Architectural Plants will be hosting its next Farmers & Makers' Fair in time for Christmas 2019.
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.
They'll also be live music, and enough hot food and drink to keep you shopping for hours.
Free entry and free parking next door at Brinsbury College, with a complimentary shuttle bus.
We host twice-yearly Niwaki pruning courses at our nursery 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 receive a 10% discount off plants and tools on the day.
The course costs 175.00 GBP, including lunch and refreshments.
In response to popular demand, we will now be hosting two different levels of our creative maintenance course.
The Level 1 course will suit beginners and less experienced home gardeners. You'll practise skills on potted plants on hard standing around the nursery at our site in Pulborough. The Level 2 course is suited to those who have a bit more experience or are already working in the industry. This course will take place at the first home of Architectural Plants in Nuthurst, and you'll be working in the garden on established plants. One option would be to do the Level 1 course in the spring and progress onto the Level 2 course in the autumn. Feel free to give the team a call if you are unsure with which level you should begin. throughout the year at the first home of Architectural Plants in Nuthurst.
During the full-day course, Guy Watts, our Managing Director, 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.
We'll also provide a slap-up lunch, complete with wine, to set you up for the busy afternoon. You'll leave with a host of new skills to try out in your own garden or take back to work with you.
Level 1 (Beginners) - 15th May 2019, 10am-5pm at Pulborough site
Level 2 (Experienced & Trade) - 11th September 2019, 10am-5pm at Nuthurst site
150.00 GBP, including lunch, wine and refreshments. Places are limited to 10 people. Please call 01798 879213 to book.