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Gardening for beginners

10 September 2014, 10.30am to 4.30pm

This one-day course is aimed at keen amateurs who want to improve their knowledge of growing and maintaining plants in their garden.


£55 (£50 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity 25 places

The colourful borders of Cambridge Cottage garden at Kew

Cambridge Cottage garden at Kew

During this course, led by Christine Lavelle, you’ll learn about the essential conditions for good plant growth followed by a lecture and demonstration on soil preparation before planting. Advice will be given on plant selection and how and when to plant trees, shrubs and herbaceous species. The course will also cover the maintenance of established garden plants, looking at pruning, feeding and identifying pests and diseases.

Tutor: Christine Lavelle

Booking: Booking is essential as places are limited.

How to book: Download a  booking form.

For further information, email or call 020 8332 5626.

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