Botany for Gardeners

Is a potato a root? How do fruits form? What exactly is photosynthesis? If you are interested in answering these questions, then this day course could be for you. It offers complete beginners a relaxed introduction to the world of botany. With Karen Van Oostrum.Read more

Behind the Scenes Tour - Aug

Join our Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team to explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public. Read more

Spices, Ayurveda and new health messages from India with Pukka Herbs

The team from Pukka Herbs get in on the ‘Beverages, Bubbles and Brews’ act with a talk from experienced herbalist/herbal strategist Simon Mills. Supper will be served before and after. Read more

Beverages, Bergamot and Brews with Pukka Herbs

Learn how to make your own tea and infused oil using a selection of herbs from the Garden, with Katie Pande from Pukka Herbs.Read more

An Elixir of Letters Talk and Tour with Rachel Gundry

The Lettering Arts Trust's Rachel Gundry talks about her work on the Garden's 'An Elixir of Letters' exhibition, followed by a tour taking in all the beautiful pieces including Rachel's Apple Bird Bath and "A Laughing Pomegranate" sculpture.Read more

Behind the Scenes Tour - Sept

Join our Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team to explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public. Read more

Supper talk: The Social History of the Pub

It could be argued that the history of Britain’s relationship with drink mirrors the evolution of the nation, interwoven with themes from colonial and imperial history, industrialisation and social change. After a broad overview of this longer history, the talk will concentrate on the changing fortunes of the pub from the end of the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, examining the reasons for its evolving uses, character and form.Read more

Living Medicine: Skin & First Aid

This one-day workshop will cover food & herb knowhow kit for first aid and skin problems, identifying the daisy family, remedy-making: infused oil, ointment, cream, lotion. Read more

Professor Buchannan’s Blind Wine Tasting Event

A unique night of wine tasting, theatre and ‘Call my Bluff’ wine competition accompanied by canapés followed by an exquisite 3 course meal, served with matched elegant old and rather new world wines. A lecture on wine that goes spectacularly wrong...set against the background of the famous 1976 Paris tasting that “revolutionised the wine world in an afternoon”. Read more

Propagation for Beginners-September

Are your seedlings long and spindly? Do your cuttings sit and sulk for ages and then die? Come and learn how to give your seeds and cuttings the best chance of turning into healthy plants. -with Head Gardener, Nell Jones Read more

Behind the Scenes Tour - Oct

Join our Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team to explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public. Read more

Supper talk: Captain Bligh and the Breadfruit

While most people have heard of the mutiny on the Bounty in 1789, relatively few will know that William Bligh fulfilled the mission – to transplant breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies – on a second voyage, with two ships, in 1791-93. This talk will explain the project, its problems, and the differing outcomes of these two remarkable Pacific voyages.Read more