The course at Scampston was incredible, well worth the 350mile round trip!
— Participant on course led by Nigel Dunnett, Scampston Hall, 12 October 2017.
‘I would just like to express my enormous thanks for two of the most instructive, enjoyable and outstanding days that I have ever had the pleasure to experience.
— Monique G. about the course with Olivier Filippi, May, 2019

Garden Masterclass aims to bring together gardeners and designers with the very best and most innovative people in the gardening world through one day workshops in different parts of the country. Each workshop is organised around a specific topic, and designed to help participants learn, create and apply new knowledge and skills. With delicious lunch, at garden or nursery venues, we hope that everyone will have a good day out too!


We are supported by Alitex - Home of the modern Victorian Greenhouse With over 60 years of leading industry partnerships, Alitex builds “more than just greenhouses and conservatories; we create unique spaces where plants thrive, and more importantly, people flourish”. From large bespoke projects, to an official partnership range of National Trust Greenhouses, all Alitex Victorian greenhouses and conservatories are built with the finest quality aluminium for a beautiful and lasting finish.


The Garden Masterclass programme is curated by Annie Guilfoyle and Noel Kingsbury.         "We have put together this programme because we felt there was a real lack of learning opportunities for amateur gardeners (and indeed for professionals). There are plenty of gardening societies and garden schools which offer opportunities to hear lectures, but relatively few which offer a more active approach. Our aim is to offer an experience where there is a more interactive approach, with smaller groups, opportunities to ask questions and have a go."

It was a fantastic day. You imparted so much knowledge, which was awe inspiring in itself, but also gave us the tools to go away and continue learning for ourselves.
— Participant on a course run by Noel Kingsbutry at Yeo Valley, 3 May 2017.

Annie Guilfoyle is an award-winning garden designer and director of Creative Landscapes. She was the founder and the Director of Garden Design at KLC School of Design for eighteen years, is the Garden Course Consultant at West Dean College in West Sussex and teaches a design course at Great Dixter. Annie teaches, lectures and judges internationally and is passionate about education in horticulture and design.

Noel Kingsbury is a well-known writer on gardening and plant science. Renowned for his ability to explain complex concepts, he has earned a global reputation as an innovative teacher in gardening and planting design, and has run workshops in some dozen countries. He writes regularly for Gardens Illustrated and is the author of over twenty books, including The New Perennial Garden, Seed Heads and Garden Flora.

Banner image: Rob MacDougall at Arvensis Perennials in September 2018


Grass expert Neil Lucas

at Scampston Hall in Yorkshire 2018