The WFGA is renowned for the comprehensive programme of activities organised every year. Groups are limited in size to enable those attending to benefit from working closely with the tutor and other members of the group. The Association enjoys access to some of the best gardens in Britain and works with designers, gardeners and lecturers who are committed to promoting education. Tours and visits are designed to enable members to enjoy the experience whilst travelling alone at no extra cost involved. WFGA members receive priority for bookings and places are quickly snapped up, however there are opportunities for friends and family members to join tours and visits.

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Programme of events

Pruning Spring Flowering Shrubs

Woodbridge, Suffolk Saturday 11th July 10am - 4pm

Your tutor for the day is Anne Tweddle - plantswoman, expert propagator and Suffolk Plant Heritage committee member. Anne's large garden has an extensive range of shrubs.

A workshop which begins with a talk on the theory of pruning. How to approach the subject, when to prune and what to prune. Sharpening tools is covered too.

The emphasis for the day will be on Spring Flowering shrubs, but the talk does cover roses and pip fruit too. Having completed the theory, then into the garden for some hands on pruning of spring flowering shrubs, including Ribes, Prunus, Philadelphus, Weigela, Deutzia, Kolkwitzia., etc

This workshop is £40 per member, £50 per non member, to include refreshments. Please bring a packed lunch, secateurs, small pruning saw and loppers if you have them and wear appropriate clothing.

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Daylily Day with Pollie Maasz

Pollie's Daylilies and Daylily Nursery, near Lymington, Hampshire

Saturday19th July 10am - 4pm

Pollie Maasz and her husband Terry have grown and trialled daylilies for over 18 years. They run Pollies Daylilies and the nursery - home to the National Collection of Spider and Unusual Form Hemerocallis. At the last count they had just over 1500 different cultivars in the garden and display areas.

The day will include an introduction and talk on daylilies - growing, propagation, pests, best cultivars etc. There will also be a practical session on division and preparation of plants. Pollie will also talk about running a mail order business. The day will include a tour around the garden and nursery.

The cost for the day is £35 per member, £45 per non member which includes refreshments. please bring a packed lunch.

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Integrated Pest and Disease Management Workshop - Ullingswick, Herefordshire

Wednesday 22nd July 10am - 4pm

Lower Hope is a five acre garden with herbaceous borders, rose walks, lawns, bog garden, Italian garden, lake with wild flowers, conservatories and glasshouses with exotic species including orchids, butterflies and bougainvilleas. Plenty of scope for pest and disease to get involved!

Brian Hall the Head Gardener will give an introduction to the garden and then explain the integrated pest and disease management programme. This covers biological, cultural and chemical controls. The group will look at these in action within the conservatory and glasshouses. In the afternoon the group will look at various aspects of control within the garden - lawns, roses, water and borders.

The cost of this workshop is £40 per member, £50 per non member which includes refreshments. please bring a packed lunch, hand lens or magnifier, writing materials and appropriate weather gear.

Numbers are limited so book early.

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News and Events

11th July - Pruning Spring Flowering Shrubs
19th July - Daylily Day
22nd July - Integrated Pest and Disease Management
26th July - Growing and Using Herbs Workshop
16th August - Espalier and Cordon Apple pruning
22nd August - A - Z of Glasshouses
6th September - No Dig and Composting Workshop
17th September - Pruning Tools and Seasonal Pruning
27th September - Designing and Planning a Kitchen Garden
20th September - Irises Masterclass