Gardens Events

The Art and Craft of Garden Design

Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye

Tuesdays March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 1, September 18, october 16 and November 20, 10am-5pm

£1,200 for nine course dates

The garden at Great Dixter provides the perfect setting for students to learn about the art and craft of garden design. This innovative nine-month course, led by award-winning garden designer and lecturer Annie Guilfoyle, allows participants to observe and study the garden throughout the changing seasons. It will incorporate the fundamentals of garden design and is delivered through seminars, demonstrations and critical appraisal of the garden. There will be practical design sessions, some garden-based.

Phone 01797 254048 or visit

Integrating and Using Bulbs

Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye

Monday October 29, 10am-4.30pm


Great Dixter’s head gardener Fergus Garrett leads this study day which uses the gardens and borders at Great Dixter as inspiration as he talks through the uses of bulbs in the. Planting ideas include naturalised planting in grass and meadows, using bulbs mixed within permanent border plantings, using bulbs as pocket plantings and creating bulb displays in containers.

Phone 01797 254048 or visit

Behind the Scenes at Great Dixter

Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye

Monday November 12, 12.30pm-3.30pm


Great Dixter gardener Michael Wachter leads an exploration of the borders at Great Dixter to see the plants that are looking good and give an insight into the work behind it. There’s an emphasis on hedges, boundaries and bulbs. Light refreshments are included.

Phone 01797 254048 or visit

Apple Tree Pruning

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge

Saturday January 27, 9.30am-4pm


Learn how to restore and maintain trees, both apples and pears, that have ‘got away’. Winter pruning establishes the basic structure of the tree, reduces overcrowding, encourages to make new growth in a controlled way and produces fewer, larger fruit. The course includes hands-on experience of the pruning process. Bring a packed lunch.

Phone 01892 740303 or visit

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