eVENTS AND COURSES AT ARCHITECTURAL PLANTS

Farmers and Makers' Fair
Saturday 14th July 2018
Saturday 1st December 2018

Architectural Plants will be hosting its next Farmers & Makers' Fair in Summer 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 cindy@architecturalplants.com, or call 07891 103444 to book a stand.

9.00am-5.00pm
Free entry and parking, plus additional parking next door at Brinsbury with complementary shuttle bus service.

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 and tools on the day.

Contact our team on 01798 879213 for more information or to book your place.

150.00 GBP, including lunch and refreshments

Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture 16th March - 21st July 2018

We will be holding a four-month exhibition of contemporary sculpture at the nursery, in collaboration with The Garden Gallery.

The Garden Gallery was founded by Rachel Bebb in 1994 to promote outstanding contemporary artists, and the exhibition features sculptures in stone, bronze, steel, glass and ceramic by some of the gallery's regular artists.

Further details and a brochure detailing all of the exhibitors can be found on our sculpture page.

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, lunch and a glass of wine will be waiting for you.

The time is yours after lunch to head down to our Pulborough nursery and have a wander, 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 receive 10% off all plants and tools at our Pulborough nursery on the day.

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 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.

Wednesday 27th June 2018
Wednesday 12th Septemer 2018
Tickets cost 150.00 GBP per person, including lunch, wine and refreshments. Please call us on 01798 879213 to make a booking.

willow weaving course

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 24th June - 10.30am-4.30pm
75.00 GBP, including light lunch and refreshments

A Taste of spain wine evening

Join us for an evening tasting Spanish wines selected by expert Giles Cutlack from South Downs Cellars.

Spanish-style nibbles and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday 24th May 2018 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
30.00 GBP, including refreshments

british cut flower class

In this evening workshop, Felicity from Lady Lissy Floristry will teach you how to condition, nurture and arrange fresh British-grown flowers.

This skill is particularly useful if you like to pick flowers from your own garden, as Felicity's tips and tricks will have your flowers looking their best and staying fresh for longer. All flowers and foliage will be provided, along with an elegant vase that you can use to take your flowers home in.

Tuesday 19th June - 6.30pm-9.30pm
55.00 GBP, including refreshments

beginners' felting workshop

Learn the fundamentals of needle felting in a relaxed atmosphere. Includes making flat felt, forming 3D objects, joining, shaping and adorning.

You'll be able to take home everything you make on the day but, more importantly, you'll leave with the skills and confidence to start your own projects.

Sunday 24th June 2018 - 2pm-5.30pm (approximate finish)
40.00 GBP, including tea and cake

a taste of france wine evening

An evening of French wine tasting hosted by Giles Cutlack from South Downs Cellars.

Giles will share his expert wine knowledge, and French nibbles will be provided.

Thursday 28th June 2018 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
30.00 GBP, including refreshments

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