Thursday March 26, 2015

What's On in and around Oakham

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Today to 23 Apr 2015 - by distance

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Stamford based Community choir Woven Chords will join forces with Melton Mowbray’s Global Harmony for their joint Spring Concert. Both choirs will perform their own repertoire and will also sing together. Audiences can expect an eclectic mix... View more details - Joint Spring Concert with Global Harmony and Woven Chords
Oakham School Chapel, Chapel Close. Market Place. Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DT
Saturday 28 Mar 2015

Join local artist Sandra Peck to paint these beautiful spring blooms in watercolour, with an easy wet-into-wet background to suggest flowers growing naturally. Everyone is welcome, from the more experienced artist to the absolute beginner and... View more details - RHS Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Crocus’
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Today

Lots of plants can be had for free by swapping cuttings with friends and family, or propagating your own. If you’re new to all this, or just want to learn more, then join Nick Hamilton to find out all about the different methods of stem, root... View more details - Plant Propagation
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Tomorrow

Come for a fun-filled family weekend! Everyone can paint an egg to help decorate our special Easter Tree in the woodland and youngsters can have a cracking good time hunting for tokens to swap for a chocolatey Easter treat. View more details - Easter at Barnsdale Gardens
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Friday 3 Apr 2015 to Monday 6 Apr 2015

Beginners and improvers can join super spinner Pam Austin and learn to spin their own yarn on a spinning wheel or drop spindle. The course will include making 2-and 3-ply yarn for knitting plus fancy bouclé, gimp and art yarn, using Blue-faced... View more details - Handspinning Workshop
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Tuesday 7 Apr 2015

Aimed at both experienced and novice growers, Nick Hamilton’s course will show you the many ways you can extend your growing season; learn all about different vegetable varieties, propagation by seed, growing in beds, storage, and the... View more details - Vegetables All the Year Round
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Wednesday 8 Apr 2015

Spend a relaxing morning learning to make hexagonal patchwork; make a pretty pincushion in a single session, or design a cushion cover as a longer project. You’ll need a pair of fabric and paper scissors, a sewing needle and pins, plus 6 fat... View more details - Hand-sewn Patchwork
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Friday 10 Apr 2015

Barnsdale has launched its own Gardening Certificate, aimed at giving everyone a comprehensive understanding of general gardening techniques. All gardeners, irrespective of ability, are welcome to join horticultural adviser, writer and speaker... View more details - Barnsdale Gardens Gardening Certificate, Module 2 of 8: The Ornamental Kitchen Garden
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Saturday 11 Apr 2015 and Sunday 12 Apr 2015

Being able to compost all that free material that we generate at home and in the garden is an exciting thought. This course will show you how! Nick Hamilton takes a look at what can and cannot be composted, the requirements of a compost heap,... View more details - Composting
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Monday 13 Apr 2015

Come and make a lovely floral-inspired cushion cover; our tutor Wendy Broad will inspire, guide and support you in this age-old craft using pre-loved fabrics. You’ll need to bring a pair of dressmaking scissors plus a selection of washed cotton... View more details - Rag Rugging on a Floral Theme
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Monday 13 Apr 2015

If the thought of pruning your shrubs brings you out in a cold sweat, then this is the course for you! Join Barnsdale’s Head Gardener Jon Brocklebank as he tackles plants in the various pruning groups in two hours of easy-to-follow practical... View more details - Pruning Shrubs
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Wednesday 15 Apr 2015

Follow Sandra Peck’s demonstration to paint these exquisite flowers in watercolour, capturing the beautiful curves and folds of the petals with wet-into-wet brush-strokes. Everyone is welcome, from the more experienced artist to the absolute... View more details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Irises’
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Thursday 16 Apr 2015

Beds and borders of all kinds look their best against an area of lush green grass, so join Jon Brocklebank to learn how to create the perfect lawn by seeding or laying turf, and keep it in tip-top condition by scarifying, aerating and top-dressing. View more details - Lawncare
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Friday 17 Apr 2015

If your garden is not achieving everything you envisaged and you’re unsure what to do, then join internationally renowned garden designer David Stevens for this very special workshop. David will take you through all the basics; looking at... View more details - Planting Design Workshop
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 8AH
Saturday 18 Apr 2015

Got a glut of runners? Overflowing with courgettes? Want to try something different? For those who want to grow beyond potatoes, broad beans and lettuce, but aren’t sure where to start... come and be inspired! Sally Cunningham will show you how to... View more details - Growing Unusual Vegetables
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Monday 20 Apr 2015



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