Workshops & Courses

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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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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Pruning Fruit Trees

03/11/2020

If you’ve got fruit trees in need of a haircut but no idea how to begin, then we have just the course for you! Nick Hamilton’s easy-to-follow tutorial accompanied by practical demonstrations will give you the basic knowledge and confidence you need to train and prune a wide range of fruiting trees, whether they be the usual apples, pears, plums and cherries, or even peaches, apricots, nectarines and figs.

Price from £37.50

Christmas Wreath Making 2020

05/12/2020

In this relaxed and fun workshop, Maria from The Flower Patch, will teach you how to create your own traditional moss based 18 inch (45cm) festive wreath to take home. You will use freshly gathered foliage, seed heads and other floral treasures from the Gardens here at Barnsdale to embellish your wreath, creating your own unique design.

Price from £67.50

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Garden Design Workshop

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

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

Pruning Fruit Trees

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

Watercolour: 'Winter Birch'

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

Christmas Wreath Making 2020

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