Down 2 Earth

Janice has studied garden design, and has worked on her own garden since 1992. She uses a combination of her training and gardening skills to offer gardening and garden design courses, aimed at people who want to improve their own gardens. She has designed, project-managed and landscaped a number of public and private gardens.

Courses for 2019

An Introduction to Pruning: £25
Come along and learn more about how to prune trees and shrubs. We’ll start with a hot drink in the garden studio and a chat about what to prune and when. We’ll then walk around the garden looking at specific examples, and finish with hot soup cosied up to the log burner.
Saturday 23rd February: 10.00 – 12.30/1.00 pm (including lunch)

 An Introduction to Propagating: £25
Increase your knowledge about how to get more plants for free, and from seeds. After a hot drink in the garden studio, we’ll look at lifting and dividing perennials, how to take ‘heel’ cuttings, as well as planting seeds and potting on seedlings. We’ll then warm up with some hot soup by the log burner.
Monday 11th March: 10.00 – 12.30/1.00 pm (including lunch) or
Wednesday 20th March: 10.00 – 12.30/1.00 pm (including lunch) 

Grow your Garden Know-How: £10 per session
We’ll begin with a look at what to do in the garden now, then over a drink you’ll have chance to ask questions about general gardening matters and develop your knowledge. Come to as many or as few sessions as you like.
Mondays: 13th May, 3rd June, 8th July, 12th August:  7.00 – 8.30 p.m.

An Introduction to Garden Design: £70
Do you want to make more of your garden? Does it look abandoned in winter? Have you thought of a design, but aren't sure if it will work? If so, this is the course for you. Lots of examples, time for discussion and design theory too!
Saturday 18th May and Saturday 1st June:  10.00 – 4.00

(bring your own lunch) or
Tuesday 11th, 18th, 25th June and 2nd July: 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

To book please email or call 07813 576214

Down 2 Earth also offers a one-to-one garden design service. If you would prefer this option, click here for details of our garden design service.

This can include a detailed plan drawn to scale along with a planting plan, or just a quick sketch outline, and a few suggested plants. The choice is yours...


Show Garden Autumn 2016

The Down 2 Earth 

Show Garden at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show 2016 won a Silver Medal!

"Take some Thyme" is the next show garden planned for April 2019 -

Watch this space, as they say...

Gardening Courses