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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Pruning Shrubs at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Wednesday 12 October, 10am-12.30pm.

    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...

  5. Add Preparing Your Garden For Winter to your Itinerary

    Preparing Your Garden For Winter

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    Workshop

    Exton, Oakham


    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

  6. Plant Propagation Course at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Wednesday 2nd November, 10am-12.30pm.

    Get new plants for free by learning the different forms of vegetative plant propagation; stem, root and leaf cuttings, division and layering. Nick Hamilton’s in- and outdoor practical demonstrations include...

  7. 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,...

  8. Autumn Birdwatch at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Sunday 2 October, 12pm-4pm.

    Meet our bird-watching experts and take a twitcher’s tour of Barnsdale with Phil Rudkin; our 38 gardens provide a wide variety of habitats for wildlife and even the youngest visitor will be able to get a great view...

  9. Monarchs March

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Wednesday 27 July

    Suitable for children 4-10 years

    £2.50 per child

    No need to book, just drop in

    All children must be accompanied by an adult

    10am-12noon at Rutland County Museum. Followed by presentation of horseshoes at Oakham...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Willow Trug Workshop at Barnsdale Gardens

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    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,...

  13. Add Growing in Raised Beds at Barnsdale Gardens to your Itinerary

    Growing in Raised Beds at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Exton

    Tuesday 28 February, 2pm-4pm.

    Nick Hamilton takes a look at the benefits of growing in raised beds and the vegetables that are particularly suited to this environment. Learn all about the best materials to use, bed construction, soil types and...

  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. Add Cookery Demonstrations at The Olive Branch to your Itinerary

    Cookery Demonstrations at The Olive Branch

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    Food & Drink

    Clipsham

    Tuesday 15th November & 13th December

    Sean's seasonal Cookery Demonstrations at The Olive Branch - an enlightening and amusing 2 hour demonstration followed by a wonderful 3 course lunch.

    The day begins at 10am with coffee, after which...

  16. Add Pastel Art Day - Quick Snow Scenes to your Itinerary

    Pastel Art Day - Quick Snow Scenes

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    Workshop

    Exton

    Tuesday 6 December, 10.30am-4pm.

    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 scratch through to a finished painting. This...

  17. Add Landscape Photography & Panorama to your Itinerary

    Landscape Photography & Panorama

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    Workshop

    Lyndon Hill

    Saturday 24th September 2016 - 10:00am- 4:00pm

    This course, led by photographer and tutor Pete Murray, shows you how to use your digital camera to take better landscape photographs.

    You will learn the important components of composition and...

  18. Growing Soft Fruit at Barnsdale Gardens

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Nothing tastes like a home-grown strawberry or raspberry and in this morning of top tips Nick Hamilton will show you how to grow these and more, covering a wide range of soft fruit, plus soil requirements, posit

  19. 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,

  20. Add Medieval Crafts at Oakham Castle to your Itinerary

    Medieval Crafts at Oakham Castle

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Sunday 20th November  12.30pm – 3.30pm, drop in.

    Medieval Crafts workshops. You can try your hand at making a Christmas wreath using fresh greenery, (£5) or gild a decoration to hang on your Christmas tree or little trinket (£5) , or even make...

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