Seed Saving with John Noble

Seed saving is a great way to cultivate and increase varieties in your garden in the cheapest way possible and it is also the best way to protect endangered varieties and heritage plants. Join John for an introduction to the fascinating and rewarding topic of seed saving. Learn why, when and how we save seed and get some hands on experience. By the end of the course participants will be able to…

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Composting for beginners with John Noble

Everything you always wanted to know about composting but were afraid to ask! Learn how to turn your kitchen waste into black gold! Home composting is the most environmentally-friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste, plus it produces compost that can be used as an excellent soil improver. Join john as he talks you through the do’s and don’ts of gardening’s most important of skills… composting! Learn the different methods…

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Weave your own Garden Obelisks and Plant Climbers with Maggie Cooper

Make your own garden structures for climbing plants using natural materials. Expert weaver Maggie Cooper will show you step by step how to use traditional weaving techniques to make garden obelisks, sculpture or plant-climbers using a variety of natural materials. Course fee includes all materials and a delicious lunch from The Yard Cafe (a hand-made sausage roll with salads and a piece of cake. Veggie alternative available on request). Maggie Cooper has…

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Dawn Chorus Walk with Gavin Bennett

Join us for an early morning walk, and immerse yourself in the joyful sounds of bird song, as the dawn chorus reaches its peak. From March to July the dawn chorus can be heard as birds defend their territories and sing to attract a mate. Ornithology expert Gavin Bennett will teach you to identify different bird song in this annual ritual of the natural world. The walk takes place in the grounds…

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Basket Weaving with Maggie Cooper

Make your own beautiful hedgerow basket from natural materials in a variety of colours. Learn how to weave a traditional basket, making use of the decorative colours of different willow varieties. A place on this day course would be a great gift to give someone who loves crafting, or you could make a basket to give as a gift, filled with food or flowers? (*photographs show baskets made on the course by…

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Traditional Christmas Wreath Making

Get in the Christmas spirit by making your own decorative wreath. Using natural materials, learn how to construct and decorate your own eco-friendly traditional Christmas wreath in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Cotesbach Estate. The informal and friendly class will be held in our Georgian Schoolhouse building, in a small group. From building the frame, to adding a variety of natural foliage, you will be guided through the process. Ticket includes…

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Traditional Christmas Wreath Making

Get in the Christmas spirit by making your own decorative wreath. Using natural materials, learn how to construct and decorate your own eco-friendly traditional Christmas wreath in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Cotesbach Estate. The informal and friendly class will be held in our Georgian Schoolhouse building, in a small group. From building the frame, to adding a variety of natural foliage, you will be guided through the process. Ticket includes…

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Traditional Christmas Wreath Making

Get in the Christmas spirit by making your own decorative wreath. Using natural materials, learn how to construct and decorate your own eco-friendly traditional Christmas wreath in the beautiful surroundings of the historic Cotesbach Estate. The informal and friendly class will be held in our Georgian Schoolhouse building, in a small group. From building the frame, to adding a variety of natural foliage, you will be guided through the process. Ticket includes…

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