Frequently asked questions

How much will it cost?

It depends on the length of the workshop. Half-day sessions are around £35 and full day workshops are £75. We often end half-day sessions with lunch and a chance to ask questions and wander around the garden.

When will you run workshops again?

I don't know I'm afraid. Some of the workshop is usually held in our garden studio, so social distancing would be a problem at the moment. And I don't think we'd all want to wear masks for half a day or more!

Tell me more about one 2 one visits.

These have been popular with people new to gardening or doing a new project. I wil come to your garden for 2 - 3 hours and help you with whatever you'd like help with. It's £60 for a 2 hour session. You can bring a friend or two if you like. It can be a one-off session, a regular monthly, weekly or seaonal event - the choice is yours. You just need to provide your garden and whatever tools you have. I will bring tools as well, and anything else I think you may find useful - such as design or plant books. There is no travel charge for approximately a 10 mile radius from Sawdon. Beyond that I may make a small charge for travel.

Do I need to know lots of Latin and technical terms?

In a word, no. Knowing some Latin can be helpful in identifying plants, but it's not essential. I aim to explain everything in straightforward down to earth terms (there's a reason why this is my business name!). I may use a few technical terms, but just because it's habit and I'm happy to explain what they are, so you can use them too!

How does virtual gardening work?

As with so many things at the moment, life is having to move online and gardening is no exception. So, you book on, and there will be a small group of up to about 6 people. It is a kind of gardeners' question time. You email in your questions in advance and I will (hopefully!) be able to answer them during the session. I will also demonstrate some seasonal task and talk about others which need doing.

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