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THE ULTIMATE TEA MASTERCLASS WITH THE UK’S FOREMOST TEA EXPERT JANE PETTIGREW photo

THE ULTIMATE TEA MASTERCLASS WITH THE UK’S FOREMOST TEA EXPERT JANE PETTIGREW

Thursday, 24th July 2014 02:00pm - 05:00pm

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“Have you ever wondered how the tea in your everyday cuppa gets from the plantation to your cup? Can you tell a Darjeeling from a Ceylon, an oolong from a white? Do you know why they're different?”

This summer Petersham Nurseries and Canton Tea are delighted to welcome Jane Pettigrew, the UK’s foremost tea expert, as she hosts ‘The Ultimate Tea Master Class’.

Jane is a world authority on tea and tea culture with 15 books published. She will begin the afternoon course at 2.00pm, and will be discussing everything from: the history of tea in Britain; what is tea, how and where does the plant grow; why all teas are different; the manufacture of black, green, yellow, white, oolong, pu'erh and flavoured teas, as well as perfect brewing and different ways to brew.

This will be a truly special event, offering guests the chance to taste a variety of rare and fascinating teas, whilst introducing a lively insight into all aspects of tea including the culture and social history.

Since this is a much longer workshop than our usual, we will be breaking at 4.00pm for refreshments, to keep you going. A selection of cakes from the Teahouse will be served... and some more tea!

Tickets are £45.00.(Tickets non-refundable)

About Jane Pettigrew
Jane Pettigrew is a tea specialist, historian, writer and consultant. Since 1983, she has been working in the UK and around the world to explain and share the fascinating world of tea. She has written 15 books on the many and varied aspects of tea, its production, history and culture, and she writes for tea related magazines and journals. Two of her books were also nominated for Best New Tea Book Award - A Social History of Tea (co-authored with Bruce Richardson) and The Tea Sommelier Handbook in Spanish and English (co-authored with Victoria Bisogno).
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - SPARKLING WINES - SOLD OUT photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - SPARKLING WINES - SOLD OUT

Saturday, 26th July 2014 12:00pm - 01:00pm

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A celebration of sparkling wines. Petersham Cellar invite you to join them for the next in their fortnightly series of guided wine tastings. This time they will be exploring the different styles of prosecco in detail, starting with the classics and moving to the old method: Senza Solfiti Col Fondo.

The tasting will include 5 hand-picked wines from the Petersham Cellar collection accompanied by bread.

These are intended to be small group tastings limited to 12 places, so do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets available to book online. Alternatively you can contact 020 8940 5230 or email info@petershamnurseries.com to reserve your place. Payment details required to secure booking. Tickets are non-refundable.

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. Visit their website here: www.petershamcellar.com.
GARDENING WORKSHOP – AUTUMN SEED SOWING  photo

GARDENING WORKSHOP – AUTUMN SEED SOWING

Tuesday, 09th September 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm

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An introduction to sowing seeds in autumn. Join us for an informative workshop during which our horticultural team will demonstrate the art of growing fruit, flowers and vegetables from seed for a succession of vegetables and flowers throughout the season.

Plant pots, seed trays, and coir pots will all be used to show how you can work towards a harvest with even the smallest of outdoor space.

This is a great workshop for the amateur gardener, as we will discuss the basis of where to start, what to sow at the moment, including specific sowing information and maintenance tips to ensure the best growth. However this event is equally interesting for the more practiced gardener with questions welcomed throughout and lots of tips and tricks shared.

We look forward to seeing you there. Tickets £12.00 (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).
SEPTEMBER EARLY AUTUMN WILD FOOD WALK photo

SEPTEMBER EARLY AUTUMN WILD FOOD WALK

Sunday, 14th September 2014 09:30am - 11:30am

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We continue our series of monthly Wild Food Walks on Sunday 14th September.

For this occasion, we go in search for porcini, berries and early autumnal fruits as the charismatic and incredibly knowledgeable Claudio Bincoletto invites you to discover the joys of foraging in and around Petersham.

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 £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch, tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).

Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN CUTTING GARDEN & GARDEN FLORISTRY FOR BEGINNERS  photo

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN CUTTING GARDEN & GARDEN FLORISTRY FOR BEGINNERS

Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 10:30am - 04:30pm

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We invite you to spend the day at Petersham Nurseries for our second all day gardening event.

Join us from 10.30am as our horticultural experts begin the day sharing their knowledge and expertise on how to plan and plant spring bulbs to grow a succession of cut flowers.

Following, we will break for lunch which will be provided by our Teahouse Chefs. In the afternoon we continue the workshop moving onto how to create a hand tied bouquet from your cutting garden, as our in-house florist, Thomas Broom introduces seasonal cut flower arranging. Over the course of the afternoon Thomas will share his knowledge and experience through a demonstration of traditional florist techniques.

Attendees of this event will take home a seed kit to get started on their autumn sowing of seeds. Tickets £125.00 with tea, coffee, lunch and all materials included in ticket price.

This is intended to be a small group practical workshop and demonstration aimed at beginner gardeners, with places limited to 10 - 12, so do book ahead.

Tickets available to book online only. Tickets are refundable up-to 72 hours before the event takes place.
GARDENING DEMO - STYLISH AUTUMN CONTAINERS photo

GARDENING DEMO - STYLISH AUTUMN CONTAINERS

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

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Join us for an informative talk and demonstration on stylish autumn planting hosted by in-house florist and horticultural manager Thomas Broom.

Thomas will demonstrate how to create your own stunning container displays as you see dotted around Petersham Nurseries that celebrate autumn’s offerings but which will last to bring life to your garden through the winter and even into spring.

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

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

This is a popular workshop and places are limited, so do book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets £12.00 (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).
GARDENING TALK & WORKSHOP – BULB PLANTING photo

GARDENING TALK & WORKSHOP – BULB PLANTING

Tuesday, 07th October 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Get ready for bulb planting this autumn and look forward to a colourful and fragrant spring and early summer.

Spend the morning with Thomas Broom, and Rosie Bines, Acting Head Gardener at Petersham House, while they share their knowledge of bulb planting.

Learn how and where to plant bulbs, the key to maintaining healthy bulbs, how to anticipate and counter pests and blight, as well as find inspiration for colour schemes and design.

This is a popular workshop and places are limited, so do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Tickets £12.00 (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).
OCTOBER WILD FOOD WALK photo

OCTOBER WILD FOOD WALK

Sunday, 12th October 2014 09:30am - 11:30am

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We continue our series of monthly Wild Food Walks and invite you to discover the joys of foraging locally on Sunday 12th October.

One of our favourite times of the year, following the walk we will return for a feast which celebrates the seasons offerings: mushrooms, chestnuts and jams.

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 £35.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch, tea/ coffee and a glass of wine).

Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
GARDENING TALK & WORKSHOP – AUTUMN PRUNING OF ROSES  photo

GARDENING TALK & WORKSHOP – AUTUMN PRUNING OF ROSES

Tuesday, 14th October 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm

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A fascinating and informative gardening talk and workshop hosted by our expert Martin Ogden. During the course of the morning you will learn:

* The types and different varieties of roses;
* How, where and when best to plant them to ensure the best growth;
* Important pest prevention measures to maintain your roses.

Our expert horticulturalists will also show how pruning is the key element to maintaining healthy plants.

Tickets £12.00 (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).
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.
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.
GARDENING DEMO - STYLISH FESTIVE CONTAINERS photo

GARDENING DEMO - STYLISH FESTIVE CONTAINERS

Tuesday, 25th November 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Join us for an informative talk and demonstration on stylish festive planting hosted by in-house florist and horticultural manager Thomas Broom.

Thomas will demonstrate how to create your own stunning container displays, as you see dotted around Petersham Nurseries, and that celebrate winter’s offerings, using: Hyacinths, Amaryllis, and the various Narcissi, from “Paperwhites” to “Bridlecrown”.

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

Tickets £12.00 (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).
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & CAROL EVENING  photo

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOPPING & CAROL EVENING

Wednesday, 03rd December 2014 06:00pm - 09:00pm

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Save the date! Our late night shopping evening will be a night not to be missed.
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING - TUESDAY MORNING photo

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING - TUESDAY MORNING

Tuesday, 09th December 2014 10:30am - 01:00pm

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Learn how to craft a traditional Christmas Wreath using seasonal foliage with Petersham Nurseries' in-house florists: Ronny de Koning and Thomas Broom.

Over the course of the morning they will share their knowledge and experience, working with you on your own creation to take home.

Tickets £85.00, including all materials plus tea/ coffee & cake on arrival. Tickets are refundable up to 72-hours of the event.
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING - WEDNESDAY MORNING photo

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING - WEDNESDAY MORNING

Wednesday, 10th December 2014 10:30am - 01:00pm

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Learn how to craft a traditional Christmas Wreath using seasonal foliage with Petersham Nurseries' in-house florists: Ronny de Koning and Thomas Broom.

Over the course of the morning they will share their knowledge and experience, working with you on your own creation to take home.

Tickets £85.00, including all materials plus tea/ coffee & cake on arrival. Tickets are refundable up to 72-hours of the event.
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