The Year in Your Garden Gardening Course

The Year in Your Garden Gardening Course is a popular choice with both novice gardeners and those more knowledgeable.

Together, we look at your garden with a new eye. There is time to consider what works and what doesn’t. You have plenty of opportunities to ask questions in between the sessions and Plews also offers support for 3 months after the Year in Your Garden Gardening Course.

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

The emphasis in this Year in Your Garden Gardening Course is very much on you and your garden. General theories are discussed, but the manner in which they are implemented is individual to you. It is fair to say that Plews Gardening Lessons are a mix of practical and theory. There is hands on demonstration and guided practice. And the theory behind the ‘why’ of gardening is explained and discussed.

You’ll be taught by a qualified gardening teacher and garden designer and member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. Marie is a life-long gardener who uses her experience and qualifications to enable you to enjoy gardening in your garden.

The Year in Your Garden Gardening Course is based on a general course plan, covering the most likely topics. Following the return of your questionnaire, a bespoke course plan is created, so it is individual to you, your gardening skills and knowledge (or lack of). We then ring you to discuss if you’re happy with the plan, answering any questions you have at this stage.

As the course lasts a year, we allow ourselves flexibility, so may amend some of the gardening topics. We have regular checks that we are still meeting your aims and needs.

Handouts and ‘homework’ are included as part of the fee.

These gardening lessons may be short sessions or half day sessions. This will depend on the size of your garden and the topic for that session. It is possible to have a mix of shorter and longer sessions over the year.

We’ll get together in the classroom, your garden, approximately every month.

The Year in Your Garden Gardening Course - some optional extras

With the Year in Your Garden Gardening Course, there is also time for garden visits. These can be inspirational and helpful. For example, where a total revamp of a vegetable plot is planned as part of the garden course.

Although we call this “The Year in Your Garden Gardening Course” exactly how many gardening lessons will make up your personal gardening course will be discussed and agreed. It will depend on the size of your garden, your gardening knowledge, how much theory you’d like to learn, your availability, and so on. Generally, it would be not less than 9 gardening lessons and may continue beyond the year / 12 sessions.

Extending a course often happens when gardeners want to learn more advanced horticultural techniques, or about planting design. Click here for some of these optional extras which can also be stand alone courses for the more knowledgeable gardener.

If you are interested in the Year in Your Garden Gardening Course, please get in touch