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01 Mar

Autumn Garden Class | Terrey Hills

Join us for this immersive Autumn Garden Class that will help you cultivate a garden that reflects the magic and unique charm of the season. Learn how to create stunning Autumn displays that can serve as a focal point in your garden. Discover creative ways to combine plants, textures and colours and learn essential maintenance practices to keep your garden in optimal condition for the season. There’ll be plenty of time to engage in a Question & Answer session with our experienced horticulturist.

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27 Mar

Autumn Garden Class | Online



Put the kettle on and make a cup of tea and sit back and relax in the comfort of home and join us for this immersive Autumn Garden Class that will help you cultivate a garden that reflects the magic and unique charm of the season. Learn how to create stunning Autumn displays that can serve as a focal point in your garden. Discover creative ways to combine plants, textures and colours and learn essential maintenance practices to keep your garden in optimal condition for the season. There’ll be plenty of time to engage in a Question & Answer session

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06 Apr

Introduction to Garden Design | Beecroft


A good garden starts with a good design. Learn how to monitor light and shade and to observe the areas in your garden that are damp and those that need plenty of water so you can gain a better understanding of the principles and techniques involved in designing a beautiful and functional garden. Learn what to plant together and how to develop ideas that will make great gardening statements. There'll be plenty of time to engage in a Question & Answer session with our experienced Garden Designer and Horticulturist.

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12 Apr

Autumn Garden Class | Pennant Hills

Join us for this immersive Autumn Garden Class that will help you cultivate a garden that reflects the magic and unique charm of the season. Learn how to create stunning Autumn displays that can serve as a focal point in your garden. Discover creative ways to combine plants, textures and colours and learn essential maintenance practices to keep your garden in optimal condition for the season. There’ll be plenty of time to engage in a Question & Answer session with our experienced horticulturist.
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17 Apr

Succulent Workshop | Beecroft

Learn about the diversity of succulent plants and their vast array of colours, textures and shapes and how to care for them and propagate. In this class we will also cover the Epiphyllum range of plants; the beautiful orchid cactus and their wide variety of colours. There'll be plenty of time to engage in a Question & Answer session from an expert in her field Ruth Donnelly from Coachwood Nursery. Ruth will also bring a range of plants for purchasing on the day.

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04 May

Cake & Cuttings Day - Autumn 2024 | Beecroft

Come along and enjoy a morning filled with like-minded people and share in the fun of our Cake and Cuttings swap meet. Bring along bare rooted cuttings from your garden and a yummy slice or cake just baked and share your goodies with the Garden Clinic community. There's always a good find or maybe something rare and unusual. As part of this event we conduct a propagation demonstration so you can learn how to reproduce an old favourite or multiply something you love in your garden. Our Cake & Cuttings event is from 10am – 12 noon at the Garden Clinic Clubhouse in Beecroft and is a free event for all our Garden Clinic members and does not count towards your free class. Come along and share in the fun!

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16 May

Tools Workshop | Seven Hills


This popular hands on class is hosted by Cut Above Tools. Learning how to sharpen tools like secateurs, shovels, hoes, spades and pruning shears not only saves you money in the long term but can make a world of a difference to the effectiveness of how they perform. Here we share the tips for sharpening the most common gardening tools. Attendees can bring 3 tools and we’ll teach you how to sharpen them on the day. All cleaning and sharpening tools are provided for this class as well as morning tea.

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30 May

Bonsai Class | Beecroft

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Bonsai, the ancient Japanese art of cultivating miniature trees goes beyond horticulture; it's an expression of patience, precision and creativity. Embark on a journey into the enchanting world of bonsai with our hosts Alex and Megumi Bennett as they demonstrate the art of bonsai. In this class, you will learn the essential techniques to transform ordinary trees into living works of art. Alex will impart his knowledge on the ideal species for your bonsai project and demonstrate pruning, wiring and shaping techniques, the best soil composition and the potting and tool essentials for maintaining the health of a bonsai.
For anyone looking to develop a meditative and creative hobby, then this class is for you! 
There'll be plenty of time for questions.

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01 Jun

Composting Workshop | Beecroft

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Unlock the secrets of turning kitchen scraps and yard waste into 'black gold' for your garden. Gain practical skills for creating a successful compost pile and reduce household waste to contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle. This class will provide all the tips for a sure-fire way to increase soil fertility and boost your harvest.

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14 Jun

Citrus Workshop | Dural

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Join us for a journey into the world of citrus with fourth generation citrus grower Mark Engall.  Discover the secrets to cultivating these iconic fruits, from selecting the right varieties to mastering the art of care and maintenance. This popular workshop will cover the best varieties, fertiliser requirements, citrus in containers and how to control pests and diseases. We also taste test different citrus varieties.
There'll be plenty of time for questions.

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28 Jun

Camellia Workshop | Glenorie

Come along to our Camellia Workshop at Camellia Grove Nursery where they have a rich history as a premium grower of camellias for over 80 years. Explore the diverse varieties of camellias, including japonica, sasanqua and reticulata and their ideal growing conditions. Learn what's best for pots, soil preparation, companions, pruning strategies, feeding and pests and diseases.  We touch on the fascinating history of camellias around the world and conclude with a walk around the nursery. There'll be plenty of time for questions.

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11 Jul

Orchid Workshop | Beecroft




Embark on a journey into the wonderful world of the Orchidaceae family. They're the largest family of flowering plants in the world. We’ll go through the growing requirements for Cymbidiums, Dendrobiums, Laelia, Phalaenopsis and Cattleya whilst sharing our knowledge on how to get Moth Orchids re-flowering again. If you're looking to delve into the world of orchids, this class is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to cultivate and care for these exquisite plants with confidence.
There'll be plenty of time for questions.

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18 Jul

Pest, Diseases & Weeds | Beecroft

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This class is designed for for gardeners seeking to enhance their understanding of the challenges posed by pests, diseases and weeds in the garden. Participants will gain valuable insights into identification, prevention and management strategies to maintain a healthy and thriving garden. They're not fun and we wish we didn't have them, but garden pests, diseases and weeds are part of a gardener's life so it's best to know the most efficient and safe ways to deal with them. There'll be plenty of time for questions.

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25 Jul

Rose Pruning Workshop | Beecroft

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Pruning roses is an essential practice to promote strong, healthy growth, maintain shape and encourage abundant flowering and overall vigour. Join us for an informative class on the art and science of rose pruning. Learn where to cut, how to disinfect and the cycles of feeding and organic spraying that we recommend for the season. We'll talk about identifying diseases and pests and how to treat them. There'll be plenty of time for questions.

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10 Aug

Tomato & Vegetable Workshop | Beecroft



Don't miss this chance to cultivate your green thumb and embark on a journey to produce delicious, home grown tomatoes and vegetables. Sandra Ross will cover aspects of soil preparation, diseases and insect control. Whether you have a backyard garden or a small balcony, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to reap a bountiful harvest. There'll be plenty of time for questions.

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16 Aug

Native Gardening Workshop | Heathcote



Sydney Wildflower Nursery is one of the foremost speciality nurseries for our precious and beautiful native flora. Explore the role of Australian native plants in attracting and supporting local wildlife, including birds and pollinators. In this class you'll gain insights into selecting the right native plants for your garden and the essential tips for planting, nurturing and maintaining a water efficient, thriving Australian native garden.

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28 Aug

Spring Garden Class | Terrey Hills

It's time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative Spring class. Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate the warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify that spring has sprung. In this class you will learn the essential techniques, tips and tricks to create and maintian a blooming paradise in your own garden. Topics covered include plant selection, maintenance, pests and diseases plus jobs for the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions.

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06 Sep

Spring Garden Class | Campbelltown

Come along to Tim's Garden Centre in Campbelltown because it's time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative Spring class. Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate the warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify that spring has sprung. In this class you will learn the essential techniques, tips and tricks to create and maintian a blooming paradise in your own garden. Topics covered include plant selection, maintenance, pests and diseases plus jobs for the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions.

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13 Sep

Spring Garden Class | Mosman

Come along to Honeysuckle Garden Centre Mosman because it's time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative Spring class. Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate the warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify that spring has sprung. In this class you will learn the essential techniques, tips and tricks to create and maintian a blooming paradise in your own garden. Topics covered include plant selection, maintenance, pests and diseases plus jobs for the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions.

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18 Sep

Spring Garden Class | Online



Put the kettle on and make a cup of tea then sit back and relax in the comfort of home and join us for this immersive Spring Garden Class. We cover topics that will provide you with important tips to get your garden bursting into life with beautiful blooms that can serve as a focal point in your garden. Discover creative ways to combine plants, textures and colours and learn essential maintenance practices to keep your garden in optimal condition for the season. There’ll be plenty of time for questions.

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26 Sep

Spring Garden Class | Bonnyrigg



Come along to Bonnyrigg Garden Centre because it's time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative Spring class. Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate the warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify that spring has sprung. In this class you will learn the essential techniques, tips and tricks to create and maintian a blooming paradise in your own garden. Topics covered include plant selection, maintenance, pests and diseases plus jobs for the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions.

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03 Oct

Designing Small Spaces | Beecroft

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Unlock your creativity and transform small outdoor spaces into a space to relax and unwind. Whether you have a balcony, a tiny backyard or a corner to spare - any small space can become a thing of beauty with a little attention to detail. This class puts you on the right track with clever ideas, how to find the correct spot for specimen plants, what plants work in shade and what work in a sunny spot. There'll be plenty of time for questions.

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12 Oct

Cake & Cuttings Day - Spring 2024



Come along and enjoy a morning filled with like-minded people and share in the fun of our Cake and Cuttings swap meet. Bring along bare rooted cuttings from your garden and a yummy slice or cake just baked and share your goodies with the Garden Clinic community. There's always a good find or maybe something rare and unusual. As part of this event we conduct a propagation demonstration so you can learn how to reproduce an old favourite or multiply something you love in your garden. Our Cake & Cuttings event is from 10am – 12 noon at the Garden Clinic Clubhouse in Beecroft and is a free event for all our Garden Clinic members and does not count towards your free class. Come along and share in the fun!

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16 Oct

Spring Garden Class | Welby



Come along to Welby Garden Centre because it's time to get excited about a new gardening year with our informative Spring class. Bulbs and blossoms are flowering and it’s time to celebrate the warmer days and beautiful perfumes that signify that spring has sprung. In this class you will learn the essential techniques, tips and tricks to create and maintian a blooming paradise in your own garden. Topics covered include plant selection, maintenance, pests and diseases plus jobs for the season.  We’ll have plenty of time for questions.

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07 Nov

Potted Plants Workshop | Turramurra

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Unleash your creativity by exploring different potting styles and the decorative elements of potted plants. Find the right pots for your plants, learn how to group, style and fix common problems. Get hands-on experience with preparation, including potting mix, understanding drainage and selecting the right pots for your plants. Join us for this masterclass at Honeysuckle Garden Centre in Turramurra which is absolutely brimming with some of the most beautiful potted plants in Sydney.

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