Tuition & Workshops

Janice offers workshops for people new to gardening to help them get started and develop their knowledge and skills.


She also offers willow weaving sessions, including obelisks, border edging and bird feeders.

All gardening workshops are held in our garden in the beautiful village of Sawdon. They include some theory and discussion, but also plenty of practical/hands-on time out in the garden with opportunities to ask questions.

Janice has developed a covered outdoor area for workshops, but if the weather is poor, she will run the willow workshops in small groups using local village halls. 

Workshops for 2022

Create your own Willow Obelisk or Grow-thru support


  • Make your own willow obelisk to support climbing plants

  • Or make a grow-through support. It can be tall and slim for plants like delphiniums, or short and wide for plants like peonies.

£35     Saturday 28th May. 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm.


Grow  your own Veggies


It’s not too late to get growing vegetables for this year!

  • Spend a few hours finding out how to sow and grow your own veggies for the forthcoming year

  • We’ll discuss crop rotation, companion planting and demystify the whole process


£35      Saturday 30th April. 10.00 am – 12.30 pm


Container Gardening


  • Learn about growing in different types of containers

  • Find out more about growing bedding plants, perennials, veggies and shrubs in different sorts of containers

£35    Saturday 21st May. 10.00 am – 12.30 pm      ***New Date***


How to Plan and Plant a border


  • Discover how to plan and plant a border for year-round interest.

  • Think about sun/shade, size, colour, soil preferences, hardiness and use of evergreens.

£35    Saturday 21st May. 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Create your own Border Edging


  • Make your own willow edging to prevent plants flopping over your paths and lawns

  • Taller ones may even keep cats off  your garden beds!

£35     Tuesday 24th May. 10.00 – 12.30 pm

Autumn 16c.JPG

Design your own garden

  • Develop your knowledge to re-design your own garden

  • Learn about the principles of garden design

  • Discuss examples in the garden

  • Follow up support for working on your own design at home


£75      Saturday 25th June. 10.00 am - 4.30 pm with lunch break  

** New Date **

Bird feeders_edited.jpg

Weave a Willow Bird Feeder

  • Try your hand at creating a variety of bird feeders.

£35   More dates to be arranged

         Please get in touch to register your interest 

Bookings can be amended if Covid prevents you from attending.

Contact by email is easier as answering queries is easier when you're not up to your knees in willow, plants and compost. If you'd rather ring, please be ready to leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.