“The demonstrations of seed sowing and potting on were very good, as was that of preparing a seedbed.”

“It was very helpful to be able to ask questions about your own garden.”

“Caroline and Lucy are excellent hosts – friendly and knowledgeable.”

“I especially enjoyed going to see Lucy’s garden.”

“Lunch was delicious – the sponge was amazing!”

“The level of horticultural content suited me perfectly.”

“Seeing the two gardens and having the practical demonstrations to clarify the earlier talks was a very good balance.”

“Would I recommend the Cottage Garden School? A definite YES!”

“The day had a very good balance of different activities.”

“It was good to spend a lot of time outside watching hands-on practical demonstrations.”

“The Garden Room is very good for discussions and lunch, and the signage outside the main gate was very helpful.”

“Lucy and Caroline are very knowledgeable and compliment each other with different areas of special interest.”

“Lunch consisted of lovely food and homemade drinks.”

“The handouts are very useful. They really helped me to relax and enjoy the day without feeling pressure to remember it all or take detailed notes.”

“Caroline and Lucy have an infectious enthusiasm for their subject.”

“The level of teaching was just right, and I was able to ask questions if I wasn’t clear on anything.”

“The signage was brilliant! I was dropped off by my son but there was plenty of parking.”

“Lucy and Caroline are very good on their subjects and were able to answer all our questions.”

“Lunch was delicious and we all enjoyed the home-made soup and lovely fresh vegetables.”

“The course has been very informative – and fun! I have thoroughly enjoyed the day.”

“Lucy and Caroline are lovely ladies! Friendly, informative and chatty.”

“Lunch was perfect – sustainable and self-sufficient. We need more of Caroline’s chutney!”

“Caroline and Lucy are 11/10 as hosts – superb! They’re friendly, approachable and knowledgeable.”

“For me, visiting Lucy’s garden was revelatory.”

“The day was a good mix of inside and out. It was lovely to see the two different gardens.”

“The day was fantastic, I loved it and have learnt so much.”

“Lunch was first class.”

“The course was fantastic. It was good fun, I’ve learnt lots and met lovely people. I’ll be back!”

“As hosts, Lucy and Caroline are 10+ out of 10.”

“It’s been a lovely, relaxing day. I’ve learned new skills. Both tutors are very passionate and knowledgeable.”

“I’d recommend this course to friends and I will come back next year.”

“Caroline and Lucy are brilliant. They’re approachable, attentive, knowledgeable and amusing.”

“Nothing was too much trouble for Lucy and Caroline – they’re excellent hosts.”