Farmers and Makers' Fair
Saturday 1st December 2018

Architectural Plants will be hosting its next Farmers & Makers' Fair in time for Christmas, on 1st December 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. All of your Christmas gifts in one place.

To find out more or to request a stall, please email

Free entry and free parking next door at Brinsbury College, with a complimentary shuttle bus throughout the day.

Niwaki Pruning Course with Jake Hobson
Wednesday 7th nov, 11am-4pm - fully booked
Tuesday 5th mar 2019, 11am-4pm

We host twice-yearly Niwaki pruning courses at our nursery 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 receive a 10% discount off plants and tools on the day.

The course costs 175.00 GBP, including lunch and refreshments.

creative maintenance course
with guy watts

In response to popular demand, we will now be hosting two different levels of our creative maintenance course.

The Level 1 course will suit beginners and less experienced home gardeners, and will be held at the nursery at Pulborough. The Level 2 course is suited to those who have a bit more experience, probably already working in the industry, and will take place at the first home of Architectural Plants in Nuthurst. One option would be to do the Level 1 course in the spring and progress onto the Level 2 course in the autumn. Feel free to give the team a call if you are unsure with which level you should begin. throughout the year at the first home of Architectural Plants in Nuthurst. The course includes a tour of the site, including a look around the propagation facilities.

During the full-day course, Guy Watts, our Managing Director, will share some horticultural tricks of the trade. You'll learn how to strip Trachycarpus, raise Bamboo, clip Cupressus, use a blow torch to manicure Cordylines, and lots more. You'll also learn the delicate art of Niwaki pruning, so will have plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty and give everything a go under expert guidance and tuition. The Level 2 course also includes a tour of our Nuthurst site, including the propagation facilities where we grow a lot of our stock.

You'll leave with a host of new skills to try out in your own garden or take back to work with you.

Level 1 (Beginners) - 15th May 2019, 10am-5pm at Pulborough site
Level 2 (Experienced & Trade) - 11th September 2019, 10am-5pm at Nuthurst site

150.00 GBP, including lunch, wine and refreshments. Places are limited to 10 people. Please call 01798 879213 to book.

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