Farmers and Makers' Fair
Saturday 31st March 2018
Saturday 14th July 2018
Saturday 1st December 2018
Architectural Plants will be hosting its next Farmers & Makers' Fair in Spring 2018.
As you would expect, it's a celebration of beautiful items for your home and garden, together with a selection of Sussex and regional produce. We'll have breweries, distilleries, farmers, co-operatives, potters, artists, metal and wood workers, seamstresses, chocolatiers, knitters, jewellers and more - all set within our 32-acre nursery grounds.
To find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 07891 103444 to book a stand.
Free entry and parking
There will be additional parking available next to the nursery at Brinsbury College and we will be running a complimentary shuttle service from 10am until 4pm.
Niwaki Pruning Course with Jake Hobson - 25th April 2018
We will be hosting another Niwaki pruning course at our nursery here in Pulborough.
You'll spend the day learning from Jake Hobson, founder of the Niwaki company and a leading expert in European and Japanese topiary. There will be a blend of practical and theoretical learning, with the opportunity to create your own Niwaki using our home-grown Myrtus Apiculata or Phillyrea Latifolia. Jake enjoys spending time with each attendee and therefore places are limited to 12 people. The course runs from 11.00am-4.00pm and lunch and refreshments will be provided. You will also recieve a 10% discount off plants on the day.
Contact our team on 01798 879213 for more information or to book your place.
150.00 GBP, including lunch and refreshments
An entertaining and educational visit to Nuthurst, the first home of Architectural Plants. The expedition is led by our founder, Angus White. All adventurers welcome.
Spend the morning trekking through the 27-year-old gardens designed by Angus and planted by Architectural Plants. The walk takes you through the valley and past Sussex's poshest toilet. Expect to see some of the finest examples of architectural plants, whilst hearing everything you need to know from Angus. Come armed with questions and a notebook.
A tour of the propagation facilities (including the laboratory) will be followed by a steady walk up to our stock field. Angus will show you examples of our plant range and the specimen trees that we propagate from - however, we can't share too many trade secrets!
Once you've explored Nuthurst, you'll travel back to our nursery in Pulborough, where lunch and a glass of wine will be waiting for you in the Architectural Cafe.
The time is yours after lunch to wander around the nursery, taking in our newly planted gardens and extensive range of rare and wonderful plants. Guy Watts, our Managing Director, will be available to answer any questions and provide a tour, if desired.
The tour is held throughout the year for both the public and private parties and is limited to 8-10 explorers. You will recieve 10% of all plants and tools on the day.
Please call 01798 879213 for dates and availability.
In response to popular demand, we will now be hosting creative maintenance courses throughout the year at our nursery in Nuthurst.
Our founder, Angus White, and Managing Director, Guy Watts, will be sharing some of Architectural Plants' horticultural tricks of the trade, including how to strip a Trachycarpus, raise Bamboo, clip Cupressus, and use a blow torch to manicure Cordylines. You will also learn the art of Niwaki pruning, so will have plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty and give everything a go under expert guidance. You'll leave with a host of practical skills that you can use in your own garden.
The next course will be held on Wednesday 4th April 2018 and the cost is 150.00 GBP per person, including lunch and refreshments. Please call us on 01798 879213 to make a booking.
Weave your very own chicken. Spend a fun day learning the art of willow sculpture with local basket maker, Judith Needham, and take home a life-size chicken to enhance your garden, or perhaps give as a unique gift. Other animals or birds are possible, or you can experiment with abstract sculpture if you'd prefer.
The workshop is suitable for absolute beginners, but those with experience are welcome as well. Places are limited to 10 people.
Sunday 29th April - 10.30am-4.30pm
75.00 GBP, including lunch and refreshments