Workshops & Events 2017
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 2017 is now finalised and you can see a full list below.
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.
1st April to 28th April – Art in the Tea Room Exhibition with Janis Goodman and Heather Shaw
3rd May to 31st May – Art in the Tea Room Exhibition by Helen Roddie
Wednesday 10th May – Beginners Photography with Dave Richardson
Wednesday 17th May – Make a Wire Hen or Duck with Chris Moss
Monday 22nd May – Adding Colour to Charcoal Drawing with Phil Reynolds
2nd June to 30th June – Art in the Tea Room Exhibition by Jane Dignum
Monday 5th June – Creating a Garden Sketchbook with Peter Scott
Monday 12th June – Design Skills to make the Most of Your Garden with Tracy Foster
1st July to 28th July – Art in the Tea Room Exhibition by Rachel McNaughton
Wednesday 5th July – Making a Tied Bouquet from your Garden with Gill Hodgson
Wednesday 12th July – How to Build and Maintain a Garden Pond with John Killingbeck
Monday 17th July – Intermediate Floral Photography with John Potter
2nd August to 30th August – Art in the Tea Room Exhibition by Maggie Goodwin
2nd August to 30th August – Sculptures in the Garden Exhibition – Wire Sculptures by Chris Moss, Willow Sculptures by Leilah Vyner from Dragon Willow and Joe Gregory from Creative with Nature
Monday 7th August – An Introduction to Frame Basketry with Joevanka Gregory
Saturday August 19th – Make a Wire Fantail Pigeon with Chris Moss
Wednesday August 23rd – Getting More From Greenhouses and Polytunnels with Tony Chalcraft
1st September to 29th September – Art in the Tea Room Exhibition – Botanical Illustrations by Caroline Holley and John Shepherd
Wednesday 13th September – Growing Small Trees with Vanessa Cook
Wednesday 20th September – Growing More and Better Vegetables with Tony Chalcraft
Wednesday October 4th – Growing Soft Fruit with Tony Chalcraft
Completed Workshops 2017
Tuesday 14th February – Apple Tree Pruning
Wednesday 8th March – Introduction to Growing Vegetables
Monday 10th April – Choosing Plants for a Cut Flower Garden with Gill Hodgson
Wednesday 12th April – Free-range Poultry Keeping
Wednesday 12th April – RHS National Gardening Week Event – free entry
Monday 24th April – Make a Willow Obelisk with Joevanka Gregory
Wednesday 26th April – Choosing Plants for Shady Areas.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call us on 01904 728506.
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