Gardening Lessons

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Would you like to know how to properly garden in your own garden? Plews offers gardening lessons in the comfort of your own garden to do just that.



Gardening 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, member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and the Professional Garden Consultants Association. 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.

Gardening 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.

Contact us for more details


Gardening courses may consist of: –

  • 3-6 lessons ; these could be weekly or fortnightly, at a time of year to suit your garden;
  • garden lessons spread across the growing season, for edible gardens;
  • a gardening course spread monthly over the year;
  • half day and whole day sessions are also available as standalone gardening lessons

Plews gardening lessons and courses are ususally run on a one-to-one basis. However, couples or as a family project, introducing both parents and children to their garden, are possible.

Small groups of up to four friends are another possibility; with one of the 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 practised.


Other gardening lessons and gardening courses available include: –

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

Contact us  for more details and to discuss the gardening topics of interest.


Gardening Lessons - edible gardens - harvest potatoes


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

Marie Shallcross, your Gardening teacher,  has also written and published eBooks and articles, and writes a weekly blog – Plews Potting Shed – on a range of gardening topics.

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