Latest up and coming courses

Ash & Elm Horticultural Courses 2017.

Certified  courses through Adult Learning Wales or Aberystwyth Life Long Learning

£ Concessions available.

Gardening courses in Newtown, Llanidloes, Welshpool, Llanfyllin and Machynlleth

Essential Gardening Skills:

  • Great oak food  Llanidloes. Evening starts September.
  • Newtown community garden – Day times. Starts September

Each week we cover a different gardening topic, giving you the confidence and the skills to enjoy your gardening tasks. Covering topics such as: Pruning, propagation, veg growing, ornamentals, lawns & meadows, winter hanging baskets, greenhouses, pests& diseases, tools & plant naming.

For beginners and experienced gardeners.

Christmas wreath making:  Last weekend in November

Garden Design. Starts January  Cultivate community garden Newtown & Llanidloes Great Oak Foods.

A basic design course. You will learn design considerations, surveying, scale drawing and plant identification. You will complete a design of a garden of your choice and a planting plan.

Starts: January (10 weeks including one week break Feb half term)

Organic Gardening course Practical course learning the principles of organic gardening, taking you into the growing season, learn how to inter-crop, succession sow, compost and manures.(Concessions available.) 

Starts:  Feb  to June (including breaks at Easter & May half term)

Plant Propagation:  Newtown community garden,

  • A 5hr workshop where you will learn about potting mixes and make yourself some plants for free that you can take home. This session is open to all ages and abilities. Bring lunch, tea and coffee provided.
  • Adult Learning Wales

Family gardening activity days:  Newtown community garden

Plant problems:  Newtown community garden

Botany for Gardening Machynlleth Center of Alternative Technology
Plant Diversity Machynlleth Center of Alternative Technology

Orchard pruning

Pruning is a great way to ensure your fruit trees remain healthy and productive. You can also train trees to grow in particular ways and produce more fruit. Learn about how, when and what to prune this winter. The session will cover both theory and practical sessions about winter pruning.

Christmas decorations and wreath making. 

  •  each session including all materials

Please contact us for more information or to enroll on any of the courses. Contact Us