Gardening masterclass

New spring masterclasses

Join David Hurrion, expert gardener and horticulturist, in this brand new series of gardening masterclasses, for inspiring ideas and practical advice.

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine new spring gardening masterclasses

Following the successful launch of our Gardening Masterclasses in 2016, we’ve organised more for 2017, and added a new location.

Hosted by BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Associate Editor, David Hurrion, these masterclasses will draw on his own experience from more than 30 years as a professional horticulturist and teacher, offering inspiring ideas and hands-on practical advice whether you’re new to gardening or just want to brush up on your skills.

 

David Hurrion

Our new masterclasses take place at two stunning locations - Farley Hill Place Gardens in Berkshire, and Stockton Bury Gardens in Herefordshire. Spaces are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Sowing seeds masterclass

 

Masterclass: How to sow seeds successfully
Farley Hill Place Gardens, Wednesday 8 March 2017 10am - 3pm
Stockton Bury Gardens, Wednesday 29 March 2017 10am - 3pm

* Find out which plants to grow from seed
* Choose the best compost and kit for the job
* Seed handling, storage and sowing technique
* How to get seeds to germinate quickly
* Ways to keep your seedlings healthy

Book tickets online now

 

 

David Hurrion - pruning masterclass

 

 

Masterclass: How to prune your shrubs in spring
Farley Hill Place Gardens, Thursday 9 March 2017 10am - 3pm
Stockton Bury Gardens, Thursday 30 March 2017 10am - 3pm

* Discover which plants to prune in spring
* Which tools to choose and how to use them
* Where to cut on stems and branches
* How hard to cut back your shrubs
* Get more flowers and fruit from your shrubs and bushes

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What's included:

  • On arrival you'll be welcomed with tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Four practical sessions led by David Hurrion
  • Delicious lunch (special diets may be accommodated)
  • Informative class notes, full of inspiring ideas as well as practical tips
  • After the masterclass you will be free to explore the gardens and shop
  • Take home an exclusive goodie bag

 

All calls are charged at 10p per minute plus your standard network's charge

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Find out more about exclusive holidays and cruises, masterclasses and reader events from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, in our travel and events video.


 

Your Masterclass locations...

 

Farley Hill Place Gardens

Farley Hill

Farley Hill Place Gardens is a beautiful, working walled garden near Reading in Berkshire.

It provides the location for many of our How to videos and our practical videos and photoshoots with Alan Titchmarsh, as well as What to do now pages of the magazine.

 

Stockton Bury Gardens

Stockton Bury Gardens

Stockton Bury is a family home set in the heart of a working farm, with four acres of gardens open to the public. It's large enough to offer a feeling of space, but small enough to feel intimate.

 


 

Book your place now

Places are extremely limited - please book early to avoid disappointment.

Call 08712 200260 to book your place, quoting GW Masterclass.

Book online through SeeTickets

 

Prices

£125 for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine subscribers
£135 for non-subscribers


How to sow seeds successfully
takes place on:
Wednesday 8 March, 2016 (10am - 3pm) at Farley Hill Place Gardens
Wednesday 29 March, 2016 (10am - 3pm) at Stockton Bury Gardens


How to prune your shrubs in spring
takes place on:
Thursday 9 March, 2016 (10am - 3pm) at Farley Hill Place Gardens
Thursday 30 March, 2016 (10am - 3pm) at Stockton Bury Gardens

 

Terms & Conditions
All calls are charged at 10p per minute plus your standard network's charge. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted.

 


 

 

Past BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Masterclasses...

 

How to grow free plants from cuttings
Monday 11 July, 2016

* Find out which plants to grow
* When and where to take your cuttings
* Compost and containers for propagation
* How to take the perfect cutting
* How to encourage better rooting

Read feedback from this event

 

 

 

 

How to prune
Monday 10 October, 2016

* Learn various pruning methods for different plant types and outcomes
* Prune at the right time of year
* Pick the right tools for the job
* Recognise tree and shrub growth stages
* Discover which plants to prune
* Avoid wrong cuts, and much more.

 

 

 


 

Feedback from previous masterclasses...

"I've had such a good time and learnt so much on that day at Farley Hill. I was quite blown away by that goodie bag, wow and thank you."
Erika Savory

 

 

“What a fabulous event – absolutely wonderful!”
Simon Borland

 

Huge thanks to the brilliant David Hurrion for his Christmas Pots Workshop, he’s a great teacher and the event was fantastic!”
Monica Labrosse

 


 

Exclusive travel and events

Find out more about exclusive holidays and cruises, masterclasses and reader events from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, in our travel and events video.

Travel and events video