June is a time when the Garden is bursting with fresh food with a bountiful range of fruit and vegetables grown in the walled garden at West Dean Gardens. Head Gardener Tom will take you through good soil preparation, pruning, propagating techniques as well as the best varieties to grow and how to manage pest and diseases. West Dean Gardens is famed for its range of Victorian Glasshouses, Tom will explain and give his expert insight into how to grow tender vegetables and fruits under glass, giving his tips and an in-depth explanation into how the crops are grown `the West Dean way’.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Having worked at RHS Wisley Gardens for 10 years, latterly running the plant and vegetable trials, Tom became Head Gardener at Parham House in 2010. Parham boasts opulent herbaceous plantings, cut flower and vegetable areas and an extensive fruit collection. He is a regular contributor on BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey, a member of the RHS Herbaceous Committee and an RHS Show Judge.