Course fee: £70 (£60 concessions, Friends of Kew).
Maximum capacity: 25 places.
Selecting the best plants for a particular place in your garden can be a challenge - but help is at hand. This course aims to give you lots of ideas for plants that will thrive in their optimum situation and soil conditions, either in sun or shade. Plus inspiration for using different planting combinations.
Learn how to match your garden environment to the plants own needs to ensure a successful, healthy planting scheme.
Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford, UK, and an external examiner for the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
She trained at the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave School of Practical Gardening and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Christine was assistant Head Gardener at Levens Hall topiary gardens in Kendal and Hardy Ornamentals Team leader at Askham Bryan College in York. Her main areas of work are in organic growing and wildlife gardening.
Together, Christine and her husband Michael Lavelle won the Garden Media Guild Practical Book of the Year Award in 2003 and 2008 for their books Organic Gardening and How to Create a Wildlife Garden (both published by Lorenz Books).