Hadlow College, which has a campus on Shooters Hill right opposite the start of Eaglesfield Road, has been placed into Educational Administration. The Greenwich Campus is a Horticultural Skills Centre and provides half day and day courses throughout the year. Last year I did 5 or 6 half day courses, known as Tasters, and learned so much in a relaxed, friendly environment amongst other avid growers.
At £10 for a half day and £30- for a full day course, they are incredible value for money.
I have come away from all the Taster Courses (except one) loaded down with planted up bulbs, cuttings and/or seeds. The one exception was a theory rather than practical session and I was loaded with leaflets and notes from that taster.
In short, if we are not to lose this brilliant resource (and how about getting a course for someone as a birthday or Christmas present) then we need to support the college by paying a tenner to learn – hands on – innovative ideas and techniques from highly qualified interesting Horticulturists.
They only need 6 people to make each course viable. Maybe I will see people I recognise on 12 December for the Winter Gardening Course!
Introduction to Horticulture Courses:
- Winter Gardening, 12 December 2019, 1 day, 9:30 – 15:30, £30-
- Planning Your Spring Beds, 11 December 2019, ½ day, 9:30 – 12:30, £10-
- Grow Your Own Herbs for Health, 11 December 2019, ½ day, 13:00 – 16:00, £10-
For full details of courses available or to book one of the courses, please visit https://www.hadlow.ac.uk/courses/search?mode=PartTime&keywords=horticulture
The Winter gardening course link is here:https://www.hadlow.ac.uk/courses/course/QGPSCIHWG-Introduction-to-Horticulture-Winter-Gardening
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