In response to many requests Richard Hobbs, the well-known plantsman and widely travelled botanist, has agreed to run three specialist workshops at his garden in Little Plumstead in Norfolk. His popular garden at 16 Witton Lane opens each year for the National Gardens Scheme and contains many unusual and rare bulbs and plants including the National collection of Muscari. The shady conditions are also ideal for ferns and other woodland plants.

The courses will deal with all practical aspects of identification and cultivation of bulbs, seeds and ferns. This is a great opportunity for course participants to develop their knowledge of a wide range of plants and flowers and benefit from Richard’s extensive experience.

Richard has run many courses for students, professionals and amateur gardeners. He has also written several articles about bulbs for RHS publications.

These workshops will make excellent and practical presents for Christmas or birthdays, and so gift vouchers will be available.


April 4th 2013 – 11am to 4pm

All about Bulbs

Identification, use and propagation within the garden


2nd May 2013 – 11am to 4pm

All about Seeds

Sowing, growing on and care within the garden


21st August 2013 – 11am to 4pm

All about Ferns

Identification and propagation within the garden


All workshops will take place at 16 Witton Lane, Little Plumstead, Norfolk NR13 5DL

Each workshop will cost £35 per person including light lunch, tea and coffee

To book contact Sally Ward at

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