New season of free gardening masterclasses launched

Eleven new masterclasses teaching everything from hedges to woodwork have launched in Letchworth to help residents make the most of their gardens.

The classes, run by the landscaping team at the Heritage Foundation in association with ARCH Community Group at Standalone Farm, aim to teach people both the essentials for maximising your garden’s potential, as well as sessions looking at more specific skilled areas to help with garden projects.

Elizabeth Towler, Environmental Landscape Manager for the Foundation, said: “These masterclasses are a great way for us to share some of the skills and techniques we use around the town for people to use in their gardens and homes. Following the sessions we have run over the last couple of years, we’ve had excellent feedback and seen guests able to learn a lot and we’re looking forward to another successful series of sessions in 2019”

All of the masterclasses are free of charge, with donations welcomed on the day towards the Heritage Foundation’s Charity of the Year. Spaces on the courses are limited and booking is essential.

The masterclasses in 2019 are:

26 January - Grafting

2 February - Hedge Laying

9 February - Introduction to Gardening

23 February - Wood in the Garden

9 March - Science of Soil

13 April - Propagation

27 April - Spring Planter

8 June - Pest and Diseases

14 September - Seed Collecting

12 October - Autumn Pruning

9 November - Introduction to Garden Design

For more information or to book your place on one of the sessions, visit our Masterclasses page