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

    Growing Superior Fruit workshop at Barnsdale Gardens

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    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...

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

    Planting Design Workshop at Barnsdale Gardens

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    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...

  3. 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...

  4. Lawncare Course at Barnsdale Gardens

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    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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Growing Soft Fruit at Barnsdale Gardens

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    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

  9. Plant Propagation Course at Barnsdale Gardens

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    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...

  10. Add Watercolour Painting Day: Sunlit Garden to your Itinerary

    Watercolour Painting Day: Sunlit Garden

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    Exton

    Thursday 23 February, 10.30am-4pm.

    Follow local artist Sandra Peck’s step-by-step demonstrations to paint a lovely garden scene with sunshine and shadows. An afternoon cream tea is included in the price and everyone is welcome, from the more...

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

    Introduction to Wood Carving at Barnsdale Gardens

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    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...

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

    Growing in Raised Beds at Barnsdale Gardens

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    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...

  13. 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...

  14. Add Willow Weaving - Baskets to your Itinerary

    Willow Weaving - Baskets

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    Workshop

    Oakham

    Sunday 11th September 2016 - 10:00am- 4:00pm

    Come along to learn the ancient art of basketry

    Using a variety of of types of willow you will learn how to create a small round basket.

    A morning of getting to grips with bases is followed...

  15. 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

  16. 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...

  17. 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

  18. 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,...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

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