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Getting creative. Cultivating new skills

When your head gardener has been working with you for more than 20 years, you can trust that she knows a thing or two about lavender (and all the other plants in our gardens, for that matter!)

Years of knowledge gained from monitoring the seasons, experimenting with new methods, and learning from what's worked well has given Julia and the team a wealth of tips and tricks for creating a successful, thriving garden, and enjoying the beauty of the plants and flowers in other ways, too.

We love being able to share some of that insight with you through our workshops. Here's a little bit about what you can expect this year.

Build a beautiful hanging basket

Hanging baskets bring a fantastic pop of colour (and scent) even in the smallest of spaces. And lavender-filled baskets are particularly enticing to bees. In this workshop, you'll learn all you need to know about how to plant a lavender hanging basket that will bloom throughout the season - and take yours home to enjoy.

Create a decorative lavender wreath

A fun, creative and relaxing session, you'll learn how to arrange dried lavender, and other attractive plants, to make a beautiful wreath to hang on your door. And, of course, you'll take your creation home to display with pride.

Lavender propagation

Find out how to take lavender and herbs cuttings that can be grown into new plants. Julia will share all the tips for looking after your cuttings and successfully potting on the young plants, so you can continue to enjoy them every season.

Not green-fingered but still want to get creative?

These could be the sessions for you:

Make your own Shea butter melt and pour soap

Get hands-on making a selection of wonderfully fragranced soaps, containing essential oils, beautiful dried petals and active ingredients for exfoliation and hydration. You'll take away 6 soaps, perfect for gifting or treating yourself.

Pastel & Paint outdoor workshop

Join the fantastic Richard Dutton for a wonderful session on landscape painting - and what a perfect setting for it! Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced in skill level, regular one-to-one tuition throughout the day will teach you lots of new and exciting techniques.

Fancy learning something new this year? Explore all the info and dates for our workshops.


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