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5 Week Garden Design Course with Jill Saunders

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5 WEEK Garden Design workshop

This 5 week workshop is on a Thursday morning from 10.30-12.30 with the wonderful Jill Saunders. Jill has been a head gardener for a National Trust garden for 25 years.

This workshop will take you on a journey of your garden and Jill will teach you how to make the most of your outdoor space. This is a fun course which will inspire and give you confidence in your garden.

The dates are 8 September, 16 September, 23 September, 30 September and 7th October.

Time: 10.30-12.30

Week 1 - Practical bits!

My list of needs for my garden

My garden- the good and bad points of my garden.

My garden and its aspect. How to look at different aspects, why this is important.

Soil types, clay or sandy soil how do I tell the difference? PH testing and texture test on their own soil.

Week 2

Right plants, right place. Looking and exploring different plants for different aspects and soil types.

Week 3


Mainly concentrating on plants but introducing dynamic and static shapes in design and how to group plants and maybe introducing different hard landscaping products.

Week 4

Garden styles. Contemporary or cottage garden, Japanese or influenced by history.

Week 5

Basic maintenance and good horticultral practice.

Please bring with you - Photos of your garden, a sample of soil, an idea of where north is in relation to your garden and a notebook with blank pages for writing notes, drawing and placing clippings.


Please note that there is strictly no refund (or moving to a different workshop) if cancellation is up to 14 days before the event.If cancellation is a calendar month before the event then we will offer a 100% refund.If cancellation occurs between these times we will refund you with a credit note.a

If we need to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances we will aim to give as much notice as possible and a full refund. Unfortunately we cannot accept any liability for travel or other costs.


Delivery is charged as priced on each order. We aim to post out your goods within 48 hours but please note orders placed on a Friday afternoon or at the weekend will not be dispatched until the next working day. If you wish to cancel your order after it has been dispatched, you will be charged for both delivery and collection cost.

If for any reason we cannot dispatch your order within 48 hours we will contact you.

If you are unavailable when our delivery partner tries to deliver your order, they will usually try to deliver again the next working day or they will drop a card in to offer you a collection from a local collection point. If you should refuse delivery of goods, or are not available to accept the delivery on both delivery attempts, you will be required to cover any extra costs incurred.

All quoted delivery prices are for most UK Mainland addresses. Northern Ireland (BT), Isle of Wight (PO30-37), Isle of Man(IM), Scottish Highlands and Orkney Isles (PA, ML, EH, KA, G, KY, PH, DD, AB,IV, KW), Outer Hebrides and the Shetland Isles (HS, ZE) will incur additional charges and may also experience delivery delays.

We will only deliver goods to the address on the order.

It is possible to collect all orders from our Ripley shop for free. We will send you an email to confirm when your goods are ready for collection.


If for any reason you are unhappy with the goods please return them within 14 days and we will either send you a refund or replace them. When you are returning goods to us that were delivered to you undamaged please take all reasonable steps to ensure that the goods arrive back with us in the same perfect condition with all the original packaging. Please return goods using insured, registered delivery and keep safe the receipt. The cost of returning goods is at your expense. Any refunds will be issued once we have received the goods, in their original condition.

f the goods were damaged when you received them please contact us immediately to make the necessary arrangements.

The above is in addition to your statutory rights.

The address for returned goods is: Just Makers, Ripley Castle Courtyard, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY.

Telephone: 01423 772903



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