Gardening advice for members

Workshops at Heronswood

Designing with Perennials

07 October 2017 13:00
The is 'no excuse for ugliness' with the beauty and performance of perennials. Learn how to build the best combinations for your flowering summer garden.

Fermenting the Harvest

08 October 2017 10:00
Preserve the harvest straight from your garden and enjoy the culinary delights of fermented food with head Fermenista, Robyn Wight.

Basket making with natural fibres

15 October 2017 13:00
Spend an afternoon learning the art of basket making using natural fibres from the Heronswood Garden

Starting your backyard vegie patch

22 October 2017 09:30
Want to start an abundant vegetable patch but not sure how? This intensive all day workshop will get you started to harvest your own fresh produce at home.

CITRUS MASTERCLASS

29 October 2017 10:30
Join internationally renowned citrus expert Ian Tolley at this brilliant Masterclass, and learn everything you could possibly want to know about growing and caring for the very best citrus at home.

Subtropical Plants for Southerners

05 November 2017 10:00
Are you keen to cultivate a piece of sub-tropical paradise in your Victorian garden? Beautiful fruit and gorgeous foliage at your finger tips.

Garden Design Basics

19 November 2017 10:00
Join The Diggers Club for the basics of garden design. Learn a few rules of thumb to build something beautiful in your own backyard.

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning

03 December 2017 10:00
Enjoy the the bounty from your own home orchard. Improve your skills to prune for productive and accessible fruit trees.

Workshops in Adelaide

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.

CITRUS MASTERCLASS

05 November 2017 10:30
Join internationally renowned citrus expert Ian Tolley at this brilliant Masterclass, and learn everything you could possibly want to know about growing and caring for the very best citrus at home.

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

Wicking Beds

24 September 2017 11:00
Wicking Beds are becoming very popular as a water efficient and attractive way to grow your own vegies.

Secrets of Fork to Fork Gardening - Part 1 Preparing your kitchen garden

29 September 2017 11:00
Learn the secrets of vegetable gardening in this extended workshop & lunch series hosted by St Erth head gardener Julian Blackhirst.

Secrets of Fork to Fork Gardening - Part 2 Growing organic produce

06 October 2017 11:00
Learn the secrets of vegetable gardening in this extended workshop & lunch series hosted by St Erth head gardener Julian Blackhirst.

Seed sowing for beginners

08 October 2017 11:00
Discover the wonder and joy of successful seed sowing. Includes choosing seed for beginners, sowing methods, propagation units, soil mixes and more.

Developing your Garden Philosophy

22 October 2017 11:00
Which way would you like to garden? Doing that little bit of homework before you get started will help you to learn what is best for you and your situation, could save you a heap of labor, time and money, and make gardening that little bit more enjoyable!

CITRUS MASTERCLASS

28 October 2017 10:30
Join internationally renowned citrus expert Ian Tolley at this brilliant Masterclass, and learn everything you could possibly want to know about growing and caring for the very best citrus at home.

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 1: Bee Basics

18 November 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: Extracting the Honey

18 November 2017 14:00
Now that you know how to care and nurture your bees, this afternoon’s workshop will teach you all you need to know to harvest the honey.

Family Workshop - Get your Kids into the Garden

19 November 2017 11:00
Are your kids spending too much time indoors ogling at their many tech screens? Come and learn some really fun ways to get them off the couch and out playing and getting creative in the garden!

Growing in pots and small spaces

26 November 2017 11:00
Don't have a huge garden or perhaps just a patio but you crave growing your own at home? Join us at this clever Workshop and learn how to get the maximum out of pots and small space gardening.

Extended Workshop - Cultivate, Cook and Consume

03 December 2017 10:00
'Eat what you Sow' - The greatest joy comes from growing your own delicious vegetables in your backyard, and then sharing your delicious and healthy goodness with your family and friends!

Summer pruning and espalier training

10 December 2017 11:00
Want to plant some fruit trees and espalier them but not sure where to start? Or do you already have fruit trees in your garden but are unsure hoe to care for, train, and maintain them?

Workshops at Cloudehill

Backyard chooks

07 October 2017 10:30
Come to Cloudehill and learn how to select the appropriate breed for your needs and circumstances, coops designed for urban environments so they look good while keeping the predators out, and lots of good practical advice to ensure your chook experience.

Permaculture principles: keeping small animals

07 October 2017 13:00
Explore the benefits and challenges of keeping small animals in your garden, including quail, guinea pigs and poultry, and what to consider before bringing them home.

All About Organic Fertilizers

04 November 2017 10:30
Come and learn all about Organic Fertilizers what they are, their uses and their different applications. When to use in the garden for optimum growth and success.

All you need to know about growing tomatoes

04 November 2017 13:00
We invite you to come to our ‘All you need to know about growing tomatoes’ workshop on the Melbourne Cup holiday weekend. This is the traditional tomato planting time in Melbourne.

Understanding Soil Fertility

02 December 2017 10:30
Come along and join Tomas today as he actively shares his knowledge with us on how to increase soil health and fertility, for successfully growing a broad range of crops at home.

Cut flowers from your garden

02 December 2017 13:00
Who doesn’t want a garden full of gorgeous flowers! They bring so much colour and joy, and attract beneficial insects and pollinators into 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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