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APRIL WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

APRIL WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

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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

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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.
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE LUNCH – SPRING WINES photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE LUNCH – SPRING WINES

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Petersham Cellar invite you to join them on Saturday 25th April as they explore and taste five high quality spring wines, all of which have been sourced from high altitude vineyards.

Among a number of factors, these grapes are typically exposed to extremes in temperature as day transitions to night. Moreover, it is common that the only possible way to work is by hand with no machines. For this reason there is a greater appreciation for the winemakers who work with vineyards located on mountainous slops.

This Wine Lunch will be hosted at Petersham Nurseries, led by the knowledgeable Petersham Cellar team. They will be introducing and guiding you to taste five handpicked wines, paired with a menu prepared by Damian Clisby and the Petersham Nurseries Café team.

We are sure you will appreciate the quality and the stories of these wines, which will be available at an exclusive event only price for those who attend the lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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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).
PASTA WORKSHOP WITH DAMIAN CLISBY photo

PASTA WORKSHOP WITH DAMIAN CLISBY

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

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At the end of last month we sent chefs Alex and Nathan to Sienna to stage in a traditional Italian kitchen. Once again inspired by their journey, we host a second Italian pasta making workshop for beginners.

"Homemade fresh pasta is delicious and easy to make" explains Damian. "We will begin the workshop with a basic dough demonstration, then you will be guided how to create different shapes, cuts and fillings of pasta".

Once the hard work is over, you will be invited to enjoy a glass of Petersham Prosecco and two course lunch where you will be able to enjoy your freshly made pasta.

This workshop is open to only 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Tickets £75.00 per person. Price includes: workshop, two course lunch in the restaurant accompanied by a glass of prosecco.
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.
PETERSHAM CELLAR PRODUCER WINE LUNCH – WITH ANDREA FRANCHETTI FROM TENUTA DI PASSOPISCIARO photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR PRODUCER WINE LUNCH – WITH ANDREA FRANCHETTI FROM TENUTA DI PASSOPISCIARO

Saturday, 23rd May 2015 03:00pm - 05:00pm

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Petersham Cellar is honoured to welcome producer Andrea Franchetti to co-host an exclusive wine lunch this spring.

Whilst more typically recognised for his established Tuscan winery - in 2000 Andrea embarked on a collection of new vineyards located on Mount Etna, Sicily.

On Saturday 23rd May – Andrea will be presenting his own handpicked favourites from the ‘Tenuta Di Passopisciaro’ collection. This is a great opportunity to taste authentic, high quality Sicilian wines – perfect for drinking in spring.

This Wine Lunch will be hosted at Petersham Nurseries, led by the knowledgeable Petersham Cellar team. They will be introducing and guiding you to taste five handpicked wines, paired with a menu prepared by Damian Clisby and the Petersham Nurseries Café team.

We are sure you will appreciate the quality and the stories of these wines, which will be available at an exclusive event only price for those who attend the lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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.
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PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS - "Castello di Neive"

Friday, 15th May 2015 07:30pm - 10:00pm

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As the sun sets over Petersham Nurseries - Petersham Cellar invite you to join them for dinner as they host a handful of one-off intimate Friday evening Wine Suppers.

The series launches on Friday 15th May showcasing a collection of delicious wines from the renown "Castello di Neive" winery.

"Castello di Neive" is an historical winery in Piedmont which produces exceptional wines of great value. Each wine truly reflects the terroir from which it originates - particular favourites include their Arneis, or the Barbaresco S.Stefano from the vineyard Santo Stefano.

Following on from a 7.30pm start, we will be enjoying five wonderfully crafted wines paired with a delicious seasonal menu inspired by the garden and prepared by the Petersham Nurseries Café team.

Tickets £110 (inclusive of supper paired with handpicked wines from Petersham Cellar Collection). Each event will be hosted in a private glasshouse at Petersham Nurseries, and be limited to 40 guests.

We are sure you will appreciate the quality and the stories of these wines, which will be available at an exclusive event only price for those who attend the lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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).
HOW TO CREATE A SEASONAL SPRING MENU  photo

HOW TO CREATE A SEASONAL SPRING MENU

Thursday, 21st May 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Lucy Boyd joins Damian to host a demonstration on how to create a seasonal menu using spring ingredients.

Lucy explains “Early spring is the season for young shoots, swelling buds and fresh new growth. At Petersham, the garden is waking up after the winter… There is a brightness and a feeling of excitement and anticipation about what is to come”. (Taken from Kitchen Memories)

Following the demonstration, guests will be invited to enjoy a Petersham Prosecco and two course seasonal lunch.

This workshop is open to only 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Tickets £75.00 per person. Price includes: workshop, two course lunch in the restaurant accompanied by a glass of prosecco.
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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.
COOKING WITH SPICES photo

COOKING WITH SPICES

Thursday, 28th May 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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Following a recent food journey to Morocco, Head Chef Damian Clisby hosts an introduction to cooking with spices.

He will be talking extensively on flavour combinations – how spices can enhance dishes and draw out flavours in a variety of pairings. You will also be guided through the process of making your own spice mixes at home.

Damian will be joined by the talented young chef Alex Dome – recently one of the four Chefs of Tomorrow.

Following the demonstration, guests will be invited to enjoy a Petersham Prosecco and two course seasonal lunch.

This workshop is open to only 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Tickets £75.00 per person. Price includes: workshop, two course lunch in the restaurant accompanied by a glass of prosecco.
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PETERSHAM CELLAR - SPRING WINE TASTING

Saturday, 30th May 2015 12:00pm - 01:00pm

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The Cellar team invite you to their next guided wine tasting. This time focusing on delicious spring-time wines. The team will guide you through tasting each handpicked wine in turn – touching on the viticulture of the grapes and introducing the producers. The tasting will include a combination of light reds, refreshing whites as well as structured ones. No doubt you will find something that suits your taste.

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 WINE SUPPERS - Friday 5th June photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS - Friday 5th June

Friday, 05th June 2015 07:30pm - 10:00pm

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This summer as the sun sets over Petersham Nurseries - Petersham Cellar invite you to join them for dinner as they host a handful of one-off intimate Friday evening Wine Suppers.

Following on from a 7.30pm start, we will be enjoying five wonderfully crafted wines paired with a delicious seasonal menu inspired by the garden and prepared by the Petersham Nurseries Café team.

Tickets £110 (inclusive of supper paired with handpicked wines from Petersham Cellar Collection). Each event will be hosted in a private glasshouse at Petersham Nurseries, and be limited to 40 guests.

We are sure you will appreciate the quality and the stories of these wines, which will be available at an exclusive event only price for those who attend the lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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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.
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PETERSHAM CELLAR REGIONAL WINE LUNCH – "CAMPANIA"

Saturday, 13th June 2015 03:00pm - 05:00pm

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Petersham Cellar invite you to join them for their next regional wine lunch. On Saturday 13th June, they will be exploring and tasting wines from the region of Campania.

Viticulture thrives thanks to an abundance of sunshine, dry hot summers, mild winters, a long growing season and volcanic soil. Predominantly a white wines region, Campania also produces an elegant and powerful red: the Aglianico, considered to be the Barolo of Southern Italy. For those less familiar with wines from Campania this is a great chance to try really refined whites and the king of reds Aglianico.

This Wine Lunch will be hosted at Petersham Nurseries, led by the knowledgeable Petersham Cellar team. They will be introducing and guiding you to taste five handpicked wines, paired with a menu prepared by Damian Clisby and the Petersham Nurseries Café team.

We are sure you will appreciate the quality and the stories of these wines, which will be available at an exclusive event only price for those who attend the lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
PETERSHAM HOUSE HOLLY LODGE CENTRE OPEN GARDEN DAY photo

PETERSHAM HOUSE HOLLY LODGE CENTRE OPEN GARDEN DAY

Sunday, 14th 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, opens to the public to raise funds for the Holly Lodge Centre in Richmond park. This wonderful organisation offers groups of children, young people and adults, particularly those with special educational needs, a hands-on experience of Richmond Park and its diverse wildlife and distinct heritage -www.thehollylodgecentre.org.uk

Entrance to Petersham House Garden is via Petersham Nurseries. Tickets available on the door only. All funds raised from the small entrance fees will be donated directly to the Holly Lodge Centre (Charity No 1076741).

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.
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HOW TO CREATE A SEASONAL SUMMER MENU

Thursday, 02nd July 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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The third in our series of seasonal menu workshops. Lucy Boyd joins Damian to host a demonstration on how to create a seasonal menu using summer ingredients.

“At Petersham there is a certain moment around the middle of July when the garden takes my breath away. The garden is a mass of abundant colour and productivity. Salad leaves are picked every morning, courgette flowers are collected and summer beetroots and carrots pulled from the ground” explains Lucy Boyd (Taken from Kitchen Memories).

Following the demonstration, guests will be invited to enjoy a Petersham Prosecco and two course seasonal set lunch.

This workshop is open to 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Places £75.00 per person. Ticket price includes workshop, a glass of prosecco and two course lunch in the restaurant following the workshop.
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS - Friday 10th July photo

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS - Friday 10th July

Friday, 10th July 2015 07:30pm - 10:00pm

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As the sun sets over Petersham Nurseries this July - Petersham Cellar invite you to join them for dinner as they host a handful of one-off intimate Friday evening Wine Suppers.

Following on from a 7.30pm start - we will be enjoying five wonderfully crafted wines paired with a delicious seasonal menu inspired by the garden and prepared by the Petersham Nurseries Café team.

Tickets £110 (inclusive of supper paired with handpicked wines from Petersham Cellar Collection). Each event will be hosted in a private glasshouse at Petersham Nurseries and be limited to 40 guests.

We are sure you will appreciate the quality and the stories of these wines, which will be available at an exclusive event only price for those who attend the lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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).
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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).
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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.
PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS -

PETERSHAM CELLAR WINE SUPPERS - "Mazzei"

Friday, 24th July 2015 07:30pm - 10:00pm

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As the sun sets over Petersham Nurseries this July - Petersham Cellar invite you to join them for dinner as they host a handful of one-off intimate Friday evening Wine Suppers.

We conclude our four-part wine supper series welcoming highly esteemed family producer "Mazzei".

The history of the Mazzei family is closely linked to the history of winemaking in Tuscany, and to the political and cultural history of the entire region. The first documents that name the Mazzeis – originally from the winemaking area of Carmignano – date back to the early eleventh century. Since the very beginning, they have been winemakers and active participants in Florentine cultural and commercial life, even holding important posts in city government. Ser Lapo Mazzei (1350-1412), a winemaker from Carmignano, dedicated to the art of making fine wine, was a notary of the Florence city government and proconsul of the Art of Judges and Notaries. His brother Lionardo also cultivated vineyards in Carmignano, in the Grignano estate where he produced wine according to the instructions of his more expert brother, Ser Lapo. Ser Lapo Mazzei is also considered the “father” of the Chianti name: he authored the first known document using the denomination, a commercial contract bearing his signature, dated December 16, 1398. Today, after almost six centuries, the Mazzei family – under the guidance of Lapo, who oversees the property with the help of his sons, Filippo and Francesco, - still devotes itself to winemaking, with a constant commitment, an eye towards innovation and an abiding respect for the land. While keeping alive the historical and traditional family values, adapting them to the demands of today’s marketplace while examining opportunities offered by advanced technological applications. These are the objectives that continue to guide the Mazzei family. Their viticulture’s passion is expressed by the “Fonterutoli” property, and in recent years, from the acquisition of “Tenuta Belguardo” and “Zisola” estates.

Following on from a 7.30pm start - we will be enjoying five wonderfully crafted Mazzei wines paired with a delicious seasonal menu inspired by the garden and prepared by the Petersham Nurseries Café team.

Tickets £110 (inclusive of supper paired with handpicked wines from Petersham Cellar Collection). Each event will be hosted in a private glasshouse at Petersham Nurseries and be limited to 40 guests.

We are sure you will appreciate the quality and the stories of these wines, which will be available at an exclusive event only price for those who attend the lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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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.
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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.
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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).
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PICKLING & PRESERVING FOR THE WINTER AHEAD

Thursday, 17th September 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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This winter we had a great time pickling and preserving for the year ahead at Petersham Nurseries – from lemons, to artichokes – celery to carrots, even distilling rose petals.

We are strong advocates of Zero Waste and as part of the Hubbub initiative (www.hubbub.org.uk) to raise awareness and end food waste, we decided to include a cookery workshop on pickling and preserving your surplus ingredients.

During this workshop we will demonstrate and discuss how to get started, the range of produce you can pickle and preserve – sharing our expert tips and tricks along the way.

Following the demonstration, guests will be invited to enjoy a Petersham Prosecco and two course seasonal set lunch.

This workshop is open to 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Places £75.00 per person. Ticket price includes workshop, a glass of prosecco and two course lunch in the restaurant following the workshop.
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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).
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THE ULTIMATE CUTTING GARDEN WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 22nd September 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 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.
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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).
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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).
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HOW TO CREATE A SEASONAL AUTUMN MENU

Thursday, 08th October 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm

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The fourth installment in our series of seasonal menu workshops. Lucy Boyd joins Damian to host a demonstration on how to create a seasonal menu using autumnal ingredients.

“With autumn comes a list of exciting new ingredients: the warm, earthy notes of squash, sweet chestnuts and walnuts, the late-ripening wine-speckled pods of borlotti and creamy pale skins of cannellini beans, the last of the tomatoes, sweet red peppers and heavy fat aubergines. Not forgetting fresh porcini, cobnuts, figs, grapes, blackberries, quince, apples and pears” explains Lucy Boyd (Taken from Kitchen Memories).

Following the demonstration, guests will be invited to enjoy a Petersham Prosecco and two course seasonal set lunch.

This workshop is open to 16 guests, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Places £75.00 per person. Ticket price includes workshop, a glass of prosecco and two course lunch in the restaurant following the workshop.
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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 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 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 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.
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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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