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. www.alitex.co.uk
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."
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. www.creative-landscapes.com
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. www.noelkingsbury.com
Banner image: Rob MacDougall at Arvensis Perennials in September 2018
Grass expert Neil Lucas
at Scampston Hall in Yorkshire 2018