Gardening advice for members

Workshops at Heronswood

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

Beautiful Espalier

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

One Potato,two potato and more

18 June 2017 12:00
If you haven’t tried a home grown potato then you need to come to this workshop and be converted.

Edible Landscape Design

23 July 2017 10:00
Thinking beyond the vegetable garden, food can be grown in all elements of the landscape.

Pruning for Fruit

23 July 2017 12:00
Want to know how prune and when. Get the best crop from your trees with Harry's know how.

Spring seed sowing

20 August 2017 10:00
Start from the beginning … take a packet of seeds and turn them into the most wonderful crop!

Backyard chooks

20 August 2017 12:00
Integrating chickens to your garden can be very beneficial. Learn how to make the most of it.

Backyard Bees

17 September 2017 10:00
What's not to love? Bees, honey, pollination. The perfect garden companions!

Companion planting for a healthy garden

17 September 2017 12:00
Learn how to grow pest repellent plants as well as plants that attract predators into your garden. The perfect companions for a healthy garden.

All About Tomatoes

15 October 2017 10:00
Everything you need to know to grow your own tomatoes right through summer and beyond.

Using Herbs for our health

15 October 2017 12:00
Explore the world of herbs and learn how they can help our bodies stay strong and healthy.

Learn how to Espalier

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

Growing Subtropicals

19 November 2017 12:00
Grow your own piece of tropical paradise with lush, bold foliage and exotic sub-tropical fruits.

Workshops at St Erth

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

Sowing seeds in the Cool of winter a how to

03 June 2017 10:30
Discover the wonder and joy of successful seed sowing. Using simple steps and basic rules on how to start your seeds in the cooler months using some tried and tested methods.

Creating Pots for your Garden a beginners guide

03 June 2017 13:00
Have some fun with a piece of clay and learn how to make a simple slab pot for your garden!

How to Prune Your roses

01 July 2017 10:30
Ken will be demonstrating how to prune your roses from your climber, standards, shrubs or hybrid T roses.

Winter Pruning Your fruit Trees

01 July 2017 13:00
Learn how to make every cut count as Ken Colley explains how to prune your fruit trees this winter so that you can optimize fruit production in your garden.

Creating the perfect soil for your garden

05 August 2017 13:00
Ken’s passion is soil biology, come to this workshop and learn all the basics of soils and how to get the most out of your backyard.

Cider Making

02 September 2017 10:30
Learn how to choose the correct fruit varieties, care for your trees and make your own cider.

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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