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Courses and More

Please call or email Jo Arnell to book.

Phone: 07923 969 634



Garden Design Course

Seven-Month Gardening Course: April to November
Spaces still available for 2023 sessions, now booking 2024.

  • 7 sessions: £350

  • 3 sessions: £147

  • Individual: £59


Course Schedule:
Held on the second Friday of each month
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Course Description:
Join our series of gardening workshops tailored to enhance your design skills and create a garden that thrives throughout the year. Our small, informal sessions encourage discussion and include course materials for your reference (and cake!)

Border Design Days

Border Design Days - £95 each


Course Schedule:

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


  • Saturday 20th April 2024

  • Saturday 20th July 2024

  • Saturday 21st September 2024


Course Description:
Includes lunch, cake, full notes, inspiration and cuttings to take home.

Planning and planting a border is exciting yet daunting. You'll learn design principles and reliable plant knowledge to structure your border for year-round interest and colour. Gain confidence in preparing, planning, and planting with this course.



Give a gardening course voucher.

Full Garden Design course 2024 - £350  

Workshop voucher: morning course - £59   

Workshop voucher: full day course - £95


Garden Appraisal - £250

*includes free sketch and planting ideas (within 15 mile radius)


Gardening session with Jo - £250            

A half day (approx 3.5 hours) to focus on your garden


Jo is available for talks at your group or venue - please contact Jo for more details.

Available talks:

  • Growing cut flowers

  • Sustainable gardening

  • Pollinator paradises

  • Trouble ahead 

  • Where’s your backbone

  • Autumn is the new summer

  • The year round border

  • Pruning techniques

  • Roses in the mixed border

  • Extra productive vegetables

  • Winter vegetables 

Other talks available upon request.


Garden Consultations

Garden consultation - £250 each


Written report, ideas for improvement, and free border design* or bespoke garden manual (within 15 mile radius).

*Subject to site survey

Consultation comprises:

An on site evaluation of your garden; soil test, identification and evaluation of existing plants, recommendations for further plants and discussion of design ideas.  Written report includes listing existing plants and their care, recommended additions, border design/sketch where relevant.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops - £45 


Course Schedule:

  • Friday 1st December

  • Saturday 2nd December

Course Description:

Craft your own Christmas wreath using hand picked fresh foliage and decorations to suit your style. Whether you prefer a traditional, rustic, or modern design, you'll leave with a unique creation to hang on your door. Of course there will also be cake, mince pies and mulled wine. It's a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones or meet new friends while kicking off the festive season.

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