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How To Garden For Nature
How To Garden For Nature

Mon, 22 May



How To Garden For Nature

A morning workshop designed to inspire you to manage your garden for the benefit of nature.

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Time & Location

22 May 2023, 10:00 – 13:30

Bishopstone, Cues Ln, Bishopstone, Swindon SN6 8PP, UK

About The Event

A morning workshop designed to inspire you to manage your garden for the benefit of nature. How to go fully organic, look after your soil health, encourage wildlife, plant for biodiversity, understand how beneficial predators hibernate in your garden, feed birds with your seed heads and berries. Learn how to create a wildflower patch or mini-meadow, how and when to mow, and how to reduce the use of fossil fuels in your garden. Understand how using woodchip and ground covers cut the need for watering. A nature-friendly garden is also often a low maintenance garden too, leaving you less work to do and more time to enjoy.

The day will start at Helen Browning’s Royal Oak pub with an introduction to the workshop. The session will be a mixture of theory and practice, based in and around the pub and garden. We will enjoy a hearty lunch at the pub where there will be an opportunity to ask further questions.

Tea, coffee and lunch are provided.

This course is aimed at all gardeners, whatever size of garden or allotment you may have. We have a limited number of bursary places available for those on low income or who volunteer at community gardens or allotments. Please email for details.

And, if you don’t fancy an early start, we have a special hotel deal for course participants. Check your booking confirmation email for details or give us a call to check availability - 01793 790481.

Tutor: Rebecca Brain

Rebecca runs Soil Song Plant Nursery here in Bishopstone. She is a fully organic RHS trained gardener with a passion for permaculture and biodiversity.


  • Garden for Nature

    This ticket includes tea, coffee and lunch. Please contact us if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any special dietary requirements or allergies.




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