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More details - Summer Vegetable Weekend
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 veggie expert will be available to advise you on your own production and chat about her favourite subject!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sat 18 Aug and Sun 19 Aug

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Potting Shed’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for a really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while, you’ll have a chance to sit up close and watch a detailed demonstration and then have a go at your own pace, with help as you need it throughout the...
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 23 Aug

More details - Garden iPhoneography
Join our award-winning botanical, garden and landscape lensman Hemant Jariwala and learn to take great garden photos with your smartphone. You’ll begin by getting to grips with smartphone technology, from its limitations to its numerous advantages.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Summer Sundays: Plant Lovers’ Day with Matt Biggs
A special day of informal walks and talks hosted by Radio 4’s Matthew Biggs. Matt will be touring the Gardens to discover the interesting species that you might otherwise miss, and you are welcome to join him for as long as you like.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 26 Aug

More details - Preparing Your Garden for Winter
In these days of global warming and changing weather patterns, the term ‘putting your garden to bed for winter’ no longer really applies, but there are still plenty of jobs that need to be carried out before the cold weather really kicks in.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 18 Sep

More details - Composting
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, activators, turning a heap and the pros and cons of each type of compost bin.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 19 Sep

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Sunlight Through Trees’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for another really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day, painting this lovely scene of light amongst the trees in the Avenue, on the approach to Barnsdale.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 20 Sep

More details - Rose Pruning
Roses are notorious for being tricky to trim so if you’re petrified of pruning, we’ve got just the course for you!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 27 Sep

More details - Introduction to Organic Vegetable Growing
Led by Nick Hamilton, this course is aimed at both gardening novices and those who want to find out more about growing and ‘pest-proofing’ their vegetables the natural way.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Mon 1 Oct

More details - Autumn at Barnsdale: Breakfast and Guided Walk
Top up your energy reserves with a Barnsdale Full English Breakfast before setting off at 10.30am on a very special guided tour of Barnsdale Gardens with Nick Hamilton at this colourful time of year.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 3 Oct

More details - Uppingham October Festival
We are delighted to add Uppingham to our 2018 calendar with an October Festival, in the centre of town on the market place. Food, music, beer and cider festival together with some special seasonal activities and entertainments all contribute to this Autumnal celebration.
The Market Place
Sat 6 Oct and Sun 7 Oct

More details - Garden Design Workshop
While many of us are more than competent to design and decorate our homes the ideas can often dry up as soon as we move outside. Just where is the best place for a patio or path, the shed, greenhouse or arbour? And of course the whole question of choosing and using plants taxes many of us!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sat 6 Oct

More details - Whalebone: Mirabilia Tour
An evening of eclectic acoustic music from critically acclaimed trio Whalebone. The award winning instrumental trio, whose blend of Celtic folk music interwoven with strands of rock, Americana and Eastern European tradition has earned them a following both in the UK and in the USA and Canada, are known for using more...
St Mary’s Church, Manton, Rutland
Sun 7 Oct

More details - Autumn Birdwatch
Meet expert spotters and take a special tour of the Gardens with local naturalist Phil Rudkin. You can chat with our clever makers of bird boxes and bug hotels or make a simple bird feeder yourself to take home.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 7 Oct

More details - Willow Trug Workshop
Grab your secateurs and join country craftsman John Shone to learn the art of basket weaving and create a beautiful garden trug to take home.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 10 Oct

More details - Pruning Shrubs
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 demonstrations.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 10 Oct

More details - Vegetables All the Year Round
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 importance of catch crops.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 17 Oct

More details - The Fruitful Garden
If it’s a blasted heath or a sunny cliff top, an urban pocket handkerchief or just a tiny patio, whatever the size and site of your garden there’s a fruit that will love growing there.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 18 Oct

More details - Planting Design Workshop
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.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sat 20 Oct

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Clematis’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for another really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while, you’ll have a chance to sit up close and watch a detailed demonstration and then have a go at your own pace, with help as you need it throughout...
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 25 Oct

More details - Barnsdale’s Scary Spooktacular
Come for a walk in the Weird Woods where you can take part in a spot of spooky apple bobbing and carve your own petrifying pumpkin to take home- it’s frightening fun for all the family, and kids in costume visit free!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 28 Oct

More details - Plant Propagation
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 and leaf cutting, division and layering.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 31 Oct

More details - Pruning Fruit Trees
If you’ve got fruit trees in need of a haircut but no idea how to begin, then we have just the course for you!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 6 Nov

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Oakham Castle in Pen and Wash’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for another really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day, painting this lovely view of Oakham Castle in gorgeous drippy watercolour and added pen detail.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 15 Nov

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: ‘Snowy Garden’
Join local artist Sandra Peck for another really enjoyable, relaxed and informative day. It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or have been painting for a while, you’ll have a chance to sit up close and watch a detailed demonstration and then have a go at your own pace, with help as you need it throughout...
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 13 Dec

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