Nurture a passion for gardening and learn to grow your own, with a day of organic fruit and vegetables in beautiful North Somerset.


Growing your own fruit and veg has the power to change your life. On this fun, educational one-day Growing course, you will learn a comprehensive range of skills and techniques to get the most out of your space at home.b

The idyllic location will show you the joys of growing (and eating) seasonal and organic vegetables. Group sizes are kept deliberately small, offering ample opportunities to explore and ask questions, leaving you full of inspiration and practical knowledge.

Your day

10:00 – 16:00

Arrive and make yourself at home

You’ll meet at the barns, and start your morning with tea or coffee and tasty treats fresh from the kitchen.

  • Session one

    You’ll start off by discussing which areas you most want to learn about during the day, followed by a talk on the amazing variety, value and flavours you can achieve by growing your own vegetables.

  • Session two

    Next, you’ll move into the kitchen garden to learn about crop rotation, how to make the perfect compost and how to make your soil work for you.


Food is always the focus at Fernbrake and a lunch of local, seasonal fare will be one of the highlights of your day.

  • Session three

    Next up, you’ll take a guided tour of our polytunnels and learn the practical benefits of growing under cover. We’ll teach you the fundamentals of propagation so you can raise your plants from seed or cuttings.

  • Session four

    Know your enemy! In the final session, you will learn about organic solutions to deal with the most common garden pests and diseases.

  • Q&A

    By now you will be probably be bursting with questions so this will be your opportunity to take away some expert advice for successful growing at home.


Leave full of confidence ready to get the most out of your garden.


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