At Swallows, we have a great venue and facilities to hold courses and workshops – in a beautiful countryside setting. We are currently seeking tutors to hold classes and workshops in all countryside-related crafts and gardening-related topics. Interested? Please contact us.


All courses and workshops are held at our Nursery and Plant Centre in Mixbury, near Brackley and Buckingham.

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Premium Hanging Basket and Container Workshops: New for 2024!

By popular demand, we will be providing new workshops at our lovely Nursery and Plant Centre this year.

Have fun making up your hanging basket or containers for that classy summer display. Choose between planting schemes for shaded and sunny locations, and style your own pots with our expert guidance. See how using shrubs, perennials and annuals can all work in harmony and how you can re-use your plants for future planting schemes.

Included in the course are materials, hot drinks, including organic and fair trade coffee, and cake. Bring your own container for planting up (not too heavy!). And while you are here at our nursery – be inspired by our 6 lovely show gardens.

We welcome groups of up to 10, and members of our affiliated garden clubs receive a 10% discount.

Course Leader: Anna V Allen

Workshop Dates in April/May/June:

  • To be announced. Please contact us to register your interest.

Workshop Fee: £69 Incudes all materials and refreshments. Payment is due on booking. You will receive a payment link by email or phone. Fees are refundable up to 3 weeks before the start of the workshop booked.

Location: New Barn at Swallows Nursery & Plant Centre. See directions.

Attendees: Maximum of 10 in each workshop.

Car Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

To book your place on a workshop, use the Contact Us form or call us between 10am-2pm Mon-Fri on 01280 811003.

Please include the workshop date you require, as well as your full name, mobile phone and address.

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