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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; 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.
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - ORGANIC WINE TASTING photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - ORGANIC WINE TASTING

Saturday, 14th March 2015 12:00pm - 01:00pm

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Natural, Organic, Green. Do these concepts apply to wine? Yes, and during this tasting Petersham Cellar will share their passion and wisdom about the world of organic wine.

Organic winemaking, as with food production, describes a specific method of farming, one that governs the use of chemicals in the process of cultivation. In other words, to produce an organic wine, man-made compounds cannot be used for the farming of the grapes or in the winemaking process. Does this make a wine taste better? Some say yes, some say no. The one near-constant among organic wines, however, is that the lack of sulfites often makes them easier to drink immediately after uncorking.

The wine tasting will be open at a maximum of 15 people so book now to reserve your space!

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).
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: MAKE YOUR OWN MOTHER'S DAY POSY OF FLOWERS photo

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: MAKE YOUR OWN MOTHER'S DAY POSY OF FLOWERS

Saturday, 14th March 2015 09:30am - 10:30am

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A fun, hands on Saturday morning workshop for children. Bring your mum (and dad too!) and set to work making a posy of seasonal British Grown flowers as a gift to give your mum this Mother's Day.

This workshop is designed for children aged 6+ (accompanied by an adult). Ticket price is per child. All materials (including tea and coffee for parents) will be provided.

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 and glass of wine.

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).
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - ITALIAN WINE & CHEESE photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE TASTING - ITALIAN WINE & CHEESE

Saturday, 04th April 2015 12:00pm - 01:00pm

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What goes better than wine & cheese? Italy is awash in cheese as well as wine, so the Cellar team would like to invite you to explore the culture of the country through these two classic pairings. Building your palate through this tasting, you'll be able to understand how to put together your own wine & cheese pairing at home.

The wine tasting will be open at a maximum of 15 people so book now to reserve your space!

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).
PETERSHAM CELLAR - INTRODUCTION TO WINE TASTING photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR - INTRODUCTION TO WINE TASTING

Saturday, 11th April 2015 12:00pm - 01:00am

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Color, taste, aroma, mouth feel, texture, etc. etc. Tasting wine seems like a science, but it's more an art of slowing down and paying attention. Petersham Cellar will guide you through the basics of what to look for in a bottle, but opening a few to taste! No right or wrong answers here - just a great learning opportunity for those who want to jump into the world of wine tasting. You will taste a range of white and red wines, complete list to come.

The wine tasting will be open at a maximum of 15 people so book now to reserve your space!

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).
THE WILD FLOWER GARDEN photo

THE WILD FLOWER GARDEN

Tuesday, 14th April 2015 10:30am - 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).
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.
APRIL WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

APRIL WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 26th April 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 and glass of wine.

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.
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: SOW YOUR OWN SUNFLOWERS photo

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: SOW YOUR OWN SUNFLOWERS

Saturday, 25th April 2015 10:00am - 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. Ticket price is per child.
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).
PETERSHAM CELLAR - SPARKLING WINE TASTING photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR - SPARKLING WINE TASTING

Saturday, 09th May 2015 12:00pm - 01:00am

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The sun is bright, the days are longer and there is no better time to join the Cellar team for a sparking wine tasting. From prosecco to Francicorta and Lambrusco, their Italian sparklers will add some life and zest to your spring and summer months. A great opportunity to try some unique wines from Italy in a beautiful and sunny location along the river.

The wine tasting will be open at a maximum of 15 people so book now to reserve your space!

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).
CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: PLANT YOUR OWN PUMPKIN PATCH photo

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: PLANT YOUR OWN PUMPKIN PATCH

Saturday, 09th May 2015 10:00am - 10:45am

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We had spectacular pumpkins in the vegetable patch last autumn – big, colourful and delicious. This year we invite you to plant your own pumpkins too and watch to see how big they grow ready for Halloween.

This workshop is designed for children aged 6+ (accompanied by an adult). We will begin by making our own paper pots ready for your pumpkin seeds to be planted into, along the way learn about what a seed needs to grow and what to do to give your seedlings the best possible start in the garden. Ticket price is per child.
COMPOSTING WORKSHOP photo

COMPOSTING WORKSHOP

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

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In line with International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) we will be hosting a workshop on how to make your own compost.

ICAW is celebrated each year in the first week of May and is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative in the compost industry.

During our morning’s composting workshop we will discuss: the basics of how, and where to start; as well as the difference between cold and hot composting. We will also explore the perks of using your own compost in your garden to help improve soil structure, increase nutrient content and help ward off plant diseases. Most importantly we will share our own Petersham Nurseries top tips and composting secrets!

This is the final 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) followed by ‘Using Organic Plant Feeds’ (Saturday 2nd 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).
MAY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

MAY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Thursday, 14th May 2015 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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The first of a handful of evening Wild Food Walks taking place at Petersham Nurseries this summer hosted by Claudio Bincoletto.

Claudio will begin by introducing the event - taking us on a blissful evening foraging stroll locally, which will last about an hour. After the walk, we will return to the Nurseries for a light supper, finishing around 8.00pm.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light supper, a glass of wine). Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD photo

SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD

Thursday, 14th May 2015 10:30am - 11:45am

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Jennifer Wood - tea expert and a passionate advocate of traditional whole leaf Chinese tea joins us to lead a morning of tea tasting. She will be discussing everything from tea growing and production methods, to how to brew the perfect cup. Jennifer will be brewing and tasting some top quality white, green, oolong and black teas and explaining what makes the teas so special. A great opportunity to sample all the teas on our menu from the perfectly balanced aromatic jasmine tea, creamy and mellow silver needle or the rare and delicious Bai Ling Gong Fu.

Jennifer is the founder of the Canton Tea Co, distributors of high grade teas, farmed the traditional way and handpicked and prepared today just as they have been for 2,000 years.

Guests will be treated to home-made biscuits and samples of tea to take home with them.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN STYLISH SUMMER CONTAINERS photo

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN STYLISH SUMMER CONTAINERS

Saturday, 16th May 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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The second in a seasonal series of planting your own stunning containers as you see dotted around Petersham Nurseries.

This is a great event for small garden owners, or those of you who want to add a burst of summer 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).
THE SCENTED GARDEN IN SUMMER photo

THE SCENTED GARDEN IN SUMMER

Tuesday, 19th May 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Back by popular demand we once again invite you to join us as we share our knowledge on how to create a garden that is both beautiful and highly fragrant all year round.

An often neglected element when planning a garden, choosing plants for their scent can have a huge impact on the character and enjoyment of your garden.

During the morning our horticultural experts will discuss: how to plan your planting to give a succession of seasonal fragrance; the placing of plants for the most evocative fragrance; as well as plants you could use, these include herbs, lavender, sweet peas, highly scented roses and scented climbers (to name but a few!).

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).
CREATING A WHITE GARDEN photo

CREATING A WHITE GARDEN

Friday, 22nd May 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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A new event for 2015: Vita Sackville-West’s White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle, designed in the 1930’s had a huge impact in popularising the white garden. This garden has also had a pronounced and inspirational impact upon our horticultural team here at Petersham Nurseries.

You are invited to join us for our first ever White Garden workshop to discover what makes a white garden so timeless, romantic and stylish and how to create your own using both old fashioned and modern plant varieties.

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).
JUNE EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

JUNE EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Thursday, 04th June 2015 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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The second of a handful of evening Wild Food Walks taking place at Petersham Nurseries this summer hosted by Claudio Bincoletto.

Claudio will begin by introducing the event - taking us on a blissful evening foraging stroll locally, which will last about an hour. After the walk, we will return to the Nurseries for a light supper, finishing around 8.00pm.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light supper, a glass of wine). Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY photo

PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY

Sunday, 07th June 2015 11:00am - 04:00pm

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Petersham House Garden (adjacent to Petersham Nurseries) the private garden of Petersham Nurseries' owners Francesco & Gael Boglione will open to the public on Sunday 7th June to raise funds for the National Gardening Scheme - a registered charity.

This is a chance to see the 150" long double borders in June. Summer is one of our favourite months in the garden as we adore the oriental poppies with their silky petals, the tall elegant foxgloves, and roses when they are at their best.

The nursery will be stocking many of the plants you see in the borders that we have sourced from specialist suppliers so you can create your own Petersham border whether it is choosing a section of the border or combinations of planting that take your fancy!

Entrance to Petersham House Garden is via Petersham Nurseries. Tickets available on the door only. All funds raised from the small entrance fees are donated to the National Gardens Scheme – a registered charity. The NGS currently give away more than £2.5 million each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities. For further information please visit www.ngs.org.uk

A Great Day Out... Why not make a day of it and enjoy slower means of travel to Petersham Nurseries, enjoying Richmond and the Thames along the way. We can be reached by Hammerton’s Ferry from Marble Hill Park; or by ferry or train to Richmond from central London – followed by a leisurely stroll along the Thames Embankment and Petersham Meadows. For further details please refer to the travel pages of our website. Parking at Petersham Nurseries: as parking is extremely limited at Petersham Nurseries, we urge all customers to travel by alternative means. Nb.Tickets to be paid for on the day at the entrance.
EDIBLE FLOWERS WITH LUCY BOYD (DEMO & TASTING) photo

EDIBLE FLOWERS WITH LUCY BOYD (DEMO & TASTING)

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

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We love to use edible flowers at Petersham Nurseries, you will often find them sprinkled over summer salads or used throughout the dishes on our menus.

We look forward to welcoming you as our horticultural experts provide an introduction to edible flowers using an array of beautiful blooms picked from our own Kitchen Garden. These will likely include: scented geraniums, violas, thyme flowers and nasturtiums.

The morning will cover how to grow edible flowers from seed, tips on incorporating them into borders and boxes, as well as how to harvest them. We will then be joined by Lucy Boyd, Head Gardener at Petersham Nurseries, food writer and cook. Lucy will demonstrate how to use these delicious, pretty and delicate ingredients within your cooking, sharing some of her favourite recipes and offering small tastings of all.

Finally there will be a chance to buy seeds and plants used in the workshop at the event and also signed copies of Lucy Boyd’s debut book ‘Kitchen Memories’.
FIRST JULY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

FIRST JULY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Thursday, 09th July 2015 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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One of a handful of evening Wild Food Walks taking place at Petersham Nurseries this summer hosted by Claudio Bincoletto.

Claudio will begin by introducing the event - taking us on a blissful evening foraging stroll locally, which will last about an hour. After the walk, we will return to the Nurseries for a light supper, finishing around 8.00pm.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light supper, a glass of wine). Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
CREATE A COTTAGE GARDEN photo

CREATE A COTTAGE GARDEN

Friday, 26th June 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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You do not necessarily need to own a cottage to create your own Cottage Garden. This traditional, informal style of planting is great for small plots and can be recreated in all kinds of garden spaces.

A Cottage Garden was historically a garden which provided fruits, herbs and vegetables to its owners - there are a number of flowers which compliment this style of garden, both to aid pest prevention and also add beauty and interest. We adore Cottage Gardens at Petersham Nurseries as they generally grow abundantly. This summer we look forward to sharing our interest with you.

During the course of the morning our horticultural experts will introduce the topic, starting with the history and then leading a conversation on how to use plants to create your own.

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).
PLANTING FOR SHADE IN SUMMER photo

PLANTING FOR SHADE IN SUMMER

Tuesday, 23rd June 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 summer.

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).
PLANTING FOR SHADE IN SUMMER photo

PLANTING FOR SHADE IN SUMMER

Tuesday, 14th July 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 summer.

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).
SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD photo

SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD

Thursday, 16th July 2015 10:30am - 11:45am

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Jennifer Wood - tea expert and a passionate advocate of traditional whole leaf Chinese tea joins us to lead a morning of tea tasting. She will be discussing everything from tea growing and production methods, to how to brew the perfect cup. Jennifer will be brewing and tasting some top quality white, green, oolong and black teas and explaining what makes the teas so special. A great opportunity to sample all the teas on our menu from the perfectly balanced aromatic jasmine tea, creamy and mellow silver needle or the rare and delicious Bai Ling Gong Fu.

Jennifer is the founder of the Canton Tea Co, distributors of high grade teas, farmed the traditional way and handpicked and prepared today just as they have been for 2,000 years.

Guests will be treated to home-made biscuits and samples of tea to take home with them.
SECOND JULY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

SECOND JULY EVENING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Saturday, 25th July 2015 06:00pm - 08:00pm

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One of a handful of evening Wild Food Walks taking place at Petersham Nurseries this summer hosted by Claudio Bincoletto.

Claudio will begin by introducing the event - taking us on a blissful evening foraging stroll locally, which will last about an hour. After the walk, we will return to the Nurseries for a light supper, finishing around 8.00pm.

Tickets £35.00 (includes walk, light supper, a glass of wine). Concessionary rate of £30.00 for students and Slow Food London members.
SEPTEMBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

SEPTEMBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 20th September 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 and glass of wine.

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.
OCTOBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

OCTOBER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 11th October 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 and glass of wine.

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.
NOVEMBER 'TRUFFLES' WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

NOVEMBER 'TRUFFLES' WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 15th November 2015 09:30am - 12:00pm

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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. Our Wild Food Walks are limited to a minimum of 10 guests per walk, maximum 18. Tickets: £50.00 (includes walk, light foraged lunch, tea/ coffee and a glass of wine). Concessionary rate of £45.00 for students and Slow Food London members. Tickets are non-refundable.
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN IN AUTUMN photo

THE VEGETABLE GARDEN IN AUTUMN

Tuesday, 08th September 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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For this, the second in a two-part series on growing your own vegetables, we look at keeping your plot active through the end of summer, autumn and into winter.

We begin by discussing late sowing options for early September, whilst the ground is still warm, as well as sharing our expert knowledge on hardy crops for winter and protecting your plot against frost.

Autumn is also a key time to prepare your vegetable garden for the next growing season; we discuss replenishing nutrients in the soil through to planning your planting for a spring harvest.

This is a great workshop for the amateur gardener, however this event is equally interesting for the more practiced gardener and questions are welcomed 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).
STYLISH AUTUMN CONTAINERS DEMONSTRATION photo

STYLISH AUTUMN CONTAINERS DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, 19th September 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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As the late summer colour fades we look to autumn and how to continue adding interest to your garden using seasonal container displays.

This is a great event for small garden owners or those of you who want to add a burst of autumnal 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).
THE ULTIMATE CUTTING GARDEN WORKSHOP photo

THE ULTIMATE CUTTING GARDEN WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 22nd September 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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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 September we invite you to our second 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 autumn 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.
BULB PLANTING IN THE GARDEN photo

BULB PLANTING IN THE GARDEN

Friday, 02nd October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Spend the morning with our horticultural experts as they share their knowledge on bulb planting this autumn and look forward to a colourful and fragrant spring and early summer.

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.

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).
ROSE PRUNING FOR BEGINNERS photo

ROSE PRUNING FOR BEGINNERS

Tuesday, 13th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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With such a variety of roses and instructions pruning can sometimes be appear daunting. Let this workshop give you the essential keys to maintaining healthy plants, as well as encouraging new growth and a succession of beautiful blooms the following season.

During the morning’s workshop our expert horticulturalists will be discussing the types and varieties of roses and appropriate seasons to prune. They will share their knowledge on how pruning can assist with pest prevention as well as stimulate new growth. You’ll leave equipped with the technical know-how, including techniques and tools required.

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).
PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY  photo

PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY

Sunday, 06th September 2015 11:00am - 04:00pm

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Petersham House Garden (adjacent to Petersham Nurseries) the private garden of Petersham Nurseries' owners Francesco & Gael Boglione will open to the public on Sunday 7th June to raise funds for the National Gardening Scheme - a registered charity.

This is a chance to see the 150" long double borders in September abundant with grasses, aconitum, Japanese anemones and helium’s.

The nursery will be stocking many of the plants you see in the borders that we have sourced from specialist suppliers so you can create your own Petersham border whether it is choosing a section of the border or combinations of planting that take your fancy!

Entrance to Petersham House Garden is via Petersham Nurseries. Tickets available on the door only. All funds raised from the small entrance fees are donated to the National Gardens Scheme – a registered charity. The NGS currently give away more than £2.5 million each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities. For further information please visit www.ngs.org.uk

A Great Day Out...
Why not make a day of it and enjoy slower means of travel to Petersham Nurseries, enjoying Richmond and the Thames along the way. We can be reached by Hammerton’s Ferry from Marble Hill Park; or by ferry or train to Richmond from central London – followed by a leisurely stroll along the Thames Embankment and Petersham Meadows. For further details please refer to the travel pages of our website. Parking at Petersham Nurseries: as parking is extremely limited at Petersham Nurseries, we urge all customers to travel by alternative means. Nb. Tickets are not bookable in advance, have to be paid for at the entrance to the gardens on the day.
AUTUMN FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP photo

AUTUMN FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, 14th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Guided by our expert florist, learn how to make a beautiful, long-lasting seasonal arrangement to take home using berries and autumn foliage.
FRUIT PRUNING IN AUTUMN photo

FRUIT PRUNING IN AUTUMN

Tuesday, 10th November 2015 11:30am - 01:00pm

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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 great for introducing structure - even within a smaller garden or courtyard.

During the morning’s event we will be sharing our expert knowledge on autumn 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 autumn pruning, from when to begin and the tools you will need. 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).
SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD photo

SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD

Thursday, 24th September 2015 10:30am - 11:45am

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Jennifer Wood - tea expert and a passionate advocate of traditional whole leaf Chinese tea joins us to lead a morning of tea tasting. She will be discussing everything from tea growing and production methods, to how to brew the perfect cup. Jennifer will be brewing and tasting some top quality white, green, oolong and black teas and explaining what makes the teas so special. A great opportunity to sample all the teas on our menu from the perfectly balanced aromatic jasmine tea, creamy and mellow silver needle or the rare and delicious Bai Ling Gong Fu.

Jennifer is the founder of the Canton Tea Co, distributors of high grade teas, farmed the traditional way and handpicked and prepared today just as they have been for 2,000 years.

Guests will be treated to home-made biscuits and samples of tea to take home with them.
SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD photo

SEASONAL TEA TASTINGS WITH CANTON TEA CO FOUNDER JENNIFER WOOD

Thursday, 26th November 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm

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Jennifer Wood - tea expert and a passionate advocate of traditional whole leaf Chinese tea joins us to lead a morning of tea tasting. She will be discussing everything from tea growing and production methods, to how to brew the perfect cup. Jennifer will be brewing and tasting some top quality white, green, oolong and black teas and explaining what makes the teas so special. A great opportunity to sample all the teas on our menu from the perfectly balanced aromatic jasmine tea, creamy and mellow silver needle or the rare and delicious Bai Ling Gong Fu.

Jennifer is the founder of the Canton Tea Co, distributors of high grade teas, farmed the traditional way and handpicked and prepared today just as they have been for 2,000 years.

Guests will be treated to home-made biscuits and samples of tea to take home with them.
SUCCESSIONAL BULB PLANTING IN A CONTAINER photo

SUCCESSIONAL BULB PLANTING IN A CONTAINER

Friday, 16th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Prolong the life of your spring-flowering containers using successional bulb planting techniques.

During this practical workshop you will learn how to layer bulbs within a container so that they flower at different times. In turn you can look forward to a beautiful successional display of wallflowers, violas, hyacinths, narcissus and tulips for many months to come.

This is a hands on workshop where you will plant your own container of bulbs to take home.
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