Red Shed Nursery, Lees Stables, Coldstream TD124LF

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Courses at Garden Cottage  and elsewhere

Here at Garden Cottage we have over 30 years of experience in creating a forest garden and in sharing our knowledge and expertise with others.

We have worked with, and indeed taught, many of the world’s well-known and well-loved permaculture tutors.

And this year we are revisiting running a Teacher Training Course.

People and permaculture is our passion and has been for over thirty years (just look at our

)  and we delight in sharing our knowledge and the abundance that is Garden Cottage.

A list of courses and events for 2020 can be downloaded here.

You can view details of our courses and open days from the pull down menus and you can read what previous visitors have to say HERE.

All courses can be booked through our shop.

If you have can’t see what you want or have any questions, please contact me via or, better still, sign up to the newsletter to get regular updates.

In order to make courses as experiential as possible we run them, as much as possible, from Garden Cottage, rather than from halls, hotels or meeting rooms. Since the garden is just 0.8 Ha or 1/5 acre and our home, there is no accommodation on site. However Coldstream is a beautiful town set in the wonderful Scottish Borders and, as such, boasts a fine array of hotels, guest houses and campsites.
Here are some useful links to places to stay;

Accommodation List 12.1.18


We are all individuals and we all have our own preferences and needs.  It’s very important to us that this course is suitable for attendees, and the reality is we probably don’t suit everyone.  To ensure there is no mismatch when booking we send an enrolment form (a sample for Courses can be seen here and for Open Days can be seen here) which invites you to share with us any particular accessibility needs you have.  This covers a wide range of matters, from mobility to dietary requirements and might touch on learning styles or language abilities.  Please feel free to ask for any particular concerns you have before booking if that helps.  For contact details see above.  Footnote.  We have increased typeface sizes on the website to make it more accessible.  Any comments back welcome on any issues here.

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