Gardening Courses Somerset

Whether you're interested in gardening courses in Bath, Tauton, Yeovil, or Cheddar, we will bring the world's best gardening lecturers to you. All courses at MyGardenSchool are online, and cover the full range of horticultural topics, ranging from garden design courses to beekeeping, roses to organic gardening. You get one-to-one personal contact and feedback from your famous gardening expert. Unlike a lot of garden design distance learning courses, or horticultural correspondence courses, you also get the benefit of the buzz of the classroom - as you can chat to your peers online (if you want to) during the course.

Other Gardening Courses or Gardens we like to visit in Somerset

Charles Dowding is someone we like very much.  He's an inspirational gardener, (who also has published books) who practises what he preaches. Charles has grown vegetables organically and commercially for more than 25 years, cropping an acre-and-a-half and selling 200 salad bags a week.  He runs day courses from Lower Farm near Wincanton in Somerset, costing £75 which includes a lunch of Lower Farm salad, cheese, home-milled bread and his own cider or apple juice. Many professionals and amateurs attend, from gardeners from Buckingham Palace and Clarence House to first-time growers. RHS Gardening Courses in Somerset The RHS have launched New part-time horticulture courses at East Lambrook Manor Gardens in Somerset. The courses were set up following the closure of Yeovil College’s horticulture courses due to the withdrawal of government funding. Somerset-based horticulturist and former Yeovil College lecturer John Horsey has relaunched the one-day-per-week courses, which will lead to the East Lambrook Diploma in Horticulture.

Gardens we Like to Visit

Lytes Cary Manor Charlton Mackrell, Nr Somerton Manor-house with 14thC chapel, 15thC hall and 16thC great chamber. Home of Henry Lyte, translator of "Niewe Herball" (c1578). Hedged gardens. Lytes Cary Manor Barrington Court Ilminster Beautiful gardens influenced by Gertrude Jekyll as well as a working kitchen garden and orchard. Restored Tudor manor house, showroom for Stuart Interiors and open to visitors. Barrington Court Dunster Castle Dunster, Nr Minehead Fortified home of the Luttrells for 600 years, remodelled 100 years ago. Fine 17thC staircase and plaster ceilings. Terrace garden of rare shrubs. Dunster Castle Tintinhull Garden Tintinhull A 20thC formal garden surrounding a 17thC house. The layout is divided into areas by walls and hedges, has border colour and plant themes, shrub roses, clematis and kitchen garden. Tintinhull Garden Montacute House Montacute Late 16thC house built of local golden Ham stone, by Sir Edward Phelips. The Long Gallery houses a collection of Tudor and Jacobean portraits. Formal gardens and park. Montacute House Tyntesfield Bristol Spectacular Victorian country house and estate, situated on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Yeo Valley Tyntesfield Bishop's Palace and Gardens Wells Medieval palace and garden surrounded by a moat and fortified walls. Located in the centre of Wells. Bishop's Palace and Gardens Hestercombe Gardens Cheddon Fitzpaine, Nr Taunton Forty acres of woodland walks, cascades and temples, vivid colours, formal terraces and views that take your breath away. A unique combination of three period gardens: the Georgian landscape, Victorian terrace and formal Edwardian garden. Hestercombe Gardens Gants Mill & Garden Bruton Miller and historian Brian’s tour of the old watermill includes grinding corn and electricity generation. Alison’s flower-filled water garden has garden sculptures. Gants Mill & Garden The Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Rooms Bridgwater The Walled Gardens lie within the grounds of a medieval priory. The gardens have classic and contemporary features, a botanical glasshouse and two smaller gardens within the walls The Walled Gardens of Cannington and Tea Rooms East Lambrook Manor Gardens South Petherton Celebrated plantswoman, the late Margery Fish’s unique, informal and immensely charming Grade-1 listed English cottage garden. With noted collections of snowdrops, hellebores and geraniums, specialist plant nursery, cafe and gallery. The Chalice Well Glastonbury The iron rich waters, surrounded by legend, rise in the lovely three-acre gardens of Chalice Well at the foot of Glastonbury Tor.

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