Learn Something New At Woburn Abbey Gardens

Last weekend saw the first ‘Come and Grow’ event of 2014 with our gardeners mulching the annual bedding border in the mornings and demonstrating the taking of hardwood cuttings in the afternoons. It was a great opportunity for new and experienced gardening enthusiasts alike to learn new horticultural skills and put their questions to our team.

During the next year, there will be eleven more of these events – each with its own theme and seasonal tasks – taking place on the first weekend of every month. These sessions are added extras that are included within the standard gardens entry price and you can take part in a free guided tour of the gardens at 12 noon on both days of the event. You can join us for the next ‘Come and Grow’ on the 1st and 2nd of February where the team will be pruning the evergreen shrubs.

If you fancy developing your knowledge further, we have a total of nine study days between May and October, each lead by our RHS qualified gardeners or other experts from their respective field. The season starts with two days in May – Kitchen Gardening (Wednesday 7th) and Propagation (Wednesday 14th). Our Bees Study Day in July (Sunday 27th) will allow you to discover some incredible facts about these insects and learn how to give them a helping hand at home. In the Autumn, we will have a series of Study Days that can be booked separately, or together to make up our ‘Introduction to Horticulture’ course. Between the 17th September and the 15th October, the weekly Study Days will cover subjects including: Planning Your Garden; Planting Your Garden; Pruning and Propagation; Composting; and Trees and Shrubs. The ninth and final Study Day will examine the life and work of the landscape gardener, Humphry Repton.

Follow the links above, download the flyer below, call us on 01525 290333 or email us at StudyDays@woburn.co.uk for more information.

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