Our range of workshops, based near Colchester in Essex, will help you create a productive, beautiful garden using rural skills and natural materials

Let us share our expertise in how to effortlessly craft floral masterpieces and grow deliciously fresh fruit & vegetables, all within the tranquil setting of a walled kitchen garden and smallholding in Essex. Your tutors, Caroline and Lucy, have a combined knowledge of over 40 years in professional horticulture. Our courses are relaxed and informal yet incredibly informative, ensuring that you leave with the confidence to develop a burgeoning and beautiful cottage garden.

All of our day courses include…


2-4 hours of teaching

Soak up our information in the comfort of the classroom, be that the Garden Room with Lucy or the pretty Summerhouse with Caroline.

Take-home materials

We’ll support you long after the course is over with detailed handouts and photos from the day, for you and your classmates to use.

A complimentary lunch

Let us indulge you with a delicious home-grown, home-cooked lunch. Coffee, tea and bakes at the start and end of the day will be served, too.

A practical, hands-on lesson

We believe that nothing beats hands-on experience, so will encourage you to learn in-depth skills with our informal practical sessions.