are held in and around May Cottage in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
Please see Contact Info for more details
Thank you so much for giving me a fantastic, inspirational Advanced Plant Planning Course. It's been a real joy to be alongside like-minded people and a lot of fun. The garden visits, course content and delivery of techniques have been so helpful - I look forward to applying them! With many thanks, Kirsty, Tetbury
I would like to thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful year. I have learned so much and have had my eyes opened to so many wonderful new things.
What a wonderful teacher you are. I look forward to returning in September. Judy, Frampton