The National Allotment Society - National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd

Courses and Workshops for Plot-holders

Many new plot-holders will need to acquire some knowledge around fruit and vegetable growing, even a skilled ornamental gardener has a fair bit to learn when it comes to Growing their Own. There are hundreds of books on the subject and a lot of on-line information, there are even apps you can download on to your smart-phone for use on the plot. Learning with Experts has an on-line course for fruit and vegetable growers that starts at £29 and ACS Distance Education has a Home Vegetable Growing Course.

Another option is to take one of the many course and workshops on offer at various venues around the regions. The cost varies depending on the provider or the length of the course. Here are a few places to look for a course to suit you, click on the link for more information.

Garden Organic -  nr Coventry

Botanic Garden of Wales  - nr Swansea

Northumberland College - Kirkley Hall  - nr Newcastle

RHS Gardens - various

Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College - London

Capital Growth - London

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens -  nr York

West Dean College - nr Chichester

Waterperry Gardens - nr Oxford

Barnsdale Gardens - Rutland

Other places to check out are nearby Botanic or National Trust Gardens, large allotment sites or City Farms/Community Gardens or the Workers Educational Association e.g. the WEA have a winter veg course in Penzance  Click Here