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.

Please note that the Gardening School is currently closed for winter. Check back soon to discover what exciting courses await in 2018.

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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, 25 September and 3 October 2018. Priced at £110 per person.

Grow Your Own Autumn Vegetables
Full Day

Grow Your Own Autumn 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, 27 July, 15 August, 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: 25 July, 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. 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. Priced at £280 for one adult and one child.

All courses include

Course tuition

All equipment

Tea, coffee and viennoiseries

A working lunch in the glasshouse