Planning and Planting a Dye Plant Garden
UPDATE 9 May 2019
Thank you everyone! We have been overwhelmed by the interest shown in this first pilot workshop. If you would like to be added to a waiting list in case anyone drops out, or if you would like us to alert you about future courses, please get in touch.
We will post about how the workshop goes after 1st June.
Saturday 1st June 2019, 1 – 5pm
Creating a planting plan for beginner dye gardeners, with tips from Susan and Ashley of Nature’s Rainbow. What plants to grow, when to plant, when to harvest, how to maintain the garden.
We have been growing and using dye plants in the historic town of Hitchin for over 14 years.
Help us to design future workshops to share our expertise.
5 places available. Contact us via this blog for further details and how to book.
£20 nominal fee required in advance to confirm your place.
This is a very reduced rate to recognise the fact that the views and feedback from the people attending will be helping to design a future workshop for Nature’s Rainbow.
Participants will have a tour of an established dye garden (as featured in The Journal of Weavers Spinners and Dyers https://www.journalwsd.org.uk/article/the-dye-plant-garden and hear how we manage the mix of annual, biennial and perennial plants within the constraints of our site. We’ll structure the session loosely, so we can maximise the flow of info between us all.
Seeds and perennial root cuttings of madder and small dyer’s broom plants to take away.
In exchange, you need to be willing to provide feedback and ideas on how to design future workshops and bring a simple sketch of your growing space, marking up sunny and shady areas and soil type.
Our house and dye garden is a very short walk from Hitchin Station, with frequent services on the Great Northern train line between Kings Cross, Cambridge and Peterborough. Please contact us
Susan and Ash