Become a gardener
An immersive experience of gardening.
Friendly expat gardening classes in English.
Taste how real fresh veg should taste- amazing!
Feed your family organically.
Grow food in small spaces, bags and balconies
know what grows around you- weeds and wild flowers
Feel strong and relaxed in body and mind
Learn how the pieces of nature fit together
Get freedom from silly food prices
Make something beautiful with your own hands
Meet people who love gardening
Buy smart garden centre choices- save money
Affordable classes - save 5€. Group classes are only 20€ when you book online here
Enjoy affordable organic gardening classes in
your own home or as part of a group
in a real garden. Stick it to 'the man' and grow your own food. Save money and get fresher food than in the shops. Unstable supply lines and stupid prices mean it's time to take control of where our food comes from.
Individual & group classes offer you a fun gardening experience that provides serious knowledge.
Learn about the soil and how it is fundamental to growing healthy plants and people.
Learn low maintenance garden techniques that cut down on watering and work.
Learn how to plant and sow seeds.
Learn to save seeds and grow free plants
Learn to identify plants
Learn to compost in big or small ways
Learn to grow plants for free using propagation
Being an expat is complex- we come from diverse climates. When we garden in Berlin our knowledge often doesn't seem to fit.
Learn how to make your Berlin gardening productive and get experience in hands on gardening from a friendly gardener with 30 years of experience.
Learn how to solve specific Berlin gardening problems like sandy soil, heat and drought.
Get real skills you can take home plus a free information pack containing seeds.
Like camp fires? group classes (real classes in a real garden) are often followed by a marshmallow toasting.
Become a gardener in a real garden:
Group classes: 25€ for 90 minutes. 5€ off price when you book online or pay 25€ in cash in person
Learn how to grow organic fruit and veg in containers and in ground.
Practical classes for beginners who have a big interest in gardening.
Learn how to grow fruit trees
Expert advice, 90 minute classes, pay 25€ per class.
Save money on food by learning how to grow your own organic veg from seed.
Get grounded with practical outdoor work and skills you can take home.
Easy to reach location within the Sbahn Ring
Get outdoors and keep fit.
Free seeds and info pack
Only 20€ when you book online - 5€ off
Become a gardener at home: balcony and terrace
One on one classes: 60€ for 90 minutes in depth knowledge
Focus on you and achieving your goals
Practical help at every step- I garden with you
Pride in learning new skills and seeing your results
Unlimited online support- ask any questions
Make a beautiful garden on your balcony with effective container gardening methods
Attract bees, birds and butterflies
Self sufficiency- grow your own organic veg and fruit
Work at your own pace- book sessions when you want
Share gardening - I love to work with families as a group (no extra cost, kids are free to join in)
Free seeds and info pack
Skills you can use forever- the knowledge is yours
Where is the garden located?
See location for group classes.
Next group class in garden 1st October 1pm
Autumn Skill pack:
Gardening fundamentals in 1 hour- skills to use in any space: tools, methods, plants, soil.
Plus includes 3 mini workshops in 30 minutes:
Seed saving - how to get free plants?
How does a worm farm work? (meet the worms!)
What fruit & veg are really worth growing to save money in the shops?
About the garden
'I don't want it, it's too much work'
My flat mate put his foot down in 2016:
'It's the ugliest garden I've ever seen. If you want to take it you are on your own.'
So I took it. Now 7 years later the garden once known as 'Klo gardens' because it's most notable feature was a discarded portable toilet is a fruitful place that I love being in.
It's still not the prettiest place because the garden is right by the road and the soil is pure sand but it is a productive place filled with raspberries, strawberries and bright flowers.
This garden taught me how to build soil out of sand. It taught me to respect what it can and cannot be. It cannot be perfect. But it can be mine and produce fresh food from March to November.
I can help you solve the challenges of gardening and show you how to make your own garden or balcony a great place that you love to be in. This video is from June 2023.
About the gardener
Hi I'm Sophie I studied horticulture at Capel Manor College in the U.K in 2015
I have lived in Berlin since 2008 and my background is in fine art and gardening.
I have always loved growing plants and love helping you find easy ways of growing your own food and making gardening part of your everyday life with simple low cost methods. Berlin has kicked my ass and shown me how to garden!