Courses & Workshops


10th February 2024, 11am

If you enjoy the sight of snowdrops in late winter, a sign that the worst is over and soon the longer days will be back, but have always wanted to know a little more about them then this is the workshop for you. But be warned it is all to easy to fall for these dainty charmers and the stories that go with them.

Galanthophilia could be just around the corner! This light hearted workshop will look at the variation out there in snowdrops, cultivation and planting combinations. The cost includes a guided tour of the garden, an indoor workshop session as well as tea and cake.



Saturday 13th April, 22nd June, 5th October 2024 & 8th February 2025, 11am
£15.00 per session or £40 to book all four

Each of these workshops will look how to plan and plant for the relevant season with the aim of having interest in the garden all year round. This method can be applied to small areas or on a larger scale. Each session would work as a stand alone workshop but combined you should have a great jumping off point for getting your garden full of interest 365 days of the year.

The workshops will involve studying our garden plus other examples and will be both indoor and out. Tea and cake included



Saturday 8th June 2024, 2pm

Ferns are all too often dismissed as green and boring, this workshop aims to introduce you to the wider world of ferns and how they can bring life to some of the toughest positions in the garden. Propagation, cultivation and using them in the garden will all be covered. The cost includes a guided tour of the garden, an indoor workshop session as well as tea and cake.



Friday 13th July 2024, 2pm

Spend an afternoon learning about some of the most popular tender succulents and how to look after them. This hands on workshop helps you understand compost, propagation and watering. Finishing up with your own arrangement of Old Court succulents in a ‘Pixie Garden’ for you to take home.


How to Book

To book your place on one or more of the courses listed above please call 01684 540416 or email We ask for a 25% deposit upfront to reserve your place the rest is payable on the day of the course. Booking for each course closes ten days before the date of the course.


All cancellations made with less than one weeks notice may lose their deposits if we are unable to run the course as a result. 

We will aim to run the courses as stated but if their is insufficient interest the course may be cancelled or delayed. However we will give at least one weeks notice with the option of swapping course or a refund.

Find us out and about in 2024

We are happy to bring pre-ordered plants along with us to events we are attending including talks. Below are a few of the events we will be at.

  • Spetchley Plant Fair 28/4/2024
  • Malvern Autumn Show 27 - 29/9/2024

Helen Picton lectures on a variety of subjects for groups and societies please enquire for a current list of topics and prices.

Charity Garden Days

Over the last few years we have been increasing the range of plants in the garden and are excited to have now extended our general opening times. On top of this we have some extra open days in aid of the National Gardens Scheme so you can have a chance to see our collections of snowdrops, heritage daffodils and other early spring bulbs.

In 2024 the National Garden Scheme open days will be.

  • 25th February 11am-4pm
  • 15th March 11am-4pm
  • 19th April 11am-5pm
  • 17th May 11-5
  • 15th June 11-5
  • 17th July 11-5
  • 14th August 11-5
  • 16th September 11-5
  • 14th October 11-5

Please visit for more information.

Admission: £5.00


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Please check before travelling if weather is poor, particularly in late winter.

1 Feb - 31 Mar: Thur - Sat 11am-4pm
1 Apr - 31 Jul: Wed - Sat 11am - 5pm
1 - 31 Aug: Wed - Sun 11am - 5pm
1 Sep - 20 Oct: Daily 11am - 5pm

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