Come along and have a go at ‘Eco-printing’ techniques. This technique uses botanicals and other natural materials to create beautiful and unique designs on natural fabric and paper. You will experiment with leaves, flowers, berries, bark and rust combined with plant based dyes to print onto cotton and paper samplers. You can bring your own T-shirt or household linen to work on too. You will go home with some unique prints and an understanding of the materials and processes involved so that you can go away and experiment at home.

!!Tuesday 2nd June 2020 1-4pm 35€ THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH USING THE CONTACT FORM BELOW TO REQUEST EXTRA DATES!! 

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SDC15666This half-day workshop in plant propagation will look at the basics of propagating from seed and from softwood cuttings. You will learn a little botany that will help you to be more successful in rooting cuttings and understanding the different types of seeds, seed sowing tips and overcoming different types of dormancy in seeds.

You will have the opportunity to take cuttings from a range of plants to take home.

There will be follow on courses in October and February where you can learn the art of hardwood and semi-ripe cuttings (in October) and grafting (February) .

Pricking outThis half day introductory course is running on Tuesday 5th May 2020 1.30-4pm 25€ per person

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This one day workshop covers the principles of hedge laying to produce a traditional ‘Midland’ type laid hedge. We will start with a little theory looking at the plant physiology that will help you to understand the practices involved. We will also look at suitable trees for hedges and hedge laying.

hedging-comp-2-tools-of-the-tradeAfter a light lunch of warming winter vegetable soup and home baked bread there will be a practical session where we will first demonstrate the techniques and then you will practice the practical work to develop the basic skills required to create a laid hedge. This practical session will also include a little tool maintenance and tool safety and will cover traditional and modern tools and materials used in hedge laying.

The workshop will take place at Le Moulin de Pensol just 20 minutes away from Le Jardin Créatif where Nik and Heidi have a 20 acres of wonderful grounds packed with different habitats and wildlife where they also run gites and B&B accommodation.

Thursday 20th February 10.30-3.30 – cost 65€ (includes light lunch and refreshments)

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SDC14932This short course is aimed at those who want to develop a potager and grow vegetables for the first time or to improve their understanding of growing vegetables successfully.

The course will cover sowing and planting techniques, crop rotation and an understanding of the different requirements of different crops, selecting the best WP_20150626_13_02_52_Provarieties, pest and disease control and how and when to harvest your crops. There will be a mix of theory, demonstration and practical activities.

The course will take place over two sessions on 19th March and 2nd April 1-4pm. Cost: 50€

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This course is aimed at keen gardeners who want to get the best out of their ornamental and fruiting shrubs. Learn the different techniques to promote best flowering and fruiting from evergreen, deciduous, early and late flowering shrubs, keeping their natural form and helping to keep them healthy and productive.

Understanding how, why and when the different types of shrub flower and how to prune correctly to promote productive growth that can really enhance their health and natural beauty. These principles also apply to shrubs that we grow for their fruits, foliage and coloured bark. This half day course will teach you the principles and practices of good shrub management through theory, demonstration and practice.

Wednesday 25th March 2020 1-4pm 35€ (note the revised date)

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Learn the basic techniques involved in making leaded glass pieces and create a small decorative panel that you could use as a suncatcher or small window. ** (Please note that we do not cover copper foil, glass fusing or glass painting)

We have two options available: This beginners course will take place over either 3 afternoon sessions or two full days – (the two day course is a more intense course for those who have a long way to travel):

3 Afternoons: Thursday 16th, 23rd, 30th April 1-4pm. (please note that the final session may be extended to allow you to finish your project if necessary) OR

2 full days: Monday 15th & Wednesday 17th June 10-4pm (bring a packed lunch)

***(additional sessions may be needed if you select a more complex design for your glass panel) Cost of the basic course is 120€ excluding materials

Session 1 will cover an introduction to the different types of glass, lead came, solder, tools & equipment and some basic glass cutting techniques. You will then look at how to design a pattern for a stained-glass piece. If time allows we will start creating your design and begin making the piece. There will be various examples and designs available for you to use/copy/adapt and to give you inspiration if you want to create your own design. Your panel can be up to the size of A4. Bring along pictures and ideas if you wish. (note that some design ideas may not be suitable for a small glass piece)

**There will be options available from very simple geometric designs and ideas for complete beginners to intermediate designs if you want a bit more of a challenge or have some experience already. The cost of the materials and the tuition will depend on which design you chose.

Session 2 you will begin or continue putting together your design with guidance.

Your panel will start to develop and you should be able to start cutting the lead and pinning your pieces together.

Session 3 You should reach the point where you can solder your piece together and start the process of cementing. Those that have selected a more complex piece or who need extra time can book onto additional sessions if necessary. These additional sessions will incur a tuition fee of 30€ per 3 hour session. (on the two day course session 2 will be split over the two full days)

Places are limited on this course as we can only offer 4 places at a time. We will add additional dates when these courses are fully booked. Please use the enquiry form below to request further details and booking information. (There is no online booking for stained glass courses)

We will also be offering more advanced & bespoke courses to create a small exterior window for your house, barn, outbuildings or garden.

For further information and booking please use the enquiry form at the bottom of the page or email us on lejardincreatif87@gmail.com Note that the images on the gallery below are my own work and not necessarily examples of what can be achieved on the beginners course

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img_2023Come and learn how to use willow as a medium for sculpture and make this wall mounted sculpture of a Highland Cows head.

All materials will be provided as well as a light lunch and refreshments.

Wednesday 15th April 2020: 10.00-4.30: 65€

Willow is a flexible material that is fun to work with but does take a little strength and dexterity (and a bit of patience!) for making a large sculpture. This Highland cow is suitable for beginners as well as those who have some experience working with Willow. Size of sculpture approx 40cm high x 80cm wide inc horns.
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