Welcome!

Have you always wanted to work in your garden but been daunted by the sheer scale of your space? Do you find trees, bulbs, shrubs and flowers a mystery? Have you been disappointed with the results in your vegetable plot? Would you like to improve your skills, knowledge and success in your garden?

Whether you are a complete novice who wants to get their fingers “green” for the first time, or an already confident horticulturist wishing to broaden your skills and knowledge, and get better results, the Swiss Gardening School is for you. By bringing together theory and practice for garden design, care and repair, we will give you the tools to make your garden plans a reality.

We aim to provide enjoyable and easy-to-follow introductory courses for gardening novices, as well as advanced courses for the more experienced amateurs who would like to expand their knowledge. Course size is small, with approximately eight participants, enabling us to combine group work with individual attention. All instruction is in English.


A new season begins and with it some changes to the Swiss Gardening School.

After seven years of busy group courses we have decided to take a sabbatical from teaching to concentrate on other projects. Hester will publish a book in the spring and Tara will continue to advise gardeners on a personal level.

We will continue to be active on FaceBook and Instagram and look forward to your keeping in touch via our contact us tab below.