Here are some of the workshops, events, talks and courses I've been lucky enough to give or organise. If you'd like to see what I've got coming up, check out upcoming events.
9 May 2021 // 2 hours
Seed and propagation workshop for beginner gardeners
A range of students enjoyed two hours learning the basics of propagation in my organic, award-winning garden. They examined seeds, plants and followed horticultural best practice. All students took away plugs, plants and seeds they propagated themselves.
Previous talks & garden openings
A Hardy Geranium For Every Tricky Spot – University of the Third Age, 2014
Hardy Geraniums – Upham Garden Club, 2014
Have A Go At Art! Workshop – Rudge Farm, Dorset, 2014
The Terrors of Opening For The NGS! – University of the Third Age, 2014
Garden open to public – National Garden Scheme, 2014 & 2015
Garden opens for St Vincent de Paul Society – May 2015
Previous guest talks
Christine Walkden – March 2014
Christine spoke in The Performance Hall at The Discovery Centre at Winchester about her eventful and challenging 45 years as a gardener. The audience was rapt from start to finish.
'Top night organised by @gardensweekly really enjoyed it. @Christinewalkd your talk was entertaining, emotional & inspirational, Thank you.' – @ben24marsh
'Just had an entertaining, enlightening & thought provoking evening with @Christinewalkd #horticulture #ambassador...@gardensweekly'– @hardyplants
Toby Buckland – February 2013
Toby spoke to a packed audience in The Performance Hall at Winchester in Hampshire and it was a resounding success.
'Toby kept us laughing and he knew so much!' – Roz
'He was excellent, I actually ran out of note paper, but that was fine... if you know what I mean!' – Jasmine
'Thanks to Pauline, Simon and all the team for a fabulous night. The audience were friendly, keen and great fun and the event was really well put together.' – Toby Buckland
Sponsors and supporters included Crabtree & Evelyn, Swell Gel, Carbon Gold, Twool, Brother, Thomson & Morgan, Abbey Garden Centre, Hillier's Winchester, and Suttons Seeds. The charities supported were Furzey Gardens, Shore Leave Haslar and the Hampshire National Garden Scheme.
"Flowering Perennials In Planting Schemes" with Rosie Yeomans
June 2014 // 1 Day Workshop
A one day workshop at the Down House in Hampshire taught by Rosie Yeomans, a guest panelist on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time, a regular writer for Gardeners' World Magazine, and all-round garden expert.
2013, 2014 & 2015 // 15 week course
A senior lecturer at Sparsholt College, multiple Chelsea gold winner and all round garden guru, talented Chris Bird taught these courses at the Discovery Centre in Winchester. Students learnt the fundamentals of garden design.
"Garden design" with Chris Bird