Masterclasses at The Savill Garden

Masterclasses at The Savill Garden

Due to the success and sell out dates for our Masterclasses at the beautiful Savill Garden in 2019, we are pleased to announce two new spring dates for 2020.  Join Associate Editor, David Hurrion, and John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens, for your full day of programmes outlined on this page. 

Book tickets now. Select for morning or afternoon masterclass session, but please note the event runs all day, and all attendees should arrive for 10am start. To discuss further details or to book by phone, please call 0871 220 0260 and quote: Savill Garden.

2020 Garden Masterclasses 

£65pp (subscriber), £75pp (reader)


Seed sowing Masterclass -
Tuesday 24 March, 2020

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

Book now and see previous reviews for Gardeners' World Magazine Masterclasses

Seed sowing
Sowing seeds

Spring pruning Masterclass -
Wednesday 25 March, 2020

  • Discover the various pruning methods for your ornamental and edible plants
  • Learn what to prune what not to prune in spring
  • Know the right tools for the job
  • Understand the way plants grow and the outcomes of pruning in spring

Book now and see previous reviews for Gardeners' World Magazine Masterclasses

Spring pruning
What to prune in spring - dogwood

What's included?

  • Full day’s entry to The Savill Garden, including free parking
  • Practical Masterclass
  • A talk by Keeper of the Gardens, John Anderson
  • 10% discount in plant centre and gift shop
  • Set of informative Masterclass notes
  • A goody bag with our compliments
Free goody bag
Free goody bag

Your itinerary

  • 10am Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival and a welcome from John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens
  • 10.30am Guests will split into two groups and enjoy the following sessions:

    ✿ Session 1 Two-hour Masterclass (morning or afternoon session) led by GW Associate Editor David Hurrion

    ✿ Session 2 Guided garden tour by the keeper of the Gardens, John Anderson

  • 12.30pm Take lunch in the Savill Garden Kitchen (not included) or bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds
  • 1.30pm Groups swap for the tour or Masterclass
  • 3.30pm Day comes to a close and guests take away a free goody bag, with more time to explore the garden and shop with your 10% discount
  • 6pm Garden closes

David Hurrion - Associate Editor

John Anderson - Keeper of Gardens

Reader testimonials from previous Masterclasses

"All you ever need to know about spring pruning. A brilliantly run day, at a great venue. David Hurrion was a fantastic teacher, and made everything sound so simple. John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens, was amazing. Such a nice manner when showing us around the gardens."

"Stunning garden with great advice from John and David. I learned so much, Pruning rules made easy."

"I found the whole event very informative and i know I have gained from it. I would not hesitate to attend another Gardeners' World Masterclass. The additional small tips were so helpful and the speaker so knowledgable I gained a huge amount from the event."

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Terms and conditions

In the case of unforeseen circumstances experts may be substituted. 10% discount cannot be used on books or promotional items. *Calls charged at 13p/min plus network access charge.

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