Gardening Courses North Yorkshire

MyGardenSchool is a great place to study horticulture in North Yorkshire.  We have short gardening courses on all manner of gardening related topics, ranging from garden design to henkeeping, treehouses or organic gardening.   All MyGardenSchool courses are remote (welcome to the virtual classroom!), so you get to meet the world's greatest gardening writers, and attend classes, from the comfort of your own home.

Other gardens and gardening courses we recommend in North Yorkshire:

Harlow Carr has some very interesting plants and planting combinations.   RHS Garden Harlow Carr is set in a valley. There is a woodland garden, a herbaceous garden, rock, bog and alpine gardens. The £3.3 million Bramall Learning Centre has been officially opened. This innovative new centre is one of the UK's greenest buildings and will provide free education facilities for more than 10,000 children every year. According to the RHS:  "The Bramall Learning Centre has been designed to be carbon neutral; in fact every element of this innovative building has been created with environmental sustainability and biodiversity in mind." The learning centre features:
  • Three flexible teaching spaces, equipped to provide a range of learning experiences for children and adults
  • The new Blundell Library where anyone can consult the latest publications on plants and gardening
  • Outside is the Montague Burton Teaching Garden to help adults and children learn practical garden skills, a wildlife pond and a living roof.
In addition to construction using renewable and recycled materials, the two-storey s-shaped building incorporates numerous features to minimise energy consumption. These include sun pipes to channel natural light into rooms, a ground source heat pump, solar panels and a wind turbine. Harlow Carr's Head Gardener's Comment Enjoy some of the best horticulture in Yorkshire, 364 days a year, at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate. The 58 acre garden has many seasonal highlights including the UK’s longest streamside garden, woodland, wildflower meadows, perennial borders and kitchen garden. Spend a spontaneous morning visit enjoying the best of the season and gathering planting tips. Or make a day of it with friends or family. • Find inspiration for your garden at home from Harlow Carr’s planting schemes • Workshops are run throughout the year, learn new skills such as willow weaving • A garden of surprises from sculpture to inspirational planting • Varied landscapes including: woodland, streamside and wildflower meadows • Over 18,000 taxa, including rare species such as Davidia, Oxydendrum and Stewartia, and some of the latest modern cultivars. • Extensive alpine collection • Good displays of Rhododendrons and Camellias in the woodland On site facilities include the famous Bettys tearoom, picturesque seating spots throughout the garden, wildlife hides and children’s activities during school holidays. The Plant Centre at Harlow Carr stocks some of the latest new plants, as well as fruits trees and mature shrubs. Throughout the year Harlow Carr runs many gardening courses and horticulture workshops, and hosts specialist plant society shows and fairs. There is even an on-site Garden Library for those who wish to delve deeper. History In 2001 the RHS merged with the Northern Horticultural Society (NHS). As part of the merger the RHS aquired Harlow Carr Garden in North Yorkshire. The NHS was founded in 1946, and Harlow Carr opened in 1950. In the 19th century, following the discovery of sulphurous springs, a Bath House had been built on the site. The NHS converted this building into a Study Centre and Library, which is still used today. The garden has been the setting for a series of model gardens representing different styles in garden history built as part of the BBC TV series "Gardens through Time" in 2004.        

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