It's been several years since I've been on here. And MyGardenSchool has now grown quite a lot. We're trialling an initiative where we'd like to find 10 people who would be happy to learn together in one class - and really feel like they would benefit from being taught by some of the best experts in the world (Piet Oudolf, Michael Marriott from David Austin, Dr Noel Kingsbury, Annie Guilfoyle, Dr Toby Musgrave and others). I would like to offer a select group of Landscape Juice Members this opportunity to trial a course of their choice with us at www.learningwithexperts.com/gardening (you can take your pick from there). But you must meet the following criteria:
Be a practising (or aspiring) gardener, landscaper or designer (ideally not formally qualified)
Not have experienced MyGardenSchool before
Willing to share your experience socially and take photographs of your work
What you will get: This is an experiment, so we're keen to follow your progress of how you learn and interact as a group, and understand how you interact with your tutors.
You really will get feedback from Dr Noel Kingsbury personally (or the other tutors you choose to study with). If more than 10 people want to do this, we will split you into groups. However we won't make this happen unless there is interest from at least 10 of you (as it's the group dynamic we want to study). We will need you to pay something towards the course, but once we reach 10+ volunteers we are happy to reduce the price to 50% of our normal rate (eg for Annie Guilfoyle's urban design course, this is a reduction of several hundred pounds).
Dr Noel Kingsbury and Piet Oudolf are right behind this study (as are the others), and are also producing a new course about the Highline next year.
I thought I would post on here to gauge interest. Here is where you can choose your course selection (we are assuming that Piet and Noel, and the higher priced courses will be chosen, as you get £100s off, but that may not be the case. Please let me know (and happy to discuss on here) if this is of interest. Or you can email me privately on email@example.com - but I will let people know on here when we reach a group of 10.
Finally once you've all studied together, we like the idea of introducing you in person. We are currently looking to do a small show garden at Chelsea Flower Show next year, and would like to involve some of this group in it.
Please post here if you'd like to take part and if we do get 10 of you interested we will start the experiment (I will write back to you with the codes to access classes).
We have an open position for an experienced commercial maintenance landscape gardener, ideally with good handyman skills, to join our company due to contiuned expansion. Based in west Surrey, we work across the South/South East predominately for commercial clients. The candidate will have/be: Experience in commercial grounds / estates maintenance with practical handyman skills Presentable
Lawnswood Landscapes are currently looking for an experienced hard landscaper to work on a variety of projects Based in Southwick over the past 9 years we have established an excellent reputation for our work and now looking to expand due to our increased work load. The ideal candidate will need to have at least 4
Seeking some temporary help at a 4.5 acre garden in Oxforshire. A friendly team, we need help with preparing the garden for an upcoming event. All aspects of soft landscaping and garden care, some hard landscaping useful too.
Due to continued expansion and demand for our services we are looking for a new team member to join our small successful garden maintenance business. The applicants should be enthusiastic, fit, hard-working and able to hit the ground running with a willingness to learn. a full clean uk driving license is essential (minor points accepted)
Just got my renewal for the BOG, so thought I'd better start a thread to get my money's worth. I work for a reasonable-sized garden maintenance company in the home counties. I suppose you could say I 'run' the business, but my background is not a…
Heading up the Jacksons Fencing Approved Installer programme, we use over 120 independant landscaping and fencing companies who employ many EU workers. The below article and link maybe of use to some of you. In case your teams employ non-UK EU…
Morning all,Coming into the time of year where I start to consider what needs work in good time for next year. Our most important assets need a little future planning for me - the team. Mine has still been a business in it's relative infantcy until…
So every week for around the last 4 we've lost at least one day a week, and had several trips to the van to shelter on the days we have tried to work.What's your rule around when rain stops play? , Ours is, if you cant count the rain drops hitting…
Andrew Brough, head groundsman at Wolverhampton Rugby Union Football Club, claims that the SISIS Quadraplay single pass maintenance system, has helped him in his personal quest to improve the standard of pitches.