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The Raymond Blanc Gardening School

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

28 August 2020: 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. Priced at £245 per person.

Vegetable Garden, Course
Full Day

Grow Your Own Vegetables

27, 28 May, 24, 25 June, 29, 30 July, 26, 27 August, 23, 24 September, 1, 2 October 2020: 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. Priced at £205 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. Check back soon for 2020 course dates.

All About Apples
Full Day

All About Apples

Meet Paul Kettell and Joe Oldes, the edibles experts at RHS Wisley Gardens. Together they will offer some insights into the history of apple cultivation. Check back soon for 2020 course dates.

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. Check back soon for 2020 course dates.

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. Check back soon for 2020 course dates.

Micro Herbs and Edible Flowers
Full Day

Micro Herbs and Edible Flowers

26 May, 23 June, 28 July, 25 August, 22 September 2020: 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. Priced at £205 per person.

All courses include

Course tuition

All equipment

Tea, coffee and viennoiseries

A working lunch in the glasshouse

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