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 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.
Confirmed Workshops for 2018
Tuesday 13th February – Apple Tree Pruning
Wednesday 7th March – 10:00-12:30 – Introduction to Growing Vegetables with Tony Chalcraft
Monday 16th April – 10:00-12:30/13:30-16:00 – Make a Willow Obelisk with Joevanka Gregory
Wednesday 18th April – 10:00-12:00 – Growing Beautiful Cut Flowers with Jo Banks
Saturday 21st April – 9:30-12:00 – Free-range Poultry Keeping
Wednesday 25th April – 10:00-12:00 – Choosing Plants for Shady Areas
Monday 30th April – 10:00-16:00 – Fun Felt Day with Jo Hunter ***cancelled***
Wednesday 9th May – 10:00-12:00 – Beginners Photography with Christine Carr
Sunday 13th May – National Gardens Scheme
Monday 14th May – 10:00-16:30 – Learning Linocut – In the Meadow with Helen Roddie
Thursday 24th May – 10:00-16:00 – Make a Wire Hen or Duck with Chris Moss
Wednesday 30th May – 10:00-12:30 – Design a Planting Scheme for Your Garden with Tracy Foster
Monday 4th June – 10:00-16:00 – Water Colours with Peter Scott
Wednesday 13th June – 10.00-12.00 – Trees at Stillingfleet
Sunday 24th June – 11:00-17:00 – Annual Wildlife Day
Wednesday 27th June – 10:00-12:30 – Introduction to Growing Vegetables with Tony Chalcraft
Wednesday 4th July – 10:00-12:00 – Garden Ponds, Big or Small with John Killingbeck
Thursday 5th July – York Bloom demonstration with Jo Banks *Cancelled*
Monday 16th July – 10:00-16:00 – Creative Digital Photography with John Potter *Cancelled due to ill health*
Saturday 4th August – 10:00-12:00/13:30-15:30 – Small Birds with Chris Moss *SOLD OUT*
Wednesday 8th August – 10:00-12:00 – Looking at Foliage as an Asset in the Garden
Saturday 18th August – 9:30-12:30 – Paper Cutting with Helen Naylor
Monday 3rd September – 10:00-16:00 – Make a Wire Hen or Duck with Chris Moss
Wednesday 5th September – 10:00-12:30 – Growing More and Better Vegetables with Tony Chalcraft
Monday 10th September – 10:00-16:00 – Creative Digital Photography with John Potter *CLOSED*
Sunday 16th September – National Gardens Scheme
Thursday 20th September – 10:00-16:30 – The Rabbit’s Eye View with Noel Kingsbury
Wednesday 26th 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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