The Cutting Garden, Season by Season - Early Spring - 15th March 10am to 4pm
A series of workshops about growing flowers for cutting - Early Spring
A practical guide to what’s to be done in the cutting garden throughout the year to give you a flower filled garden.
Each season, using the Water Lane cutting garden as a resource, we’ll lead you through a series of tasks to be completed to give you a flower-filled cutting garden. The series consists of 5 workshops held throughout the year; Early Spring, Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid-summer, Late Summer/Early Autumn and Winter.
From advice on seed sowing, taking cuttings and looking after your soil to harvesting and seed collection as well hints, tips and resources that give you the tools to create your own cutting garden.
Each of these sessions (3.5 hours morning tutorial based and 2 hours practical in the afternoon) are intended for those who are new to gardening or new to growing flowers for cutting. Each session will be practically based and allow you to follow the progress of a cut flower garden throughout the year. Those attending are also invited to join a practical gardening session in the afternoon following the morning tutorial.
Participants can choose to attend as many of the 5 sessions as they wish. Each session is priced at £55 and must be booked via our website. Places are limited to 12 each session. The sessions will be led by Ian and Julia who look after the cutting garden here at Water Lane. This is their fourth season growing here and previously Ian spent a season with London growers, Wolves Lane Flower Co.
Early Spring Workshop; Friday 15th March 10am to 1.30pm Tutorial based Morning Session and 2pm to 4pm Practical Garden Afternoon Session
Subjects covered in this session include: Planning for the year ahead, bed preparation and seed sowing, plant types to grow, Spring bulbs, Planting out, Dahlia cuttings
Tickets £55 including light refreshments (Morning drinks and simple light lunch)