One of the highlights of 2018 for both Erin in the kitchen and Jo in the garden, were our Twilight Gardening sessions. And they were loved by the guests too! Emma said:
“The Twilight Gardening has been such a great experience – good for mind, body and soul. The added extra of the delicious supper and opportunity to meet so many interesting people was a treat. It is a winning combination!”
(Thank you Emma.) So this year, Twilight Gardening is back!
Join us on Tuesday evenings in late July and August for a series of Twilight Gardening sessions. Each week we will explore a different topic, learning how to grow something edible (see the full schedule below).
The sessions will run from 6:30pm to approximately 9:30pm. We will start with a cup of tea or coffee and a bit of learning, then do some practical gardening (sowing, transplanting, harvesting and everything in between) and finally we’ll all sit down together for a simple, but delicious homemade evening meal.
We enjoyed our 2018 Twilight Gardening sessions so much, we can’t wait to repeat this a thoroughly enjoyable way of sharing some of the things we have learned developing The Edible Flower Kitchen Garden and bring together gardening amateurs and enthusiasts for a lovely evening of gardening, learning and having lots of craic.
These workshops are inspired by the Twilight Gardening Sessions run by The Skip Garden in King’s Cross where Erin worked as the cafe chef and Jo was a frequent volunteer. Thanks to everyone at The Skip Garden for all the inspiration!
The time: from 6:30 to 9:30pm on Tuesday evenings from Tuesday 23 July to Tuesday 27 August 2019.
The place: The Edible Flower, 121 Middle Road, Saintfield, Co. Down, BT24 7LS. We’ll often be working outside, so come wrapped up and bring a pair of gardening gloves if you have them.
The refreshments: We’ll provide simple refreshments at the workshops. Tea or coffee on arrival and dinner afterwards. All the meals will be veggie friendly but please let us know when booking if you are vegetarian or have any other dietary requirements.
The cost: £22 (plus a £1.00 booking fee) for each workshop. Please buy tickets in advance so we know how many are attending and can plan the weekly workshops accordingly.
The plan: The 6 workshops will cover the following topics:
Week 1 – Tuesday 23 July 2019 – Salad Leaves
Week 2 – Tuesday 30 July 2019 – Making Compost and “No Dig” Gardening
Week 3 – Tuesday 6 August 2019 – Peas and Beans
Week 4 – Tuesday 13 August 2019 – Greens and Simple Herbs
Week 5 – Tuesday 20 August 2019 – Greenhouse Crops
Week 6 – Tuesday 27 August 2019 – Courgettes and other Edible Flowers!
You are welcome to come to as many of the workshops as you like… One, two or all of them.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your booking, for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible. For full details of our cancellation policy please click here.