Garden Experience Days in south east England


Garden Experiences in the South East

This is a  half-day workshop at The Raymond Blanc Gardening School and you can see the beautiful gardens and orchards at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.  Journey through the potager garden, harvest delicious morsels and discover the secrets of sowing.  Expert gardeners will share practical advice, and tea, coffee and care are provided.

On this full day gardening course at The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, discover how to grow cut flowers for your home and garden and see the beautiful gardens and orchards at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons. Expert gardeners will share practical advice, and you can enjoy a working  lunch in the Harley Botanical glasshouse. Take home your own seasonal hand-tied bouquet! 

Chilli experts will help you learn how to grow your chillies from seed to pepper - and get the biggest, most productive plants.  This is a great chance to discover how Wilbur Scoville put his tongue on the line (his helpers' tongues, too!) so that everyone would know how to brag about their chillies properly!  There's a tasting session of gourmet chilli products from the nursery’s kitchen, and a specialised chilli gardening session too.

There's entry to the RHS Garden Hyde Hall for two, and you can discover The Global Growth Vegetable Garden, with the traditional to rare edible plants.  There's the Queen Mother's Garden, a flamboyant collection of roses in the Rose Garden and Rose Rope Walk, and you get a free guidebook to complement your garden visit - it's also a great souvenir of your visit!
£38.00 (Use AHW2024BAG to get 10% off)

Enjoy entry to the RHS Garden Hyde Hall for two, with the Queen Mother’s Garden and The Global Growth Vegetable Garden, and a souvenir guidebook and access to free talks, demonstrations and interactive sessions.  Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea for two at Greenwoods Hotel and Spa.
£94.00 (Use AHW2024BAG to get 10% off)

Discover Waddesdon Manor in Aylesbury with entry for two people to the grounds and gardens.  The Manor has extensive grounds and gardens to explore, and there's an Aviary too.  There are perfectly manicured gardens with its 18th-century sculptures, fountains and contemporary artwork to admire, and you'll have a guidebook with facts and history to immerse yourself in! 
£34.00 (Use AHW2024BAG to get 10% off)

Visit RHS Wisley and discover one of the largest plant collections in the world, taking in landmarks such as the Glasshouse, Herons Bonsai Walk and the Jellicoe Canal. There are free talks, demonstrations and interactive sessions at Hilltop Live and new Wellbeing, World Food and Wildlife gardens to explore. There's also a  guide book with beautiful imagery. 
£38.00 (Use AHW2024BAG & get 10% off)

Visit RHS Garden Wisley & Afternoon Tea for Two at Brooklands Hotel, Surrey

There's entry for two to RHS Garden Wisley, a souvenir guidebook with access to free talks, demonostrations and interactive sessions - and a delicious afternoon tea for two at the 4-star Brooklands Hotel!  Tuck into a selection of finger sandwiches, sweet treats and scones.   Lovely!  
£89.00 (Use AHW2024BAG and get 10% off)

The RHS has two gardens in the south east, Hyde Hall in Essex and Wisley in Surrey, and there are also of course the flower shows, for which members can get reduced ticket prices (Chelsea, Hampton Court Palace, Wisley, to name a few.  Membership gives free access to RHS gardens and over 200 partner gardens, but there are lots more benefits as well such as a monthly magazine and gardening advice. 
£74.00 for an individual membership

Wakehurst is the country estate of Kew Gardens, with botanic gardens, tree collections, formal gardens, lakes and woodlands. There's also an Elizabethan house and the Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.   Borde Hill has17 acres dedicated to a series of gardens, each with its own colour, scent and feel, and there are 200 acres to explore.  You need to get from one garden to another. 

Spend a day exploring over 500 acres of diverse botanical life, with the Himalayan Glade, Westwood Lake and the temperate woodland. There's a Walled Garden, full of colour from Spring to Autumn, and you'll find the world’s most ambitious conservation project, the Millennium Seed Bank, and the Loder Valley Nature Reserve.  The reserve is home to 300 plant species as well as dormice, badgers and kingfishers!

Beale Wildlife Park and Gardens covers 30 acres on the River Thames, and there's a range of animals and attractions and beautiful gardens.  There's a huge variety of plants and trees and fragrant fresh flowers. Combine a love of nature and animals in one gift at Beale!
£32.00 (Use the code AHW2024BAG for 10% off)