Workshops & Courses

There’s so many different workshops and classes available throughout the year, from dress making to dry stone walling – many of these don’t make it onto our events listing, but here are the ones that have and a list of the venues who deliver them;

Rutland Sewing

Start Date: 01/01/2016

Sewing School, Dressmaking & Quilting Supplies & Services

Barnsdale Gardens

Originally created by Geoff Hamilton for the Gardeners’ World TV show, Barnsdale is home to 38 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, built in his trademark, practical style, and full of inspiration for garden-lovers of all ages. Go for great ideas for your own outside spaces or simply have fun exploring- there magical hidden corners, ponds full of tadpoles and newts, and an allotment with chickens and giant organically grown veg.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

This internationally famous nature reserve is managed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust in partnership with Anglian Water  and provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 25,000 waterfowl.

Price from £3.3

Thrive & Bloom Wellness Talk ‘Introduction to Breathwork’


Thrive & Bloom is a project inspired by our beautiful surroundings with the aim of utilising the inherent relaxing qualities of our nursery combined with local wellness expertise to promote good health and wellbeing across our community.

Decorative Mosaics Workshop with Mel’s Mosaics


We are delighted to welcome Melanie from Mel’s Mosaics to Rutland Garden Village in Ashwell for a half day session learning the art of ‘pique assiete’ mosaics – this literally translates as ‘stolen from plates’. If you love vintage china – better yet, if you have some china of your own that you’d like to repurpose or perhaps to create a memory project to remind you of someone special – this is the workshop for you!

Price from £45

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Jubilee Crafts at Rutland County Museum


Get ready for the Jubilee celebrations and make some essential decorations including bunting, crowns, flags, medals and badges.

Price from £0

Summer Craft Workshops at Burghley

30/05/2022 - 01/06/2022

Join our talented Education team in the Sculpture Garden Classroom as they carefully teach you how to create your very own crafts this summer!

Hoggy's Grill: Cookery School

Rutland Water Garden Nursery Ltd, Lyndon Road, Oakham, UK

Rutland Sewing

Unit 1a Rutland Village, Ashwell Road, Near Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7QN, United Kingdom

Barnsdale Gardens

The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, RUTLAND, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Egleto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8BT, United Kingdom

Thrive & Bloom Wellness Talk 'Introduction to Breathwork'

Rutland Nursery, Lyndon Road, Manton, Oakham, UK

Decorative Mosaics Workshop with Mel's Mosaics

Rutland Garden Village Oakham, Ashwell Road, Langham, Oakham, UK

Jubilee Crafts at Rutland County Museum

Rutland County Museum, Catmos Street, Oakham, UK

Block Printing Workshop - Tote Bag/ Apron - Madder Cutch & Co-

Rutland Garden Village Oakham, Ashwell Road, Langham, Oakham, UK

Screen Printing Workshop - Tote bag/Apron - Madder Cutch & Co

Rutland Garden Village Oakham, Ashwell Road, Langham, Oakham, UK