The following workshop testimonials are from individuals who have attended one of our many workshops. If you would like to add your comments then please use the form below.
I shall certainly return for more courses and to visit your lovely gardens.
Chrissy March 2016
I attended the wire bird workshop with the very talented Chris Moss. I still can’t believe I took home 2 fabulous little wire birds for the garden.
A beautiful, tranquil space which inspires creativity. Plenty of room to relax & enjoy the company of a small group of people, whilst still giving the option of peace & solitude in one of the many garden rooms.
Delicious cake, coffee and tea. What more do you need?!Truly a delight.
Huge thank you to John and Vanessa for a very pleasant morning spent learning about keeping poultry. Even though I started keeping chickens 4 years ago I still learned lots of useful tips and I was particularly looking forward to visiting the resident birds and having a hands-on experience and I wasn’t disappointed! Such a delightful place to visit aside from attending the courses (I also attended a course on growing your own vegetables, which was equally as useful) – I look forward to coming back! Gail, April 2015
Hi Vanessa – just to say thank you for a lovely workshop yesterday. You were most helpful and welcoming and I loved your gardens, I found them so inspirational and thoroughly enjoyed my day painting. I have left you the sketch in return for two of your cards. I hope that you enjoy the study as much as I did creating it. Hopefully I will come again sometime in the future to paint.
Debbie Walker August 2014
This was my first experience of the gem which is Stillingfleet Lodge and I already have plans to attend a further course and re visit the garden a couple of times during the growing/open season as a result of my visit. Having a very neglected orchard as well as some new fruit trees to plant at home, the apple pruning course was excellent. My gardener and I learnt more practical skills and knowledge on a variety of aged and young fruiting trees in two hours than I could have dreamed of. Vanessa Cook is a walking encyclopedia of gardening knowledge and the hands on course was an envaluable experience. Can’t wait to get stuck into the orchard at home and hope a future course on plant division and cuttings might be added for next year?!
Vicki Dickinson Feb 2014
Feb 2013 Pauline Witton
Many thanks Jo Smakman
Stephanie Jacques and Judy Alison
Julie Moss 8/6/12
Fiona Royffe 9/4/13
Vicki Pope 9/4/13
Jo Smakman. 9/4/13
Gary Scaife 8/4/13
David Graves 7/4/13