Workshops & Events 2018
Every year we organise a series of workshops and events at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens. Our main event is our Wildlife Day in June, which is a family event, with plenty of activities and information about the wildlife of the area.
We also run a range of courses that cover both practical gardening skills and arts and crafts. The gardening workshops include hands-on courses such as apple tree pruning and bee-keeping as well as workshops dealing with garden design. In keeping with the ethos of our garden they tend to look at ways to garden that encourages wildlife. The gardening workshops are either led by Vanessa Cook, her husband John or by visiting experts. The creative workshops are all led by local experts in their field and use the garden as inspiration for you to make your own works of art.
The programme of workshops for 2018 is being finalised but you can see a list below of confirmed courses.
How to book
To reserve your place/s please click on the event and use the Book Now buttons beside each workshop. Alternatively complete and return the booking form which you can download here. RHS members will receive their discount in cash on presentation of a valid membership card at the workshop.
All courses include entry to the garden plus coffee and biscuits. Materials are provided, unless stated and you will leave each workshop with plenty of reference information.
Confirmed Workshops for 2018
Tuesday 13th February – Apple Tree Pruning
Saturday 14th April – Free-range Poultry Keeping
Monday 16th April – Make a Willow Obelisk with Joevanka Gregory
Wednesday 25th April – Choosing Plants for Shady Areas
Monday 30th April – Fun Felt Day – details to follow
Wednesday 9th May – Beginners Photography with Dave Richardson
Sunday 13th May – National Gardens Scheme
Monday 14th May – Lino Day – details to follow
Wednesday 16th May – Make a Wire Hen or Duck with Chris Moss
Wednesday 30th May – Garden Design with Tracy Foster
Monday 4th June – Water Colours with Peter Scott
Wednesday 13th June – 10.00-12.00 – Trees at Stillingfleet
Sunday 24th June – Annual Wildlife Day
Wednesday 4th July – Garden Ponds, Big or Small with John Killingbeck
Monday 16th July – Creative Digital Photography with John Potter
Saturday 4th August – Small Birds with Chris Moss – details to follow
Wednesday 8th August – Looking at Foliage as an Asset in the Garden with Vanessa Cook – details to follow
Monday 3rd September – Make a Wire Hen or Duck with Chris Moss
Monday 10th September – Creative Digital Photography with John Potter
Sunday 16th September – National Gardens Scheme
Thursday 20th September – The Rabbit’s Eye View with Noel Kingsbury
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call us on 01904 728506.
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