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Summer propagation – plants for free with Sally Gregson

Ref: S1D09002


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About this course

Increase your plant stock by using simple methods of propagation. During this hands-on practical day try out various methods including division, root cuttings, soft and hardwood cuttings, seed collection and treatments - all valuable techniques for you to apply to your own garden.

Course Description

You will have the chance to take home the plant material that you have propagated.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • Materials shared amongst the group, including the propagated material that you can take home.

What students need to bring

  • Your own secateurs/garden/pruning knives
  • A plastic bag to take home specimens
  • Outdoor clothing - suitable for gardening, including wet weather gear, boots and gardening gloves
  • Pens/pencils and paper for note taking (pencils work best in damp conditions)
  • Please prepare a wish list of plants that you would like to learn how to propagate.

Please note: The tuition will be held in the Sculpture Courtyard and the Old Dairy about 10 minutes walk from the main College building. We return to the main College for lunch.


Sally Gregson

Sally has been tutoring gardening courses at West Dean for over five years. She trained professionally at Hadlow College, and runs Mill Cottage Plants in Wookey Somerset.

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