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  • COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

    2018

  • RHS Garden Harlow CarrCourses and workshops

    RHS Garden Harlow Carr offers a wide range of workshops from pruning and propagation to art and photography, to inspire you and enhance your knowledge of plants and gardens. Most courses include a practical element and are offered at a range of different levels of experience.

    RHS Garden Harlow Carr offers the opportunity to learn alongside RHS horticulturists and experts in the fantastically resourced Bramall Learning Centre. This amazing building, one of the greenest in the country, has three classrooms and a library. Close by are the educational resources of the teaching garden, glasshouse and the lodge.

    Our 2018 programme aims to provide horticultural sessions to suit everyone. Whether you are a complete beginner, career changer or just wanting to learn something new in a friendly and relaxed setting, we hope we have something for everyone. This year we have added to our popular series of guided walks and have included practical activities for you to try where appropriate with our talented team of

    horticulturists who will share with you seasonal highlights and give you tips and advice for your own garden.

    We have extended our range of garden craft and creative workshops, offering you the opportunity to learn how to cultivate and weave your own willow, use pottery to make a Green Man tile or decorative planter and use green wood to make furniture, spoons and kitchenalia. Our botanical drawing and lino printing offer the seasons of the gardens as inspiration and the natural world is the inspiration for retro prints and lampshade making. We hope you find a course to fire your enthusiasm and look forward to welcoming you to the garden in 2018.

    The Royal Horticultural Society is the UKs foremost gardening charity, helping and inspiring millions of people to garden. We do this at our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters.

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    Welcome to our 2018 programme of courses and workshops, sharing the very best in horticulture to fill you with inspiration.

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    Courses and workshops at a glance 4

    Horticulture 8

    Garden design 22

    Garden craft 24

    Creative 31

    Photography 40

    Further information 42

    How to book Back cover

    How to find us Back cover

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    Courses and workshops at a glanceDate Time Type Course Title New Course Page No.

    January

    Wednesday 17 January 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Make your own natural beauty products 24

    Friday 19 January 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Growing orchids as houseplants 8

    Six FridaysJanuary 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23 March 2

    10am to 4pm Garden Design An introduction to garden design 22

    Wednesday 24 January 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: An introduction to grafting 8

    Friday 26 January 10am to 4pm Horticulture What Now? January and February 9

    February

    Wednesday 7 February 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Medicinal herbs 24

    Saturday 10 February 10am to 5pm Creative Linocut: From ideas to ink 31

    Thursday 22 FebruaryThursday 3 MayThursday 2 AugustThursday 15 November

    10am to 5pm Photography Mastering plant and flower photography 4 Modules 40

    Friday 23 February 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Cultivating willow 25

    Wednesday 28 February 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: The Harlow Carr Winter Walk 9

    March

    Friday 2 March 10am to 4pm Creative Felting for beginners: Animal brooches and owls 32

    Friday 9 March 10am to 5pm Creative Linocut: From ideas to ink 31

    Friday 9 March 10am to 4pm Horticulture Designing a kitchen garden 10

    Tuesday 13 March 10am to 4pm Horticulture How to grow cut flowers 10

    Wednesday 14 March 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Plants for spring pruning 10

    Friday 16 March 10am to 4pm Horticulture What Now? March and April 11

    Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 10am to 4pm Creative Botanical drawing: Spring plants at Harlow Carr 32

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    March continued

    Saturday 24 March 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Decorative planters 25

    Monday 26 March 10am to 4pm Horticulture Starting from scratch: A beginners guide to growing vegetables 11

    Wednesday 28 March 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Dogwood pruning 12

    April

    Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April 10am to 4pm Creative Linocut: Yellow hello 33

    Wednesday 11 April 10am to 4pm Horticulture An introduction to bonsai 12

    Tuesday 17 April 10am to 4pm Horticulture How to grow herbs 13

    Wednesday 18 April 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Air layering 13

    Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Spoon carving 25

    Monday 23 April 10am to 4pm Horticulture A beginners guide to gardening 13

    May

    Wednesday 2 May 10am to 2.30pm Creative How to make a hand-tied bouquet with flowers from the garden 33

    Wednesday 9 May 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Herbalicious Womens herbs for health and happiness 26

    Thursday 10 May 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Greenwood furniture 26

    Friday 11 May 10am to 4pm Creative Landscapes: Painting with wool 34

    Wednesday 16 May 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Talking turf 14

    Thursday 17 May 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Willow twigwams for climbing plants 26

    Friday 18 May 10am to 4pm Horticulture What Now? May and June 14

    Wednesday 23 May 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Summer containers 14

    Friday 25 May 10am to 4pm Horticulture Micro greens, sprouting seeds and unusual leaves 15

    June

    Wednesday 6 June 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Medicinal herbs 24

    Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June 10am to 4pm Creative Needle felted wired hares 34

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    June continued

    Saturday 9 June 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Introduction to dry stone walling 27

    Wednesday 13 June 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Wildlife gardening 15

    Thursday 14 June 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Willow hares 27

    Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 10am to 4pm Creative Botanical drawing: Summer flowers of Harlow Carr 35

    Tuesday 26 June 10am to 3pm Horticulture How to grow roses and sweet peas 16

    Wednesday 27 June 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Weed or wildflower? 16

    Friday 29 June 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: An introduction to bamboo 16

    July

    Tuesday 3 July 10am to 4pm Horticulture Growing scented flowers 17

    Thursday 5 July 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden Walk: Planting up a pond 17

    Thursday 12 July 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Willow sheep 28

    Friday 13 July 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Summer posies 17

    Friday 13 July 10am to 4pm Horticulture What Now? July and August 18

    Wednesday 18 July 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Naturally fabulous beauty and wellbeing day 28

    Saturday 21 July 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Mow a meadow: Introduction to scything 28

    Wednesday 25 July 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Fabulous ferns 18

    Friday 27 July 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Gardening for low maintenance 18

    Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 10am to 4pm Creative Linocut: Cure and comfort herbs 35

    August

    Friday 3 August 10am to 5pm Photography Photographing plants and flowers with a mobile phone or tablet 41

    Saturday 11 August 10am to 4pm Horticulture Growing vegetables in autumn and winter 19

    Saturday 18 August 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Introduction to dry stone walling 27

    September

    Wednesday 5 September 10am to 12noon Horticulture Garden walk: Gardening for bees 19

    Friday 7 September 10am to 4pm Horticulture What Now? September and October 20

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    Six SaturdaysSept 8, 15, 22, 29October 6 and 20

    10am to 4pm Garden Design An introduction to garden design 22

    Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 10am to 4pm Creative Botanical drawing: Autumn colours of Harlow Carr 36

    Thursday 13 September 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Willow curlew 29

    Tuesday 18 September 10am to 2.30pm Creative How to make a hand-tied bouquet with flowers from the garden 33

    Friday 21 September 10am to 4pm Horticulture Starting from scratch: A beginners guide to growing vegetables 11

    Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September

    10am to 4pm Garden Craft Willow frame baskets 29

    Sunday 23 September 10am to 4pm Creative 3D felted bowls 36

    Wednesday 26 September 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: Composting and mulching 20

    Friday 28 September 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Green Man ceramic tile 30

    October

    Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October 10am to 4pm Creative Linocut: Patterns and prints retro style 37

    Wednesday 10 October 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Make your own natural beauty products 24

    Thursday 11 October 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Greenwood kitchenalia 30

    Wednesday 17 October 10am to 4pm Creative Christmas figurines 37

    Saturday 20 October 10am to 4pm Garden Craft Carved wooden fan birds 30

    November

    Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 10am to 4pm Creative Botanical drawing: Winter time at Harlow Carr 38

    Friday 9 November 10am to 4pm Horticulture What Now? November and December 21

    Friday 16 November 10am to 12.30pm Horticulture Garden walk: A practical introduction to hardwood cuttings 21

    Friday 16 November 10am to 5pm Photography The business of photography 41

    Thursday 22 November 10am to 4pm Creative Fabric printed lampshades 38

    Saturday 24 November 10am to 4pm Creative Chopping boards, coasters and cups 39

    December

    Tuesday 4 December 10am to 2.30pm Creative Natural Christmas wreaths 39

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    Growing orchids as houseplantsFriday 19 January 10am to 12.30pmTutor: Nige Eaton (RHS team)

    Has your orchid stopped flowering or is looking past its best and you dont know what to do? Join our orchid doctors Nige and Baccus to learn the secrets of success to growing orchids as house plants.This hands-on morning workshop will provide you with the opportunity to bring in your own orchid and learn how to get the best from your plant by supplying the right growing conditions, how to treat pests and diseases before having a go at repotting your orchid, root trimming and much more. You will then be ready to return home to care for your plant and enjoy its beauty for years to come.

    Fee: RHS Members 26, Non-RHS Members 37Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 14516Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the plant centre.Maximum 18 places

    Garden walk: An introduction to graftingWednesday 24 January 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS team

    Learn about some of the skills used for grafting fruit trees. You will be guided through the techniques used for whip and tongue grafting with a demonstration from selecting your material all the way through to aftercare. You will be able to have a go yourself and take home your own grafted fruit tree.

    Fee: RHS Members 26, Non-RHS Members 37Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14519Please wear suitable clothing for practical activity.Maximum 12 places

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    What Now? January and FebruaryFriday 26 January 10am to 4pmTutor: Olive Green

    This is the first of our ever popular seasonal, full day courses.Are you new to gardening and unsure what exactly you should be doing and how to do it or a keen gardener wanting tips on your timings? Join Olive in this series of workshops that will take you through the gardening year providing a whistle-stop tour of techniques, tips, tricks and advice on seasonal tasks so that you know what you could be doing when. January and February will cover many tasks including ground preparation, seed selection and early sowing under cover to prepare you for the start of the growing

    season. The workshops will involve some lecture based sessions and some indoor and outdoor practical sessions, so please come prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear and gardening gloves.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61These can be booked individually or as a block of six courses.

    Offer: Book all six What now? courses for the price of five. All bookings must be made at the same time

    Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14517Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 16 places

    Garden walk: The Harlow Carr Winter WalkWednesday 28 February 10am to 12.30pm Tutor: RHS team

    Share our passion, enthusiasm and knowledge for winter planting schemes in this guided walk of the old winter garden and RHS Harlow Carrs more contemporary Winter Walk. The session will focus on plants used specifically to create an interesting winter garden, regardless of size. Discover vivid colour, intoxicating scents, interesting forms and textures, months of continuous flowers and even temperature-related colour changing effects. You will find out about the myths of removing the foliage on hellebores and how to extend the season into spring by the careful selection of early flowering spring bulbs.

    Fee: RHS Members 20, Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14520Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 16 places

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    Designing a kitchen gardenFriday 9 March 10am to 4pmTutor: Amy Lax

    Join Amy to learn how to design a beautiful as well as productive kitchen garden combining fruit, vegetables and herbs.The day will combine illustrated talks with practical activities focusing on: Growing fruit, vegetables and herbs together, their different needs and deciding what to include in your kitchen garden, survey and analysis of a potential site, the practical requirements of a kitchen garden, different layouts and design styles. You will take a walk to the Harlow Carr kitchen garden to discuss planting and establishing the garden and enjoy a practical session to develop outline ideas into preliminary plans.

    Fee: RHS Members 46, Non-RHS Members 57Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14518Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

    How to grow cut flowers Tuesday 13 March 10am to 4pmTutor: Rachel PetheramLearn the skills for growing beautiful cut flowers to enhance both the outside and inside of your home. This course will cover all the essentials you need to grow flowers for cutting and will focus on the flowers that are best sown and propagated in spring. You will learn how to select your site and plan what to grow where and when. Find out which varieties are best, and learn tips on planting, growing, cutting and preserving the life of cut flowers. Rachel will give an illustrated talk covering all these areas and she will run a seed sowing workshop to get you started.

    Fee: RHS Members 46, Non-RHS Members 57Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14521Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 20 places

    Garden walk: Plants for spring pruningWednesday 14 March 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS teamKnowing when is the right time to prune can often be tricky.Join us as we identify the plants that will be ready for a spring prune to ensure you get a head start in the garden. Focusing on some key seasonal plants including Buddleja, Hydrangea, Willow and Hamamelis, you will be taken on a tour around the garden and shown the pruning techniques used by the horticultural team to ensure healthy plants and stunning displays year on year.

    Fee: RHS Members 20, Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14522Please wear suitable warm, outdoor clothing and shoes for walking round the garden. Maximum 16 places

  • To book any of these courses please call 020 3176 5830

    What Now? March and AprilFriday 16 March 10am to 4pmTutor: Olive Green

    In the second course of this series let Olive help you through the gardening year, providing a whistle-stop tour of techniques, tips, tricks and advice on seasonal tasks so that you know what you could be doing in spring. March and April will cover many tasks including cutting back and dividing perennials, feeding and mulching, staking, seed sowing under cover and outdoors, taking cuttings, lawn care, planting shallots and potatoes and shrub pruning. The workshops will involve some lecture-based sessions and some indoor and outdoor practical sessions, so please come prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear and gardening gloves.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61These can be booked individually or as a block of six courses.

    Offer: Book all six What now? courses for the price of five. All bookings must be made at the same time

    Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14523Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 16 places

    Starting from scratch: A beginners guide to growing vegetables Monday 26 March or Friday 21 September 10am to 4pmTutor: Amy Lax

    A full day workshop covering the essential basics to get you started growing vegetables, including assessing your site and soil, vegetable families and rotation, planning what to grow and how, timing and spacing and where to go from here! Using the wealth of experience gained in RHS Harlow Carrs Kitchen Garden, Amy will aim to answer the questions which concern the beginner most. Amy will

    deliver her course through an illustrated talk and a walk around the productive garden; she will also demonstrate seed sowing, giving you some key tips with a practical session for you to have a go.

    Fee: RHS Members 46, Non-RHS Members 57Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: (26 March) 14524 or (21 September) 14547Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 16 places

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    Garden walk: Dogwood pruning Wednesday 28 March 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS Team

    Join this walk to find out how to spring prune different Cornus (dogwood) varieties to get the most out of them. There will be demonstrations on a range of pruning techniques from very hard stooling, to pruning on a three-year cycle, and a renovation prune. You will be shown different ways to use your prunings, including a demonstration of making decorative plant supports for climbers and propagating from cuttings. Learn also about the plant combinations which help to complement Cornus and maintain interest in a border even after pruning.

    Fee: RHS Members 20, Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14525 Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

    An introduction to bonsaiWednesday 11 April 10am to 4pmTutor: Harlow Carr Bonsai Group

    A one day introductory course into the art of bonsai. The Bonsai Group tutors are hoping to dispel a few myths about this fascinating subject, whilst teaching you how to care for your own plant.All students will be able to take home their own tree in a pot.

    Fee: RHS Members 56, Non-RHS Members 67Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14526Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 10 places

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    How to grow herbs Tuesday 17 April 10am to 4pmTutor: Rachel Petheram

    Following on from the cutting garden course, Rachel will show you the multi-functional nature of herbs in the garden. You will look at herbs that are good for cutting, for the kitchen and for attracting wildlife. You will also have the opportunity to sow some herbs to take away. With an illustrated talk and practical sowing and tips you should have the knowledge and materials to start your own herb garden.

    Fee: RHS Members 46, Non-RHS Members 57Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14527 Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 20 places

    Garden walk: Air layering Wednesday 18 April 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS Team

    Layering can be a very cheap, quick and rewarding method of producing a wide range of plants. This course will cover the basics of layering plants through to the more specialised method of air layering. Plants naturally layer themselves into the ground; we can observe this throughout the garden especially in the woodland here at Harlow Carr where we find many of the rhododendrons have naturally set their roots from the tips of branches that have conveniently grown into the leaf litter below. You will have the opportunity to have a go at making your own air layers on the course.

    Fee: RHS Members 26, Non-RHS Members 37Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14528 Tea and coffee are included.Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

    A beginners guide to gardening Monday 23 April 10am to 4pmTutor: Amy Lax

    If you are a first time owner of a garden but arent sure how to look after it this is the course for you! Find out how to plant and look after the flowers, shrubs and trees in your garden throughout the year. Amy will demystify pruning, explain the basics of lawn care, weed control, feeding and growing successfully in containers. Amy will also provide a secateur masterclass so please bring gardening gloves if you have them.Students will be taken on a tour of the garden so please come dressed appropriately for a walk outside.

    Fee: RHS Members 46, Non-RHS Members 57Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14529 Tea and coffee are included. Maximum 12 places

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    Garden walk: Talking turf Wednesday 16 May 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS team Join our turf and estate specialists on a tour of some of the lawns here in the garden. They will talk you through our yearly maintenance plan, show you our mowers and take the mystery out of lawn care, giving you advice on mowing, weeding and feeding, aeration and tining and ways to keep your lawns looking healthy.

    Fee: RHS Members 20, Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14548Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

    What Now? May and JuneFriday 18 May 10am to 4pmTutor: Olive Green

    Returning for the summer, Olive will provide you with a range of techniques, tips, tricks and advice on seasonal jobs so that you know what you could be doing in summer. May and Junes tasks will include weed control, feeding, summer shrub pruning, planting up pots and containers, deadheading, controlling pests and diseases, planting out half-hardy vegetables and annuals with opportunities for you to have a go yourself.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61These can be booked individually or as a block of six courses.

    Offer: Book all six What now? courses for the price of five. All bookings must be made at the same time

    Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14530 Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 16 places

    Garden walk: Summer containers Wednesday 23 May 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS Team We invite you to join the floral team as they change over the containers in the garden to embrace the summer themes. The morning will begin with an introduction to container planting, looking at the materials required and the styles you can achieve. A walk in the garden will look at how the team achieve our spectacular displays plus insider information on how to keep them looking fabulous. Then back indoors for a demonstration on how to plant up a mixed floral container and finally the chance to have a go planting up a pot for you to take home.

    Fee: RHS Members 36, Non-RHS Members 47Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14531Tea and coffee are included.Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden. You will be taking away a planted up container so please ensure you have suitable transport if required.Maximum 12 places

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    Micro greens, sprouting seeds and unusual leavesFriday 25 May 10am to 4pmTutor: Amy LaxDo you want to be part of the latest culinary movement? Join Amy to discover the secrets of growing microgreens, the small seedlings with big flavour. You will be introduced to a wide range of herb and vegetable microgreens and also learn how to successfully sprout seeds. Go beyond lettuce to find salad leaves with a difference such as salsola, oriental greens, nasturtium and baby chards. An ideal course for those with limited growing space, there will also be a practical session so students can take home their sowings.

    Fee: RHS Members 46, Non-RHS Members 57Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre Event code: 14532 Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden. Maximum 12 places

    Garden walk: Wildlife gardeningWednesday 13 June 10am to 12.30pm Tutor: RHS teamGardens are important mini nature reserves. If designed and managed sympathetically with wildlife in mind they can form the vital green links and provide wildlife corridors that urbanization often disrupts and destroys. This course will cover some of the ways in which the gardener can design and build a garden to suit both the keen horticulturist and the local wildlife.

    Fee: RHS Members 20, Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning CentreEvent code: 14533Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

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    How to grow roses and sweet peasTuesday 26 June 10am to 3pmTutor: Rachel PetheramAn in-depth course focusing on growing roses and sweet peas to use for cutting. Join Rachel as she discusses how to grow both types of flowers and the skills you will need to grow flowers to enhance the inside of your home.

    You will learn how to select the best site and what to grow, where and when. Learn which varieties are best and how to preserve your blooms for maximum impact.

    Fee: RHS Members 46, Non-RHS Members 57Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14534Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 20 places

    Garden walk: Weed or wildflower? Wednesday 27 June 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS team Come for a walk with one of the garden staff around the wilder side of Harlow Carr where we will be identifying wildflowers and weeds. This walk will take you behind the scenes into our lesser cultivated areas where we can discuss the merits, uses and habitats for wildlife of the plant species that frequent Harlow Carr. At the end of the walk you should be able to identify some of our best known hedgerow and meadow plants that can be seen every day.

    Fee: RHS Members 29, Non-RHS Members 40Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14535Tea and coffee are included. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and stout shoes for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

    Garden walk: An introduction to bamboo Friday 29 June 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS teamA new course from the Harlow Carr horticulturists to look at the traditional and modern uses of bamboo in the garden. You will learn about the different types of bamboo available, designing with bamboo, planting and growing bamboo and methods of control.The course will incorporate a presentation, some practical demonstrations and a walk to see the different varieties in situ.

    Fee: RHS Members 20, Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14536Tea and coffee are included. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

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    Growing scented flowersTuesday 3 July 10am to 4pm Tutor: Rachel Petheram

    This ever popular course from Rachel will focus on growing scented flowers and foliage for you to enjoy.

    Flowers and foliage have long been associated with health, wellbeing and pleasure. With her help she will discuss the therapeutic properties of the plants and explain which are the best flowers and foliage for a scented arrangement. Rachel will also demonstrate how to put together a highly scented bouquet and then give you the opportunity to sow biennial flower seeds that you can take home for scented flowers of your own to enjoy.

    Fee: RHS Members 46, Non-RHS Members 57Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14537Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 20 places

    Garden walk: Planting up a pondThursday 5 July 10am to 12.30pm Tutor: RHS team

    Join our aquatic expert to discover the variety of aquatic and marginal plants used in and around Harlow Carrs stunning water features. You will be taken on a guided walk of our ponds, streamside and lake, then you will have the opportunity to take a closer look at some of these beautiful and interesting plants in the greenhouse. You will also gain important information about plant care and tips on how to maintain a well-balanced water environment.

    Fee: RHS Members 20, Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Gardens

    Event code: 14538Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden as this course is entirely based outside.Maximum 10 places

    Garden walk: Summer posiesFriday 13 July 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS team

    Take a tour of the Harlow Carr beds, borders and productive garden to learn how we grow flowers for cutting and display. Learn which varieties are suitable for use in a summer posy and how best to propagate them. You will be given a demonstration on how to make a simple posy, followed by the chance to have a go at making your own to take away at the end of the morning.

    Fee: RHS Members 30, Non-RHS Members 41Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14539Tea and coffee are included.Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

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    What Now? July and AugustFriday 13 July 10am to 4pmTutor: Olive GreenJoin Olive as we start to gather in the seasons produce and prepare to propagate for the next year. July and August will cover tasks including taking cuttings, herb garden maintenance, identifying plants for autumn division, watering, summer pruning of shrubs, trees and fruit, harvesting seed and hedge trimming. The session will include a practical activity and a walk outside in the garden.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61These can be booked individually or as a block of six courses.

    Offer: Book all six What now? courses for the price of five. All bookings must be made at the same time

    Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14540Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden. Maximum 16 places

    Garden walk: Fabulous ferns Wednesday 25 July 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS team

    A new course this year to explore the diversity of versatile ferns for the garden. You will be shown varieties suitable for different conditions and spaces, learn how to identify wild native ferns and be shown cultivation and propagation techniques in order to successfully grow your own and increase your stock year-on-year.

    Fee: RHS Members 20, Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14541Tea and coffee are included.Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

    Gardening for low maintenanceFriday 27 July 10am to 12.30pm Tutor: Nige Eaton (RHS team)

    Do you love your garden but find you have less time to spend or the jobs seem to take longer?

    Why not join us on as you take a tour of the garden to look at areas that have developed for high impact with low maintenance? Discover handy tips and tricks which will allow you to continue to enjoy your garden for years to come .

    Fee: RHS Members 20, Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14542Tea and coffee are included. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 20 places

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    Make the most of your vegetable plot by learning how to grow vegetables for harvesting throughout winter and spring. In an illustrated talk, you will be introduced to a wide range of hardy crops for growing in open ground, under cloches or in greenhouses. Find out when to sow, how to protect your crops and tried and tested ways of storing surplus vegetables. You will have the opportunity to carry out a practical activity and take away the results of your labour; there will also be the opportunity to experience what is growing in the kitchen garden, so come dressed appropriately for a walk outside.

    Fee: RHS Members 46, Non-RHS Members 57Skill level: IntermediateVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14543Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 16 places

    Garden walk: Gardening for bees Wednesday 5 September 10am to 12 noon Tutor: RHS team

    Encouraging bees into our gardens is a very rewarding and increasingly important activity. As you take a walk around the garden you will find out more about the different types of bees you may meet, what they need to survive and how the gardener can support these vital creatures with sympathetic planting throughout the year.

    Fee: RHS Members 26, Non-RHS Members 37 Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Gardens

    Event code: 14544 Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden as elements of this course are based outside.Maximum 12 places

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    What Now? September and OctoberFriday 7 September 10am to 4pmTutor: Olive GreenAs autumn approaches Olives focus will be on seasonal jobs for September and October. She will cover tasks including dividing perennials, planting trees and shrubs, protecting tender plants over winter, developing new lawns and storing tubers over winter. You will have the chance to do a short practical activity.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61These can be booked individually or as a block of six courses.

    Offer: Book all six What now? courses for the price of five. All bookings must be made at the same time

    Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14545Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Please wear suitable outdoor clothingfor walking round the garden. Maximum 16 places

    Garden walk: Composting and mulchingWednesday 26 September 10am to 12.30pmTutor: RHS teamUncover the secrets to making great compost on this brand new course from the estate and woodland team.

    Join the team to learn what goes into the compost here at Harlow Carr, unravel the myths of what to compost and not and how to prepare and manage the process. You will be taken on an exclusive tour of the site yard and shown how to make compost on both a large and small scale. You will also discuss the options available and times of year for mulching. This course is suitable for those with the smallest gardens or large estates.

    Fee: RHS Members 20 Non-RHS Members 31Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14546Tea and coffee are included. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 12 places

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    What Now? November and DecemberFriday 9 November 10am to 4pmTutor: Olive GreenIn the final What Now? of the year join Olive to discover there is still plenty to do in the garden at this time of year. Jobs for November and December include ground preparation, planting bare root trees and roses, winter fruit pruning, winter vegetables, bulb planting in pots and borders, taking root and hardwood cuttings. A walk around the garden and a short practical activity will be included along with the chance to reflect on your successes this year and look forward to planning for the next year.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61These can be booked individually or as a block of six courses.

    Offer: Book all six What now? courses for the price of five. All bookings must be made at the same time

    Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14549Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden.Maximum 16 places

    Garden walk: A practical introduction to hardwood cuttingsFriday 16 November 10am to 12.30pm Tutor: RHS team

    Learn the hows, wheres and whys of taking hardwood cuttings and increasing your stock at next-to-no extra cost other than time or patience. The course will involve a short indoor presentation followed by a question and answer session, before heading out into the garden for a walk round to identify plants suitable for taking hardwood cuttings from, collecting and preparing your own cuttings to take home.

    Fee: RHS Members 26, Non-RHS Members 37Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14550Tea and coffee are included.Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking round the garden. Maximum 12 places

    To book any of these courses please call 020 3176 5830

  • An introduction to garden designSix Fridays: 19 January, 26 January, 2 February, 9 February, 23 February, 2 March 10am to 4pm orSix Saturdays: 8 September, 15 September, 22 September, 29 September, 6 October and 20 October 10am to 4pmTutor: Cheri LaMay

    This course will inspire you to have a go at designing your own garden and is also a taster for anyone considering a longer course in garden design. Working closely with registered Member of the Society of Garden Designers Cheri LaMay (BA Hons Landscape Architecture, HND Horticulture), you will learn practical skills through active participation, discussion and demonstration. Workshops will help you to engage with your creativity (even if in the past you have felt that you were not creative) so that you will see your garden through fresh eyes. Cheris teaching style is enthusiastic and she welcomes contributions from the group, with the understanding that specific material will be covered during each session. This is a unique opportunity to learn, with the support of a freelance garden designer who has a wealth of experience and who is also a qualified teacher of adult education (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), using Harlow Carr Gardens as a fantastic learning resource. To learn more about Cheri and see her portfolio of gardens visit www.earthworksnorth.co.uk

    Day 1: The site responsive garden and garden stylesA successful garden design will start with an open mind, will take into account key characteristics of the landscape, and will be empathetic to the more elusive spirit of place. In other words, it will be site responsive. All information is encompassed in the site analysis. We will discuss aspects to be considered, and look carefully at examples of different gardens and styles and notice how they are responsive to their surroundings.

    We will begin to understand the basic principles of garden design. You may do a site analysis for your own garden as homework.

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    Day 2: Surveying the gardenWe will learn to accurately measure a garden and draw it to scale (surveying). The basic methods will be demonstrated before you have the opportunity to work with a group to survey a small site. You may then survey your own garden as homework. We will draw up a wish list of what we need and want to have in our gardens to prepare us for the next few sessions, then we will begin to pull our information together.

    If you have a large or complex garden it is highly recommended that you have a survey drawn up by a professional topographical surveyor prior to the course.

    Day 3: Designing with purposeWe will look at the gardens at Harlow Carr to learn how different styles can be achieved with conscious use of form, hard materials, water, seating and other features. We will see how a mood board, site analysis and zoning plan can be brought together to design a garden layout with a unique aesthetic and you may make a mood board and zoning plan for your garden as homework.

    Day 4: Developing your designToday we will ease into our creativity with some fun exercises using coloured card and thick markers. This is a time to let go of detail, forget logical thinking and to make a mess! It is anticipated that by the end of the day you will have a number of possible layouts for your garden, out of which you may select one to develop further.

    Day 5: Planting styles, plant associations and planting plansWe will start the day by exploring colour theory; will study examples of classic and modern planting styles and venture into the gardens at Harlow Carr to discover how colour, texture, form and plant associations have been used. You will relate these principles to the unique conditions of your own garden. Finally, we will look at example planting plans to see how they can be drawn up to include all of the necessary information.

    Day 6: Completing a stage of designWe will consider what information is needed by a landscape contractor for your garden design to be constructed as you have envisioned. Professional garden designers use both documents and images to convey what is required and these, along with a written agreement, form the contract of work. We will look at examples of these. The remaining time will be used to finish off any ongoing part of your garden design project. Cheri will be available to offer one-to-one support throughout the day. If you have any questions for Cheri before enrolling you may contact her atcheri@earthworksnorth.co.uk.

    Fee: RHS Members 366, Non-RHS Members 432Skill level: BeginnersVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: (January / February) 14551 or (September / October) 14552Price includes tea and coffee but please bring your own lunch.All course materials are provided and students are equipped with a starter drawing pack which is yours to keep.Maximum 12 places

    In addition the following courses will be run at RHS Garden Harlow Carr by Craven College, SkiptonIf you are interested in either course please contact the college directly on 01756 791414 or visit www.craven-college.ac.uk

    Foundation Degree in Garden Design (validated by The Open University and Society of Garden Designers)Duration: 31 WeeksTime: 9.30am to 4pm Venue: RHS Garden Harlow Carr Principles of Horticulture Level 2 CertificateDuration 33 Weeks Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm Venue: RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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    Make your own natural beauty productsWednesday 17 January or Wednesday 10 October 10am to 4pmTutor: Bel CharlesworthStart the New Year discovering how to make your own beautiful face and body preparations: from facial cleansers, steam baths and scrubs to lip balms, hair treatments and body and bath oils. Under the expert guidance of herbalist Bel Charlesworth, you will explore different herbal ingredients, base and essential oils, make macerated oils and learn how to use and blend them together. You will also look at herbal teas and foods to promote inner calm and beauty and learn a simple massage routine to help you relax and rejuvenate.Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61Skill level: Beginners / GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning CentreEvent code: (17 January) 14553 or (10 October) 14575 Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 12 places

    Medicinal herbs Wednesday 7 February or Wednesday 6 June 10am to 4pmTutor: Bel CharlesworthFind out how to make your own herbal remedies for everyday ailments using plants from the garden and hedgerow. Join herbalist Bel Charlesworth as she shares her top ten herbs for your home medicine chest and helps you to create your own herbal infusions, tinctures and salves. During the day you will also go out on a herb walk around the gardens during which Bel will share her knowledge on folklore, identification, harvesting and storing herbs.Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61Skill level: Beginners / GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning CentreEvent code: (7 February) 14554 or (6 June) 14562Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking around the garden. Maximum 12 places

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    Cultivating willow Friday 23 February 10am to 4pmTutor: Phil Bradley

    Join Phil Bradley, master craftsman on this course to learn how his willow beds have evolved and grown to fit into his basketry life.Phil will explain how to establish a new willow bed and advise on willow varieties to grow and their uses. This course will provide practical experience of harvesting willow from the Harlow Carr willow beds, willow grading and making willow setts. There will be an opportunity to take home several willow setts for anyone thinking of starting their own willow bed. Please come suitably dressed for both indoor, outdoor and practical sessions.

    Fee: RHS Members 66, Non-RHS Members 77Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14555Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 12 places

    Decorative plantersSaturday 24 March 10am to 4pmTutor: Iris Wilkinson

    Join potter and sculptor Iris Wilkinson for our first ever offer of clay classes at Harlow Carr. You will be working with fairly large unfired clay pots which form the base of your planter so you will need to have reasonable strength in your hands. You will be applying clay to decorate your planter and once complete Iris will take them back to her studio for drying and firing. Iris will bring a supply of ideas/photos/books to get you started. You are also welcome to bring along any ideas for decoration you may have. Please bring an apron or old shirt to wear.

    Fee: RHS Members 80, Non-RHS Members 91Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14557Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 8 places

    Spoon carving Two day course: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 10am to 4pmTutor: Steve Tomlin

    Steve Tomlin is an internationally recognised expert in spoon carving and has been teaching the craft since 2005. Join him on this popular course to learn to safely and efficiently carve your own spoons from freshly cut timber, using an axe and knives. Two days will give you plenty of time to gain confidence and to work on more complicated designs so youll return home with the skills and knowledge to continue this popular hobby on your own.

    Fee: RHS Members 155, Non-RHS Members 166Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14558Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 6 places

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    Herbalicious womens herbs for health and happiness Wednesday 9 May 10am to 4pmTutor: Bel Charlesworth

    Focusing on medicinal herbs specifically for womens health, discover a treasure chest of wonderful herbs and natural health tips to nourish and support you every day. Bel Charlesworth, herbalist will guide you through the processes of making herbal infusions and macerated oils for your own health and beauty needs and generally celebrate how fabulous it is to be female! Bel will also take you on a herb walk around the garden where she will share her knowledge of herbs and their uses with you.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61Skill level: Beginners / GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14559Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing for walking around the garden.Maximum 12 places

    Greenwood furnitureThursday 10 May 10am to 4pmTutor: Phil Bradley

    A new course for 2018 join green woodworker Phil Bradley for the chance to make your very own greenwood stool or low bench. You will be taught using the traditional techniques of draw knifing, shave horses and splitting using a maul and froe. You will be using Cumbrian hardwoods ash, oak and elm, provided by Phil and sourced locally from his home. You will be able to take your stool or low bench home with you at the end of the day.

    Fee: RHS Members 94, Non-RHS Members 105Skill level: General Venue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14560Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 6 places

    Willow twigwams for climbing plantsThursday 17 May 10am to 4pmTutor: Phil Bradley

    Make your very own support for your favourite climbing plants, whether it be for sweet peas, climbing French beans or clematis! Willow master craftsman, Phil Bradley, will show you a variety of willow weaving techniques and take you through the stages involved in producing a robust, conical plant support that will add additional interest to your garden. You will be able to take your creation home with you at the end of the day. The willow you will be using is all grown and harvested by Phil in Cumbria.

    Fee: RHS Members 66, Non-RHS Members 77Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14561Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 12 places

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    Introduction to dry stone wallingSaturday 9 June or Saturday 18 August 10am to 4pmTutor: Instructors from the Otley and Yorkshire Dales branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA)

    During this one day introductory course you will: Learn about the basic principle involved in the construction of a traditional dry stone wall Complete a small section of wall that has already been built up to waist height using small and medium sized stonesThis training course offers structured tuition in an informal atmosphere and is open to any reasonably fit and well adult. All the instructors are members of the DSWA and hold the DSWA Instructors Certificate. All tools and equipment, including safety glasses, will be provided for course members. Students will be required to bring their own protective and suitable clothing for working outdoors (including steel toe cap boots or strong boots and gloves). A list of equipment will be provided on registration. Courses take place even during wet weather; however, please check in advance with the organisers if severe weather is forecast

    Fee: RHS Members 56, Non-RHS Members 67Skill level: Beginner Venue: Garden Event code: (9 June) 14565 or (18 August) 14570The workshop will be held outside in the garden at RHS Harlow Carr Tea and coffee and all workshop materials will be included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 10 places

    Willow hares Thursday 14 June 10am to 4pmTutor: Phil Bradley

    The large willow hares are much loved and admired here in the garden so why not come along and join their creator Phil Bradley to make your own miniature version of a hare standing on all fours to adorn your own home or garden. Phil will lead you step-by-step through the willow sculpting process so that at the end of the day you will be able to take away your own hare made of bark on willow to proudly display. The willow you will be using is all grown and harvested by Phil in Cumbria.

    Fee: RHS Members 66, Non-RHS Members 77Skill level: General Venue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14563Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 12 places*Due to high demand for this course if you are told the course is full we may be able to offer an additional date, so please ask upon booking.

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    Willow sheepThursday 12 July 10am to 4pmTutor: Phil Bradley

    Come and create a miniature willow standing sheep to adorn your own home or garden. Phil will lead you step-by-step through the willow sculpting process so that at the end of the day you will be able to take away your own sheep made of bark on willow to display at home. The willow you will be using is all grown and harvested by Phil in Cumbria.

    Fee: RHS Members 66, Non-RHS Members 77Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14566Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 12 places

    Naturally fabulous beauty and wellbeing day Wednesday 18 July 10am to 4pmTutor: Bel Charlesworth

    A jam-packed day of herbal potions, natural beauty recipes and nutritional tips to keep you looking and feeling fabulous, full of vitality and tension free. Led by herbalist and yoga teacher Bel Charlesworth, this is a relaxed, informative, fun day. For optimum fabulousness the day will also include an introductory yoga and relaxation session suitable for everyone and a herb walk around the gardens.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14567Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Please wear / bring clothing suitable for yoga and relaxation session and for a walk around the garden. Maximum 12 places

    Mow a meadow: Introduction to scythingSaturday 21 July 10am to 4pmTutor: Steve Tomlin

    Tired of using a noisy strimmer and constantly running out of cord?Why not try our learn to scythe course with leading UK scythe teacher Steve Tomlin and enjoy a quieter and more relaxing way to mow or manage your garden. The course is a practical day where you will learn: setting up the scythe and blade adjustment, ergonomic mowing style for efficient cutting, sharpening, peening and care and maintenance. The scythe is a safe and lightweight tool suitable for all ages. The course contains classroom based elements and the opportunity to try your scythe skills outdoors to cut the Harlow Carr meadows. More information can be found at stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com/scythes

    Fee: RHS Members 86, Non-RHS Members 97Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14569Steve will provide all equipment required for the day. (You will need to supply your height at the time of booking for Steve to bring the right size scythe.) You will be able to purchase directly from Steve your own scythe on the day.Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 8 placesPlease wear suitable outdoor clothing for working in the garden and suitable footwear for the weather and ground conditions.*Due to high demand for this course if you are told the course is full we may be able to offer an additional date, so please ask upon booking.

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    Willow curlewThursday 13 September 10am to 4pmTutor: Phil Bradley

    Join basketmaker and willow sculptor Phil Bradley for a course where willow work meets ornithology! The curlew is one of Phils favourite birds, evocative of the seaside, mountains and moors. On this course we will try and catch the essence of this remarkable bird in willow.Phil will guide you through the selection of materials and techniques needed to produce your own miniature curlew to take home. The willow you will be using is all grown and harvested by Phil in Cumbria.

    Fee: RHS Members 66, Non-RHS Members 77Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14571Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 12 places

    Willow frame basketsTwo day course: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 10am to 4pmTutor: Phil Bradley

    Returning again this year a two-day frame basket weaving course with Willow master craftsman Phil Bradley. Phils passion for basket making is infectious and this course will be a real treat. Frame baskets are some of the earliest and most beautiful baskets ever made. On this course you will explore this traditional method of making and learn some of the unique techniques associated with them including the production and shaping of the frames and ribs and look at the choice and preparation of the materials for these baskets. You should be able to complete either a round frame basket or handled trug basket over the course of the two days. The willow you will be using is all grown and harvested by Phil in Cumbria and all materials and tools are provided by the tutor.

    Fee: RHS Members 132, Non-RHS Members 154Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14572Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 12 places

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    Green Man ceramic tile Friday 28 September 10am to 4pmTutor: Iris Wilkinson

    Join potter and sculptor Iris Wilkinson, in the second of her courses at Harlow Carr. You will be creating from local brick clay, flat-backed masks which can be wall-mounted using the Green Man as inspiration. Iris will be bringing several examples to show you, including some casts of medieval green men which she has collected. Reasonable hand dexterity is required for the modelling techniques and the course is suitable for beginners. Iris will take the finished masks back to her studio for drying and firing. Once fired the sculpture is yours to take home. Please bring an apron or old shirt to wear.

    Fee: RHS Members 66, Non-RHS Members 77Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14573Tea and coffee and all workshop materials and tools are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 10 places

    Greenwood kitchenaliaThursday 11 October 10am to 4pmTutor: Phil Bradley

    A new course for 2018 join green woodworker Phil Bradley for adventures in making your own kitchen utensils. We will be working with fresh wood to make a variety of spatulas, whisks and chopping boards. We will be cleaving, using the shave horse tools, draw knife and various other greenwood techniques. Phil will guide you through the selection of materials and techniques needed to produce your own utensils to take home.

    Fee: RHS Members 76, Non-RHS Members 87Skill level: General Venue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14576Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 6 places

    Carved wooden fan birdsSaturday 20 October 10am to 4pmTutor: Steve Tomlin

    Fan birds are a beautiful, delicate bird carved from a single piece of wood without glue or pins. Join greenwood carver Steve Tomlin and learn the secrets of making these amazing decorations using simple hand tools. Fan birds are a traditional craft of Eastern Europe, given as gifts at Christmas time and for other celebrations.

    Fee: RHS Members 77, Non-RHS Members 88Skill level: GeneralVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14578Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 6 places *Due to high demand for this course if you are told the course is full we may be able to offer an additional date, so please ask upon booking.

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    This one day workshop gives you a taste of the magic of printmaking. It takes you on the print journey as a beginner through a series of practical activities using plant forms, you will learn all the basic skills. During the day Helen will guide you as you draw, design, cut and print. Time to practice with tools and materials will help give you the skill and confidence to produce a simple, monochrome print.

    Fee: RHS Members 61, Non-RHS Members 72Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: (February) 14579 or (March) 14581Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 8 places

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    Felting for beginners:Animal brooches and owlsFriday 2 March 10am to 4pmTutor: Helen Riddle

    A new course for the spring. Enjoy a day of needle felting covering techniques to produce beautiful, small animal pieces. We will start by making an animal brooch or two and move on to making a 3D owl. Participants will gain skills and understanding which they could apply in creating other animals, real and imaginary. This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with a little needle felting experience.

    Fee: RHS Members 61, Non-RHS Members 72Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14580Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included, but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 12 places

    Botanical drawing: Spring plants at Harlow Carr Two day course: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 10am to 4pmTutor: Sue Vize SBA

    The month of March provides an explosion of colour and a wealth of inspiration for any artist. Relax and enjoy this two day workshop drawing plants that have been gathered from the gardens of Harlow Carr. Experienced and enthusiastic tutor Sue Vize SBA will help you achieve more out of a coloured pencil than you thought possible, demonstrating the techniques required to accurately draw and achieve depth of colour by building layers of coloured pencil.

    You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to produce a botanical study of your chosen spring flower or plant. All levels of ability are welcome, whether you are a beginner or someone with previous experience in botanical illustration just wanting to brush up on existing skills. The only requirements are a desire to work in detail and a love of plants. Demonstrations and one-to-one guidance throughout.

    An equipment list will be provided on booking.

    Fee: RHS Members 140, Non-RHS Members 162Skill level: All levelsVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14582Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 12 places

    Offer: Book all four botanical drawing courses for the special price of: RHS members 500, Non RHS members 588 All courses must be booked at the same time

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    Linocut: Yellow helloTwo day course: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April 10am to 4pmTutor: Helen Roddie

    Helens weekend workshop welcomes spring and all that is new and yellow in the garden. Day one introduces all the basic skills of relief printmaking from drawing through to print. Helen helps show you how to capture the essence of a plant and explore ways of translating their distinctive features into effective linocut. Individual tuition and practical activities will help you to develop your skill and confidence using tools and materials. Return on day two prepared and suitably enthused to enjoy creating your own linocut print. Using yellow buds and blooms of your choice, and working at your own level of ability, you will draw, design, cut and print a simple, 2-colour linocut.Helens double-day workshops are carefully designed for everyone wishing to enjoy creative printmaking from beginners to those keen to return and learn more.

    Fee: RHS Members 122, Non-RHS Members 144Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14583Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 8 places

    How to make a hand-tied bouquet with flowers from the gardenWednesday 2 May or Tuesday 18 September 10am to 2.30pmTutor: Rachel Petheram

    Making a hand-tied bouquet of flowers is a versatile skill to have, either for flower arranging at home or to make gifts for your friends. Rachel will show you some ideas using seasonal garden flowers and guide you through the techniques of making your own hand-tied

    bouquet to take home. She will also give you some tips on growing cut flowers at home and secrets of the industry. An experienced tutor, lecturer, grower and florist, Rachel can turn the most nervous beginner into a creative floral genius. No experience necessary.

    Fee: RHS Members 80, Non-RHS Members 91Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: (2 May) 14584 or (18 September) 14592Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 8 places

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    Landscapes: Painting with woolFriday 11 May 10am to 4pmTutor: Jo Hunter

    This exciting new course provides the opportunity to join Jo Hunter, textile artist and teacher, to immerse yourself in a day of felting inspired by the landscape. Jo will show you how to paint with wool by creating stunning landscape pictures by wet felting with wool.Jo will take you through the process, showing you step-by-step how to design and make your own beautiful felt picture. You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothing.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre.

    Event code: 14585Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 12 places

    Needle-felted wired hares Two day course: Friday 8 to Saturday 9 June 10am to 4pmTutor: Helen Riddle

    Develop your needle felting skills to produce a beautiful seated or reclining hare. We will start with a few basic needle felting techniques such as shaping, joining in two and three dimensions and producing flat pieces. Moving on to make a simple wire armature, we will build up and sculpt the wool with our needle felting needles to create a poseable figure (approx. 20cm tall). We will consider ways of mounting the figures on a base for you to produce your own unique hare!

    This course is suitable for confident beginners and those with a little needle-felting experience.

    Fee: RHS Members 61 Non-RHS Members 72Skill level: Beginner / Intermediate Venue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14588Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 10 places

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    Botanical drawing: Summer flowers of Harlow CarrTwo day course: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 10am to 4pmTutor: Sue Vize SBA

    The second in a series of four courses run by Botanical Artist Sue Vize revisits the garden in June which provides an explosion of colour and a wealth of inspiration for any artist. Relax and enjoy this two day workshop drawing plants that have been gathered from the gardens of Harlow Carr. Experienced and enthusiastic tutor Sue Vize will help you achieve more out of a coloured pencil than you thought possible, demonstrating the techniques required to accurately draw and achieve depth of colour by building layers of coloured pencil.

    You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to produce a botanical study of your chosen summer flower or plant. All levels of ability are welcome, whether you are a beginner or someone with previous experience in botanical illustration just wanting to brush up on existing skills. The only requirements are a desire to work in detail and a love of plants. Demonstrations and one-to-one guidance throughout.

    An equipment list will be provided on booking.

    Fee: RHS Members 140, Non-RHS Members 162Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14589Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 12 places

    Offer: Book all four botanical drawing courses for the special price of: RHS members 500, Non RHS members 588 All courses must be booked at the same time

    Linocut: Cure and comfort herbsTwo day course: Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 10am to 4pmTutor: Helen Roddie

    Using resources from the library and the garden to inspire. In this new workshop Helen explores the theme of herbals as a way of helping you to discover the delights of printmaking. During the weekend, working with vinyl-lino (and/or wood if you wish) you will develop a herbal design. Through observation, drawing and design, Helen will guide you carefully through the challenge of translating pen line to print. Instruction and activities will follow a similar format to Helens other double-day workshops. Day one introduces all the basic skills, giving you time to practice, and develop your confidence using new tools and materials. Return on day two enthused and ready to enjoy developing your own design ideas further. Based on a herb of your choice, your end design will aim to capture the essence of a plant, and convey the simple charm and character of the black-line woodcuts used historically to identify and illustrate herbals.

    Helens double-day workshops are carefully designed for everyone wishing to enjoy creative printmaking from complete beginners to those keen to return and learn more.

    Fee: RHS Members 122, Non-RHS Members 144Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14590Tea and coffee are included, but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 8 places

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    Botanical drawing: Autumn colours of Harlow CarrTwo day course: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 10am to 4pmTutor: Sue Vize SBA

    The third in a series of four courses run by Botanical Artist Sue Vize returns to the garden in September which provides autumn colour in all its glorious shades and beauty, a real treat for any artist. Relax and enjoy this two-day workshop drawing plants that have been gathered from the gardens of Harlow Carr. Experienced and enthusiastic tutor Sue Vize will help you achieve more out of a coloured pencil than you thought possible, demonstrating the techniques required to accurately draw and achieve depth of colour by building layers of coloured pencil.

    You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to produce a botanical study of your chosen autumn flower or plant. All levels of ability are welcome, whether you are a beginner or someone with previous experience in botanical illustration just wanting to brush up on existing skills. The only requirements are a desire to work in detail and a love of plants. Demonstrations and one-to-one guidance throughout.

    An equipment list will be provided on booking.

    Fee: RHS Members 140, Non-RHS Members 162Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14591Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 12 places

    Offer: Book all four botanical drawing courses for the special price of: RHS members 500, Non RHS members 588 All courses must be booked at the same time

    3D Felted bowlsSunday 23 September 10am to 4pmTutor: Jo Hunter

    Join textile artist and teacher Jo Hunter and learn how to create a beautiful felted bowl using soft merino wool, silk or bamboo. Jo will guide you, step-by-step through the process and show you the secret of how to create a 3D bowl by wet felting using only soap and water.You may wish to bring an apron to protect your clothing.

    Fee: RHS Members 50, Non-RHS Members 61Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event Code: 14593Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 12 places

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    Linocut: Patterns and prints retro styleTwo day course: Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October10am to 4pmTutor: Helen Roddie

    Autumn in the garden has always provided a fantastic source of ideas for print and design. Helens newest workshop has been inspired by textile designer (and keen gardener) Lucienne Day. Collage proved a popular design device in the 1950s. Along with other designers she used a combination of abstract blocks of colour superimposed with skeletal leaf shapes and linear plant forms to create her stunning designs. The garden offers everything needed to inspire participants to create their own unique designs retro style. In addition to learning all the basic skills of relief printmaking using vinyl-lino, you can enjoy exploring the technique of nature printing. Seed heads and leaves provide a starting point for design instruction and activities will help you to enjoy a weekend of experimenting with colour, line, shape and pattern.

    Helens double-day workshops are carefully designed for everyone wishing to enjoy creative printmaking from beginners to those keen to return and learn more.

    Fee: RHS Members 122, Non-RHS Members 144Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event Code: 14594Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 8 places

    Christmas figurinesWednesday 17 October 10am to 4pmTutor: Helen Riddle

    Whether you prefer a mini nativity set or a jolly Santa, enjoy a fun day of needle felting to make your own miniature Christmas figures to use as decorations, hang on the tree or to give as presents. Helen will take you through the felting processes required to ensure you have some gorgeous additions to your decorations this year. This course is suitable for beginners.

    Fee: RHS Members 61, Non-RHS Members 72Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14595Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 12 places

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    Botanical drawing: Winter time at Harlow CarrTwo day course: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 10am to 4pmTutor: Sue Vize SBA

    The final in a series of four courses run by Botanical Artist Sue Vize draws to an end in the garden at almost the end of the year. Winter provides the artist with inspiring silhouettes from now bare trees, winter flowering shrubs and vibrant evergreens and berries. Relax and enjoy this two-day workshop drawing plants that have been gathered from the gardens of Harlow Carr. Experienced and enthusiastic tutor Sue Vize SBA will help you achieve more out of a coloured pencil than you thought possible, demonstrating the techniques required to accurately draw and achieve depth of colour by building layers of coloured pencil.

    You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to produce a botanical study of your chosen winter flower or plant. All levels of ability are welcome, whether you are a beginner or someone with previous experience in botanical illustration just wanting to brush up on existing skills. The only requirements are a desire to work in detail and a love of plants. Demonstrations and one-to-one guidance throughout.

    An equipment list will be provided on booking.

    Fee: RHS Members 140, Non-RHS Members 162Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14596Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 12 places

    Offer: Book all four botanical drawing courses for the special price of: RHS members 500, Non RHS members 588 All courses must be booked at the same time

    Fabric printed lampshades Thursday 22 November 10am to 4pmTutor: Georgia Wilkinson

    We are very excited to offer this brand new course with textile designer Georgia Wilkinson creating a beautiful printed fabric drum lampshade of your own. You will spend the morning designing and creating your own printing blocks to print a length of fabric. In the afternoon you will transform this length of fabric into a drum lampshade for either a lamp base or pendant light.

    All materials are provided to produce your own unique lampshade to take home.

    Fee: RHS Members 55, Non-RHS Members 66Skill level: Beginner Venue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14586Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 8 places

    *Due to high demand for this course if you are told the course is full we may be able to offer an additional date, so please ask upon booking.

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    Chopping boards, coasters and cupsSaturday 24 November 10am to 4pmTutor: Georgia Wilkinson

    We are very excited to offer this brand new course with textile designer Georgia Wilkinson. After an introduction into repeat pattern design you will create your own prints. These will be transferred onto a range of tableware including a worktop saver, coasters and china mug for you to take home and treasure.

    Fee: RHS Members 55, Non-RHS Members 66Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14597Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Maximum 8 places*Due to high demand for this course if you are told the course is full we may be able to offer an additional date, so please ask upon booking.

    Natural Christmas wreathsTuesday 4 December 10am to 2.30pmTutor: Rachel Petheram

    Come and make a Christmas door wreath in this wonderful seasonal workshop. Rachel will show you how to make a moss ring, wire it to incorporate foliage, and then decorate it with beautiful natural materials. At the end of the session you will have made your own stunning wreath to adorn your home! This course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

    Fee: RHS Members 73, Non-RHS Members 84Skill level: Beginner / IntermediateVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14599Tea and coffee and all workshop materials are included but please bring your own lunch. Maximum 8 places

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    Steve Gosling is a professional photographer who specialises in producing creative and contemporary landscape and travel images. His photographs have been published internationally illustrating posters, cards, books, magazines, newspapers and calendars. His fine art prints have been widely exhibited and have also appeared on sets, both for theatre and stage productions.

    His work has also won many awards for example, his landscape images have been successful in the UKs Black & White Photographer of the Year competition and for the last 3 years he has had images shortlisted in the prestigious international B&W Spider Awards, achieving an Honourable Mention in 2016.As well as working closely with Phase One (for whom he is a Fieldwork Professor) and Lee Filters Steve is an Ambassador for Olympus, Manfrotto/Gitzo tripods & Permajet inkjet papers.

    This year we are delighted to offer a series of workshops designed and run by Steve for beginners to experienced photographers.

    Mastering plant and flower photography 4 modulesFour Thursdays: 22 February, 3 May, 2 August, 15 November 10am to 5pm Tutor: Steve Gosling

    This brand new course is a modular workshop with 4 parts to be delivered one each in winter, spring, summer & autumn. Participants will be required to sign up for all four modules at the outset.Participants will be set an assignment to be completed between Modules 1 & 2, 2 & 3 and 3 & 4 and these will be reviewed and assessed interactively by the course leader in conjunction with participants in the classroom setting.

    Module 1 will cover the core essentials of flower and plant photography e.g. exposure, understanding focus & depth of field, working with and understanding natural light.Module 2 will concentrate on macro and close up photography.Module 3 will deal with composition.

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    Module 4 will look at creative/artistic approaches to photography.All modules will have some time allocated to photograph in the garden under the supervision of the course leader.The day will include a classroom-based session and the opportunity to put your new skills into practice in the gardens.

    Fee: RHS Members 400, Non-RHS Members 440Skill level: Intermediate or experienced levelVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14600 Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Students will need to bring their own camera and instruction booklet. Maximum 8 places

    Photographing plants and flowers with a mobile phone or tabletFriday 3 August 10am to 5pm Tutor: Steve Gosling

    Are you interested in getting great pictures with your mobile phone or tablet? This workshop will introduce participants to the simplicity and power of using a mobile device to take photographs. Basic photographic considerations will be covered e.g. designing/composing an image, understanding light (including the use of built in flash). Processing images with some commonly used apps (Snapseed, Photoshop Express etc) will be part of the programme too. Participants will also be introduced to some of the options for sharing their images on the internet Facebook, Instagram, 500PX, Flickr as well as in print form. Time will also be spent photographing in the garden under the guidance of Steve.

    Fee: RHS Members 65, Non-RHS Members 76Skill level: BeginnerVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14601Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch.Students will be required to bring their own mobile phone or tablet.Maximum 15 places

    The business of photography Friday 16 November 10am to 5pm Tutor: Steve Gosling

    A one day workshop exploring the various options for earning cash from photography aimed at those considering a career change and those looking to make money from their cameras either part time or as a top up to salary or pension.

    It will cover vital aspects of freelancing including: Defining your goals (e.g. setting clear objectives and targets) Identifying your markets (e.g. finding out who are the potential buyers of your work) Accessing your chosen markets (e.g. ensuring potential buyers know who you are and what you have to offer) Making a sale (e.g. maximising the chances of making a sale on a regular basis, pricing to sell) Getting organised for freelancing (e.g. coping with the administrative work).

    Fee: RHS Members 75, Non-RHS Members 86Skill level: Intermediate / ExperiencedVenue: Bramall Learning Centre

    Event code: 14602Tea and coffee are included but please bring your own lunch. Students will need to bring their own camera, lenses, instruction booklet and, if you have them, filters and tripod. Maximum 15 places

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  • All tickets must be booked in advance.

    Your tickets should arrive within 10 days of booking. In the unlikely event that they fail to arrive or you have a query regarding your tickets, please telephone 020 3176 5830 between 9am 5pm Monday to Friday.

    Non-members may become a member of the RHS at the time of booking and pay the members price.

    RHS members may bring one guest at the discounted members rate.

    Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

    RHS Garden Harlow Carr reserves the right to cancel an event and in these circumstances will fully refund course fees.

    All events will run subject to a minimum number of students. The decision as to whether the course goes ahead is made one week in advance of the event; therefore you are strongly advised to book before this time.

    Circumstances may require that event tutors change from those named in this brochure. Provided a tutor of equal standing is secured, participants will not be notified in advance. Refunds will only be given in the unlikely event that a replacement tutor is unavailable.

    All the events are non-residential.

    All materials and tea and coffee are included in the price (unless otherwise stated).

    Some of the creative courses require attendees to bring in their own equipment, this is specified in the brochure. An equipment list is sent with the booking confirmation or can be requested in advance by contacting adultlearning@rhs.org.uk

    Lunch is not included in any of the courses.

    Unless specified, the events are run specifically for adults. We regret that we are unable to admit children under 16 to any event.

    Our courses and workshops are designed to be informative, friendly and fun.Please kindly note that whilst you may leave with some expertise, these courses do not count towards any formal qualification.

    Further informationAny updated information can be found on the courses section of the RHS website at rhs.org.uk

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  • RHS Members enjoy: Free days out at RHS Gardens with a family guest and more than 195 RHS Partner Gardens across the UK and abroad at selected periods Practical gardening tips from The Garden monthly magazine and personalised gardening advice from our RHS Advisors Members days, priority booking and savings on tickets at RHS Shows including RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    To join Visit rhs.org.uk Call 020 3176 5820 (weekdays 9am 5pm) At the entrance to RHS Garden Harlow Carr Over the phone at the time of booking a course

    Student?Visit rhs.org.uk/student to learn about our special Student rates

    *By Direct Debit. Terms and Conditions applyTerms and Conditions apply to membership prices and benefits; ask at the garden entrance or visit rhs.org.uk/join Offer is valid until 31.12.18

    Join the RHS and enjoy 12 months for 9* plus save money on courses today!

    Access:We are passionate about ensuring our courses are accessible for everyone. Please contact the adult learning team on 020 3176 5830 or at adultlearning@rhs.org.uk if you have any specific needs or requirements.

    Access to the Bramall Learning Centre is via a short walk through the garden from the main garden entrance. It has level access from the rear of the building, disabled access toilets and a lift to access the upstairs classrooms.

    Hearing loops can be provided on request.

    Wheelchairs:RHS Garden Harlow Carr has a number of manual wheelchairs which are available to borrow from the garden entrance. These can be pre-booked in advance by ringing 01423 724681.

    Mobility Scooters:Scooters are available for use but must be pre-booked by ringing 01423 724681.

    We suggest a donation of 2 towards maintenance. There will be a short questionnaire and trial before hire so it is advisable that you allow additional time for this.

    Admission:Admission to RHS Garden Harlow Carr is included in the price of the course ticket.

    Weather:Many of our courses include outdoor activities. Please ensure that you dress appropriately for the weather with suitable footwear.

    First aid:In the event of an emergency there will always be a trained first aider on site.

    Parking:Car parking is free. Coaches may park or drop off passengers in the coach parking area only a short walk to the garden entrance. Please allow extra time for parking on weekend courses and during the summer months.

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    How to find us The Garden is situated on Crag Lane, off Otley Road (B6162) about a mile and a half from the centre of Harrogate. Parking is free. Sat Nav: HG3 1UE

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    How to bookBy Telephone020 3176 5830 (local rate) Monday Friday, 9am 5pm

    By PostSend a cheque made payable to the RHS including your daytime telephone number, event code number and, if applicable, membership number to:

    Events BookingRHS Membership DepartmentPO Box 313London SW1P 9YR

    Harlow Carr information and enquiries0845 265 8070 Monday Friday, 9am 5pmCalls to RHS 08 numbers cost 5p per minute, plus your telephone service providers access charge.

    adultlearning@rhs.org.uk

    Adult Learning, RHS Garden Harlow CarrCrag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB

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