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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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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    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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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...

  11. Vegetables All the Year Round course at Barnsdale Gardens

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    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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

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

    Watercolour Painting Day: Sunlit Garden

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    Workshop

    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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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

  19. 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...

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