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Choosing Plants for your Borders

An enjoyable and informal course on choosing the right plants for your garden. Professional garden designer Christine Pritchard will discuss suitable trees, shrubs and perennials and how to put them together for best effect. No previous gardening experience necessary.

course code
S15G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
07 Mar 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
3 weeks
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £150.00  (concession £90.00)
with Christine Pritchard

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Design Your Own Garden

An opportunity to improve and refresh your garden with support and help from a professional garden designer. Learn how to redesign your own plot, beginning with basic principles and going on to look at paving, ponds and other garden features.

course code
S13G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
09 Nov 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
3 weeks
Times
Sat 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £150.00  (concession £90.00)
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course code
S14G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
10 Jan 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
3 weeks
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £150.00  (concession £90.00)
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Garden Design

An introduction to garden design, construction and plant use, including restoration and a range of simple maintenance solutions. Course content will also include: design principles, drawing and drafting skills, site analysis, construction methods and techniques, lighting, irrigation and drainage.

course code
S10G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
24 Sep 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Tue 19:00-21:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
with Jason Loh

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course code
S11G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
14 Jan 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
10 weeks
Times
Tue 19:00-21:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £160.00  (concession £96.00)
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Garden Styles: Cottage Gardens

Focusing on cottage gardens we will look at both design and planting.

course code
S20G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
28 Mar 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Garden Styles: Cutting Gardens

Focusing on flowers for cutting we have an opportunity to look at both border design and plant selection.

course code
S24G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
16 May 2025 (Summer)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Garden Styles: Front Gardens

Focusing on the front garden we will look at both design and planting

course code
S26G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
06 Jun 2025 (Summer)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Garden styles: Improving shady borders

Learn how to make difficult shady areas an asset rather than a chore. We will look at: both damp and dry shade, and consider the techniques available to improve the growing conditions; which shrubs, perennials and grasses would grow together to give you maximum pleasure with minimum maintenance.

course code
S19G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
22 Mar 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
One day
Times
Sat 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Garden Styles: Naturalistic Planting

Focusing on new ways to use plants for informal, wildlife friendly gardening with the emphasis on low maintenance.

course code
S25G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
23 May 2025 (Summer)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Garden Styles: Not just nettles – improving habitats for wildlife in the small garden

An introduction to encouraging biodiversity in your garden. We will look at small changes to make a big difference, including compost, soil and planting.

course code
S23G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
09 May 2025 (Summer)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Garden Styles: Ponds and Water Features

Focusing on ponds and water features we will look at both design and pond planting.

course code
S21G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
25 Apr 2025 (Summer)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Garden Styles: Woodland Gardens

Focusing on woodland gardens we will look at both design and planting from scratch or using existing planting.

course code
S22G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
02 May 2025 (Summer)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Seasonal Gardening: Make the best of your garden in time for Autumn/Winter

One in a series of short day courses designed to make every gardening season special by anticipating what can be done and how. We will include pruning, propagation and plant selection.

course code
S16G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
04 Oct 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
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total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Seasonal Gardening: Make the best of your garden in time for Spring

One in a series of short day courses designed to make every gardening season special by anticipating what can be done and how. We will include pruning, propagation and plant selection.

course code
S17G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
06 Dec 2024 (Autumn)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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Seasonal Gardening: Make the best of your garden in time for Summer

One in a series of short day courses designed to make every gardening season special by anticipating what can be done and how. We will include pruning, propagation and plant selection.

course code
S18G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
11 Apr 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
One day
Times
Fri 10:00-15:00

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £40.00  (concession £24.00)
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The People Behind the Plants – 6 influential gardeners from the past

A look at the fascinating lives of 6 women and men who shaped our gardens and the plants they made popular. A little garden history from a horticultural perspective.

course code
S12G
Availability
This course is available for enrolment.
Start
04 Mar 2025 (Spring)
Weeks
3 weeks
Times
Tue 10:00-12:30

where
Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map
fees
total fee for this course £60.00  (concession £36.00)
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