Gardening - Beds & Borders ** Course Cancelled - please see website for alternative courses** (UP03L09F)

Plan a border in your garden to create seasonal interest throughout the year and find out how to encourage birds, bees and pollinating insects to your flower beds

When? Tuesday, 10:00am - 12:30pm from 22nd June 2021 until 20th July 2021 for 5 weeks.

There are no classes on **Please note Tuesday 6th July will be a site visit**
Where? King John's Nursery, Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, TN19 7AZ.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £100.00. The concessionary fee is £60.00. Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits. For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support page on our website or contact the ACRES team.

Please see additional cost information below
The cost of entry to Great Dixter is not included in the fee. Cost is £12.25 per person payable at the entrance.

How to enrol?

If viewing this course information as a pdf, the enrolment form can be found on the Contact Us page of our website acreslearning.org.uk.

Course overview

In the beautiful nursery at King John's, learn how to plan a border in your garden to create seasonal interest throughout the year. Find out how to encourage birds, bees and pollinating insects to your flower beds.

The course takes place over 5 weeks. 4 of the classes are held at the nursery and 1 is a field trip to Great Dixter, Northiam to view and discuss the superb beds and borders there.
The cost of entry to Great Dixter is not included in the course cost and is £12.25 per person.
The visit to Great Dixter will be on Tuesday 6th July (week 3)

What you already need to know

This is suitable for beginners and those with some knowledge.

The course will run with a reduced number of learners to ensure social distancing and compliance with government recommended Covid safety measures.

To ensure the safety of students, staff and tutor we will send you a Risk Assessment which identifies the measures that will be in place for your safety. The course can only take place if these measures are adhered to. Please read, sign (electronically / paper) and return to ACRES before the first lesson.

What you will learn

This is a theory based course where in the midst of a working nursery you will learn how to design a border that is right for your garden. Learn the benefits of different types of plants and shrubs and how they respond to soils, fertilisers and the English weather. Fully explore the planting and on-going maintenance of your beds.

During the course there will be plenty of opportunity to draw up, plan and discuss the specific requirements of your own garden.

How you will learn it

Tutor demonstration, DVD clips, practical activities, group discussion.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

Pen and notebook.

How much extra study or practice is involved?

None

What do previous students say?

"Interesting and illuminating"
"Visiting a garden with an expert helps you understand so much more, it makes it really useful."
"King John's is the perfect place to learn about growing"
"I didn't want the course to end, when is the next one?"

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

To find out about other courses that might extend your skills and knowledge go to https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/courses/Pages/default.aspx

How can I get further information about these?

Please visit our website at www.acreslearning.org.uk, see our brochure, or alternatively email a member of the team at adultlearning@acres.org.uk.