Workshops & Courses

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

15/09/2020

In these days of global warming and changing weather patterns, the term putting your garden to bed for winter no longer really applies, but there are still plenty of jobs that need to be carried out before the cold weather really kicks in. Nick Hamilton leads this morning course covering all the necessary tasks needed to see your garden and accessories through a ‘normal’ British winter, whatever that may be!

Price from £35

Composting

17/09/2020

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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Herbology ‘Sleep Easy’

19/09/2020

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. Struggling to sleep?

Price from £34

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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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Preparing Your Garden for Winter

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

Composting

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

Herbology 'Sleep Easy'

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

Watercolour Painting: 'Seed Heads, with Pen and Wash'

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

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