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The Raymond Blanc Gardening School

Opening Times

9:00am to 3:30pm each week (July-October)
Additional courses all-year round.

Raymond Blanc and the garden team welcome home gardeners to the only gardening school in the world set within the grounds of a 2 Michelin starred hotel and restaurant. Whether you’ve had green fingers for many years, or are just starting out, they will give you all the tips you need to get your garden growing. The beautiful Hartley Botanic glasshouse will be your home for the day as you enjoy learning from the experts with a range of exciting and interactive courses.

They will reveal how to choose the best varieties, nurture your plants and enjoy the satisfaction of a bountiful harvest; be it a dainty crop of micro herbs or digging-up your first spadeful of organic Jersey Royals. Join them for a day of discovery and celebrate the magic of growing, whilst being immersed in an array of no less than 250 varieties of heritage vegetables.

Guests joining the courses will be based in the Hartley Botanic Glasshouse in the Heritage Garden. One day courses will run from 9.00am to 3.30pm with refreshments throughout and a working lunch.

Ticket/Admission Prices

prices starting from £285

Address:

Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, Church Road,
Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom

Events

January 2023

January 24 @ 10:00 am - December 6 @ 3:30 pm

Winter Fruit Pruning

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, Church Road,
Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£285

Enjoy a practical, hands-on learning experience focused on pruning your own tress to optimise the health and weight of your fruit. Head to the Raymod Blanc Gardening School's orchard of 2500 tree with their orchard manager to explore pruning a variety of tree forms. 24 January 2023 25 January 2023 15 February 2023 16 February...

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February 2023

February 22 @ 10:00 am - October 5 @ 3:30 pm

Grow Your Own Vegetables

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, Church Road,
Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£285

Each season, discover the magic of growing your own organic kitchen garden. Winter Vegetables: 22 & 23 February 2023 Spring Vegetables: 29 & 30 March 2023 26, 27 & 28 April 2023 Summer Vegetables: 27, 28 & 29 June 2023 25, 26 & 27 July 2023 15 & 16 August 2023 Autumn Vegetables: 19, 20 & 21 September 2023 4 & 5 October 2023

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March 2023

March 21 @ 10:00 am - December 5 @ 3:30 pm

‘No Dig’ Soil to Plate

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, Church Road,
Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£285

The story and heart of Le Manoir's dishes begins with the soil. Delve into organic “no dig” gardening and discover how to grow beautiful, healthy vegetables without the need for expensive equipment, fertilisers or feeds. 21 March 2023 18 April 2023 5 June 2023 10 July 2023 7 August 2023 11 September 2023 10 October 2023 1 November 2023 5 December 2023

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March 28 @ 10:00 am - October 3 @ 3:30 pm

Micro Herbs and Edible Flowers

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, Church Road,
Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£285

Micro herbs, pea shoots and flowers may be small and dainty but they bring intense bursts of flavour to any dish. Discover how to grow your favourite flavours and pair them with exciting recipes. This course is designed for gardens of all sizes from windowsills to potagers. 28 March 2023 25 April 2023 16 May 2023 26 June 2023 24 July 2023 14 August 2023 18 September 2023 3 October 2023

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April 2023

April 19 @ 10:00 am - October 12 @ 3:30 pm

Seed to Bouquet

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, Church Road,
Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£345

Embark on your very own journey from seed to bouquet. Learn how to grow an array of cut flowers to fill your garden and vase with vibrant colours. Explore techniques for getting the best vase life from your blooms and create your own beautiful seasonal hand-tied bouquet. 19 April 2023 6 June 2023 7 June 2023 12 September 2023 13 September 2023 11 October 2023 12 October 2023

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July 2023

July 11 @ 10:00 am - August 9 @ 3:30 pm

Botanicals to Cocktails

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, Church Road,
Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£345

Enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own cocktails. Botanicals and beverages have been close for centuries. Delve into the aromatic world of the Maman Blanc Herb Garden and create your own bespoke cocktail flavours. 11 July 2023 12 July 2023 8 August 2023 9 August 2023

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August 2023

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Summer Fruit Pruning

The Raymond Blanc Gardening School, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, a Belmond Hotel, Church Road,
Great Milton, Oxfordshire OX44 7PD United Kingdom
£285

Enjoy a practical, hands-on learning experience focused on pruning your own trees to optimise the ripening of this year’s crop, strengthen trees and encourage more fruit buds in the years to come. Head to the Raymond Blanc Gardening School's orchard of 2500 trees with their orchard manager to explore pruning a variety of tree forms.

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