Helen Riches Garden Design and Writing, Saffron Walden

Helen Riches garden designer and award winning garden writer, based in Saffron Walden, Essex, 12 miles from Cambridge, but also close to Suffolk and Hertfordshire. Creates beautiful, unique gardens. Garden writer and regular contributor to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Development of garden projects - specialises in container gardening. Garden stylist. Garden talks to garden clubs etc. Garden design courses, fun garden courses for all ages. Keen gardener. Garden has been open for the Yellow Book (National Garden Scheme - NGS).


A Garden Course by the Coast

Our popular 'Short Course in Garden Design' is being held in the gorgeous Suffolk coastal village of Walberswick from Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th of October 2019, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The aim to teach you the basic skills required to plan your garden, whether starting from scratch or adding a bit of wow! factor to a single bed, in a fun, relaxed environment. Visits to inspiring local gardens and nursery will be included. Price £285.00, including refreshments, but not including lunch or accommodation. 

Booking essential, £50 deposit payable. Please scroll down for details.

Below, Helen's garden in Saffron Walden


Overnight accommodation can be found in locally, please ask for details. Helen's garden courses been featured in 'The English Garden' magazine and her gardens are photographed regularly for magazine shoots. By the end of the course you will have compiled a comprehensive file of easy-to-follow notes. 

What have previous students said? 

'I have learned more in 3 days than I have in three months of a correspondence course!'

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