The Wildlife Trusts recognise that gardeners can be at the forefront of wildlife conservation and cultivate a close connection with nature through working in their own gardens. So it’s no surprise to find that they run a host of useful courses for the enthusiastic gardener.

wildlife gardeningThe Wonders of Wildlife Gardening- 17th March: 7:45pm – 9:15pm

This evening talk will be hosted by the Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Gardening Officer. Refreshments are provided and no booking is required – just turn up for some great ideas on how to attract and manage wildlife in your garden.

Adults £3, children £1

Brookwood Village Hall, Connaught Rd,
GU24 0AL

To find out more click here.

garden tools 8Tool Sharpening and Maintenance – 10th March: 9.30am – 12.30pm

If you want to find out more about sharpening a range of garden tools then this is the course for you. Bring along a selection of your own tools to work on, and the tutor will discuss how to spot faults and how to safely use sharpening tecniques.

£40 per person. Suitable for over 18s only.

Please climb the steps from the car park where you will find the field centre.
Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve,
KT22 8QA

To find out more book here.

plant wigwamWillow Weaving – Tipi Plant Supports – 19th March: 10am – 3pm

If you’ve always wanted to grow sweetpeas or clematis up rustic, willow plant supports then this course will guide you through the making process. All materials are provided, but you’ll need to bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor clothing and gloves. At the end of the day you’ll be able to take home your willow masterpiece.

£30 for Surrey Wildlife Trust members; £35 for non-members. Over 18s only.

Please meet in the field opposite the Guide Camp (enter via the yellow gate).

Dockett Eddy Lane, Shepperton,
TW17 9NT

For more information see the link here.

Surrey Wildlife Trust has a great range of courses, so if these aren’t the ones for you then visit their website to find out more about events, talks and workshops in your area.