Summer fun

We hope you are busy in your garden this summer but also taking the time to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. New courses for the Autumn will be posted on the website at the end of August, in the meantime keep up with the weeding and enjoy!

Holiday time fast approaching

Following a tremendous start to our new series of workshops and master classes we are taking our annual winter break. Course will resume after Easter when most of the snow has melted and the mind is focussed on the garden again. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and look forward to having you join us in 2016.

Courses up and running

Echinacea Sommer CocktailThis spectacularly sunny September has seen us start our courses with short outdoor workshops including one this week on perennials at the R. Jaggi nursery in Trélex. A great opportunity to get hands-on experience with planting perennials. Great fun.

Jardins en Fête

Hester Macdonald and Tara Lissner, Jardins en Fête 2015, Coppet. (photo Jean-Luc Girerd)

Many thanks to all who joined our pop-up courses at the wonderful Jardins en Fête in Coppet in May. It was great to see so many enthusiastic amateur gardeners.

April will be busy

With the cold of winter now behind us and Easter fast approaching it is time to thing about gardening again. Take a look at our course list for April lots to do, lots to plan and lots to plant. Come join us.

Evening course – Pruning Techniques

pruning techniques - Buddleia Blue ChipStudents eager to learn about pruning came armed with photos of problem shrubs and trees. Under the guidance of our resident arborist, Chris Mills, they practiced with the wide range of secateurs provided by our sponsors FELCO and began to get to grips with the principles behind pruning. All agreed that the only way to improve one's skills was indeed to get out and give it a go. They all left with their own neatly pruned Buddleia Blue Chip.

Beyond Daffodils

p1160768Our new course on perennials and bulbs was a tremendous success not least because of the wonderful location at the inspiring perennials nursery in Trélex, R. Jaggi. Surrounded by an amazing selection of plants we enjoyed a morning bathed in the warm sunshine of this Indian summer - to be repeated we think.