In partnership with the European Boxwood and Topiary Society (EBTS) we are holding our first
TOPIARY GARDENING COURSE
Monday 2nd May 2022
WHO IS THIS GARDENING COURSE FOR?
This course is for any gardener who would like to learn how to clip topiary. Taught by professional topiary artist Darren Lerigo, you will enjoy a day of learning and hands-on practical experience. Darren will be joined by topiary enthusiast Chris Poole from the European Boxwood and Topiary Society UK.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THE TOPIARY COURSE?
The one-day course is broken up into informative learning and practical sessions.
The key learnings for the day include:
- Principles of clipping
- How to select the right plant
- Clipping techniques for large and small jobs
- Table top topiary
- Looking after your tools
- Sharpening techniques
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON THE ONE-DAY TOPIARY COURSE?
You are encouraged to bring your own clipping and pruning tools so that we can talk about best practice and how to care for your kit. We will have tools available to buy on the day from our retail partner Grant Horticulture or you can buy ahead of the course by clicking on this link. Participants, on booking, will receive a 10% discount code for Grant Horticulture should they wish to purchase tools ahead of attending the course.
TOPIARY GARDENING COURSE ITINERARY
9.30am - Welcome and registration
10am - Morning learning session commences
11.15am - Refreshments
1pm - Lunch
2pm - Hands-on clipping session
3.30pm - Questions and kit discussion with tea and cake
4pm - Depart
MAKING THE EXPERIENCE THAT EXTRA BIT SPECIAL...
Each participant on the course will receive a pair of Jakoti Shears to take home and have their own Golden Cyprus tree to practice skills on during the day.
Lunch will be a delicious two-course meal shared in the snug at the Yorke Arms and refreshments plus afternoon tea and home-made cake is also included.
On confirmation of your booking we will be in touch to confirm any dietary or access requirements.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
"We are looking forward to working with the NSG to provide a hands on day of topiary clipping and getting everyone enthused with the idea of creating living garden art." - Darren and Chris from EBTS.