On my informal and friendly courses, you can study all aspects of Gardening, Garden Design and Garden Management.

The relaxed, friendly 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.

And Where

Courses are held in the stimulating surroundings of my cottage garden alongside the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal in the Severn Vale.

Courses for 2023/24

Design your own Garden Year I
(1 morning a week for 3 terms)

These classes for beginners will commence on Tuesday, 26th September and run until Tuesday, 12th December.


Advanced Students

These fortnightly practical classes will continue on Wednesdays, commencing 27th September 2023, and Thursdays, commencing 28th September 2023.

What's on offer

Learn to:

  • Design your own garden
  • Plan beautiful borders
  • Maintain your garden to a professional standard
  • Use organic & no-dig gardening techniques

Courses in:

  • Garden Design
  • Plant Planning
  • Training fruit in small spaces
  • Pruning in Spring and Summer

Courses are held at May Cottage in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire and the surrounding area.

Explore The World of Garden Design

I offer two-year courses in horticulture and garden design, and one day workshops on pruning

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