Tuesday August 4, 2015

What's On in and around Oakham

Events

Today to 1 Sep 2015 - by distance

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The British Birdwatching Fair is the event of the year if you’re into birds and wildlife! The event at Rutland Water boasts celebrity appearances, wildlife lectures, birding cruises and a fantastic array of trade and art stands. There are... View more details - Birdfair 2015
Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Egleton, Rutland, Leicestershire LE15 8BT
Fri 21 Aug to Sun 23 Aug

A fun family day full of activities to help you find out more about the insect pals and pests in your back yard. Early risers can join our moth expert from 9am-10am for a cuppa and a breakfast butty, to see what’s been caught in our live moth trap... View more details - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sun 9 Aug

Glyn Mould’s summer school is perfect for anyone who has taken an introductory course and would like to gain a greater understanding of the woodcarver’s art. You’ll learn all about safety, tool care and timbers for carving while creating something... View more details - Wood Carving Summer School
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Mon 10 Aug to Fri 14 Aug

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 6: Propagation
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sat 15 Aug and Sun 16 Aug

If you love growing your own food then Barnsdale is the place to be this weekend. We’ll be opening up the productive areas that are normally off-limits to visitors, and our expert growers will be available to advise you on your own veggie... View more details - Summer Vegetable Weekend
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sat 15 Aug and Sun 16 Aug

Discover a range of plants that are perfect for the shady areas in your garden and clever ways to improve growing conditions and broaden your scope for planting. Nick Hamilton’s course combines indoor tuition with an outdoor exploration of... View more details - Gardening in Shade
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Tue 18 Aug

Join local artist Sandra Peck and learn some exciting new ways to portray these amazing flowers; shaping each petal and giving character and ‘fire’ to the dark centre. Everyone is welcome, from the more experienced artist to the absolute beginner... View more details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Sunflowers’
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Thu 20 Aug

Take a wander through Barnsdale’s summer splendour on this special day and see what surprises you can discover in its hidden corners- live music, story-telling and poetry for all ages, or some amazing art! View more details - A Garden of Delights
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sun 23 Aug

Paint the beauty of strong sunlight playing on stones and summer flowers at Barnsdale. Lucy Ellis offers friendly support and detailed demonstrations designed to help both experienced artists and complete beginners to get the most out of their time,... View more details - Pastel Art Day: ‘Sunny Courtyard Scenes’
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Thu 27 Aug

Come and meet the tutors of our craft courses, which include furniture painting, wood-carving, jam-making, willow weaving, pottery and more. You’ll be able to see them at work in the Gardens and have a go yourself. View more details - Art and Craft Taster Day
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Sun 30 Aug

Enjoy great locally-produced food and drink in a beautiful garden setting on your special day off, with no washing up! View more details - Bank Holiday BBQ
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH
Mon 31 Aug

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle’s house deep in the Yorkshire countryside, where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting... View more details - The Secret Garden
Rutland Water Park, Sykes Lane, Empingham, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 8QL
Fri 28 Aug

' acre garden re-established by new owner between 2009 and 2012. Beautiful blue cedar trees, excellent specimen tulip tree. Parts of garden original, others reinstated with variety of plants and bushes. Original bog garden and natural pond.... View more details - Tresillian House - Open Garden for NGS
Tresillian House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0BQ
Sun 30 Aug, Sun 18 Oct

Open Gardens
Tresillian house will be open to the public on Sunday 30 August from 11.00 - 16.30. Come and view the garden, new koi pond, and bog gardens. Scrumptious ploughmans lunches served and luxury cream teas. Light refreshments if preferred. View more details - Open Gardens
Tresillian House, 67 Dalby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0BQ
Sun 30 Aug
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A weekly Antiques and Collectors market held at Melton Mowbray Cattle Market every Tuesday. A part of the busy livestock market, the antique and collectors market is well established and has been running for many years. Undercover location with a... View more details - Melton Mowbray Tuesday Antiques and Collectors market
Cattle Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1JY
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