David Hurrion Workshops

Join all-round garden guru David as he shares his expertise in a range of seasonal workshops.

Every workshop includes lunch with David at the local pub, plus refreshments and homemade cake will be available throughout the day.

To book your place, click the booking button and complete the online form. You will then be directed to Paypal where you can make your payment. It is also possible to book a place as a gift for someone else.

Discounts are also offered to students, and groups of five or more people. Please call or e-mail us for further details.

Trees And Shrubs: Everything You Need To Know

Tuesday 4th April:

Planting new trees and shrubs can often be an investment of money as well as time. Spend a day with David and find out how to ensure success with new plants.

The day will be full of essential advice on choosing trees and shrubs for different situations.

David will also guide you through hands-on demonstrations of the best techniques when preparing soil, planting, staking and aftercare.

Wednesday 5th April:

Join David and find out everything you could ever need to know about pruning trees and shrubs.

He will explore how plants respond to pruning, recognizing types of wood, the correct cutting techniques, and the tools needed.

Everyone will have the chance to practice pruning techniques and will be an expert by the end of the day.

Cost: £135 per day

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Cuttings And Critters: Summer Cuttings And Encouraging Wildlife

Thursday 13th July:

It is a real joy to watch wildlife in the garden and they bring many benefits too. There are lots of things we can do to encourage even more creatures and it doesn’t matter how big or small your garden is.

Join our day workshop with David and find out what you can do throughout the seasons to support wildlife.

From ponds, pruning and pollinators, to shelters, soil and seeds. The day will be full of advice, inspiration and ideas for all creatures great and small.

Friday 14th July:

Find out how to grow more of your favourite plants for free, by propagating summer cuttings.

David will explain softwood, semi-ripe and other types of cuttings, and you will be able to practise cutting and preparing material.

By the end of the day you will be able to identify suitable plants, know where to take a cutting and how to successfully grow it.

Cost: £135 per day

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Preparing For Next Year: Spring Bulbs And Autumn Lawn Care

Tuesday 26th September:

Join David for an in-depth workshop dedicated to lovely spring bulbs.

From the differences between corms, bulbs and tubers, to making sure your bulbs flower year on year, the day will be packed full of information.

The workshop will include guidance on where to use bulbs in the garden, seasonal succession, container displays, lifting and dividing, feeding and potential problems.

Wednesday 27th September:

By the end of summer our lawns can be looking tired and in need of some attention.

Autumn is a great time to prepare them for the next year and David’s workshop will prove that having a great lawn isn’t difficult.

As well as seasonal advice on scarifying, spiking, feeding and repairing damage, David will also look ahead to spring lawn care.

Cost: £135 per day

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Winter Interest: Seasonal Containers And Christmas Decorations From The Garden

Tuesday 7th November:

Get the most from your containers in winter with displays that are as colourful and eye-catching as their summer counterparts.

David will talk through the best plants for seasonal interest that can withstand our varied winter weather. He will also give advice on choosing the best containers, creating different effects and styles, compost, planting and aftercare.

Wednesday 8th November:

Learn how to decorate your home with plant material from the garden.

A fun and festive day making Christmas decorations with David, including wreaths, a table centre and tree decorations.

Find out which plants in the garden are best for cutting and arranging, and learn how to prepare them.

David will also talk about forcing plants for winter displays, and how to ensure your decorations last.

Cost: £135 per day

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Roses and foxgloves at Adam Frost's home
Adam Frost's orchard and meadow
Roses flowering at the Adam Frost Garden School