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Get gardening in 2019: A masterclass with Alys Fowler, Charles Dowding & Victoria Wade

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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Whether you’re new to gardening or are looking to spruce up your allotment, balcony or windowsill, this full-day class with gardening columnist Alys Fowler, no dig innovator Charles Dowding and landscape architect, is full of practical advice and tips.

Perhaps you’re a budding gardener looking for innovative tips, or maybe you’re looking to flex your green fingers and start making use of that unattended-to patch of grass. Whatever your experience, don’t miss out on this comprehensive day of talks, curated by Guardian columnist and agony aunt Alys Fowler, offers plenty of practical advice and inspiring ideas.

With Alys, you will learn the secrets to juicy fruits, crunchy vegetables and fresh salads - ideal for prepping for the coming spring. She will also share her tips on becoming a more thrifty and resourceful gardener, whether you have a big garden, a small balcony, or even a windowsill.

Joining Alys will be Victoria Wade, who will be sharing her top tips for making the most of your outside space and giving you lots of ideas of how to create a gorgeous garden that is truly unique to you and your home.

Leading organic innovator Charles Dowding will cover the benefits of a no dig gardening approach and share his advice on mulching, feeding the soil, and making and using compost.

You will also have plenty of opportunities to ask our tutors any questions you may have and harvest tips for your particular setup.

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Alys Fowler is a horticulturist and journalist. She writes a weekly column for the Guardian, where she shares her wisdom on growing vegetables, fruits and flowers. Alys has been the presenter of long-running BBC television programme Gardeners’ World, and is the author of several books, including The Edible Garden and Abundance. She tweets @AlysFowler.



"She is a delight to listen to; informed, informal and inspiring"


Victoria Wade is an RHS gold medal winning garden designer who is passionate about creating fun and beautiful outdoor living spaces for her clients. She loves helping people to make the most of their outdoor space and to enjoy spending time in their gardens – however big or small. Victoria enjoys cooking outdoors, growing cut flowers and entertaining family and friends in her garden. Follow her on Instagram.

Charles Dowding has been a lead innovator of organic and especially no dig gardening since 1983. He has also pioneered new methods of growing, picking and marketing salad leaves and created and cropped four no dig, organic market gardens on stony, silt and clay soils. Charles is the author of nine books, runs a YouTube channel with 93,000 subscribers and 7 million views, and gives talks and courses at home and abroad.

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)

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