A Year Full of Flowers: Christmas Special, with Sarah Raven

Wednesday 6th December | 10.30am – 3.30pm
Thursday 7th December | 10.30am – 3.30pm

Location: Gate Street Barn, Gate Street, Bramley, Guilford, Surrey, GU5 0LR

Price: £195


On this day course, Sarah offers a complete and transporting account of a garden crafted over decades. Based on one of her recent books, tracing the year from January to December at her home, Perch Hill, Sarah will share the lessons learned from years of plant trials, she explains the methods that have worked for her, and shows you how to achieve a space that’s full of life, scent and colour – all year round.

Discover long-lasting, divinely scented tulips, roses that keep flowering through much of summer and well into autumn, the most magnificent dahlias and show-stopping alliums, as well as how to grow sweet peas up a teepee, take cuttings from chrysanthemums and stop mildew in its tracks.

This course does have a slight Christmas twist. After a quick practical demo in the afternoon, we will spend more time than usual demonstrating lovely abundant arrangements to decorate your house for Christmas, tips for forcing bulbs, and easy, wow-factor table decorations.

The day lasts from 10.30 till 3.30 including tea/coffee on arrival, (from 10am for 10.30 prompt start) morning tea/coffee break and a simple 2 course lunch using recipes from Sarah’s cookbooks.

We have some lovely accommodation on site, just a stone’s throw from the main venue where you will be spending the day. If you’d like to make a trip out of it and spend a little more time with us at Gate Street follow this link to find out more.


Parking is free and at the main entrance or for those wanting to park overnight, you can park in our overflow car park located opposite the venue main entrance.

Please bear in mind that due to our rural location, Uber and similar booking-apps do not work. Therefore, please pre-book your taxis via one of our recommended companies: A&E Cars (01483 905 050), GM Cars (01483 566 566) or Five & Sixes (01483 565 656).

There is a wheelchair lift that can be used to access toilets and to help navigate the areas inside with ease.


Please click on the button below to book your ticket directly on the Sarah Raven website now.

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