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More details - Sumptuous Snowdrops
What a spectacular sight it is, the cherry blossom filling our spring gardens with abundant flowers, scent and stunning beauty. If you can manage to tear your eyes away from these spectacular trees, the whole gardens are also bursting with fresh, new-season flowers and foliage.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Today to Thu 28 Feb

More details - Sunday Afternoon Music For All Tastes
Come along and enjoy 2 hours of Show Tunes, Film Themes, Big Band, Classical, Ballads, Orchestral, Jazz and Popular Easy Listening Favourites played by top professional artistes on electronic keyboard orchestra instruments. Free light refreshments during the 30 minute interval.
Market Overton Village Hall, 52 Main Street, Market Overton
Sun 17 Feb 19

More details - Willow Animal Workshop
Grab your secateurs and join country craftsman Martin Keeley to learn all about willow and create something beautiful to take home. In the morning you’ll learn the basics of weaving and make a simple fish, then after lunch in the Tea Room you can progress onto a very realistic pheasant.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 19 Feb 19

More details - Making the Most of Your Kitchen Garden
Join Gardeners’ Question Time regular Matt Biggs and discover how to make the best use of your kitchen garden, to maximise production and (in the spirit of Barnsdale and its creator Geoff Hamilton), to grow the finest fruit and vegetables the organic way.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 20 Feb 19

More details - Basics of Vegetable Growing
Nick Hamilton explains the mysteries of soil preparation, seed sowing, plant raising, crop requirements and planting in this morning of top tips for beginners.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 26 Feb 19

More details - Growing in Raised Beds
Nick Hamilton takes a look at the benefits of growing in raised beds and the vegetables that are particularly suited to this environment. Learn all about the best materials to use, bed construction, soil types and cultivation methods for your most productive season ever.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Tue 26 Feb 19

More details - Rose Pruning
Roses can be tricky to trim so if you’re petrified of pruning or just want to get more from your roses, we’ve got just the course for you!
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 27 Feb 19

More details - Spring Fiesta
Come and explore Barnsdale at this exciting time of year as everything starts to burst into life; along with all the fresh new foliage and drifts of spring flowers throughout the Gardens you’ll be able to enjoy the new Geoff Hamilton Winter Border at its very best.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Mon 4 Mar 19 to Sun 17 Mar

More details - Basics of 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 4 Mar 19

More details - Introduction to Wood Carving
Come and learn the basics of wood-carving in a special workshop led by award-winning craftsman Glyn Mould; you’ll learn all about relief carving, safety, care of tools and the best timbers for the job. Choose your own project from a carving of flowers to garden birds, and enjoy a delicious lunch, included in the price.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 7 Mar 19

More details - High Art to Hoe-down
Concert by the Cecilian Singers of works ranging from Byrd and Tallis to Cole Porter and Jerome Kern
St Mary the Virgin, Church Road, Ketton
Sat 9 Mar 19

More details - Sunday Afternoon MusicFor All Tastes
Come along and enjoy 2 hours of Show Tunes, Film Themes, Big Band, Classical, Ballads, Orchestral, Jazz and Popular Easy Listening Favourites played by top professional artistes on electronic keyboard orchestra instruments. Free light refreshments during the 30 minute interval.
Market Overton Village Hall, 52 Main Street, Market Overton
Sun 10 Mar 19

More details - Spring at Barnsdale: Breakfast and Guided Walk
Start your day with a cooked breakfast on us then join Nick Hamilton for a very special garden tour, to enjoy the highlights of Barnsdale at this inspirational time of year.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Thu 14 Mar 19

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 20 Mar 19

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: Daffodil Doodles
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 21 Mar 19

More details - Garden Design Workshop
While many of us are happy to design and decorate our homes the ideas can dry up as soon as we move outside. Where is the best place for a patio or path, the greenhouse or arbour? And then there is the whole question of choosing and using plants...
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sat 23 Mar 19

More details - The Devil's Violin presents STOLEN
Spellbinding storytellers perform their kaleidoscopic fairytale. A young prince falls endlessly down through the darkness. In a field of giant poppies, a beautiful old woman is trapped in a cottage nestled in a huge claw.
Cottesmore Village Hall, Cottesmore Oakham Rutland
Fri 29 Mar 19

More details - Mother’s Day at Barnsdale Gardens
Garden-fans of all ages will love Barnsdale on Mother’s Day; it’s the most exciting time of the garden’s year when everything is really coming alive again after the long winter snooze, with hundreds of bright spring blooms carpeting the borders, beautiful birdsong and the scent of flowering shrubs in
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 31 Mar 19

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 6 Apr 19

More details - Gunthorpe Hall - Open Garden for NGS
Large garden in a country setting with extensive views across the Rutland landscape with the carpets of daffodils being the outstanding feature. A great deal of recent re-design has transformed this garden with more recent works being undertaken on the kitchen garden and around the (former) stable yard.
Gunthorpe Hall, Nr Oakham
Sun 7 Apr 19

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 Apr 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
Thu 11 Apr 19

More details - Spring Birdwatch
Meet the experts and take a special bird-spotting tour of the Gardens with local wildlife sound recordist Phil Rudkin. You can chat with our clever makers of bird boxes and bug hotels or make a simple seed feeder yourself to take home.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Sun 14 Apr 19

More details - Perfect Plants for Problem Places
Dismayed by deep dry shade? Bothered by boggy ground? Puzzled by parched corners? If you have a difficult site and don’t know what to plant, then join Gardeners’ Question Time regular, author and speaker Matt Biggs for an interesting and informative course.
Barnsdale Gardens, The Avenue, Exton, Oakham
Wed 17 Apr 19

More details - Watercolour Painting Day: Tea in the garden
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 18 Apr 19

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