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Demijohn Terrarium Workshop

Come and join Jar and Fern at the Greenhouses to make your own Demijohn Terrarium. These beautiful vintage wine-making bottles make the most beautiful ship-in-a-bottle style terrariums. We will show you all the techniques and give you all the tools to create these from scratch.

We will explain the history of Terrariums, how to care for them and the ideal plants to fill them with. You will be provided with everything you need to create your own ecosystem, we will have a range of plants for you to choose from including Fittonia, Ivy/Fern and Moss as well as a large sealable glass demijohn. We will guide you through creating your own terrarium which will be all yours to take home at the end of the session.

You will leave with a care guide for your terrarium, as well as receiving a digital document which will tell you all you need to know about how to make more terrariums as we know they can be quite addictive!

Tea, Coffee and light refreshments will be provided, all in the beautiful surroundings of Brockwell Community Greenhouses. Also, feel free to BYOB if you like.

Please book here  direct with Jar and Fern

For more info on Jar and Fern’s other workshops, go here

After this workshop from 2pm, if any BPCG volunteers are interested in bringing along their own vessel along, Jar and Fern have kindly said they could help them make something in these using some of Jar and Fern’s plants. Please let Kate know on director@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk, if this is of interest.

If you can’t make this one, Jar and Fern will be hosting a second Demijohn Terrarium Workshop at BPCG on Saturday 7th October at 1.15pm to 3pm.  Book here

 

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British Native Planting and Gardening for Biodiversity

In our seventh session of The Productive Garden Workshops, visiting speaker, Julie Henley Wilkinson will lead an hours session on British native plants, sustainability and gardening for biodiversity.  Julie will be travelling from outside London so we will start our session later than normal at 11.00am rather than 10.00am.   Julie is an Organic Horticulturist for Wellbeing, People & Planet. Thank you to Western Riverside Environmental Fund (WREF) for their support of this event.

We will then break for lunch and follow on with a practical hands on session when we will plant out lots of British Native Plants in our woodland.

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How to be a gardener – family workshop **fully booked**

Join us on a treasure hunt around the garden to spot garden implements and match them to gardening tasks to try your hand at. Make your own plant pot from recycled newspaper and plant a seed to take home and grow.

£5 per child / £2.50 low-income. All ages.  This workshop must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below).

Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies, medical conditions or additional needs in the ‘additional notes’ box when booking.

Please note, all children must be supervised by an adult.

By registering for this event, you will automatically be added to our family events mailing list. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in emails.

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How to be a gardener – family workshop **fully booked**

Join us on a treasure hunt around the garden to spot garden implements and match them to gardening tasks to try your hand at. Make your own plant pot from recycled newspaper and plant a seed to take home and grow.

£5 per child / £2.50 low-income. All ages.  This workshop must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below).

Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies, medical conditions or additional needs in the ‘additional notes’ box when booking.

Please note, all children must be supervised by an adult.

By registering for this event, you will automatically be added to our family events mailing list. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in emails.

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tomatoes

Early sowing and divisions – this week in the garden

This week, we will be sowing a nice collection of tomato varieties, some Bush, some Vine. Bush tomato plants have a dwarf habit and are described as “determinate”. Bush tomato plants don’t need much support and are smaller than vine tomatoes. Vine tomatoes are known as “indeterminate”, grow much taller than the Bush (1-2 metres) and need to […]

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