The Plant School
The Plant School continues to specialise in what it does best – combining students who love their plants with knowledgeable professional enthusiasts who are keen to share their interest in plants. Students on all courses are able to broaden their understanding of how plants prefer to grow and how they interact with their surroundings.
Lecturers this year on the courses have included John Grimshaw, Ben Jones, Tim Whiteley, Glynn Percival, Roy Lancaster, Tony Kirkham, John Anderson, Marina Christopher, Gillian Foster, Christopher Ireland-Jones and Susyn Andrews. Many head gardeners with a vast knowledge of the plants they grow have also contributed greatly to the courses at The Plant School.
Courses run once a month in all subjects and this fits in well with students following other activities or who may live further afield. This year students have come from all parts of Great Britain, France and Southern Ireland.
The Plant School Tours are an important educational part of the school and enable students to observe plants in natural habitats all over the world.
The Drawing Days continue to be extremely popular with students learning about close plant observation and pencil drawing. These days provide help with plant observations and back up the course work.