Calling keen home gardeners and passionate allotmenteers—let your botanical skills blossom

Learn the secrets of our world-class gardens and take home our advice, ideas and inspiration for your own vegetable plot or allotment. Your interactive tuition will take you through some of Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ 11 enchanting gardens and orchards. Discover the tranquility of the Japanese tea garden of Fugetsu-An, or explore our Mushroom Valley project. Your base for the day will be the Hartley Botanic glasshouse, where you’ll be treated to a delicious working lunch.

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Japanese Garden Course
Full Day

Japanese Garden Course with Robert Ketchell

Explore Japanese garden traditions, both ancient and modern, with renowned landscaper Robert Ketchell. Learn to combine practical techniques with the freedom of expression and take the opportunity to create your own beautiful ‘trayscape garden’. Robert will also give you an in-depth tour of the hotel’s Japanese Tea Garden. Available 24 July and 21 August 2018. Priced at £235 per person.

Micro Herbs and Edible Flowers
Half Day

Micro Herbs and Edible Flowers

Discover the most effective ways in which to grow some of our favourite seasonal shoots, leaves and flowers—and how they pair with your favourite dishes. Available 30 May, 13 June, 26 July, 14 August and 3 October 2018. Priced at £110 per person.

Vegetable Garden, Course
Full Day

Grow Your Own Vegetables

This fascinating course will help you know how to make the most of your vegetable plot, from determining the best varieties to understanding your soil. Available 31 May, 14 June, 25 July, 27 July, 15 August, 25 and 26 September and 4 October 2018. Priced at £185 per person.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms with Espresso Mushroom Company
Full Day

Grow Your Own Mushrooms with Espresso Mushroom Company

Espresso Mushroom Company and our gardening team will teach you everything you need to cultivate and nurture your own mushrooms at home. Available: 16 August, 27 September, 5 October 2018. Priced at £235 per person.

All About Apples
Half Day

All About Apples

Meet Paul Kettell and Sheila Das, the edibles experts at RHS Wisley Gardens. Together they will offer some insights into the history of apple cultivation. Available 12 September. Priced at £125 per person.

Children's Course with Henri Le Worm
Full Day

Children's Course with Henri Le Worm

Join Raymond’s son Olivier Blanc and Henri Le Worm for a fun-filled full day of gardening, perfect for children aged 5 to 8. Available 17 August 2018. Priced at £280 for one adult and one child.

Exploring the Myths of Pruning with Will Sibley
Full Day

Exploring the Myths of Pruning with Will Sibley

This early autumn pruning course seeks to expel much of the mystery, and simplifies pruning down to the very straightforward task that it is. Available 28 September 2018. Priced at £235 per person.

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Tea, coffee and viennoiseries

A working lunch in the glasshouse

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