All Events

Please be aware that, in accordance with government advice, no events are currently running .

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Burghley at Twilight

30/09/2020 - 03/10/2020

Great houses like Burghley were built for entertaining and are often at their best just after the main visitors have left and the twilight seeps in through the windows which combined with the soft lighting of the artworks evokes the feeling of travelling back in time to when the House would have seen endless evenings of entertaining from supper parties to balls.
Join us for an evening at Burghley. Enjoy a glass of prosecco in the Old Kitchen, and walk through the State Rooms to the accompaniment of period music from classical organ and violin pieces; to Dante Ferrara, Elizabethan minstrel, serenading you with his faithful copies of original instruments.

Garden Design Workshop

03/10/2020

While many of us are more than competent to design and decorate our homes the ideas can often dry up as soon as we move outside. Just where is the best place for a patio or path, the shed, greenhouse or a possible arbour and of course the whole question of choosing and using plants taxes many of us.
David Stevens has been designing gardens all over the world for over 40 years with 11 Chelsea Gold medals to his credit.

Price from £80

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Autumn Birdwatch

04/10/2020

Meet expert spotters and take a special tour of the gardens with local naturalist Phil Rudkin.

Price from £6

Essentials of Organic Veg Growing

06/10/2020

Led by Nick Hamilton, this course is aimed at both gardening novices and those who want to find out more about growing and ‘pest-proofing’ their vegetables the natural way. You’ll learn all about organic principles, soil types, organic fertilisers, pest and disease problems and how to cope with them organically, and ways to rotate your crops to get the best from your plot.

Price from £80

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Pruning Shrubs

07/10/2020

Barnsdale’s Head Gardener Jon Brocklebank demonstrates this most feared of gardening tasks in a practical two-hour session- learn how to tackle each of the various pruning groups and you’ll soon be shearing the shrubs in your own garden with confidence.
Price includes tea/coffee on arrival and enrty to the Gardens.

Price from £37.50

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Vegetables All the Year Round

14/10/2020

Aimed at both experienced and novice growers, Nick Hamilton’s course will show you the many ways you can extend your growing season; learn all about different vegetable varieties, propagation by seed, growing in beds, storage, and the importance of catch crops. Lunch in the Barnsdale Gardens Tea Room is included and by the end of the day you’ll be able to plan your own planting programme to give you home-grown vegetables on the dinner table all year round.
Price includes tea/coffee, lunch and entry to the Gardens.

Price from £80

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Planting Design Workshop

17/10/2020

If your garden is not achieving everything you envisaged and you’re unsure what to do, then why not join internationally renowned garden designer David Stevens for this very special workshop. David will take you through all the basics, as well as looking at specific plants, showing how they work best in a garden, planting techniques, as well as preparing a planting plan.
David is in great demand as a designer and lecturer in garden design all over the world, so this day is a treat not to be missed!
Price includes tea/coffee, lunch and entry to the Gardens.
If you fancy doing both this and the Garden Desing course book on both for a special price

Price from £80

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Watercolour Painting: ‘Autumn Glory’

22/10/2020

Join local artist Sandra Peck for another really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while.

Price from £67.50

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Gardening with Climate Change

29/10/2020

Our changing climate is creating a fast paced challenge for gardeners, but what are the right plants to grow and how do we dfeal with the soil type we have?
Sally Cunningham will lead you through basic techniques for gardening with a changing climate as well as a look at suitable plants that will more than fill your garden with colour throughout the year, in any climate!
Price includes tea/coffee, lunch and entry to the Gardens.

Price from £77.50

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Scary Spooktacular

28/10/2020 - 31/10/2020

Come for a walk in the Weird Woods where you can take part in a spot of spooky apple bobbing. You can carve your own petrifying pumpkin to take home – it’s frightening fun for all the family, and kids in costume visit free!

Price from £6

Burghley at Twilight

Furniture Conservation Burghley House, Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY, UK

Garden Design Workshop

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, LE15 7WL

Autumn Birdwatch

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, LE15 8AH

Essentials of Organic Veg Growing

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, LE15 7WL

Pruning Shrubs

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, LE15 7WL

Vegetables All the Year Round

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, LE15 7WL

Planting Design Workshop

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, LE15 7WL

Watercolour Painting: 'Autumn Glory'

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, LE15 7WL

Gardening with Climate Change

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, LE15 7WL

Scary Spooktacular

Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, LE15 8AH