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PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - Get ready for autumnal reds photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - Get ready for autumnal reds

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It is the perfect time of year to start thinking about wines for autumn and winter. If you've not been to one of their informal tasting sessions on a Saturday, it is a great opportunity to sample a few of the wines they offer, ask questions and gain some new insight into the Italian wine scene.

For this tasting Petersham Cellar invite you an informal, yet interesting session going through some of the best reds for the season.

This is a great opportunity to experience new tastes and terroirs, as well as appreciate some delicious Italian autumnal wines.

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
GARDENING WORKSHOP – INDOOR BULBS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON  photo

GARDENING WORKSHOP – INDOOR BULBS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

Tuesday, 04th November 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Indoor bulbs are the key to having beautiful scent, flowers and growth in the depths of winter. They anticipate spring outside which can sometimes seem like a phantom at this time of year. Hyacinths, Amaryllis, and the various Narcissi, from “Paperwhites” to “Bridlecrown”, can all be planted now so that you have blooms for the festive period.

Spend the morning in our enchanting glasshouse and set to work under the guidance of our horticultural experts to create your own take-home planter of festive bulbs.

This is intended to be a small group practical workshop and demonstration with places limited, so do book ahead.

Tickets £40.00, including all materials. Tickets are refundable up to 72-hours of the event.
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - New arrivals photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - New arrivals

Saturday, 08th November 2014 01:00pm - 02:00pm

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The Cellar team are continuously reviewing and adding to their portfolio – sourcing from small producers and estates – taking great pride in bringing you the best of what Italy offers.

This November they invite you to join them, as they eagerly open and taste the newest arrivals to their handpicked collection.

This is a great opportunity to sample a selection of white and red wines, which promise to be intriguing and unique - plus potentially discover something new for your own cellar.

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
NOVEMBER WILD FOOD WALK: TRUFFLES SPECIAL  photo

NOVEMBER WILD FOOD WALK: TRUFFLES SPECIAL

Sunday, 09th November 2014 09:30am - 11:30am

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We conclude our series of monthly Wild Food Walks this year with a special event focusing on truffles, sloe and preserves.

We will set out on our local wild food walk as normal, and although we are sure not to find any on our walk - Claudio will be talking all things truffles, from their history, to the types and varieties and traditional truffle foraging methods.

Following the walk we will return for a light brunch, during which Claudio will be offering tastings of white Italian truffle; Perigord and other less known species.

We leave for our walk promptly at 9.30am, which lasts about an hour, after which we will return to the Nurseries for a light brunch and a cooking demonstration by Claudio. Finishing at 11.30am.

Tickets £50.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch including truffles, tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).

Concessionary rate of £40.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
FIRST ANNUAL: CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & CAROL EVENING photo

FIRST ANNUAL: CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & CAROL EVENING

Thursday, 04th December 2014 06:00pm - 09:00pm

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Rekindle some old fashioned Christmas spirit and join us for the first of two annual evenings of candlelit shopping and carols at Petersham Nurseries.

Find festive gift inspiration, handmade wreaths, Christmas trees, gift wrapping, Christmas decorations and hampers, as well as delicious mince pies, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.

For our first evening this year, we are delighted to welcome back a group of singers from the Barnes Choir, under the baton of their musical director Julian Collings, and a trio from the Watford Accordion Band – both of whom will be performing a collection of traditional Christmas Carols between 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

In the Garden Shop, Thomas Broom and our horticultural team introduce Petersham Nurseries School of Gardening Inspiration - hosting two free drop-in taster events:

From 6.30pm : Christmas Kokedama demo – create your own living baubles!
Our Kokedama workshop this summer was a highlight of this year’s events calendar, we just had to do it again. This is an opportunity to sit in on a workshop and demonstration (for free!) and take a look at the Japanese phenomenon of Kokedama. We will demonstrate how to liberate your houseplants from their pots and turn them into little hanging marvels. Christmas Kokedama can be used creatively as wonderful alternatives to traditional Christmas decorations or to dress a room for a sensational festive drinks party or dinner. There will be lots of ideas and tips to share.

From 7.30pm : How to plant a festive centrepiece with bulbs.
During this free gardening workshop the team will demonstrate how to create a seasonal display that will last the whole festive season. Using bulbs is a simple and affordable way to bring beauty and scent into your home in the depths of winter. Discover delightful planting combinations for elegant displays and thoughtful homemade gifts which are simple to recreate at home.

The Teahouse will open from 6.00 – 8.30pm, serving a delicious selection of seasonal treats.

Please visit us by walking, cycling, or public transport where possible. Thank You.
SECOND ANNUAL: CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & CAROL EVENING photo

SECOND ANNUAL: CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & CAROL EVENING

Thursday, 11th December 2014 06:00pm - 09:00pm

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Rekindle some old fashioned Christmas spirit and join us for the second annual evening of candlelit shopping and carols at Petersham Nurseries.

Find festive gift inspiration, handmade wreaths, Christmas trees, gift wrapping, Christmas decorations and hampers, as well as delicious mince pies, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.

For our second evening this year, we are delighted to introduce the very talented London College of Music Choir – who will be performing a collection of traditional Christmas Carols between 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

In the Garden Shop, Thomas Broom and our horticultural team introduce Petersham Nurseries School of Gardening Inspiration - hosting two free drop-in taster events:

From 6.30pm : Christmas Kokedama demo – create your own living baubles!
Our Kokedama workshop this summer was a highlight of this year’s events calendar, we just had to do it again. This is an opportunity to sit in on a workshop and demonstration (for free!) and take a look at the Japanese phenomenon of Kokedama. We will demonstrate how to liberate your houseplants from their pots and turn them into little hanging marvels. Christmas Kokedama can be used creatively as wonderful alternatives to traditional Christmas decorations or to dress a room for a sensational festive drinks party or dinner. There will be lots of ideas and tips to share.

From 7.30pm : How to plant a festive centrepiece with bulbs
During this free gardening workshop the team will demonstrate how to create a seasonal display that will last the whole festive season. Using bulbs is a simple and affordable way to bring beauty and scent into your home in the depths of winter. Discover delightful planting combinations for elegant displays and thoughtful homemade gifts which are simple to recreate at home.

The Teahouse will open from 6.00 – 8.30pm, serving a delicious selection of seasonal treats.

Please visit us by walking, cycling, or public transport where possible. Thank You.
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE LUNCH - “Emilia Romagna” photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE LUNCH - “Emilia Romagna”

Saturday, 13th December 2014 02:30pm - 04:30pm

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The exclusive regional wine lunches hosted throughout the year by Petersham Cellar are quickly become known for their conviviality and communal atmosphere, not to mention the food and wine.

This lunch will feature the region of Emilia Romagna, in north-central Italy. If your a fan of Balsamic vinegar of Modena, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parma Ham, then you will be sure to love this lunch. A rich region of Italy, with equally rich and delicious dishes paired with luscious and intriguing wines, it is an event not to be missed.

The wine lunch will include 5 wines with a 4 courses menu and be open at a maximum of 30 people

Petersham Cellar has been created in order to promote an ever-evolving selection of hand-picked fine Italian wines to anyone interested in discovering and experiencing these delicious wines and the culture surrounding them. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
JANUARY WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

JANUARY WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 25th January 2015 09:30am - 12:30pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Each walk lasts an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a light brunch, glass of wine and cooking demonstration.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch including tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).
Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
FRUIT TREES – AN INTRODUCTION TO WINTER PRUNING photo

FRUIT TREES – AN INTRODUCTION TO WINTER PRUNING

Tuesday, 27th January 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Having a fruit tree in your garden can be very rewarding. With the correct care they will not only yield a delicious crop, but can also be invaluable for introducing structure - even within a smaller garden or courtyard.

During this morning’s event we will be sharing our expert knowledge on winter pruning: a key element in training your fruit tree and ensuring a good harvest of fruit every year.

This is the perfect event for beginner gardeners who are keen to learn the basics of winter pruning, from the tools you need and where to start. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions to our experts and acquire the knowledge to nurture your fruit tree year-round.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN STYLISH WINTER CONTAINERS photo

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN STYLISH WINTER CONTAINERS

Saturday, 31st January 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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The first of a seasonal series: Celebrate the season’s offerings, as our horticultural experts demonstrate how to create beautifully planted winter containers – as you see dotted around Petersham Nurseries.

This is a great event for small garden owners, or those of you who wish to introduce life to their window-boxes, patios and balconies throughout the dormant winter months.

There will be a practical demonstration followed by tips and advice - from bulb layering, to how to prolong the life of your displays. Questions will be welcome throughout.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
CREATIVE INDOOR CONTAINERS photo

CREATIVE INDOOR CONTAINERS

Saturday, 07th February 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm

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A new event for 2015: We invite you to bring a slice of the garden into your home, and create your own indoor container.

Throughout the morning, under the guidance of our horticultural experts, you will set to work planting your own container of indoor bulbs to take home with you. The team will also be demonstrating how to make the most of plants available in the winter season and how to create a long lasting display for your home. We will also be sharing tips and tricks on how to maintain and prolong the life of your planter.

Tickets £45.00 (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
CREATING A SCENTED GARDEN: WINTER INTO SPRING photo

CREATING A SCENTED GARDEN: WINTER INTO SPRING

Tuesday, 10th February 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Join us as we share our knowledge on how to create a garden that is both beautiful and highly fragrant all year round.

During the course of the morning we will discuss: how to plan your planting; the placing of plants; as well as plant selection, from herbs, to lavender, sweet peas and highly scented roses.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS: FLORIOGRAPHY & FLORISTRY  photo

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS: FLORIOGRAPHY & FLORISTRY

Friday, 13th February 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm

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Popular in the Victorian era and recently gaining a renewed interest, floriography looks at the meaning and significance attributed to specific flowers. We are all familiar with roses being the flower of 'love' and mistletoe hanging at Christmas - discover the lesser known sentiment of our favourite posies, including what we are really saying when we combine them in floral arrangements.

We will begin the morning wandering off into the realms of poetry, literature and art – in an exploration of how flowers and plants can and have been used in carrying across veiled messages and hidden meanings.

Afterwards you are invited to create your own small posy of seasonal flowers to send a coded message to someone dear to you (just in time for Valentine’s!).

Tickets £25.00 (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
PLANTING FOR SHADE IN WINTER & SPRING photo

PLANTING FOR SHADE IN WINTER & SPRING

Friday, 20th February 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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One of the biggest challenges facing a gardener is how to deal with shade, and most of us have at least one difficult shady area in the garden.

Throughout the morning’s workshop our horticultural experts hope to inspire you with knowledge and confidence to tackle the shady areas of the garden. From plant selection to understanding the varying degrees of shade and seasons, you can be rewarded with a beautiful garden that can provide you with colour and interest throughout the year.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
FEBRUARY WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

FEBRUARY WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 22nd February 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Each walk lasts an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a light brunch, glass of wine and cooking demonstration.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch including tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).
Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
ROSE PLANTING, CARE & PRUNING photo

ROSE PLANTING, CARE & PRUNING

Tuesday, 24th February 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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A fascinating and informative introductory talk, focusing on our passion for highly scented old fashioned roses. Together we will journey through an exploration of the different types and varieties, the beautiful forms and wonderful fragrances of old roses, offer planting tips, including the management of pests and advice on how pruning is the key element to maintaining healthy plants.

There will be plenty of guidance and planting ideas for gardens of all sizes, and questions are welcome throughout. Following the event we will also be suggesting further reading as we advise as to our favourite rose books.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
PLANNING A VEGETABLE GARDEN  photo

PLANNING A VEGETABLE GARDEN

Saturday, 28th February 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Is there anything better than fresh peas picked straight from the garden, or the smell of home-grown tomatoes? Join us as we host an introduction to growing vegetables, the first of a two-part series, starting with the most important stage: planning your planting for a healthy yield from early spring to late summer.

This is a great workshop for the amateur gardener as we will discuss the basis of where to start, what to sow and when, offer companion planting advice, as well as specific sowing information and maintenance tips to ensure the best growth.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
PLANNING A VEGETABLE GARDEN  photo

PLANNING A VEGETABLE GARDEN

Tuesday, 03rd March 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Is there anything better than fresh peas picked straight from the garden, or the smell of home-grown tomatoes? Join us as we host an introduction to growing vegetables, the first of a two-part series, starting with the most important stage: planning your planting for a healthy yield from early spring to late summer.

This is a great workshop for the amateur gardener as we will discuss the basis of where to start, what to sow and when, offer companion planting advice, as well as specific sowing information and maintenance tips to ensure the best growth.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
THE ULTIMATE CUTTING GARDEN WORKSHOP  photo

THE ULTIMATE CUTTING GARDEN WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 10th March 2015 10:30am - 04:00pm

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The cutting garden at Petersham Nurseries is a source of inspiration and beauty. Walking along it each morning is an absolute pleasure as it evolves and changes with the seasons.

This spring we invite you to our first full day-workshop, as we share our knowledge on how to create your own cutting garden and have a succession of flowers to cut and fill your home with beautiful blooms throughout the spring and summer.

We will begin the morning on how to plan and plant spring bulbs. Our horticultural experts will give practical tips on how to grow a succession of seasonal flowers for cutting. This includes: what to plant to help ‘lift’ a garden, providing extra colour and scent; planting to ensure continuous flowering throughout the growing seasons; how your planting can attract beneficial insects.

The morning will finish with a practical exercise as you plant a seed tray of heritage varieties of sweet peas for you to take home.

After lunch (provided by the Petersham Nurseries Teahouse) there will be an introduction to seasonal cut flower arranging. Our in-house florist will mentor you as you create your own take-home cutting garden posy arrangement, demonstrating how to capture the best of your spring garden flowers.

Attendees of this event will take home a seed kit to get started on their spring sowing of seeds, their just sown tray of sweet peas and their own small posy arrangement of cut flowers. Tickets £125.00 with tea, coffee, lunch and all materials are included in the ticket price.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN STYLISH SPRING CONTAINERS photo

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN STYLISH SPRING CONTAINERS

Tuesday, 17th March 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Excited about the arrival of spring, this is a celebration of colour, as bulbs of every variety, size and shape emerge with the new season.

Share our enthusiasm by joining us as we demonstrate how to create your own stunning spring container displays as you see planted around Petersham Nurseries.

This is a great event for small garden owners, or those of you who want to add a burst of spring colour to your window-boxes, patios and balconies.

There will be a practical demonstration followed by tips and advice - from bulb layering, to how to prolong the life of your displays. Questions will be welcome throughout.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
SOWING SWEET PEAS (PRACTICAL WORKSHOP) photo

SOWING SWEET PEAS (PRACTICAL WORKSHOP)

Saturday, 21st March 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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We invite you to join us for a hands on workshop on how to grow sweet peas from seed for a spectacular summer display in your garden. On two different dates - our horticultural team will talk you through the virtues of sweet peas – a favourite at Petersham Nurseries. We will discuss the different varieties, how to encourage the best growth, training your plants –following this we will guide you through sowing your own sweet pea tray of seeds (all heritage varieties of course) for the coming season.

Tickets £20.00 (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
SOWING SUCCESSIONAL SALADS photo

SOWING SUCCESSIONAL SALADS

Tuesday, 24th March 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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At Petersham Nurseries we are spoilt in being able to venture into the kitchen garden and harvest our own rocket, lettuce, endive and radicchio. There are a few secrets to growing salads. Many varieties are fool-proof and easy to grow - even in the tiniest of spaces, and can be sown at any time between spring and summer. A little harder is knowing how to maintain a continuous crop throughout the season. Therefore join us as we share our knowledge on successional sowing so you can enjoy freshly picked salad from your garden. We host this event on two separate occasions, which will also include maintenance and harvests tips and tricks. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions to our horticultural experts.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
SOWING SWEET PEAS (PRACTICAL WORKSHOP) photo

SOWING SWEET PEAS (PRACTICAL WORKSHOP)

Saturday, 28th March 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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We invite you to join us for a hands on workshop on how to grow sweet peas from seed for a spectacular summer display in your garden. On two different dates - our horticultural team will talk you through the virtues of sweet peas – a favourite at Petersham Nurseries. We will discuss the different varieties, how to encourage the best growth, training your plants –following this we will guide you through sowing your own sweet pea tray of seeds (all heritage varieties of course) for the coming season.

Tickets £20.00 (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
MARCH WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

MARCH WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 29th March 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Each walk lasts an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a light brunch, glass of wine and cooking demonstration.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch including tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).
Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
SPRING FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP  photo

SPRING FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, 01st April 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm

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Capture the best of spring with Petersham Nurseries’ resident florists as they host an introduction to seasonal flower arranging.

In the delightful setting of our glasshouse you will learn how to make a beautiful, long lasting, hand-tied arrangement using seasonally available flowers and foliage.

Over the course of the morning our experts will impart their knowledge and experience, demonstrating florist’s techniques and then work with you on your own creation to take home.

Tickets £65.00 per person (to include tea/coffee on arrival, all materials and container for you to your arrangement home).
THE WILD FLOWER GARDEN photo

THE WILD FLOWER GARDEN

Tuesday, 14th April 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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Last year we launched our own range of wildflower seeds: a bespoke collection of native British wildflower seeds, perfect for attracting wildlife, butterflies and bees to your garden. The popularity of this collection has inspired us to host an event on the subject of how to create and nurture your own wildflower garden.

Throughout the morning our horticultural experts will be discussing and demonstrating:

* Where to begin, when thinking about transforming a patch of your garden to a wildflower meadow;
* What to sow and how to choose from a wide range of wildflowers to provide interest throughout the spring and summer;
* How to use wildflowers within containers or borders to attract pollinators to your garden - essential if you are growing fruit trees or bushes; and
* How to maintain your Wild Flower Garden.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: SOW YOUR OWN SUNFLOWERS photo

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: SOW YOUR OWN SUNFLOWERS

Saturday, 25th April 2015 10:30am - 10:45am

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We all have childhood memories of sunflowers in the garden, especially who can grow the tallest!

This workshop is designed for children aged 6+ (accompanied by an adult) to plant their own sunflower seed trays, learning along the way about what a seed needs to grow and what to do to give seedlings the best possible start in the garden.

All materials (including tea and coffee for parents) will be provided.
DEALING WITH PESTS & DISEASES: THE ORGANIC WAY photo

DEALING WITH PESTS & DISEASES: THE ORGANIC WAY

Tuesday, 28th April 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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At Petersham Nurseries we pride ourselves on our organic approach to gardening. We have noticed others seeking various safe alternatives to traditional chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Crucially the key to successful pest prevention and disease management is identifying the troublemakers you may be dealing with. We begin the morning’s workshop by firstly discussing possible pests and diseases; those that are more common, and we will also welcome questions on the more unusual problems you may have encountered in your own garden. We will then share our expertise to equip you with the knowledge to develop your own sustainable and organic pest prevention plan, including looking into the fascinating biological approaches to Mealy Bug control and Scale (e.g. using live insects/natural predators to control pests).

This is the first event in a three-part series, during which we will be discussing organic gardening. We continue in May with ‘Using Organic Plant Feeds’ (Saturday 2nd May) followed by ‘How to make your own Compost’ (Tuesday 12th May).

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
USING ORGANIC PLANT FEEDS  photo

USING ORGANIC PLANT FEEDS

Saturday, 02nd May 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Organic plant feeds are a wonderful way to enrich the ecosystem of your garden and encourage plants to flourish with healthy and vigorous growth.

At Petersham Nurseries we pride ourselves on our organic approach to gardening and have noticed others seeking various safe alternatives to traditional chemical plant feeds.

The key is being able to identify and replenish the nutrients the soil needs, which in turn feed plant growth. During this workshop we will discuss how as a gardener you can work with natural systems and thereby make your own plant foods, for example through nettle and comfrey “teas”.

This is the second event of a three-part series, during which we will be discussing organic gardening. We start in April with ‘Dealing with Pests and Diseases the organic way’ (Tuesday 28th April) and conclude with ‘How to make your own Compost’ (Tuesday 12th May).

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
SOWING SUCCESSIONAL SALADS photo

SOWING SUCCESSIONAL SALADS

Saturday, 18th April 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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At Petersham Nurseries we are spoilt in being able to venture into the kitchen garden and harvest our own rocket, lettuce, endive and radicchio. There are a few secrets to growing salads. Many varieties are fool-proof and easy to grow - even in the tiniest of spaces, and can be sown at any time between spring and summer. A little harder is knowing how to maintain a continuous crop throughout the season. Therefore join us as we share our knowledge on successional sowing so you can enjoy freshly picked salad from your garden. We host this event on two separate occasions, which will also include maintenance and harvests tips and tricks. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions to our horticultural experts.

Tickets £15.00 (50% discount on ticket price available to Petersham Horticultural Society Members). (NB. Tickets are non-refundable, however can be transferred to alternative gardening events should you be unable to make the initial date).
SPRING KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP photo

SPRING KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 21st April 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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A highlight of our 2014 calendar and back by popular demand - this is a practical hands on workshop during which we invite you to create your own spring Kokedama to take home.

Celebrate this growing trend and Japanese phenomenon by liberating your houseplants from their pots and creating your own hanging moss ball.
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