November Workshops in the Garden

We have a whole host of new workshops running in November – you can find all the details below!

All workshops will be available to book from Monday 18th October at 10am.

Essentials of Composting

Saturday 6 November, 10.30am-12.30pm

It’s named ‘black gold’ for a reason; good quality compost is vital for healthy plants and thriving soil but how do we go from kitchen scraps and fallen leaves to dark, rich compost? Composting isn’t as complicated as you may think and will take you into the fascinating world of bacteria, fungi and minibeasts; our composting allies.

Join Jack as he discusses:

  • The basics of composting – getting started
  • Different techniques of composting
  • Cold vs hot composting
  • Composting at different scales
  • Harnessing energy – a permaculture context
  • Myth busting and lessons learnt at Glengall Wharf Garden

This will include elements of presentation, discussion, and there will be plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with our composting system.

Cost: Suggested £10

Book Here

Rosehip Syrup Workshop

Sunday 7 November, 12.pm to 1.30pm

Come and learn how to make seasonal rosehip syrup with Laura.  As well as being delicious it’s packed with vitamins, great for the cold months ahead. 

Book free on Eventbrite – pay by donation on the day. Please bring a sterilised jam jar with you.

Basics of Fruit Tree Pruning

Wednesday 17th November, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Come along to this seasonal session with Ruth to discover:

  • Why we prune fruit trees
  • When to prune them
  • How in the beautiful setting of Glengall Wharf Garden!

This workshop is for beginners with little or no knowledge of pruning. Tools will be provided and light refreshments.  

In the event of very damp weather, this workshop may need to be rescheduled, as there will be a considerable amount of practical work.   

Places limited due to health and safety.

Book here

Pruning and Propagating Fruit Bushes 

Saturday 20 November, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Come and join us pruning our fruit bushes and taking cuttings.  In this hands on 2 hour course with Paula you’ll learn

  • How to prune fruit bushes to ensure a maximum yield next year (we have six varieties). 
  • How to take cuttings from the fruit bushes
  • How to grow the cuttings on
  • You’ll get to take three potted up cuttings home. 

  Cost £15

Book here

Calendula Salve Workshop

Sunday 21 November, 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Having harvested and dried our calendula petals earlier in the year, we’ll be showing you how to make a natural calendula salve.  

Calendula is known around the world for its healing powers and for its anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, and astringent properties. It is most commonly used on minor cuts, scrapes, and burns as well as rashes and bug bites. Calendula is very gentle on the skin and can also help to ease dryness, cracks, and itching. A very useful herbal salve to have to hand!

Book for free via Eventbrite – payment by donation on the day. Please bring a sterilised jam jar with you.

Glengall Wharf Garden workshops are open to all – we do not want access to be restricted due to lack of funds so we have a limited number of free spaces available for each session – please get in touch with us directly.

If anyone local would like to join who does not have internet access, or cannot fill in the form for any reason, they are more than welcome to come to the gate to speak to an on-site volunteer, who can take down details for them.