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Herb Planter Workshop with wood fire pizza lunch


Date: 7 June 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm BST


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Have you always wondered how to grow your own herbs? Join our Head Gardener, Simon, to learn how to grow herbs from seed so you can use them in your cooking, as garnishes or simply bring a touch of the great outdoors into your kitchen. You can choose from a variety of seeds we have including basil, mint, coriander and chives – sew them in the planter / pots provided and take them home and watch them grow!

In small groups of no more than 8 you can work at your own pace and enjoy the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and (hopefully) the sunshine in the @:Toolerstone gardens. We will provide the refreshments, a delicious homemade afternoon tea served with a refreshing glass of Pimms as well as endless cups of tea.

A bit more detail …

During your time with us you will learn about different herbs, potting composts and how to care for your seeds as they grow. You will spend time in our kitchen garden, teaching greenhouse and cosy chalet style Brew Shed.

Throughout the day you will cover many aspects of planting herbs including:

  • Types of containers, choosing herbs that will grow well together and how to care for them
  • Growing media you can mix yourself, and what suits your plant choices
  • Drainage, feeding, and other maintenance tasks to ensure your herbs grow, thrive and last

About the tutor

Simon has been the Head Gardener at Toolerstone since December 2012. Previously, he was an estate gardener looking after the grounds and gardens for a large country estate. Simon has always had a passion for gardens, planting and the outdoors . During his twenties he decided to take that interest to the next level and enrolled at college to study Horticulture and Garden Design at RHS level 2. Simon has run his own gardening business and has a passion for teaching. We are thrilled to have Simon on board with us here @:Toolerstone sharing his knowledge and expertise. He also knows a thing or two about cider making, laying a patio and building a fire!

Timetable of the day

10:00 A warm welcome to @:Toolerstone with refreshments
10:30 Introduction to growing herbs from seed in the Brew Shed
11:00 Compost & preparing your pots for your seeds in the @:Toolerstone Teaching Green House
11:30 Coffee will be served
11:45 Continue with the workshop and work at your own pace
13:00 Garden tour with Simon.
13:30. Delicious homemade afternoon tea & a glass of Pimms served on the patio (weather permitting)
14:30 Workshop ends & your herb planter is yours to take home

What is included?

  • Planter / pots for your herbs
  • All materials, plants & tools
  • Aprons are provided for the day
  • Refreshments & a delicious lunch

What do I need to bring?

It is advised that you wear clothing suitable for gardening and not your Sunday best! Dress for the weather, Cheshire can be unpredictable no matter what the season. Have a waterproof and wellies ready just in case! If we are lucky enough to have a sunny day it is recommended that you bring sun cream, a sun hat and sunglasses as you will be outside most of the time.
Gardening gloves would be of benefit.

Experience level

We welcome all levels of experience from beginners to the enthusiastic professional!

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