Workshops & Courses

Planting Design Workshop

04/04/2020

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 Design course book on both for a special price

Price from £80

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Spring Birdwatch

05/04/2020

Meet expert spotters and take a special tour of the Gardens with Phil Rudkin.

Price from £10

Oakham Tea Dance

05/04/2020

Social dancing and lessons, plus glorious afternoon tea and music from the 1940’s

Pruning Shrubs

07/04/2020

If the thought of pruning your shrubs brings you out in a cold sweat, then this is the course for you! Join Barnsdale’s Head Gardener Jon Brocklebank as he tackles plants in the various pruning groups in two hours of easy-to-follow practical demonstrations.
Price includes tea/coffee on arrival and enrty to the Gardens.

Price from £37.50

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Composting

09/04/2020

Being able to compost all that free material that we generate at home and in the garden is an exciting thought. This course will show you how!

Price from £35

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Planting for Scent

15/04/2020

Learn all about how to create beautiful smells in your garden, great for well being and wildlife

Price from £77.50

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Watercolour Painting: ‘Spring Flowers’

16/04/2020

Join local artist Sandra Peck for a 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

Willow Plant Supports

22/04/2020

Grab your secateurs and join country craftsmen John Shone or Martin Keeley to learn how to weave with willow and create something beautiful to take home. If you’ve always wanted to have a bit of a go then this is the morning for you and will hopefully inspire you to have a go at a full day to make something really special!
Price includes tea/coffee on arrival and all materials, as well as entry to the Gardens

Price from £20

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Herbology- Spring Greens

02/05/2020

Nicola Fenton is a Medical Herbalist whose main aim is to use the power of plants to nurture and improve people’s health and wellbeing. Spring is most definitely on its way – the nights are getting lighter and we’re starting to think about coming out of hibernation.

Price from £67.50

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Sue Ryder Charity Talk – Barnsdale After Geoff

07/05/2020

To be held in the Great Hall at the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Come and join Nick Hamilton for a very entertaining look at the second half of the Barnsdale Story, while raising money for this incredibly worthwhile and essential charity.

Price from £20

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Spring Birdwatch

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

Oakham Tea Dance

39 High Street, Oakham, UK

Pruning Shrubs

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

Composting

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

Planting for Scent

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

Watercolour Painting: 'Spring Flowers'

arnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom

Willow Plant Supports

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

Herbology- Spring Greens

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

Sue Ryder Charity Talk - Barnsdale After Geoff

Thorpe Road, Longthorpe, Peterborough PE3 6LW, UK