Teaching & Talks

Develop your horticultural skills and knowledge

Teaching & Talks
Teaching & Talks by Julie Henderson

Workshops and Courses

This year's workshops at The Universtiy of Bristol Botanic Garden

Introduction to plant propagation 10am - 4pm Saturday 5th May 2018 Full Details & Booking
Encouraging pollinators all year round 9.30am - 1pm Sunday 1st July 2018 Full Details & Booking

Last year's courses:

Basic Botany for Gardeners
Encouraging Pollinators
Love your mini beasts! (5-11 years)
Introduction to plant propagation


Illustrated talks to clubs and societies on interesting horticultural topics. Including:

  • Botanical Latin demystified - why we use it and how it helps
  • Pruning - an insight into the general principles, to get the most from our shrubs
  • Propagation - an overview of basic methods and which to use when
  • Attracting pollinators to your garden - the best plants to grow
  • The 12 Plants of Christmas - a festive look at our favourite Christmas plants

Upcoming talks:

Pruning 7.30pm, Thursday 16th August 2018 Wrington Garden Club, Wrington Memorial Hall Silver Street, Wrington
The 12 Plants of Christmas 7.30pm, Monday 12th November 2018 Clevedon Gardeners Club, Clevedon Community Centre, Princes Road, Clevedon
The 12 Plants of Christmas 7.30pm, Wednesday 12th December 2018 Compton Martin Gardening Club, Compton Martin Village Hall
Botanical Latin Demystified 7.30pm, Thursday 2nd January 2019 Congresbury Gardening Club, Methodist Hall, High Street, Congresbury
Pruning 7.30pm, Wednesday 30th January 2019 Severnside Cottage Garden Society, Whitminster Village Hall, School Lane, Whitminster
Pruning 7.30pm, Wednesday 6th March 2019 Sandford and District Gardening Club, Sandford Village Hall, Greenhill Road, Sandford
The 12 Plants of Christmas 7.30pm, Wednesday 13 November 2019 Kilmersdon Gardeners, Kilmersdon Village Hall, High St, Kilmersdon
The 12 Plants of Christmas 7.30pm, Wednesday 20 November 2019 Torbay Horticultural Society, Livermead House Hotel, Torquay
The 12 Plants of Christmas 8.00pm,Thursday 5th December 2019 North Curry & District Amateur Gardeners Club, The Pavillion, Greenway, North Curry
The 12 Plants of Christmas 2.00pm, Wednesday 18th December 2019 Backwell Garden Club, WI Hall, Station Rd, Backwell

Past talks:

Pruning Sea Mills Garden Club, Sea Mills Methodist Church, 140 Shirehampton Road, BS9 2DY.
Botanical Latin Demystified - why we use it and how it helps Backwell Garden Club, WI Hall, Station Rd, Backwell

Bespoke Training Sessions

  • Improve your horticultural skills; pruning, propagation techniques etc.
  • For individuals, societies, groups of friends, or professional gardeners.
  • A lively mix of theory and practical demonstration giving an insight into various aspects of gardening.
  • Perfect as a gift for budding gardeners.

Please feel free to contact me for bookings or further information.