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Courses & Workshops

2017 Workshops at Hopleys

We offer a range of workshops run by well qualified tutors in our renovated Little Barn and in the gardens at Hopleys.

Tickets for these may be purchased from March by pressing 'Event Tickets' on the left


Shrub and Perennial Propagation

Saturday 13th May, 11am-4pm

with Aubrey Barker

An opportunity to learn the best propagation techniques for your garden. The day will include talks and hands-on demonstrations on all aspects of a wide range of propagation techniques. To include seed sowing, stem and root cuttings, division, layering, grafting and tissue culture. Suitable for gardeners who wish to expand their knowledge.

£45 (£36 RHS members)

 

Luxury Wreath Making

Friday 8th December

Afternoon session - 2pm-5pm

Saturday 9th December

Morning session - 10am-1pm

Afternoon session - 2pm-5pm

Tickets: £47 (to include all materials)

With Fiona Franklin

Learn the techniques to make a luxurious door wreath which can be personalised to suit your individual taste. Price to follow (to include all materials).

 

Our Workshop Tutors:

Jan Adams has 15 years experience as a garden designer and 25 years experience as a professional gardener whilst also looking after her own 5-acre garden.
Aubrey Barker is the owner of Hopleys Plants Ltd and has extensive horticultural knowledge propagating and growing plants. He is keen to share this experience and has for some time been delivering lectures, tours and demonstrations.
Sandra Barker is a Yeoman member of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers working for societies such as English Heritage, National Trust, Workshipful Company of Basketmakers Association, and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust. Her aim is to preserve every aspect of her craft through workshops, course and lectures country wide.
David Chandler is a freelance writer and educator. He is the author of ëKingfisherí and ëBarn Owlí and co-author of the ëRSPB Childrenís Guide to Birdwatchingí. He has been watching birds for over 30 years.
Annica Farley is an experienced crafter with her own card-making business.
Connie Flynn is a local artist passionate about colour and texture experimenting with felt in both 2D and 3D. Connie has exhibited in the UK and abroad.
Fiona Franklin holds a National and Advanced Certificate in Floristry and has taught at Capel Manor. She is a freelance florist combining working at a local Florist shop whilst also taking classes and workshops.
Oonagh Gabriel is a retired teacher and has been a beekeeper for over 30 years. She holds the National Diploma in Beekeeping and has recently taught at Capel Manor.
Shelley Harris is a garden designer, horticulturalist and lecturer who, while training, spent several years working under the expert eye of Aubrey at Hopleys. Shelley is currently teaching at Writtle College and examining for the RHS.
Pamela Martin grew up and worked at her parentsí nursery growing bedding plants and basket plants. She then worked at Hopleys for 17 years adding shrubs and perennials to her experience.
Alexandra Murphy is an independent photographer and has been delivering photography courses and workshops since 1995 to a wide spectrum of learners and participants, in Higher Education, Further Education and Art organizations.
Gael Sellwood is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and is an experienced botanical artist and qualified teacher. Working mostly in watercolour she produces highly detailed plant and flower portraits using live plant specimens.
Alison Showell initially trained as a book illustrator but has been teaching art classes for 18 years at Hertford Regional College, in addition to running leisure painting and drawing classes.

Aubrey Barker is the owner of Hopleys Plants Ltd and has extensive horticultural knowledge propagating and growing plants. He is keen to share this experience and has for some time been delivering lectures, tours and demonstrations.

Fiona Franklin holds a National and Advanced Certificate in Floristry and has taught at Capel Manor. She is a freelance florist combining working at a local Florist shop whilst also taking classes and workshops.

Revised 01/03/17


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