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  1. Pruning Fruit Trees at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    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! An easy-to-follow tutorial accompanied by practical demonstrations will give you the basic knowled

  2. Pastel Art Day at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Tuesday 4 October, 10.30am-4pm:  Pastel Art Day: ‘Child Portraits for Beginners’

    Lucy Ellis is an experienced tutor who has lectured in Fine Art for over 10 years and her special painting days at Barnsdale are designed to take you right from...

  3. Add Wine Tasting at The Olive Branch to your Itinerary

    Wine Tasting at The Olive Branch

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    Food & Drink

    Clipsham

    Saturday 3rd December, at 12.30pm

    A two-hour Christmas Wines Masterclass in The Barn. We'll sample three whites that go perfectly with festive starters such as smoked salmon, three reds that complement the turkey main course, and three dessert...

  4. Add Planting Design Workshop at Barnsdale Gardens to your Itinerary

    Planting Design Workshop at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Saturday 22 October, 10am-4.30pm.

    If your garden is not achieving everything you envisaged and you're unsure what to do, then join internationally renowned garden designer David Stevens for this very special workshop. David will take you...

  5. Add Willow Animal Workshop at Barnsdale Gardens to your Itinerary

    Willow Animal Workshop at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Tuesday 21 February, 9.30am-4pm.

    Grab your secateurs and join country craftsman Martin Keeley to learn all about willow and create something beautiful to take home. In the morning you’ll learn the basics of weaving and make a simple fish, then...

  6. Willow Trug Workshop at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Wednesday 12 October, 10am-4pm.

    Grab your secateurs and join country craftsman John Shone to learn the art of basket weaving and create a beautiful garden trug- perfect for carrying in your cut flowers.

    Price £74, including Garden entry,...

  7. Terry’s Friday Birdwatching Walk

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    One Friday each month. 9.30 - 12.30

    These 3-hour walks are led by Terry Mitcham, the bird recorder of Rutland Natural History Society, and a very experienced birdwatcher. He regularly runs bird identification courses and has written several...

  8. Add Introduction to Wood Carving at Barnsdale Gardens to your Itinerary

    Introduction to Wood Carving at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Exton

    Thursday 26 January, 10.30am-4pm.

    Thursday 16 February, 10.30am-4pm.

    Come and learn the basics of wood-carving in a special workshop led by award-winning craftsman Glyn Mould; you’ll learn all about relief carving, safety, care of tools and...

  9. Add Rose Pruning at Barnsdale Gardens to your Itinerary

    Rose Pruning at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Exton

    Thursday 29 September, 10am-12.30pm.

    Roses are notoriously tricky to trim so if you're petrified of pruning, we've got just the course for you! In this easy-to-follow, practical session, Barnsdale's Head Gardener Jon Brocklebank will show you...

  10. Lawncare Course at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Friday 14 October, 10am-12.30pm.

    Beds and borders of all kinds look their best against an area of lush green grass, so join Jon Brocklebank to learn how to create the perfect lawn by seeding or laying turf, and keep it in tip-top condition by...

  11. Add Watercolour Painting Day: Oriental Poppies to your Itinerary

    Watercolour Painting Day: Oriental Poppies

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    Workshop

    Exton

    Thursday 19 January, 10.30am-4pm.

    Join local artist Sandra Peck for a very special day learning to capture these big beautiful flowers, painting each petal wet-into-wet and allowing the colour to flow and mix on the paper. An afternoon cream...

  12. Vegetables All the Year Round course at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Wednesday 19 October, 10am-4pm.

    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...

  13. Add Composting Course at Barnsdale Gardens to your Itinerary

    Composting Course at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    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! Nick Hamilton takes a look at what can and cannot be composted,

  14. Add Watercolour Painting Day - Northern Lights to your Itinerary

    Watercolour Painting Day - Northern Lights

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    Workshop

    Exton

    Thursday 1 December, 10.30am-4pm.

    Enjoy tipping colours onto wet paper to create spectacular skies in a snow scene with a difference, perfect for making your own unique Christmas cards. Sandra Peck welcomes everyone on her special painting...

  15. Discovering Bats

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    Guided Walk

    Oakham

    27th & 28th August | 8pm-10.30pm

    Do you like Bats? Or do you have a detector? Or perhaps you just want to find out more about these fascinating creatures. Join us for the afternoon and evening workshop on British bats.

    The evening session...

  16. Add RHS: Vegetables All the Year Round course at Barnsdale Gardens to your Itinerary

    RHS: Vegetables All the Year Round course at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Wednesday 26 October, 10am-4pm.

    This practical course is run by Nick Hamilton especially for the RHS and is aimed at both experienced and novice growers who want to learn how to extend their productive season. Including propagation methods,...

  17. Add Growing Superior Fruit workshop at Barnsdale Gardens to your Itinerary

    Growing Superior Fruit workshop at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Exton

    Thursday 27 October, 10.30am-4.30pm.

    With more varieties of all sorts of fruit, from bananas to apples, now available to the gardener than at any time since the Victorians, how do you pick what's right for your plot? Come and learn how to...

  18. Summer Flower Photography at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Saturday 1st June, 9.30am-4.40pm

    Hemant Jariwala returns to Barnsdale with his popular flower photography course, this time focusing on subjects that are at their prime in the summer.

  19. Add Introduction to Organic Vegetable Growing at Barnsdale Gardens to your Itinerary

    Introduction to Organic Vegetable Growing at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Monday 3 October, 10am-4pm.

    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,...

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