eVENTS AND COURSES AT ARCHITECTURAL PLANTS

Saturday 2nd December - Farmers and Makers' Fair

Architectural Plants is hosting a festive Farmers and Makers' Fair, where you can find all of your Christmas gifts.

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 cindy@architecturalplants.com, or call 07891 103444 to book a stand.

9.00am-5.00pm
Free entry and parking

Niwaki Pruning Course with Jake Hobson - March 2018 date TBC

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

Nuthurst Nursery Tours

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.

Creative Maintenance Courses with Guy Watts and Angus White

In response to popular demand, we will now be hosting creative maintenance courses throughout the year at our nursery in Pulborough.

Our founder and Managing Director will be sharing some of Architectural Plants' horticultural tricks of the trade, includinghow 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.

Day courses are held throughout the year and cost 150.00 GBP, including lunch. Please call us on 01798 879213 for dates and availability.

Christmas events and workshops at architectural plants

Join us for a festive evening of wine tasting, making your own jewellery (the perfect Christmas gift) or creating your own door wreath, garland, Christmas decorations or table centrepiece. All materials are provided, along with expert advice and tuition.

All of the crafts evenings include mulled wine, nibbles and hot drinks.

Call the nursery on 01798 879213 to book.

Christmas Wine and Sussex Cheese Taster Evening - Saturday 18th November

Join us for an evening of wine and cheese tasting, hosted by local expert Giles Cutlack from South Downs Cellars. Both the wines and the Sussex cheeses have been carefully selected to make the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas lunch, or other special occasion. Once you've chosen your favourites, you'll be able to order them for delivery in plenty of time for your big day.

7.00pm-10.00pm (approximate finish)
25.00 GBP, including refreshments

Botanical Silver Jewellery Workshop - Thursday 23rd November

Join us for a fun-filled workshop, transforming nature's bounty into beautiful pieces of fine silver jewellery. You'll use herbs, leaves and flowers to create your own unique pieces, using the amazing product, silver clay. You will leave with at least one piece of finished silver jewellery and will have learnt how to roll the silver clay, imprint your botanical texture, and cut, refine, hand-fire and polish your item. It's great fun and really easy to use. The cost of the session includes expert tuition from Denya at Upside Down Tree Studio and all necessary materials.

5.30pm-9.30pm (approximate finish)
80.00 GBP, including refreshments

Willow Christmas Decoration Workshop - Tuesday 28th November

Create beautiful, rustic decorations for your home, or give them as gifts to your friends and family. Local basket maker, Judith Needham, will show you how to use natural willow to make inspiring items, from simple wreaths to stars, little woven trees, and even a reindeer. You will have plenty of time to make several pieces and are sure to go home with a bag full of treasures.

6.30pm-9.30pm (approximate finish)
50.00 GBP, including refreshments

Christmas Wreath Workshop - Wednesday 6th December

Welcome your guests to your home this Christmas with a stunning wreath made by your own fair hands. Felicity, owner of Lady Lissy Floristry, will provide you with everything you need to produce a unique and beautiful decoration for your front door, whilst guiding you throughout.

6.30pm-9.30pm (approximate finish)
75.00 GBP, including refreshments

Table Centrepiece & Garland Workshop - Monday 18th December

In this workshop, Felicity from Lady Lissy Floristry will teach you how to make your very own table centrepiece or garland - the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas dining table. All materials will be provided.

6.30pm-9.30pm (approximate finish)
90.00 GBP, including refreshments

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