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Patrick's Patch Workshops

We are sorry but due to Covid-19, we have cancelled Patrick's Patch Workshops.  Refunds have been given and we hope that we will be able to re-run next year.  If you have any queries, please email lisa@fairweathers.co.uk.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Patrick's Patch workshops start indoors with a coffee and gardening-talk in our comfortable outbuilding in Patrick’s Patch.

Rachel will share useful background gardening knowledge and plenty of tips from Patrick’s Patch.  Then there will be hands-on practical sessions out in the garden to make sure you’re equipped with the skills you need for successful gardening.  All workshops are suited to beginner or intermediate gardeners.

It is essential to pre-book as there is a maximum of 10 adults. Please book below.

The cost is £15 per person, which includes tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival and a 15% off voucher to have lunch in Steff’s Kitchen.  The workshops start at 10.30am and finish at 12.30pm.

If we do not have enough people to run the course successfully, we reserve the right for it to be cancelled and any money paid will be refunded.  Courses may only be refunded if cancelled 7 days in advance of the day.


Saturday 28th March - Growing flowers for cutting

Everyone loves the idea of producing their own cut flowers. Rachel will lead you through what to grow, where to plant and how to sow. Tips to ensure you get masses of blooms all summer and into autumn.

Saturday 4th April - Vegetable Know-how

Simple, tried and tested tips to successful vegetable growing – know and improve your soil, using raised beds, planning what to grow and seed sowing. Sow your own modular tray of mixed vegetables to kick start your veg-growing year.

Saturday 6th April - Plan Ahead, Sowing crops for Autumn and Winter

Learn what to sow in the summer months in order to enjoy autumn, winter and early spring crops. Rachel will share how she provides Steff’s kitchen with delicious and healthy salad leaves in the winter months.

Saturday 18th July - Fruit growing made simple

Learn how easy it is to produce your own fruit. We’ll be looking at currant bushes, blue berries, raspberries and trained berries as well as apples and pears. You can decide which sorts of fruit will be best for you.