Workshops & Events 2019
The workshops and events have now all completed for 2018. We are now beginning to plan our workshops and courses for 2019 and a provisional schedule is listed below. We will add additional events, courses and information as they are confirmed.
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. Please visit the dedicated Wildlife Day Facebook page for wildlife news.
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 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. These workshops are either led by Vanessa Cook, her husband John or by visiting experts.
Our 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.
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 downloadable booking form. 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.
Workshops for 2019
Tuesday 12th February – Apple Tree Pruning
Wednesday 13th March – 10:00-12:30 – Introduction to Growing Vegetables with Tony Chalcraft
Wednesday 10th April – 9:30-12:00 – Free-range Poultry Keeping
Friday 12th April – 09:30-12:00 – Growing Beautiful Cut Flowers with Mary Swan
Monday 15th April – 10:00-12:30/13:30-16:00 – Make a Willow Obelisk with Margaret Cooper
Wednesday 17th April – 10:00-12:30 – Growing Soft Fruit with Tony Chalcraft
Wednesday 1st May – 10:00 – 12:00 – A Tree for All Seasons with Vanessa Cook
Wednesday 8th May – 10:00 – 12:00 – Tips and Tricks to Make the Most of Your Garden with Tracy Foster
Monday 13th May – 10:00-12:00 – Beginners Photography with Christine Carr
Tuesday 14th May – 10:00-16:00 – Make a Wire Hen or Duck with Chris Moss
Thursday 16th May – 10:00-16:00 – Creative Digital Photography with John Potter
Friday 24th May – 10:00-12:00 – Choosing Plants for Shady Areas with Vanessa Cook
Monday 3rd June – 10:00-16:00 – Painting the Light with Peter Scott
Monday 8th July – 10:00 – 12:00 – Make a Willow Basket with Margaret Cooper
Saturday 20th July – 10:00-12:30/1:30 -4:30 – Making Wire Alliums with Chris Moss
Wednesday 31st July – 10:00 -12:00 – Looking at Foliage in the Garden with Vanessa Cook
Wednesday 4th September – 10:00-12:30 – Growing More and Better Vegetables with Tony Chalcraft
Tuesday 10th September – Gardens Illustrated Masterclass – Lose Your Fear of Pruning with Timothy Walker
Thursday 5th September – Paper Cutting Workshop with Helen Naylor
Monday 16th September – 10:00-16:00 – Make 2 Wire Fantail Pigeons with Chris Moss
Wednesday 25th September – 10:00-12:30 – Tomato and Other Tips for Greenhouse/Polytunnel Growing with Tony Chalcraft
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call us on 01904 728506.
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