Farmers and Makers' Fair
Saturday 1st December 2018

Architectural Plants will be hosting its next Farmers & Makers' Fair in time for Christmas, on 1st December 2018.

As you would expect, it's a celebration of beautiful items for your home and garden, together with a selection of Sussex and regional produce. We'll have breweries, distilleries, farmers, co-operatives, potters, artists, metal and wood workers, seamstresses, chocolatiers, knitters, jewellers and more - all set within our 32-acre nursery grounds. All of your Christmas gifts in one place.

To find out more or to request a stall, please email, or call 07891 103444.

Free entry and free parking next door at Brinsbury College, with a complimentary shuttle bus throughout the day.

Niwaki Pruning Course with Jake Hobson - Date TBC

We will be hosting another Niwaki pruning course in the autumn at our nursery here in Pulborough.

You'll spend the day learning from Jake Hobson, founder of the Niwaki company and a leading expert in European and Japanese topiary. There will be a blend of practical and theoretical learning, with the opportunity to create your own Niwaki using our home-grown Myrtus Apiculata or Phillyrea Latifolia. Jake enjoys spending time with each attendee and therefore places are limited to 12 people. The course runs from 11.00am-4.00pm and lunch and refreshments will be provided. You will also recieve a 10% discount off plants and tools on the day.

Due to its popularity, there's no waiting list for this course. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for the next date, which will be in the autumn.

The course costs 150.00 GBP, including lunch and refreshments.

exhibition of contemporary sculpture
16th march - 21st july 2018

We will be holding a four-month exhibition of contemporary sculpture at the nursery, in collaboration with The Garden Gallery.

The Garden Gallery was founded by Rachel Bebb in 1994 to promote outstanding contemporary artists. The exhibition features sculptures in stone, bronze, steel, glass and ceramic, created by some of gallery's regular artists.

Further details and the exhibition brochure can be found on our sculpture page.

creative maintenance course
with guy watts and angus white

In response to popular demand, we will now be hosting creative maintenance courses throughout the year at the first home of Architectural Plants in Nuthurst. The course includes a tour of the site, including a look around the propagation facilities.

During this full-day course, Guy Watts, Managing Director, and Angus White, founder, will share some horticultural tricks of the trade. You'll learn how to strip Trachycarpus, raise Bamboo, clip Cupressus, use a blow torch to manicure Cordylines, and lots more.

You'll also learn the delicate art of Niwaki pruning, so will have plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty and give everything a go under expert guidance and tuition.

You'll leave with a host of new skills to try out in your own garden.

Wednesday 12th September 2018 - 10am-4pm
150.00 GBP, including lunch, wine and refreshments. Please call 01798 879213 to book

introduction to smocking

Taught by designer-maker Alison Husbands, who ran The Liberty Sewing School in Regent Street, this workshop will provide you with everything you need to know to begin creating items using this traditional stitching technique. The evening is open to complete beginners, although those with experience are welcome too. Alison will provide all of the materials needed for you to make a unique pincushion to take home with you.

Tuesday 4th September 2018 - 6pm-9pm
50.00 GBP, including refreshments. Tickets are available through Eventbrite here.

introduction to perfumery

Explore the world of scent in this creative and hands-on course. In this half-day workshop, you'll be taught the basics of perfumery, learning about fragrance 'families', and will have access to a range of ingredients so that you can create your own fragrance.

All materials and equipment will be provided, along with refreshments.

Sunday 30th September 2018 - 2pm-5pm
66.00 GBP, including refreshments. Tickets are available through Eventbrite here.

vegan candle making workshop

Come along to our autumn workshop, hosted by the Join sisters, and learn how to make an ethical, vegan candle. You'll chose from a number of essential oils and then craft your own 180ml candle, with a 45-hour burn time, that will add some luxury fragrance to your home.

All materials will be provided, along with hot drinks and refreshments during the evening. Attendees will receive a goodie bag and 10% off Join products - just in time for the festive period.

Tuesday 16th October 2018 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
50.00 GBP, including refreshments. Tickets are available through Eventbrite here.

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