Courses and Lectures

This is for you, all happy garden lovers! The Green Guide now arranges courses and lectures with a garden theme. We offer to start with courses in rose cultivation, variety selection and care as well as a wonderfully fragrant rose course on how you can best preserve the scent of your roses before winter. You can also listen to a lecture about the cozy area of ​​The Cotswolds in England or about the history of the English landscape garden. The city of fine arts Florence with its fragrant gardens and neighborhoods is the theme of our third lecture. 

Please note, that for the time being, all our courses and lectures are held in Swedish. Contact us if you have any enquires. 

 

Course 1: Right rose in the right place

This course is perfect for you who works as a professional in gardening. In the public space, parks, urban plantations and courtyards of tenant-owner associations, roses are getting more and more space. The course begins with a morning lecture via Zoom of the different types of roses such as flowerbed, shrub, climbing, ramblers and floribunda roses. This course provides knowledge about the type of rose or rose family that you should choose, given the conditions that the place has based on soil type and climate. You will also gain valuable knowledge for understanding the general care of roses and how to recommend roses to a customer. We will take a look at the botanical history of roses here as well, but above all we go through what different types and groups of roses look like and how they can be used. For registration and further info, read here.

Maximum 30 participants

Date: 26 March 

Introduction Price; 595:- SEK for our first session. 

Contact us for more information and booking of the course.

 

Course 2: Practical continuation course

Practical advanced course for you who works as a professional within gardening provides the opportunity for practical exercises in pruning, planting, fertilizing and watering roses. We will at this time be in place in a large rose plantation near you. See below info about dates and location. During our practical work, we go through how to plant a rose and how to think about placement and design. We go through spring and summer pruning as well as infestations of vermin and diseases and how to prevent and cure these. This is a course for you who simply want to learn more about effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly care of roses.

Bring your own secateurs and gloves.

Maximum 25 participants

Price; 1195:- SEK

Contact us for more information, dates and booking of the course.

 

 

Course 3: One-day course for rose lovers

The interest in growing roses in private gardens is increasing and there is a great demand for fragrant, lovely roses. This is a course for you who want to fill your garden with roses but do not really know how to think, which roses to choose or how to plant and combine with other plants. In a place near you, we start with a lecture on the different types of roses such as flowerbed, shrub, climbing, ramblers and floribunda roses. We attach particular importance to focusing on how you can have flowering and fragrant roses in your garden from spring to autumn.

You will also gain valuable knowledge for understanding the roses’ general care, planting, fertilizing, watering and pruning. You get advice on which roses can best be used for cuts and how to pick them, as well as how you can create spaciousness with roses.After a lunch break we will provide the opportunity for practical exercises in pruning, planting, fertilizing, watering, etc. We will at this time be in place in a large rose garden. See below info about dates and where we will be. During our practical work, we go through how to plant a rose and how to think about placement and design. We go through spring and summer pruning as well as infestations of vermin and diseases and how to prevent and cure these. A special part is devoted to growing roses in pots. We go through planting and how to prepare, winter store and replant.

Bring your own secateurs and gloves.

Maximum 20 participants

Price; 1895:- SEK

Contact us for more information, dates and booking of the course.

 

 

 Course 4: Fragrant roses

This will be a sensual, rosy, opportunity for you who want to learn more about the scent of roses, where does it come from, how can it be that they smell so different and how can you best practically take advantage of the scent of roses before the autumn and winter. The course includes a lecture as well as practical work with fragrance testing and the production of potpourri and rose water.

We start with a lecture on the fragrance history of the rose. In France, Bulgaria and the United States, research on the scent of roses has been going on for many years. It’s a bit of a myth that only the old-fashioned roses have frangrance. Many modern roses smell wonderful. You can also feel the difference in different colors of roses. Many yellow and apricot-colored roses smell fruity and pink roses smells spicy. We go through the reasons for this and go through the fragrance of selected varieties.After a break with a light meal, we continue with practical work and creating potpourri and rose water. We provide petals of roses and small glass bottles for rose water.

Bring your own pots or containers for your potpourri.

Maximum 15 participants

Price; SEK 795:- The fee includes course, light meal, petals of roses and small glass bottles

Contact us for more information, dates and booking of the course.

 

 

 

Lectures

Below you can read more about our lectures. Please contact us for more information about price and bookings.

Memories of the Cotswolds
The name Cotswolds has almost something magical, cozy about it and is certainly associated by many as the most genuine, English area of ​​all with its beautiful, rolling agricultural landscape and cute, small villages and small towns. All houses are in stone, gray, or in the famous honey-yellow limestone clay, and the houses are surrounded by beautiful stone walls and cottage gardens. In the past, the people here lived on farming, sheep wool was the most important product. Today it you still see both grazing cows and sheep, but nowadays tourism is also an important source of income. It is very popular with wealthy Londoners to have a holiday home in the Cotswolds. We tell you about some of our favorites among the villages, sights and gardens here which in themselves are a reason to travel here on more than one trip. Welcome to a lecture with stories and pictures from Barnsley House & Garden, Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate Court, Seizencote, Burton House Garden, Pettifers Garden, Burford, Chipping Camden and Stow-on-the Wold.

The English Landscape Garden – The Garden of Biodiversity
In recent years, the English landscape garden from the 18th century has once again become popular among English landscape architects, designers and gardeners. The style of large, open spaces, meadows, landscapes, entire lakes and groves was first initiated by the architect William Kent and the landscape architect Lancelot ´Capability´ Brown. When the style is used today, it is both in large castle gardens and in smaller villa gardens. The Chelsea Flower Show has for a few years shown show gardens with flowering meadow areas, and they use plants that are largely easy to grow and attract insects and birds. Welcome to a lecture that takes up landscape gardens from the past such as Rousham, Chatsworth, Blenheim and contemporary ones such as Broughton Grange, Brockhampton Cottage and Malverleys.

The fragrant gardens in and around Florence
The city of fine arts Florence is nestled among the hills of Tuscany’s cultural landscape. The Renaissance city offers an incredible treasure trove of art, sculptures, parks and architecture. So much is preserved here from the city’s heyday in the 15th and 16th centuries, when Florence, under the leadership of the powerful Medici family, grew into one of Europe’s most important financial and artistic centers. The essence of Florence is, according to many, the scents. It smells wonderful from bubbling pots, fresh vegetables grown not far from here, cheeses, wine, beaten drifts of wisteria and roses, soaps made according to ancient recipes and perfumes based on pure vegetable oils. Welcome to a lecture with pictures and stories from Giardino de Boboli, Giardini Bardini, Giardini della Rosa, Villa Gamberaia, Giardini Botanico, Santa Maria Novella m.m.

Course leader & lecturer: Christina Högardh-Ihr, has for many years collaborated with Flora Linnea Nursery in Helsingborg, with Sweden’s largest rose cultivation in the open. Flora Linnea also has a license to grow English Austin roses. Christina has written books about garden history and roses and had a long-standing collaboration with Lars-Åke Gustavsson, rose expert and former head of Fredriksdal’s rosarium in Helsingborg. Together they published the book Rose, love, art, fragrance and botany, at Norstedts publishing house 2014. Christina documents and identifies roses for customers, has arranged a appreciated rose seminar for professionals in Helsingborg, guides in rose gardens, and runs the garden travel company The Green Guide and much more. Contact Christina if you want a lecture for your association / company.