Gardening advice for members

Workshops at Heronswood

Growing Your Own Wildflowers

05 March 2017 10:00
Grow flowers to encourage diversity in your garden and provide a good habitat for insect so you don’t need to use chemicals.

Pest Repellent Plants and other organic solutions

19 March 2017 10:00
This workshop will teach you about experimenting and growing pest repellent plants as well as plants that attract predators into your garden.

Grow your own organic garlic

19 March 2017 13:00
If you’re wondering about the best ways to choose, grow and store your garlic, book early for this popular workshop.

The Art of Espalier

02 April 2017 10:00
Espalier is an ancient form of tree pruning that allows larger trees to be grown in a small space. Learn how!

Subtropical plants for southerners

16 April 2017 10:00
Those of us in cooler climates can still actually grow and harvest from quite a wide range of subtropical fruit varieties.

Backyard berries

07 May 2017 10:00
Berries are one of the most delicious, healthy and enjoyable crops for the home gardener. Learn tips and tricks for a bountiful harvest.

Herbs and their uses

21 May 2017 13:00
Practical advice on using herbs in your garden.

Backyard Chooks

04 June 2017 10:00
The perfect complementary pet for the gardener, we show you the best chooks for you and how to care for these amazing animals.

Introduction to permaculture

04 June 2017 13:00
Learn the basic principles of Permaculture.

Winter Fruit Tree Care

18 June 2017 10:00
Learn fruit tree management for successful fruit production.

The Art of Espalier

02 July 2017 10:00
Listen to the expert on all things espalier, an ancient form of tree pruning. This one books out early so don’t miss out!

Improving your soils and composting

16 July 2017 10:00
Learn how to create nutrient rich soil to grow your best harvest ever!

Winter Fruit Tree Care

06 August 2017 10:00
Learn fruit tree management for successful fruit production.

Workshops in Adelaide

We love Garlic – growing a bountiful crop

19 March 2017 10:00
Easy to grow, beautiful to look at and prolific at harvest time. Everyone needs to grow these!

Sowing the Autumn vegetable crop

19 March 2017 12:00
Start from the beginning … take a packet of seeds and turn them into the most wonderful crop!

Workshops at St Erth

Composting with Worms and Bokashi

12 March 2017 11:00
Learn the pros and cons of these two composting options.

Bach Flower Essences

18 March 2017 10:30
EXTENDED WORKSHOP: The 38 Bach Flower Essences are a complete range of herbal remedies that positively affect all negative emotions. Participants will be invited to make their own remedy at the end of this extensive workshop.

All About Wicking Beds

19 March 2017 11:00
This workshop will explain what a wicking bed is and why it works.

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 1

25 March 2017 11:00
Part 1 of this fascinating workshop series provides an intimate look at the life of bees. A must for anyone who grows their own fruit and vegetables or wants a hive of their own.

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 2

25 March 2017 14:00
Once you learn how to care for and nurture your bees, Part 2's workshop will teach you all you need to know about harvesting the honey.

Growing Organic Garlic

26 March 2017 11:00
If you’re wondering about the best ways to choose, grow and store your garlic, book early for this popular workshop.

Cooking gluten & dairy free

01 April 2017 11:00
Take your taste buds on a gluten and Dairy free Holiday.

Growing Cane Berries, Raspberries and Ribes

23 April 2017 11:00
Imagine stepping out into the garden and returning with bowls of berries, freshly harvested and ready to eat - we will show you how!

Making your own Cider

23 April 2017 14:00
Come and learn how to make your own real cider from Mike and Katrine Juleff. Their Crucible Cider has won double silver and bronze medals from the National Cider Association of Australia - the ultimate assessing body for Australian ciders.

Propagating your plants

30 April 2017 11:00
Whether it’s by saving seed, taking cuttings, dividing or layering, propagating plants is a cost effective, worthwhile and fun way to expand your garden.

Nutrition

20 May 2017 10:30
EXTENDED WORKSHOP: Fruit and vegies are a storehouse of the vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy body. In this intensive workshop you'll learn how to identify common deficiencies and which fruits and vegies readily address these ailments.

Make Your Own Natural Skin Care

28 May 2017 11:00
Learn about making your own quick and easy skin care products at a fraction of what you pay in the shops.

Winter Pruning Fruit Trees

04 June 2017 11:00
Winter is the perfect time to maintain the size and shape of your fruit trees.

Herbal Medicine

17 June 2017 11:00
Herbal remedies can be easily made for you or your family from common flowers and herbs.

Complete care for Roses

25 June 2017 11:00
Learn how to maintain your roses!

Composting and Green Manures

09 July 2017 11:00
Composting is one the most important skills a gardener can have. It improves the soil, provides the best food for plants and increases the water holding capacity of soil.

Workshops at Cloudehill

History of using perennials in Garden Design

04 March 2017 10:30
Learn the art of creating spectacular perennial borders with master gardener and designer of Cloudehill.

How to Design your Perennial flower garden for the Australian Climate

04 March 2017 13:00
Join Jeremy Francis, the creator of Cloudehill, and learn how to construct and plant a perennial border for your garden!

Sharpen your skills...

...at Diggers monthly workshops.

Diggers garden workshops are held each month at Heronswood, St Erth, Cloudehill and Adelaide. Workshops focus on a wide range of essential gardening topics, techniques and skills, as well as on specific plants and tasks to suit the season.

They are led by our garden experts and special guests.

How to book

Bookings are essential for each workshop and can be made by calling our Garden Shops.

Heronswood (03) 5984 7321

St Erth (03) 5368 6514

Cloudehill (03) 9751 0584

Adelaide (08) 8232 8671

Standard workshops run for 1 to 1.5 hours with time to ask our experts specific questions. Advanced workshops run for a minimum of 2.5 hours.

Standard workshops are $29 for members and $39 for non-members. Advanced workshop prices vary - see individual advanced workshop information for details.

Bookings are not refundable within 7 days of any workshop.

What our members say

Cider making and permaculture
Cloudehill, Jan '15

"It was a great introduction and I enjoyed being able to meet the presenter. Want to do more! Lynne."

Growing vegetables all year round
St Erth, Jan '15

"Grace was fabulous - her knowledge was conveyed clearly. Fantastic seminar! M. Cooper."

Growing perennial vegetables
St Erth, July '15

"I love the fact that St Erth's workshops are very flexible. Presenters are always willing to answer my gardening questions."

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