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More details - Empingham Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
3 very different gardens in a lovely village. Park and start your visit at Prebendal House, next door to the Church and standing in four acres of garden with open parkland views to the River Gwash. Included are extensive herbaceous borders, topiary and a sunken water garden.
Empingham Gardens, Empingham
Sun 23 Jun 19

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: Sunlit Flower Pots
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.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 27 Jun 19

More details - Redhill Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
Bold contemporary design with formal lawns, grass amphitheatre and turf viewing mound, herbaceous borders & new rose garden. Prairie style planting showing vibrant colour in late summer. Also natural swimming pond surrounded by Japanese style planting, bog garden and fernery.
Redhill Lodge, Oakham
Sun 30 Jun 19

More details - Love Your Garden Bugs
Ever wondered exactly what some of those beasties are as you work in the garden? Sally Cunningham’s course is an introduction to garden pests and predators, and the others which simply live in your garden minding their own business.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 3 Jul 19

More details - Summer Sundays: Tree Trail
Come and discover some great trees for your outside spaces.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 7 Jul 19

More details - Sunday Afternoon Music For All Tastes
The End Of An Era - ROKMC Final Concert - The Club will be closing its doors in July 2019 after 16 years.
Market Overton Village Hall, 52 Main Street, Market Overton, Rutland
Sun 14 Jul 19

More details - Summer Sundays: Flower Arranging Day
Meet members of the Rutland Flower Club and learn tips and tricks for creating your own artistic arrangements.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 14 Jul 19

More details - Growing Veg Indoors and Out
Are you a virgin veg grower? Want to learn which seedlings are weeds and what’s a plant, or are you nervous about taking on more than you can dig? Join Sally Cunningham to find out how to start growing vegetables- even if your garden is small or non-existent.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 17 Jul 19

More details - Roses Day with Stuart Dixon
This is a special day of informal walks and talks hosted by writer, broadcaster and rose fan Stuart Dixon. So if you’re looking for a particular variety or just love roses, join Stuart to tour the Gardens and learn more- there’s no booking necessary and you’re welcome to join him for as long as you like.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 21 Jul 19

More details - Watercolour Painting: Campanula
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.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 25 Jul 19

More details - Summer Sundays: Plant Clinic
Join Sally Cunningham to find out about garden pests and diseases, and what to do if you’ve got them.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 28 Jul 19

More details - Rutland Showground antiques, vintage and collectors weekend
Guildhall Fairs returns to Rutland for their annual: Antiques in the County Major 2 day Antiques and Collectors show This huge event includes hundreds of traders in the Rutland Suite, Shopping Arcades, Marquee and substantial outdoor arena.
Rutland County Showground, Oakham
Sat 3 Aug 19 and Sun 4 Aug

More details - Garden Photography Workshop: Point & Shoot
Learn how to take the perfect picture with award-winning botanical and garden photographer Hemant Jariwala.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sat 3 Aug 19

More details - Summer Sundays: Grow and Discover
Families of all ages can join garden designer Chris Allen to learn some amazing facts about what goes on in your garden.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 4 Aug 19

More details - Summer Sundays: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Come for a fun family day full of activities to help you find out more about the insect pals and pests in your back yard. Meet local beekeeper Stuart Taylor who supplies the Barnsdale Gardens gift shop- you’ll be able to get a close-up look at a frame of live honeybees and find out how his delicious honey is made.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 11 Aug 19

More details - Gardening in Shade
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.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Mon 12 Aug 19

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 17 Aug 19 and Sun 18 Aug

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: Garden View
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.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 22 Aug 19

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 25 Aug 19

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 17 Sep 19

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 18 Sep 19

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: Little Things
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.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 19 Sep 19

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 26 Sep 19

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 2 Oct 19

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 5 Oct 19

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