Courses at Old Lands

Whether a novice or an experienced gardener, we have courses for you at the beautiful Old Lands walled garden.

Sarah Raven at Old Lands

Grow your own cut flowers  4th April 2019

This is Sarah’s classic course for those who have been thinking about creating an intensive cutting patch, or just growing a few flowers for the house.

Magnificent Pots 5th April 2019

Pots are everywhere at Perch Hill.  Sarah is obsessed with them and how to get them looking better and better every year and yet not take over our lives.  Based on trialling hundreds of different container plants over the last few years, Sarah will give you lots of design ideas, practical advice and inspiration on colourful and beautiful container combinations.

All these courses run 10.30am to 3.30pm with arrival from 10am (and we travel with our pop-up shop).


For all course enquiries call 0345 092 0283, email or book online at



No-Dig Gardening with Charles Dowding

11th & 12th May 2019


This two day course will be run over a weekend, starting with a talk from Charles Dowding on Day 1 explaining the principles of no dig. This will be followed by a walk and talk with Charles taking us round the walled garden at Old Lands and after lunch he will show us round another no dig garden nearby. Charles will only be with us for the first day .Day 2 will be run by the Old Lands gardeners, Cherry Taylor and Penny Redman, and will be more hands on. We will create together a new no dig bed on pasture, demonstrate weed suppression techniques, and other growing methods developed by Charles.

The walled garden at Old Lands has been run as a no-dig vegetable garden for since 2015, and now supplies a small on site produce shop.The other no dig garden is Old Llangattock Farm created entirely from scratch using all no dig methods in 2016 for both vegetable and flower beds. 

The aim of the course will be for you to leave with enough confidence to start to apply the no-dig principles in your own garden, allotment or cut flower business. Price includes morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch of seasonal produce from the Old Lands walled garden.


Day 1 only – £125

Day 2 only – £95

Both days £195

To register an interest in a place please email


Molly Mahon – Block Printing Course

21st-23rd June 2019

A whole weekend immersive workshop in the most beautiful surroundings at Old Lands.  Here we will absorb the nature around us and make our own lino blocks to print a beautiful set of note cards and a piece of fabric for you to take away and make into cushions or a small blind. You will learn new skills, create something beautiful, meet new friends and have the most inspiring weekend away. Price and further details coming soon. Please email to register your interest. Only 12 spaces available.