At this time of year, many gardeners are itching to get out and get busy growing. Lay the right foundations, and you’ll reap the most productive results. That’s the message of this interactive demonstration and tour with August Bernstein, Head Tutor of The Raymond Blanc Gardening School. Discover great vegetable varieties to grow in spring and learn how to establish an organic kitchen garden rich in Le Manoir’s favourite flavours. The tour takes you through our 11 enchanting gardens and orchards, including the tranquil Japanese tea garden of FugetsuAn and a vast array of micro-herbs. Let August’s passion inspire you as she shares the secrets to successful seed sowing. Glean tips on enhancing your choice of vegetables to bring extra bursts of flavour to your plate, and unearth practical details on soil science, composition and maximising space. All that learning is hungry work: a seasonal three-course lunch will serve up all the garden-to-plate inspiration you need.
Thursday 9th March.
Start time 10:00 – End time: 16:00. Tea and coffee on arrival, champagne and canapé reception, seed-sowing demonstration (take your propagator home), garden tour, three-course lunch, tea, coffee and petits fours. Price £265 per person.