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FUNGI WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

FUNGI WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Saturday, 26th November 2016 02:30pm - 05:00pm

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We conclude our series of seasonal Wild Food Walks this year with a special event focusing on the bio diversity of ingredients available to us in London. Not only in our shops and restaurants, but also in our gardens and hedgerows, where plants have been introduced from all over the world. Claudio, our resident foraging expert will introduce you to many native species (30%) and many foreign species (70%) that have found their way into the UK over the past couple of centuries with various positive benefits. The talk and demonstration will last 90 minutes, followed by an hour long foraging walk. (NB. Tickets non-refundable)
LATE SUMMER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

LATE SUMMER WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Friday, 22nd July 2016 02:00pm - 05:00pm

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Discover the joys of foraging with the charismatic and knowledgeable chef and horticulturalist, Claudio Bincoletto. Claudio explains: “Along the Thames, just up-river from Petersham Meadows, an edible mushroom commonly known as ‘chicken of the woods’ has been fruiting in the summer for the past few years. 2015 was not a good year for them, however maybe 2016 will bring this magnificent mushroom to our table. Wild cherry plums are also one of the highlights of the urban forest. In the countryside they have hybridized and the variety of colours and flavours is incredible. It is a great time for making wild fruit juices and preserving summer berries. Fresh walnuts are equally ready for pickling. They should be firm and without visible holes (maggot inside). You should also be able to pass a needle across, however if this is not possible, it means it means the woody shell is already formed and you will have to wait until next year!” Our walk will last an hour after with we return to the Nurseries for a late lunch. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
STYLISH LATE SUMMER CONTAINERS photo

STYLISH LATE SUMMER CONTAINERS

Friday, 09th September 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Celebrate late summer colour as our horticultural experts demonstrate how to create beautifully planted containers. This is a great event for small garden owners, or those of you who want to add vibrancy to your window-boxes, patios and balconies. Covering many aspects from bulb layering to how to prolong the life of your displays, there will be a practical demonstration followed by tips and advice. Questions will be very welcome throughout. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
KITCHEN GARDEN PLANNING FOR AUTUMN photo

KITCHEN GARDEN PLANNING FOR AUTUMN

Tuesday, 13th September 2016 11:00am - 04:30pm

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Join Amanda Brame from our horticultural team for our second seasonal all day workshop devoted to the Kitchen Garden. At Petersham Nurseries we are spoilt as we are able to venture into the kitchen garden and harvest our own vegetables throughout the seasons. During this workshop we look at how to keep your kitchen garden active through the last of the summer weeks, and leading into autumn and winter. We begin discussing late sowing options for early September, whilst the ground is still warm, as well as sharing our expert knowledge on hardy crops for winter and protecting your plot against frost. Autumn is also a key time to prepare your plot for the next growing season, from replenishing nutrients in the soil – to planning your planting for a spring harvest. This event includes a tour of the Petersham House kitchen garden, where you will be introduced to soil preparation and maintenance. After lunch, the afternoon session will introduce you to the art of sowing successional salad and vegetable crops, drawing on Amanda’s years of experience as a kitchen gardener and allotmenter. The day will close with afternoon tea and a Q&A session. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
PETERSHAM NURSERIES & THOMAS BROOM-HUGHES  PRESENT A 2-DAY MASTERCLASS WITH KIANA UNDERWOOD OF TULIPINA photo

PETERSHAM NURSERIES & THOMAS BROOM-HUGHES PRESENT A 2-DAY MASTERCLASS WITH KIANA UNDERWOOD OF TULIPINA

Wednesday, 21st September 2016 10:00am - 07:00pm

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Petersham Nurseries and Thomas Broom- Hughes are pleased to announce and host a 2-day masterclass with top floral designer Kiana Underwood of Tulipina. In this class for flower and gardening lovers, serious students, and floral designers, Kiana will be teaching her lush, garden-style with a focus on creating the perfect wedding centrepieces, bouquets, and garden floral installations in the beautiful glasshouse setting of Petersham.

On the first day, participants will take a walk around the nursery with Kiana and Thomas Broom-Hughes, Head of Horticulture and in house florist at Petersham Nurseries, as Kiana describes her approach to colour and Thomas unlocks the secrets of the expansive gardens. There will be an opportunity to forage for additional blooms and ingredients for the centrepiece portion of the class, which will directly follow the garden tour. After a delicious lunch in Petersham Nurseries Café, the afternoon session will focus on creating wedding centrepieces, followed by cocktails and light snacks to end the day.

On the second day, the learning will continue with the creation of a beautiful garden-style bridal bouquet. After a gourmet lunch, the whole class will participate in an installation including hanging flowers and a floral arch.

All participants will have the opportunity for Kiana to personally work with them to create the perfect centerpiece, bouquet, and group floral installation, as well as to ask questions about running a floral design business, promoting your brand on social media, and capturing your creations with amazing photography. Kiana will bring a professional photographer to capture the full event, and all students will receive copies of the images for their portfolio.

Wednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd September 2016
Day 1: 10.00 - 19.00 / Day 2: 10.00 – 17.00
Price: £1,599
per person inclusive of 2-day masterclass, all materials and refreshments. Excludes accommodation.
TOTALLY DEVOTED TO DAHLIAS photo

TOTALLY DEVOTED TO DAHLIAS

Friday, 23rd September 2016 11:00am - 04:30am

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Immerse yourself into the colourful world of the Dahlia, in our first all day masterclass devoted to these delicious blooms. The morning will commence with a step by step guide to growing the perfect Dahlias, with our horticultural experts Amanda Brame and Rosie Bines. This will be followed by a tour of our Dahlia patches, where you will be introduced to all of our favourite varieties and advice will be given on how to mix colours and use them within your garden. After lunch you will join Thomas Broom-Hughes one of our resident florists for a Dahlia filled masterclass. Thomas will demonstrate the many ways in which you can use Dahlias as a cut flower around the home, useful tips on conditioning and how to extend the vase life of your flowers. Thomas will then demonstrate how to create a garden gathered style vase arrangement, after which you will be able to create your own arrangement to take home with you. The afternoon will close with a Q & A session and afternoon tea. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
AUTUMN WREATH MAKING photo

AUTUMN WREATH MAKING

Thursday, 20th October 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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The second installment in our seasonal series of wreath making workshops, this time we invite you to join us and create a beautiful autumnal wreath. Inspired by the season, under the guidance of Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame you will learn the heritage of wreath making, after which you will create your own garden inspired autumn wreath, using woodland materials. Ticket price includes all materials.(NB. Tickets non-refundable).
AUTUMN ROSE PRUNING  photo

AUTUMN ROSE PRUNING

Tuesday, 25th October 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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With such a variety of roses and varying instructions, pruning can sometimes be daunting. However it is a key element in maintaining healthy plants, as well as encouraging new growth and a succession of beautiful blooms the following season. During this morning workshop our expert horticulturalists will discuss the types and different varieties of roses, and appropriate seasons to prune. They will share their knowledge on how pruning can assist with pest prevention as well as stimulate new growth, equipping you with technical know-how, including techniques and tools required. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY photo

PETERSHAM HOUSE NGS OPEN DAY

Sunday, 25th September 2016 11:00am - 04:00pm

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Petersham House Garden (adjacent to Petersham Nurseries) is the private garden of the nurseries' owners Francesco & Gael Boglione. These magical gardens will open to the public to raise funds for the National Gardening Scheme - a registered charity*. This is a chance to see the 150ft long double borders in all its splendour. The nursery will be stocking many of the plants you see which have been sourced from specialist suppliers, so that you can create your own Petersham border. Entrance to Petersham House Garden is via Petersham Nurseries. Note: Tickets will be available on the door only.

Why not make a day of it and enjoy a slower means of travel to Petersham Nurseries, enjoying Richmond and the river Thames along the way. We can be reached by Hammerton’s Ferry from Marble Hill Park; or by ferry or train to Richmond from central London – followed by a leisurely stroll along the Thames Embankment and Petersham Meadows. For further details please refer to the travel pages of our website.

*The NGS currently give away more than £2.5 million each year to nursing, caring and gardening charities. For further information please visit www.ngs.org.uk.
BULB PLANTING IN THE GARDEN photo

BULB PLANTING IN THE GARDEN

Tuesday, 27th September 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Spend the morning with our horticultural experts and share their knowledge of bulb planting this autumn. Prepare for a colourful and fragrant spring and early summer by learning how and where to plant bulbs, the key to maintaining healthy bulbs, how to anticipate and counter pests and blight, as well as finding inspiration for colour schemes and design. Questions will be very welcome throughout. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
INDOOR BULBS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON photo

INDOOR BULBS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

Friday, 04th November 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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Indoor bulbs are the key to having beautiful scent, flowers and growth in the depths of winter. They anticipate spring outside which can sometimes seem like a phantom at this time of year. Hyacinths, Amaryllis, and the various Narcissi, from “Paperwhites” to “Bridal Crown”, can all be planted now so that you have blooms for the festive period. Spend the morning in our enchanting glasshouse and set to work under the guidance of our horticultural experts to create your own take-home planter of festive bulbs. (NB. Tickets non-refundable).
FRUIT TREE PRUNING IN AUTUMN photo

FRUIT TREE PRUNING IN AUTUMN

Tuesday, 15th November 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm

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Having a fruit tree in your garden can be very rewarding. With the correct care they will not only yield a delicious harvest, but can also be great for introducing structure – even within a smaller garden or courtyard. During this morning event we will be sharing our expert knowledge on autumn pruning: a key element in training your fruit tree and ensuring a good crop of fruit every season. This is the perfect event for beginner gardeners who are keen to learn the basics of autumn pruning, from when to start and the tools you need. There will also be an opportunity to put your questions to our experts and acquire the knowledge to nurture your fruit tree year-round. (NB. Tickets non-refundable)
TABLE FLOWERS FOR ADVENT photo

TABLE FLOWERS FOR ADVENT

Friday, 25th November 2016 11:00am - 01:30pm

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Join Thomas Broom-Hughes and Amanda Brame for a morning of festive creativity, as we demonstrate the art of styling your table for advent, using seasonal British grown flowers, foraged garden foliage and forest floor finds. During the morning we will teach you how to create beautiful floral arrangements and how to integrate them into a seasonal table scape. You will then make your own festive arrangement to take home with you. (NB. Tickets non-refundable)
FUNGI WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO photo

FUNGI WILD FOOD WALK WITH CLAUDIO BINCOLETTO

Saturday, 29th October 2016 02:30pm - 05:00pm

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Our series of seasonal Wild Food Walks includes a special event focusing on the bio diversity of ingredients available to us in London. Not only in our shops and restaurants, but also in our gardens and hedgerows, where plants have been introduced from all over the world. Claudio, our resident foraging expert will introduce you to many native species (30%) and many foreign species (70%) that have found their way into the UK over the past couple of centuries with various positive benefits. The talk and demonstration will last 90 minutes, followed by an hour long foraging walk. (NB. Tickets non-refundable)
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