Gardening: One Day Introductory Courses

£58.00

Gardening: One Day Introductory Course – aimed at the novice or improving gardener, run by RHS lecturer Kevin Tooher

Dates: 26 June, 24 July, 18 September, 23 October, 27 November 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm Light lunch included

 

Booked courses are non-refundable and non-transferable

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Gardening: About the day 

Gardening: One Day Introductory Courses, these one day gardening courses will appeal to novice, improvers and experienced gardeners alike. Each session will look at what is happening in the garden at that time, what should be happening, what needs doing and what you should plan for.

We will look at key plants for each month and discuss design issues and there will be time each month to look at seasonal propagation and pest and disease problems.

There will of course be time to share your own garden issues with a ‘Gardeners Question Time’ forum as well.

The day will be all about learning and having fun whilst doing so with like minded people.

About the Instructor:

Kevin Tooher Cert.Ed. Dip.Hort.(RHS) has been a Lecturer in Horticulture for nearly 15 years.

          • 10 years at Hadlow College, Team Leader, delivered RHS courses at 4 sites in Kent and SLondon
  • RHS trials Judge for 6 years
  • Kent Wildlife Trust Judge
  • Teaches RHS at Hever Castle and Coolings
  • Trustee at National Fruit Collection Brogdale near Faversham
  • Lectures at Brogdale
  • Study Leader for American educational company taking garden tours in the UK
  • Chairman of Whitstable Horticultural Society
                • Guest expert on Radio Kent Sunday Gardening programme.
                • Speaker at Garden clubs throughout SE England
                • Member RHS Lily Group, Australasian Plant Society, Alpine
                • Garden Society, British Clematis Society etc
                • And in my spare time, I do gardening!

 What others say…

“Great class, very informative and we learnt a lot. The instructor was clear and very engaging. I would definitely recommend this course. Many thanks for making courses like these available.”

“The course was very informative and also extremely entertaining. The instructor is obviously an expert, and it was a privilege to join his course. He also went out of his way to make himself available for our personal questions and issues. It was a marvellous day” – Noel Ensoll

“An excellent day with a mixture of theory and outdoor practice. The instructor accommodated the varying needs and expertise of the group and dealt patiently and knowledgeably with questions, including those of a novice like me. It was enlightening and encouraging to find you could be bolder with pruning than you might at first have thought! Plenty of coffee and tea; lunch was finger buffet style but perfectly adequate. Staff at the centre were welcoming and friendly. Very good value for money”

“The right balance of theory and practical. Very approachable with all my questions. He got the class to gel immediately with his relaxed and friendly approach. He is an excellent instructor. I learnt heaps! Thank you.” – Karen Kartrieb

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Additional information

Dates

26 June, 24 July, 18 September, 23 October, 27 November

The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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