What should I bring with me to the course?
You will need something to take notes and a camera may be useful. Juliet will provide plant books if required, but you may want to bring any that you are familiar with, or an IPAD to refer to, if we are doing planting exercises.
Do I need to bring wet-weather clothes?
Our talks and courses are mainly classroom based, but being based at three Sussex garden venues, you may want to explore afterwards.
Should I bring a packed lunch?
Sussex Prairie Gardens and South Downs Nursery both have cafes where you can buy refreshments, or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
What if I am new to gardening and plants? Is the course for me?
Juliet has many years of experience in teaching plants and gardening to beginners, as well as enthusiasts. Her courses are informal; giving you plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with each other. Beginners are very welcome.
I am an experienced gardener – will I learn anything new?
Experienced amateurs, as well as professional gardeners often join our courses and learn a great deal. Juliet has been creating gardens for 20 years, so has a wealth of knowledge to share.
Where can I buy the plants that I learn about on the courses?
Juliet will tell you where to source plants and many of the plants that she talks about will be available from the Sussex Prairie or South Downs venues.
Why do RHS members get a discount at Sussex Prairies?
Sussex Prairie Gardens is a ‘partner garden’ of the RHS and so offers a 20% discount on all its events to RHS members.
What is the South Downs Nursery discount voucher for?
South Downs Nursery has one of the largest plant areas in Sussex. They have offered a 20% discount voucher for the nursery, when you attend any of our courses there.
What is Field Place Manor House?
Is an historic functions venue near Worthing. At the beginning of 2018, Juliet designed a fabulous new, romantic wedding garden, which is open to the public and for hire.
To celebrate the creation of this garden, we are holding two special events this year.
How do your gift vouchers work?
A Sussex Garden School gift voucher is a great gift for garden lovers or foodie’s. They are redeemable against any of our talks or courses. When your booking is received, you will be sent the voucher, so that you can give it, or it can be sent directly to the recipient.
Does Juliet teach anywhere else in Sussex or the UK?
Occasionally, Juliet is asked to speak at garden clubs and events; these are listed here.