THE COURSE WILL GIVE YOU site analysis: observation, soil, water, aspect response to site: what does the site want to be, and what do you want from it? Materials and human spaces: paths, lawns, food etc future climate: drought tolerance and weather extremes native/near-native/non-native planting, seeding and establishment benefits: environmental, financial, personal management and evolution of plantings plant suggestions for the present and future THE COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR Beginners or experienced gardeners who are interested in rethinking traditional planting or starting a garden on poor soil. WHAT TO BRING/WEAR Stout footwear and outdoor clothing. This course will take place in our indoor classroom and outdoors in our Wildflower Meadow, which will involve walking on uneven ground. Please contact us before booking if you have mobility concerns. Packed lunch or lunch is available from the Beech Café. There will be an opportunity to purchase some of Tom's plans after the course, payments must be in cash only. ABOUT THE TUTOR Tom Nielsen is a gardener, garden designer and nursery owner who specialises in naturalistic design and planting using nature positive plants that are reliable, tough and beautiful. He is a self-confessed plant obsessive and is constantly growing and trialling new species and selections in his garden and trial beds. Tom trained in botanical horticulture through a HBGBS scholarship at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden and then worked as staff there before setting up his own design practice and nursery in West Somerset. He has also worked in Nicaragua in an agroforestry research farm, and his garden was recently featured on BBC Gardeners' World.
What's included in the price
Tuition and refreshments