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The Garden School was established at Coton Manor in 1994 and has become popular with keen amateurs wishing to extend their gardening skills. However we feel that the time has come to stop the Garden School in its present form.  We will not be publishing a programme on the internet or in booklet form this year but will be offering a few courses on a less formal basis.
 
The Garden School
The Garden School
'Hands on' in the potting shed
'Hands on' in the potting shed
With numbers usually limited to 30 or so, there is an emphasis on informality providing scope for questions and discussion. The courses are held in the garden room, adjacent to the Rose Garden, which is fully equipped for lectures.
The garden itself offers exceptional scope for practical discussions held outside to assess differing approaches to design, planting and maintenance.
Demonstrating in the garden
Demonstrating in the garden
Making a plant support on the Willow Weaving Course
Making a plant support on the Willow Weaving Course
Courses commence at 10.15 after coffee on arrival and registration and consist of two morning sessions of about an hour each, and concluding with lunch in our small restaurant with the owners and the lecturer.
Lunches accompanied by wine, are prepared by our talented cook and provide an opportunity for informal conversation with the lecturer and other attendees.
Susie Pasley-Tyler demonstrating pots and containers
Susie Pasley-Tyler demonstrating pots and containers
Outside the Garden School
Outside the Garden School
An extensive range of plants can be purchased from the nursery after lunch, or at the end, and attendees are welcome to explore the garden in their own time. Coton Manor Gift Vouchers (to any value) are available, please e-mail for details.