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VALENTINE’S FLOWER WORKSHOP FOR MEN

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Have you ever thought about making your own Valentines bouquet for your beloved? In our first ever Men’s Flower Workshop, you will learn how to create an exquisite hand-tied bouquet using British grown seasonal flowers (not a rose in sight!), under the expert guidance of our in-house florists: Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame. You will then be able to create your own bouquet to take home with you. This workshop is exclusively for men – but, ladies can book their husbands onto it! (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS: FLORIOGRAPHY & FLORISTRY  photo

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS: FLORIOGRAPHY & FLORISTRY

Friday, 19th February 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Popular in the Victorian era and more recently gaining renewed interest, floriography looks at the meaning and significance attributed to specific flowers. We are all familiar with roses being the flower of 'love' and mistletoe hanging at Christmas – however we invite you to join us and discover the lesser known sentiment of our favourite posy’s, including what we are really saying when we combine them in floral arrangements. We will begin the morning wandering off into the realms of poetry, literature and art – in an exploration of how flowers and plants can be used in portraying veiled messages and hidden meanings. After you are invited to create your own small posy of seasonal flowers to send a coded message to for someone dear to you. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
WINTER ROSE PRUNING, PLANTING & CARE photo

WINTER ROSE PRUNING, PLANTING & CARE

Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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A fascinating and informative introductory talk, focusing on our passion for highly scented old fashioned roses. Together, we will journey through an exploration of the different types and varieties, the beautiful forms and wonderful fragrances of old roses, offer planting tips, including the management of pests and advice on how pruning is the key element to maintaining healthy plants. There will be plenty of guidance and planting ideas for gardens of all sizes, and questions are welcome throughout! Following the event there will also be suggestions for further reading as we showcase our favourite rose books. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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CREATING A SCENTED GARDEN: WINTER INTO SPRING

Friday, 26th February 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Join us as we share our knowledge on how to create a garden that is both beautiful and highly fragrant all year round. During the course of the morning we will discuss: how to plan your planting; the placing of plants; as well as plant selection, from herbs, to lavender, sweet peas and highly scented roses. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN STYLISH SPRING CONTAINERS

Friday, 04th March 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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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. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: FLOWERS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Saturday, 05th March 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm

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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. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
KITCHEN GARDEN PLANNING  photo

KITCHEN GARDEN PLANNING

Tuesday, 08th March 2016 11:00am - 04:30pm

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Join Amanda Brame from our horticultural team for our first ever all day workshop devoted to the Kitchen Garden. During the morning you will be introduced to the concept of planning a kitchen garden for the year ahead and how to get the most out of your growing space. This will be followed by a tour of the Petersham House kitchen garden, where you will be introduced to soil preparation and maintenance. After lunch, the afternoon session will introduce you to the art of sowing successional salad and vegetable crops, drawing on Amanda’s years of experience as a kitchen gardener and allotmenter. The day will close with afternoon tea and a Q&A session. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
A CELEBRATION OF THE HELLEBORE photo

A CELEBRATION OF THE HELLEBORE

Saturday, 12th March 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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Join Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame for a morning of creative floristry, where we celebrate one of our favourite flowers of the season: the Hellebore. During the class you will be given advice about how to grow the perfect Hellebores and introduce you to our favourite varieties. We will then demonstrate the many ways in which Hellebores can be used in floral displays and advice on how to condition your flowers to make them last longer. You will then create your own display of glorious Hellebores mixed with other seasonal flowers and foliage to take home with you. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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TOTALLY DEVOTED TO SWEET PEAS

Friday, 18th March 2016 11:00am - 04:30pm

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Famed for its beautiful scent, the Sweet Pea remains a classic cutting garden favourite and is always high on planting list in spring. Join us for our first ever day devoted entirely to this fragrant bloom. The morning will commence with an introduction to the history of the Sweet Pea and the several varieties that are available to grow in your garden, including heritage scented varieties. Amanda Brame will then introduce you to the art of sowing Sweet Peas and how to get the best from your blooms, throughout the summer season. You will then have the opportunity to sow your own modules of heavily scented varieties, which you can take home with you. After lunch, you will join Thomas Broom-Hughes for a floristry session, using spring flowers; mixed with British Sweet Peas, grown in Hampshire. Under the guidance of Thomas, you will then create your own design to take home with you. The day will close with afternoon tea and a Q & A session. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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EASTER WREATH MAKING

Saturday, 19th March 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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Due to the popularly of our wreath making workshops, this year we introduce a seasonal series, starting with Easter. Inspired by spring and new growth, under the guidance of Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame you will learn the heritage of wreath making, and how to celebrate the finest spring foliage. After which you will create your own garden inspired Easter wreath, using woodland materials. Ticket price includes all materials. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
SPRING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

SPRING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Sunday, 20th March 2016 02:00pm - 05:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto: “I will be back and full of inspiration from Southern India after a month of geographical transit from coast to coast. The opportunity to see a different interpretation and use of plants and ingredients in their original environment, the land of aiuryrdevic cooking is very exciting. So expect a bit of exotic and a springtime green feast”. The walk lasts an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a late lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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CUTTING GARDEN KNOW-HOW FOR FLORISTS

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 11:00am - 04:30pm

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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 join us 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 blossoms throughout spring and summer. We will start in the morning discussing how to plan and plant spring bulbs. Our horticultural experts will provide practical tips on how to grow an array of seasonal flowers for cutting including: what to plant to help ‘lift’ a garden to provide extra colour and scent; planting to ensure continuous flowering throughout the growing seasons; and how your planting can attract beneficial insects. The morning will finish with a practical exercise as you will plant a seed tray of heritage varieties of sweet peas for you to take home. After lunch (provided by the Petersham Nurseries Teahouse), will be an introduction to seasonal cut flower arranging. Create your own take home cutting garden posy with the help of our in-house florist as he demonstrates 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, as well as their own small posy arrangement of cut flowers. All materials included in ticket price. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
THE WILD FLOWER GARDEN photo

THE WILD FLOWER GARDEN

Friday, 15th April 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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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 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 start, 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 seasons;
* 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. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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SOWING SUCCESSIONAL SALADS

Tuesday, 19th April 2016 11:00am - 04:30pm

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We are spoilt at Petersham Nurseries to be able to venture into the kitchen garden and harvest our own rocket, lettuce, endive and radicchio. However, there are very few secrets to growing salads. Many varieties are fool proof and easy to grow - even in the tiniest of spaces, and can be sown anytime between spring and summer. What is a little harder is maintaining a continuous supply throughout the season. We invite you to spend the day with us, as we share our knowledge on successional sowing so you can enjoy freshly picked salad from your garden throughout the season. This is a great workshop for the amateur gardener, however this event is equally interesting for the more practiced gardener with questions welcomed throughout. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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SPRING KOKEDAMA

Friday, 22nd April 2016 11:00am - 01:00pm

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A highlight of our 2015 calendar, we thought to host it again – however this time we invite you to create your own spring Kokedama. Celebrating this growing trend and Japanese phenomenon, liberate your houseplants from their pots and create your own hanging moss ball ‘Kokedama’. This is a practical hands on workshop where you will create your own fern Kokedama moss ball to take home. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
LATE SPRING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

LATE SPRING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Friday, 22nd April 2016 02:00pm - 05:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto: “Saint George Mushrooms: I bet they should be out! In the past few years they have delayed their appearance to early May. It is the first, safe and easy to identify wild mushroom. With a light and delicate milled flour aroma and a scent with hints of liquorice, it is a great eat! They grow in meadows in fairy rings. Do not pick from green spaces in urban areas, lots of factors, pollution and dogs for example”. Our walk will last about an hour, after with we return to the Nurseries for a late lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
ORGANIC GARDENING ‘THE PETERSHAM WAY’ photo

ORGANIC GARDENING ‘THE PETERSHAM WAY’

Tuesday, 26th April 2016 11:00am - 04:30pm

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At Petersham Nurseries we have always gardened organically, and over the years developed many ways in which we enrich our soil and deal with pests to maintain healthy plants and crops. Join us for an all-day masterclass where you will learn how we garden organically and how you can replicate within your own green space. The morning session will focus on dealing with pests and diseases using biological controls, as well as how to make and use homemade feeds. After lunch, you will learn about sourcing, collecting and sowing organic seeds, with a tour of the Petersham Kitchen and Cutting Gardens. The day will conclude with afternoon tea and a Q & A session. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
A CELEBRATION OF THE RANUNCULUS photo

A CELEBRATION OF THE RANUNCULUS

Saturday, 30th April 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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Join Thomas Broom-Hughes for a morning of creative floristry as we focus on the beauty of this delicate spring flower. The Ranunculus remains one of the most popular spring flowers for florists and more recently they have become widely available to grow in the garden. During the session, we will introduce you to the history of the Ranunculus and advise on which varieties to grow and how to maintain a healthy flowers. After, Thomas will guide you through the steps of creating a beautiful seasonal design using Ranunculus without the use of floral foam. You will then create your own design to take home with you. Price includes flowers and all materials. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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TULIPMANIA

Friday, 06th May 2016 11:00am - 04:30pm

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Join Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame for a day of floral indulgence as we celebrate the Tulip. The morning will commence with an introduction to the history of the Tulip; how it was once a precious commodity; and how great gardeners and artists have integrated these prized blooms into their creative works. Before lunch, there will be a tour of our Cutting Garden where we will guide you through our favourite varieties and how to integrate them into planting schemes to create stunning displays. After lunch, Thomas will demonstrate the art of using Tulips in a floral designs and guide you to create your own design to take home. All flowers will be British grown and no floral foam will be used! The day will conclude with afternoon tea and a Q & A session. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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STYLISH SUMMER CONTAINERS

Tuesday, 10th May 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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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. The team will be demonstrating how to plant a seasonally inspired container of summer flowering bulbs. Plenty of expert tips and advice will be available throughout, including secrets to bulb layering, and how to prolong the life of your displays. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
THE SCENTED GARDEN IN SUMMER photo

THE SCENTED GARDEN IN SUMMER

Thursday, 12th May 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Back by popular demand, 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 with their scent in mind can have a huge impact on the character of your garden and your enjoyment of it. 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 scent; as well as the plant selection from herbs, to lavender, sweet peas, highly scented roses and scented climbers (to name but a few!). Tips and advice will be given throughout, as well as inspirational ideas for your own garden. Questions will also be welcome. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
BOCCIOTILA SPING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

BOCCIOTILA SPING WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Friday, 27th May 2016 02:00pm - 05:00pm

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“Bocciofila” is the name given to an Italian community venue where traditionally, locals meet to drink wine and play bocce, the Italian version of Boules. They also eat honest, homemade small dishes which are typical of the area. Claudio Bincoletto, our expert forager, together with Chantal Prosse, our Teahouse manager join forces to discuss this old custom and demonstrate regional home style cooking at its best. During this workshop the focus will be on one particular region, with an emphasis on its seasonal ingredients and how they are used in the kitchen.(NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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THE CHELSEA CHOP

Tuesday, 31st May 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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‘The Chelsea Chop’ (so called because it is usually carried out at the end of May, coinciding with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show), is a pruning method by which you limit the size and control the flowering season of many herbaceous plants. Join Martin Ogden for an informative workshop, where you will be given instruction on ‘how to’; when, and which plants will benefit from ‘The Chelsea Chop’. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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SHADE GARDENING IN SUMMER

Wednesday, 01st June 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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One of the biggest challenges for a gardener is how to deal with shade, and most of us have at least one difficult area in the garden. Throughout this morning 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 for the season, you can be rewarded with a beautiful garden that can provide you with colour and interest throughout the summer. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
WHITE FLOWERS FOR THE HOME & GARDEN photo

WHITE FLOWERS FOR THE HOME & GARDEN

Friday, 03rd June 2016 11:00am - 04:30pm

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Following the success of our White Garden workshop in 2015, we have decided to devote a whole day to the subject. During the morning session, Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame from our horticultural team will guide you through their favourite plants for the White Garden, including: where to plant them, and how to create ravishing displays in both the garden and containers. After lunch, Thomas will demonstrate the art of using white flowers within the home, in both planted form and floral designs. You will then have the opportunity to create your own design (to take home with you) using carefully chosen British grown blooms. The day will conclude with afternoon tea and a Q & A session. Price includes all flowers and materials. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
EDIBLE FLOWERS FULLY BOOKED photo

EDIBLE FLOWERS FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday, 14th June 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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We love using edible flowers at Petersham Nurseries, you will often spot them sprinkled over summer salads, or used throughout the dishes on our menus. Therefore we look forward to welcoming you to join us as our horticultural experts provide an introduction to edible flowers using an array of beautiful blooms picked from our own Kitchen Garden including 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 demonstrate how to use these delicious, pretty and delicate ingredients within your cooking, sharing some of our favourite recipes and offering small tastings to all. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
BOCCIOFILA REGIONAL COOKERY DEMONSTRATION photo

BOCCIOFILA REGIONAL COOKERY DEMONSTRATION

Saturday, 24th September 2016 02:00pm - 05:00pm

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“Bocciofila” is the name given to an Italian community venue where traditionally, locals meet to drink wine and play bocce, the Italian version of Boules. They also eat honest, homemade small dishes which are typical of the area. Claudio Bincoletto, our expert forager, together with Chantal Prosse, our Teahouse manager join forces to discuss this old custom and demonstrate regional home style cooking at its best. During this workshop the focus will be on one particular region, with an emphasis on its seasonal ingredients and how and how they are used in the kitchen.(NB. Tickets non-refundable).
SUMMER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

SUMMER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Friday, 17th June 2016 02:00pm - 05:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Claudio explains: “Changes in landscape management and cutting regimes during the past decade, along with increased shade created by invasive tall trees (Sycomores) are reducing the habitats for sun loving plants. Whilst the meadows are beautiful and the grazing cattle recreate that “pastoral feeling” (magnificently reproduced in Turner’s art), but where are the different flowers? A plant that is becoming rare to see locally around Petersham is Hypericum perforatum, known as Saint John's wort. The other I have noticed is missing, is Marsh Marigold (Calta Palustris). In this period, the flowering tops of Saint John's wort are harvested, infused in fat or oil and used as ointment for skin problems, whilst leaves are dried for herbal tea – considered to soothe the mind”. Our local walk will last an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a late lunch (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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CREATE A COTTAGE GARDEN

Friday, 10th June 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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You do not necessarily need to own a cottage to think about creating 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 - however there are a number of flowers which compliment this style of garden, both to aid pest prevention but to add beauty and interest also. We adore Cottage Gardens at Petersham Nurseries as they are generally full and abundant of growth, therefore this summer we look forward to sharing this interest with you. During the course of the morning, our horticultural experts will introduce the topic, starting with the history then leading a conversation on the plants to use and how to create your own. Questions welcome throughout. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
LATE SUMMER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

LATE SUMMER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Friday, 22nd July 2016 02:00pm - 05:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Claudio explains: “Along the Thames, just up-river from Petersham Meadows, an edible mushroom commonly known as ‘chicken of the woods’ has been fruiting in the summer for the past few years. 2015 was not a good year for them, however maybe 2016 will bring this magnificent mushroom to our table. Wild cherry plums are also one of the highlights of the urban forest. In the countryside they have hybridized and the variety of colours and flavours is incredible. It is a great time for making wild fruit juices and preserving summer berries. Fresh walnuts are equally ready for pickling. They should be firm and without visible holes (maggot inside). You should also be able to pass a needle across, however if this is not possible, it means it means the woody shell is already formed and you will have to wait until next year!” Our walk will last an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a late lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
STYLISH LATE SUMMER CONTAINERS photo

STYLISH LATE SUMMER CONTAINERS

Friday, 09th September 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Celebrate late summer colour as our horticultural experts demonstrate how to create beautifully planted containers. This is a great event for small garden owners, or those of you who want to add vibrancy to your window-boxes, patios and balconies. Covering many aspects from bulb layering to how to prolong the life of your displays, there will be a practical demonstration followed by tips and advice. Questions will be very welcome throughout. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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KITCHEN GARDEN PLANNING FOR AUTUMN

Tuesday, 13th September 2016 11:00am - 04:30am

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Join Amanda Brame from our horticultural team for our second seasonal all day workshop devoted to the Kitchen Garden. At Petersham Nurseries we are spoilt as we are able to venture into the kitchen garden and harvest our own vegetables throughout the seasons. During this workshop we look at how to keep your kitchen garden active through the last of the summer weeks, and leading into autumn and winter. We begin 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 plot for the next growing season, from replenishing nutrients in the soil – to planning your planting for a spring harvest. This event includes a tour of the Petersham House kitchen garden, where you will be introduced to soil preparation and maintenance. After lunch, the afternoon session will introduce you to the art of sowing successional salad and vegetable crops, drawing on Amanda’s years of experience as a kitchen gardener and allotmenter. The day will close with afternoon tea and a Q&A session. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
TOTALLY DEVOTED TO DAHLIAS photo

TOTALLY DEVOTED TO DAHLIAS

Friday, 23rd September 2016 11:00am - 04:30am

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Immerse yourself into the colourful world of the Dahlia, in our first all day masterclass devoted to these delicious blooms. The morning will commence with a step by step guide to growing the perfect Dahlias, with our horticultural experts Amanda Brame and Rosie Bines. This will be followed by a tour of our Dahlia patches, where you will be introduced to all of our favourite varieties and advice will be given on how to mix colours and use them within your garden. After lunch you will join Thomas Broom-Hughes one of our resident florists for a Dahlia filled masterclass. Thomas will demonstrate the many ways in which you can use Dahlias as a cut flower around the home, useful tips on conditioning and how to extend the vase life of your flowers. Thomas will then demonstrate how to create a garden gathered style vase arrangement, after which you will be able to create your own arrangement to take home with you. The afternoon will close with a Q & A session and afternoon tea. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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AUTUMN WREATH MAKING

Thursday, 20th October 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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The second installment in our seasonal series of wreath making workshops, this time we invite you to join us and create a beautiful autumnal wreath. Inspired by the season, under the guidance of Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame you will learn the heritage of wreath making, after which you will create your own garden inspired autumn wreath, using woodland materials. Ticket price includes all materials.(NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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AUTUMN ROSE PRUNING

Tuesday, 25th October 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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With such a variety of roses and varying instructions, pruning can sometimes be daunting. However it is a key element in maintaining healthy plants, as well as encouraging new growth and a succession of beautiful blooms the following season. During this morning workshop our expert horticulturalists will discuss the types and different 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, equipping you with technical know-how, including techniques and tools required. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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BULB PLANTING IN THE GARDEN

Tuesday, 27th September 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Spend the morning with our horticultural experts and share their knowledge of bulb planting this autumn. Prepare for a colourful and fragrant spring and early summer by learning how and where to plant bulbs, the key to maintaining healthy bulbs, how to anticipate and counter pests and blight, as well as finding inspiration for colour schemes and design. Questions will be very welcome throughout. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
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INDOOR BULBS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

Friday, 04th November 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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Indoor bulbs are the key to having beautiful scent, flowers and growth in the depths of winter. They anticipate spring outside which can sometimes seem like a phantom at this time of year. Hyacinths, Amaryllis, and the various Narcissi, from “Paperwhites” to “Bridal Crown”, can all be planted now so that you have blooms for the festive period. Spend the morning in our enchanting glasshouse and set to work under the guidance of our horticultural experts to create your own take-home planter of festive bulbs. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
FRUIT TREE PRUNING IN AUTUMN photo

FRUIT TREE PRUNING IN AUTUMN

Tuesday, 15th November 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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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 harvest, but can also be great for introducing structure – even within a smaller garden or courtyard. During this morning event we will be sharing our expert knowledge on autumn pruning: a key element in training your fruit tree and ensuring a good crop of fruit every season. This is the perfect event for beginner gardeners who are keen to learn the basics of autumn pruning, from when to start and the tools you 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. (NB. Tickets non-refundable)
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TABLE FLOWERS FOR ADVENT

Friday, 25th November 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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Join Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame for a morning of festive creativity, as we demonstrate the art of styling your table for advent, using seasonal British grown flowers, foraged garden foliage and forest floor finds. During the morning we will teach you how to create beautiful floral arrangements and how to integrate them into a seasonal table scape. You will then make your own festive arrangement to take home with you. (NB. Tickets non-refundable)
FUNGI WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

FUNGI WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Saturday, 26th November 2016 02:30pm - 05:00pm

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We conclude our series of seasonal Wild Food Walks this year with a special event focusing on the bio diversity of ingredients available to us in London. Not only in our shops and restaurants, but also in our gardens and hedgerows, where plants have been introduced from all over the world. Claudio, our resident foraging expert will introduce you to many native species (30%) and many foreign species (70%) that have found their way into the UK over the past couple of centuries with various positive benefits. The talk and demonstration will last 90 minutes, followed by an hour long foraging walk. (NB. Tickets non-refundable)
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RUDE HEALTH BREAKFAST BOOK SIGNING

Saturday 16th April, 10.00 – 12.00pm, free

Rude Health is a London-based food and drinks company co-founded and led by Nick & Camilla Barnard. They are a small and proudly outspoken bunch that isn’t afraid of standing up for real, honest food - the way it should be. That’s why when they approached us we readily agreed to support the launch of their book “EAT RIGHT” here at the Nurseries. Join us, together with Nick & Camilla for a morning dedicated to “clean ingredients”. Come along for breakfast from 10am and sample (free of charge whilst stocks last) Rude Health’s hot steaming porridge with a Petersham twist. Nick will also talk passionately about the topic dearest to his heart and demonstrate how to make both sauerkraut, sprouted porridge. Signed copies of “Eat Right” will also be available to buy.

Only 1 ticket available for of normal type. Should additional places become available they will be released online first. Keep checking for availability.
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