The Apricot Centre: Sustainable Garden Design with Permaculture

24 – 29 August 2015

The Apricot Centre for Sustainable living is a 4-acre organic orchard and training centre that offers courses in Permaculture and Horticulture and provides wellbeing services, care farming and seminars. This is a course for those who want to gain an appreciation of permaculture and how to apply it to designing sustainable gardens. It is an alternative offering to the longer more in-depth full 12 day Permaculture Design Course.

Attendees will walk through the full design process by actually doing it on a real site at Flatford Mill.

Willy Lott's Garden will be showcased, and there will be visits to Old Hall and The Apricot Centre to give a rounded perspective of different implementations of permaculture. The course will follow a pattern of mornings of theory and interactive exercises in the classroom, and afternoons outdoors looking at permaculture implementations and designing a selected site at Flatford Mill.

Bob Mehew will plan and lead the course with input and direction, from Marina O'Connell.

Full course details:



Bob Mehew and Marina O'Connell



24 – 29 August 2015



Entry level course


Capacity of the event

5 - 15



£313 for non-residents
£493 - £593 for residents, including all food

Full event details and booking at


Travel Arrangements

Delegates will need to make their own way to the venue. See the travel page:



Residential course includes:

  •  Full board accommodation including cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, homemade cakes and an evening meal. Vegetarian and other dietary option available.
  •  Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day.
  •  Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds.


If you choose to be a non-resident on a residential course, the course will include all the above except accommodation and breakfast.


Contact Name

Bob Mehew


Mon, 24/08/2015
- £313