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 2020/21

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

These classes for beginners will commence on Tuesday, 15th September and run until Tuesday, 15th December. The maximum number of students will be five to allow for the minimum distance between them of 1m/3ft.

Garden Design and Management Year I/II

To make up for missing your final summer term 2020, your term three of this course will take place on Wednesdays, starting 23rd September till Wednesday 16th December.

Year II, Garden Design and Management

will commence in January for three terms, ending December 2021.

Garden Design and Management Year II 2019/20

To make up for missing your final summer 2020 term, I will be offering this course starting in April 2021 for one term, on a day to be agreed.

Advanced Students

These fortnightly practical classes will continue on Thursdays as normal, commencing 1st October, and I will be in contact with you all to organise dates.

What's on offer

Learn to:

  • Design your own garden
  • Plan beautiful borders
  • Maintain your garden to a professional standard
  • Use organic gardening techniques

Courses in:

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

Courses are held in and around May Cottage in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.

Explore The World of Garden Design

I offer 2 year courses on horticulture and garden design, and half day workshops on pruning