Gardening Lessons

garden fork and garden spade in soil

Have you ever wondered how to make the most of your garden, but don’t know where to start? Plews offers gardening lessons in the comfort of your own garden.


Gardening lessons and course topics include

Plews Gardening Lessons are a mix of practical, hands on demonstration and guided practice and the theory behind the ‘why’ of gardening. You’ll be taught by a qualified gardening teacher and garden designer. A hands on gardener and member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. Marie has gardened window boxes, five acres and most sizes in between, in different areas of Britain. She uses her experience and qualifications to find the easiest way for you to enjoy gardening in your garden.

Plews Gardening Lessons are taught by a qualified gardening teacher and your garden is your classroom.

Lessons and courses can be flexible to suit your level of gardening knowledge and the idiosyncrasies of your own garden. Because let’s face it; most people would like to know how to garden in their own garden first.

The Ideal Gift

We offer Gardening Gift Vouchers which are an ideal way to arrange gardening lessons for friends, family, yourself! A thoughtful and practical ‘green’ present for Birthdays, Anniversaries and Christmas.

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Gardening courses may consist of: –

  • 4-6 lessons of 2 hours duration each; these could be weekly/ fortnightly;
  • garden lessons spread across the growing season,
  • a gardening course spread monthly over the year;
  • half day sessions are also available as standalone gardening lessons or as part of a course

Plews gardening lessons can be run on a one-to-one basis, or as a family project, introducing both parents and children to their garden.

Small groups of up to four friends are another possibility; with one of the 2 hourly sessions in each person’s garden so that both general gardening topics as well as items specific to that person’s garden can be discussed and practiced.


Other gardening lessons and specific gardening topics

  • Botanical Latin
  • Forest gardening
  • Propagation techniques
  • Organic pest and disease control

Contact us us for more details to discuss the gardening topics you’d like to learn more about.


Gardening Lessons - edible gardens - harvest potatoes


Plews Garden Design is an award winning family run business offering Garden Design, Garden Landscaping, Gardening Lessons, Gardening and Horticultural Advice to clients in London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex and the Home Counties and across the UK.

The Plews Garden Design partners, Marie and Nathan, have also written and published eBooks and articles, and write a weekly blog – Plews Potting Shed – on a range of gardening topics.

Chartered Institute of Horticulture