WFGA Calendar of Events 2021

Booking suspended subject to government advice – Please check back for regular updates.

Thank  for your patience and understanding whilst we respond to ongoing changes during this difficult time. Following the government’s advice in the wake of coronavirus, certain workshops and Practical Skills Days may be postponed.

We are working with the tutors to put new dates in the calendar and if you have booked and event with us, we will be in touch with you as soon as we have an update.  Thank you for your patience, and please bear with us at this unprecedented time.

The WFGA is recognised for its WRAGS placements but there is a lot more that we do to try and provide training and practical experience opportunities for people interested in horticulture.

Please find below our calendar of events for 2021.  Please note that not all of these may be available to book on our website immediately and further events will be added throughout the year.

2021

Month Date Activity Location Cost to Members
Jan 7th Climbing Rose Pruning Penshurst Place. Kent £30
  13th Fruit Tree pruning Hever Castle, Kent £30
  15th Plant Classification Faringdon, Oxon £55-60
  15th Rose Pruning Dorset £40
  21st Fruit Tree Pruning Penshurst Place. Kent £30
  30th Plant Classification On-line £55
         
Feb 3rd Winter Fruit pruning Dunsborough Park, Surrey £30
  6th Plant Classification On-line £55
  10th Rose Pruning Dunsborough Park, Surrey £30
  13th Rose Pruning Dorset £40
  17/18th Willow Plant Supports PSD Sarsden Glebe, Chipping Norton, Oxon £40
  23rd Pruning Climbing Roses Birtsmorton, Worcestershire £30
         
March 2nd Rose Pruning Hever Castle, Kent £30
  2nd Rose Pruning Lechlade, Gloucestershire £30
  4th The Creative Shrub Garden On-Line £15
  4th Orchard Pruning Lechlade £30
  15th No Dig Border PSD Quercus, Lamancha £30
  20th Creating a Cutting Garden On-Line £15
  25th Beth Chatto A Life with Plants – By Dr Catherine Horwood On-line £15
  26th No Dig Workshop Alhampton, Somerset £80
         
April 10th Apple Grafting Hammersmith £60
  10th Setting Up as a Self Employed Gardener On-line £30
  14th Herbaceous Border Management Hever Castle, Kent £25
  15th The No-Dig Garden On-line £20
  17th How to Develop Your Self-Employed Business On-line £30
  20th The Continuously Learning Gardener On-line £15
  24th Creating Your Own Wildlife Garden With Joel Ashton On-line £50
  28th Kitchen Garden Skills Day Hampton Court Palace £30
         
May 5th Willow and Hazel Plant Supports PSD Dunsborough Park, Surrey £30
  6th Creating Birch Plant Supports PSD Doddington Place, Kent £30
  8th Setting Up as a Self Employed Gardener On-line £30
         
June 5th Tree Identification Killearn, Scotland £45
  8th Productive Kitchen Garden Langham Hall, Suffolk £50
  10th Basic Topiary Skills Doddington Place, Kent £30
  12th Plant Identification Faringdon, Oxon £60
         
July 1st Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees Dunsborough Park, Surrey £30
  18th Planning a Garden That Suits You Wrington. Somerset     TBC
  TBC Topiary Workshop/Demo Harbourside TBC
  21st Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees Belmont House £30
         
Aug 14th How to Grow a Gardener Laskey Farm, Cheshire TBC
         
Sept 4th Rhododendron Propagation Helensburgh, Scotland £55
  TBC Border Design Rapkyns Nursery, Sussex TBC
  25th Plant Classification On-line £55
         
Oct 7th No Dig Workshop Alhampton, Somerset £80
  20th Winter Border Management Doddington Place, Kent £30
  21st Tree Seed Collection & Propagation Hole Park, Kent £50
  23rd Littlethorpe Manor Walk & Talk Rippon, North Yorks TBC
         
Nov TBC Winter Management in the Garden Doddington Place, Kent TBC

2020

Month Date Activity Location Cost to Members
Jan 7th Ornamental Grasses Maintenance Day Cranbrook, Kent £25
7th Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Skills Day West Horndon, Essex £25
9th Plant Classification Workshop Faringdon, Oxfordshire £60
17th Rose Pruning Skills Day Burghley House, Lincolnshire £25
21st Pleached Hedge Pruning Skills Day West Horndon, Essex £25
25th Becoming a Self Employed Gardener Taunton, Somerset £50
Feb 7th Rose Pruning Skills Day Kirdford, W Sussex £25
8th Willow Structures Coates, Glos £60
20th Head Gardener’s Year Fittleworth, West Sussex £35
22nd Winter Tree Identification Workshop Brinton Hall, Norfolk £50
25th Rose Pruning Skills Day Birtsmorton, Worcs £25
27th Hydrangea Workshop Harold Hilliers Garden, Hants £40
27th Weaving Living Willow Stratford, Warks £25
29th Restorative Pruning Workshop Wymondham, Norfolk £50
March 3rd Rose Pruning Skills Day Fyfield, Glos £25
4th Rose Pruning Skills Day Hever Castle, Kent £25
5th Fruit Pruning Skills Day Fyfield, Glos £25
7th Becoming a Self Employed Gardener Grove, Oxon £50
7th Willow Obelisks Kirkley Hall, Northumberland £50
12th Becoming a Self Employed Gardener Braunstone, Leics £50
14th Willow Structures Great Milton, Oxon £60
26th No Dig Workshop Alhampton, Somerset £80
April 4th Planning a Cutting Garden Hillcommon, Somerset £35
18th Becoming a Self Employed Gardener Stone, Staffordshire £50
21st Planting an Alpine/Rock Garden Birmingham Botanical Gardens £25
May 7th Head Gardener’s Year Fittleworth, West Sussex £35
15th Managing a Perennial Priaire Garden Skills Day Gloucestershire £25
June 5th Plant Identification Workshop Faringdon, Oxfordshire £60
26th Organic Blooms Visit Bristol £15
TBC Garden Visit Castor House, Cambs TBC
27th Guided Walk Littlethorpe manor, Ripon, Yorks £10
July 8th Propagation workshop Hole Park TBC
23rd Head Gardener’s Year Fittleworth, West Sussex £35
25th Planning and creating a garden that suits you Wrington, Somerset £50
Sept 15th Border Design Workshop Rapkyns Nursery, Broad Oak, E Sussex TBC
Oct 22nd Head Gardener’s Year Fittleworth, West Sussex £35
Nov 10th Management of Tender Tropical & Perennial Plants Cranbrook, Kent £25