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Suntrap Garden, in association with the Royal Caledonian Society, at Gogarbank have a number of night classes and workshops available for the autumn.
EVENING CLASSES 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Flower Arranging £75.00
Monday 24th August – 28th September (6 weeks)
Set of Workshops for both beginners & those who wish to develop their existing skills; limited to 12 places. (Materials and flowers extra.)
Design Your Own Garden £105.00
Wednesday 30th September - 9th December (11weeks)
Leisure Gardening £80.00
Thursday 1st October – 3rd December (10 weeks)
10.00 am to 12.00 Noon on Saturday Mornings
£25 for booking all three workshops or £10 each workshop
(Cost of plants and materials extra)
Winter Containers & Hanging Baskets 24th October
Explore how to fill containers for colour through Winter and Spring. (Plants, compost and containers supplied at cost or bring your own.)
Gardens by Design 21st November
This workshop offers guidance on basic design principles to help you make the most of your garden.
Christmas Decorations 19th December
Help is at hand to create two floral displays to make the home festive and colourful for Christmas. Be the envy of family and friends. (Materials approximately £25.)
To book or for more information contact Suntrap Garden –
0131 339 7283 (Answer Phone) or e-mail: email@example.com)
If you would like more information about Suntrap why not check out their blog.
It should be pointed out that my wife designed and uploaded massive files on this post.
Is that good or bad Mark? Did you want to design me something that looked good?
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The sun is shining and Jeana and I are off the Suntrap Open Day where she will be smiling gracefully behind the plant stall whilst I humph sacks of shit from one end of the site to the other, sweating like a bag of cheese.
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It’s been a very busy month getting ready for the Open Day. It’s this Sunday, 24 May, from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.
We’re donating to Perennial, Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society.
It’s always a good day out with gardening demonstrations, advice, plant sales, children’s games and this year there will be a beautiful 18 month old snowy owl called Eubee. For more information check out the Suntrap blog.
There’s an added bonus this year, Mark and I are volunteering in the garden centre.
Why not come along and enjoy a great day out.
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If you’re interested in learning something new this year why not take a look at the classes run at Suntrap. There are 2 hour workshops or you can take part in a longer block of night classes.
Saturday 10.00am – 12.00 Noon
£6 plus the cost of materials
All classes take place at Suntrap Garden, Gogarbun, EXCEPT for the Apple Pruning on the 7th February (return mid afternoon).
Saturday 7th February “Willie Duncan’s Apple Pruning Work Shop”
Meet at Suntrap Garden car park 9.15am. Mini bus transport to Willie’s garden at Drumeldrie in Fife. There will be a £2 cost per person for transport. Bring packed lunch, hot drink, warm clothes, strong footwear and secateurs. (Limited places available)
Saturdays 14th 21th 28th February “Flower Arranging”
Saturday April 18th “Vegetable and fruit growing in a small space” Container vegetable growing.
Saturday May 16th “Hanging gardens of Babylon “Tom Hardwick’s version” Practical workshop planting up containers and baskets for Summer. Containers, baskets and plants additional cost.
(7.00 – 9.00 pm)
‘Design Your Own Garden‘ 11 weeks starting 22nd April £105
‘Amateur Gardening‘ 10 weeks beginning 23rd April £ 80
To Book Workshops or Evening Classes or for more information contact Moira at Oatridge College – 01506 864807
Suntrap also has a blog, why not check it out?
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If you’re thoughts are turning to the garden and what to plant this year.
Will I have hanging baskets or containers, or will I just stick to cutting the grass?
Why not come along to the Gyle this Saturday or Sunday between 10 am and 4 pm, all activities free of charge.
Carole Baxter of Beechgrove Garden fame is headling up a Flower Power weekend with garden advice and plant clinics. However, more importantly, Suntrap Garden will be there showing you how to plant your hanging baskets and containers.
There will also be lots of activites for the kids with a stilt-walker, table decorations to be made and lots more.
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If any of you are looking for something a bit more relaxing and your thoughts are turning to outdoors and the garden, Suntrap is running a couple of short gardening courses. They’re very informative and good fun, just phone the college and sign up.
Saturday morning courses run from 10 am to 12 Noon at only £6 plus materials. On Saturday 12 April, you can learn all about Bonsai’s, run by the Scottish Bonsai Association, and you’ll come away with your own bonsai. You can make your own Summer hanging basket or container on the 24th of May.
Alternatively, you might be interested in two evening classes:
A How to Design your Garden course starts on Wednesday 16 April – 2 July for 13 weeks and costs £95.00. – great if you’ve got either a brand new garden with nothing in it or an area that you want to do something with and you don’t know how to get started.
Amateur Gardening – which is the one I started with many years ago – runs on a Thursday evening from 7.00 – 9.00 pm from the 24 April – 26 June and costs £75.00 plus materials.
You can take part in as many of the courses as you like.
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Jeana, the one from Prison Break (see below) would like me to bring to your attention a fabulous Open Day on Sunday (May 27th).
It’s not very expensive and all the proceeds go to charity. It’s the annual Suntrap Garden Day and you can see their website here by clicking this link.
Better still you can get a taster from the photos she took in the very place this afternoon.
I’ve been three times and it’s a lovely day out.
The next time Jeana’s drunk she’ll regale you with the “Little Britain experience” we had there two years ago. Probably the funniest ten minutes of my life.
John and his team have done a remarkable job in getting the place ‘just so’.
If they could transfer it to Chelsea they’d get a Gold!
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