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Year 3 Designing and Maintaining an Ornamental Border

15 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


This is the third year of our series of workshops and will run  for a three hour session on Sunday mornings once per month over the  next year. It’s all about gaining the confidence to tackle your own garden or a community or school space that could do with a makeover. Feedback from the second cohort has been very positive and we are now recruiting for the third year’s workshop. You can see some of the borders created by last year’s participants and with plants grown at the greenhouses here. This year’s Hot! border is reviewed here

Persicaria amplexicaulisWe will be using the garden’s own 100 sq. m. ‘Hot!’ border in Brockwell Park’s walled garden as a model. The border was planted in 2015 and whilst the core planting will remain there is still work to be done. We’ll also be doing maintenance on the border and you’ll learn nursery and propagation skills. The course will cover both theoretical material and practical gardening – so there will be some digging and quite a lot of nursery work. In the spring you’ll get to propagate a few plants for your own garden from seeds or rhizomes or divisions. This year we are going to be using a limited palette of around 100 species of perennials.

During the first session we will be looking at the structure of the border, planning how to extend the life of the border, Looking at some of the plants in our palette and propagating some of the existing plants ready for overwintering.

This series of monthly workshops will run over an entire year and will cover all aspects of planning and maintaining an ornamental border. Each workshop will be 3 hours running from 10.00am on a Sunday morning once per month.There is a maximum of 16 spaces for this workshop so whilst tickets are free they are limited so please sign up for a free ticket below now if you’re interested


15 October 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses
LONDON, - none - SE24 0PA United Kingdom
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