Terms and Conditions

Booking is essential. 


If you have a query regarding your booking please call 01423 619009 or email events@thenorthernschoolofgardening.com

Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Northern School of Gardening. The Northern School of Gardening reserves the right to cancel an event and in these circumstances will fully refund course fees. We regret that the Northern School of Gardening is not liable for any associated expenses incurred due to a cancelled course.

All events will run subject to a minimum number of students. The decision as to whether the course goes ahead is made one week in advance of the event; therefore you are strongly advised to book before this time. Circumstances may require that event tutors change from those named at the time of booking. Provided a tutor of equal standing is secured, participants will not be notified in advance. Refunds will only be given in the unlikely event that a replacement tutor is unavailable.

General Exceptions to this policy: If a course is booked in error and the purchaser notifies the Northern School of Gardening within 48 hours of receiving the booking confirmation, then a refund can be offered, less a £5 admin fee.

Unless specified, the events are run specifically for adults.

Access: We are passionate about ensuring that our courses are accessible to everybody. Please contact the events team on 01423 619009 or email events@thenorthernschoolofgardening.com if you have any specific needs or requirements.

Dogs: Only guide and registered support dogs are allowed in the garden.

Weather: Many of our courses include outdoor activities. Please ensure that you dress appropriately for the weather with suitable footwear.

Parking: Car parking is free. 

The Northern School of Gardening reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to refuse entry to or to remove any person. This includes, but is not limited to, a person who:

  • Has behaved in a manner which, in the opinion of the RHS, has, or is likely to, adversely affect the plant collection in the RHS Garden or the safety or enjoyment of other visitors

  • Has used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or in any way provokes or behaves in a manner that may provoke a breach of the peace

  • Is or appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol

From time-to-time, the Northern School of Gardening or other authorised parties may carry out photography and/or video recording and/or other monitoring (including by CCTV cameras) in the Northern School of Gardening, which may feature visitors. By accepting these terms and conditions, the visitor agrees that the Northern School of Gardening or any authorised party may use such images in perpetuity in any promotional, advertising or publicity material in any format whatsoever. The visitor further agrees that copyright in these materials rests with the Northern School of Gardening or such authorised party (as the case may be). The visitor agrees also that these images may be used to monitor security and safety within the Northern School of Gardening.