Drawing on our expertise in specialist areas of horticulture, we run a series of workshops throughout the year. These range from beginner level to those for more experienced gardeners.
Topics include - garden history; the history of the rose; rose pruning and culture; plants for shade; propagation; soil types & plant nutrition.
We are passionate about historical gardens and have worked on a number of restoration projects across Scotland - including the restoration of a quarry garden in Perth and Kinross, and a garden of 200 old roses in Fife.
To see pictures of some of our recent projects visit our Portfolio page
Looking to change your garden but unsure where to start? Starting a new garden from scratch?
We can design a planting scheme that suits your needs and, working with you, we will develop the perfect planting plan for you.
Wednesday 23rd February (Helensbank House, Kincardine)
Saturday 26th February (Violet Studios, Bridge of Earn)
This one-day rose course will explore how best to prune various types of classic rose, including some practical hands-on experience.
As well as pruning, the course will include an introduction to our National Collection of Portland roses , how to get the best out of your roses in terms of selection, feeding, and how to prevent or deal with pests and diseases. The cost of the course includes refreshments and a light lunch.
9.15 - 9.45 Arrival and coffee
9.45 - 11.00 A basic introduction to how plants grow, including:
11.00 - 11.30 Comfort break & coffee
11.30 - 12.30 A brief history of roses:
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch (provided)
13.30 - 14.30 Rose maintenance
14.30 - 14.45 Break
14.45 - 16.00 Pruning practical