Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens

Green Island Gardens

Courses at Green Island Gardens 2017

 open gardens, garden centre, plant nursey, tea room in Colchester and Essex


For an informative day where you can bring pictures and measurements of your own gardens and apply Fiona's suggestions to your situation using practical examples in the gardens themselves. Ideal for those who have a keen interest in gardening and want to improve their own gardens without the time and expense of employing a professional garden designer.


2017 Garden workshops led by Fiona Edmond: 11am-4pm

  • Monday March 13th 'Introduction to Garden Design'
  • Monday April 24th 'Planting For All Year Colour'
  • Monday June 5th 'Planting Design'
  • Monday July 3rd 'The Scented Garden'
  • Monday September 25th 'Introduction to Garden Design'
  • Monday October 2nd 'Planting for Autumn Colour'

Price £60.00 to include coffee on arrival, light lunch and afternoon tea (£50.00 for season ticket holders)

Book a Course

For booking forms click above to email us, or send your cheque made out to 'Green Island Gardens' and details of which course you would like to attend to: Green Island Gardens, Park Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7SP



This course is designed so that anyone can have a professionally designed garden at a fraction of the price. This course works equally for any garden. 

*NEW FOR 2017*

6 Week Garden Design Evening Course

Fiona will lead you through the stages of designing your own garden; beginning with initial survey through to hard landscaping and planting. 

Running over a series of 6 Monday evening, 7pm to 9pm. We will be offering this new course twice in 2017. 

  • Course 1: March 13th, 20th, 27th & April 3rd, 10th, 24th

Price £300

For more information or to book your place in one of these courses click the contact us button below

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Talks for Horticultural groups and societies

Fiona Edmond can also be booked to talk to Horticultural groups and societies. Her range of topics include:

  • 'Planting for all year colour'
  • 'The making of Green Island Gardens'
  • 'Planting for Autumn Colour'
  • 'Planting for Winter colour and Scent'
  • 'Planting for Scent in your garden all Year round'
  • 'Planting for Winter colour'
  • 'Bulbs for all Year Interest'
  • 'The Low Maintenance Garden'

New for 2017

6 Week Garden design Courses

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Next course - starts March 13th 

Photography by Robert and Marny Macdonald 

Fiona’s parents Robert and Marny have a love of wildlife photography and have spent most of their retirement
travelling the world and taking photographs of birds, animals and landscapes on all four corners of the globe.
A selection of their images can be seen in the tearoom and purchased as prints and cards.

open gardens, garden centre, plant nursey, tea room in Colchester and Essex