Courses

Monthly Garden Courses

Through informative talks and demonstrations you can be inspired by Long Barn's history and Vita and Harold's ageless style, gaining skills to use in your own garden or garden work. What we do, when we do it and how we garden here at Long Barn will be covered in every session so you can follow the gardens through the seasons, whilst learning more about this very special place and those that influenced it.

June Garden Course

10 June 2022

9:30am-1pm

June's course will include:

  • a walk around the garden looking at June jobs and garden management.

  • Sissinghurst and Long Barn.

  • meadows (large and small) and their management

  • tea/coffee and cake.

Price: £45 per person

To book, please contact:

lbgardenskent@gmail.com

Garden Sketchbook

17th June 2022


9:15am-1:15pm


Come and draw in the gardens at Long Barn:

  • increase your observation skills through sketching

  • connect with nature and capture a moment in the garden

  • suitable for anyone, beginners through to experienced artists

  • tea/coffee and cake

Price: £60 per person

To book please contact:

lbgardenskent@gmail.com



July Garden Course

8 July 2022

9:30am-1pm

July's course will include:

  • a walk around the garden looking at July jobs and garden management.

  • Vita's garden writing.

  • planting for pollinators and wildlife

  • tea/coffee and cake.

Price: £45 per person

To book, please contact:

lbgardenskent@gmail.com

September Garden Course

16th September 2022

9:30am-1pm

September's course will include:

  • a walk around the garden looking at September jobs and garden management

  • William Robinson and The Wild Garden

  • planning for spring, autumn sowing and bulbs

  • tea/coffee and cake

Price: £45 per person

To book, please contact:

lbgardenskent@gmail.com



October Garden Course

14th October 2022

9:30am-1pm

October's course will include:

  • a walk around the garden looking at October jobs and garden management.

  • Gertrude Jekyll

  • managing the descent into autumn and looking after your soil

  • tea/coffee and cake.

Price: £45 per person

To book, please contact:

lbgardenskent@gmail.com

February Garden Course

February 2023

9:30am-1pm

February's course will include:

  • a walk around the garden looking at February/early March jobs and pre-spring preparation.

  • the history of Long Barn and the garden layout.

  • garden structure, including hedges and how to use them

  • tea/coffee and cake.

Price: tbc

To book, please contact:

lbgardenskent@gmail.com


March Garden Course

March 2023

9:30am-1pm

March's course will include:

  • a walk around the garden looking at March/ early April jobs as spring gets underway.

  • the Lindberghs at Long Barn and Vita's early spring garden writings.

  • pea sticks, mulch and spring plant division.

  • tea/coffee and cake.

Price: tbc

Further info/ booking please contact:

lbgardenskent@gmail.com


April Garden Course

April 2023

9:30am-1pm

April's course will include:

  • a walk around the garden looking at April/ early May jobs now spring is here.

  • some of the gardens that influence Long Barn, past and present.

  • seed sowing, germination, pricking out and potting on and spring bulbs.

  • tea/coffee and cake.

Price: tbc

To book please contact

lbgardenskent@gmail.com


May Garden Course

May 2023

9:30am-1pm

May's course will include:

  • a walk around the garden looking at May jobs and garden management.

  • Vita and Virginia.

  • using annuals and tender/half-hardy plants in the garden

  • tea/coffee and cake.

Price: tbc

To book, please contact:

lbgardenskent@gmail.com