Masterclasses at The Savill Garden

Due to the success and sell out dates for our Masterclasses at the beautiful Savill Garden in 2018, we are pleased to announce four new dates for 2019.  Join Associate Editor, David Hurrion, and John Anderson, Keeper of the Gardens, for your full day of programmes outlined on this page. 

Book online here. 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 code: Savill.

2019 Garden Masterclasses 

£65 pp (subscriber), £75pp (reader)


See below for 2019 Masterclass details

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

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

Seed sowing Masterclass
Thursday 28 March, 2019

  • 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 for seed sowing Masterclass

Seed sowing

Spring pruning Masterclass - SOLD OUT
Friday 29 March, 2019

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

Book now for spring pruning Masterclass - SOLD OUT.

Spring pruning

Cut flowers Masterclass
Thursday 18 July, 2019

  • Discover the best flowers and foliage to grow
  • Learn how to raise your own summer blooms from seed
  • Understand how to harvest and prepare  flowers for the vase
  • Discover the basics of  flower arranging to get the most from every bunch

Book now for cut flowers Masterclass

Cut flowers

Autumn pruning Masterclass
Thursday 17 October, 2019

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

Book now for autumn pruning Masterclass

Autumn pruning

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.

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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