New short gardening courses taught by Eden gardeners

December 28, 2011
Author: Hannah

Gardeners from the Eden Project will be showing people how to make the most of their gardens, whatever shape or size, in a series of one-hour courses in Truro, Cornwall, from January through to March.

There will be seven Gardening in the City sessions in all, covering a range of essential gardening skills, such as the golden rules of composting, growing plants from cuttings and how to grow the ingredients for a curry on a windowsill.

Containers of plants on a garden table

Don Murray, Chair of Horticulture at the Eden Project, says: ‘We’re lucky enough to have a vast amount of space to work with at the Eden Project, but you don’t need a lot of room to make an urban garden that works for you.

‘The courses that we’re offering at Truro Community Library are fun and will help to give people practical skills along with handy tips and advice on sustainable gardening.’

The library’s Crea Brooks adds: ‘As part of the continued development of Truro Community Library, we’re working towards the completion of a Community Garden, which has been built upon the ideas of the public and will be maintained by volunteers.

‘Working with Eden on these courses gives local people the opportunity to learn how to develop their own garden, even within the confined space that a city garden often provides, and will also help generate the enthusiasm and skills needed to maintain the Library Garden.’

The first course starts on 13 January 2012. Sessions cost just £8.50, and you can get more information and book a place on our website.

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3 responses to New short gardening courses taught by Eden gardeners

  1. janet clarke says:

    do you do any gardening courses similar to the truro ones -in eden?

  2. Christopher Hobe Morrison says:

    I hope everyone who needs to take the course will be able to afford it. Then we can all make our gardens grow (cue Bernstein’s music).

  3. Hannah says:

    Janet, we do offer a series of one-day courses at Eden, in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, which leads to a Certificate in Practical Horticulture. The course is fully booked for 2011/12, but we have spaces for September 2012 – you can see the information at

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