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Planning and tending a herb garden

Get expert help in designing and creating your dream herb garden, with both edible and ornamental herbs. 7 July.

Event details

Saturday 7 July 2018, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: 
Kew Gardens
Price: 
Course fee: £70 (£60 concessions, Friends of Kew). Maximum capacity: 15 places.

About the course

This one-day course will explore the ideals of beauty, usefulness and pleasing aromas in the garden.

  • Discover which designs and harvesting techniques will work best in your space.
  • Get inspiration for your planting schemes from our examples of growing decorative and useful herbs for small urban settings or larger country gardens.
  • Explore the use of colour, form, foliage texture, perfume and usefulness to gain the best effect.

Whether your aim is a wildflower garden having a natural appearance, an ordered knot garden or a selection of potted herbs to brighten and transform a balcony or patio, there will be something for everyone.

Get to know a wide range of herbs through images, herbarium specimens and an all-important walk to the Queen’s Garden at Kew to see the plants growing and literally smell the roses!


About the tutor

Christina Stapley has been growing, studying and using herbs for forty years. She has a degree in phytotherapy and, as a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, practised as a medical herbalist for many years.

She is an RHS lecturer and has presented to a wide variety of groups, guilds and societies on all aspects of growing and using herbs, including in crafts.


How to book

Please email adulted@kew.org with a contact telephone number or call 020 8332 5641.

Download our spring/summer 2018 courses brochure