Sarah Raven Courses



Sarah Raven Courses

Tuesday 5th March |
Wednesday 6th March |
Thursday 7th March | 10.30am – 3.30pm

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

Price: £195


Tuesday 5th March - A Year Full of Flowers

Wednesday 6th March - A Year Full of Pots

Thursday 7th March - A Year Full of Veg


Based on one of her recent books, tracing the year from January to December at her home, Perch Hill, Sarah offers a complete and transporting account of a garden crafted over decades. Sharing 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 and colour.

Colour and scent are the hallmarks of Sarah’s style - and they are simple luxuries that everyone can bring into their garden. On this day course, she will give you inspiration, planting ideas and expert advice for a beautiful garden all-year round. Sarah will show you her favourites of the hardworking varieties that make the garden sing.

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, and stop mildew in it’s tracks. This is passionate, life-enriching gardening; it’s also simple, adaptable and can work for you. Sarah has made the garden central to her life - this course shows you how you can too.

This course is taught by Sarah with assistance from Arthur Parkinson  and Caroline Nevile. It is a lecture with slides format, with some practical demos. You will get a course hand-out covering all the information Sarah teaches on the day.

The day lasts from 10.30 until 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 (cordial, not wine served with lunch….. we find people tend to fall asleep after lunch if we serve wine……..)


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.

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We look forward to hosting you!


Summer Parties

Host your Summer Party in style! Enjoy a refreshing Pimm's on arrival, relax & unwind.


Summer Soiree

Join us at our Summer Soiree to meet our preferred suppliers, tour the venue and take inspiration for your special day.