There is always a new blooming part of the garden to come and see, from swathes of daffodils in Spring to turning of the leaves in Autumn. We also offer a range of workshops, including Botanical Painting to Sculpture Installations and more.
Botanical painting course - 2020 dates coming soon - as seen on Countryfile
Back by popular demand for 2020 (and recently televised on Countryfile) this 3 day workshop will be in a step-by-step format, with demonstration and individual tuition covering drawing, composition and watercolour techniques. This autumn workshop will focus on winter vegetables. Bridget Gillespie has been a Botanical Illustrator for over 23 years. She has been awarded Gold Medals by the RHS who have purchased several pieces for their archive collection. This is a 3 Day Practical Course – 10am to 4pm each day in our Information Centre. Morning refreshment of Tea, Coffee and Biscuits included each day. This is course is suitable for complete beginners to intermediate painters. If you do not have your own equipment, a list will be supplied for you to purchase before the course begins.Coming Soon
Country File have been filming in the garden! We were thrilled to welcome them, and be part of their Autumn Special . The episode was broadcast on Sunday the 3rd of November 2019 and is available on BBC iPlayer
Extended Opening Dates for 2020
After numerous requests from visitors over the years, we have decided to extend our opening season for 2020. We will be open for one continuous period, beginning on the 10th of April and closing on the 1st of November (closed on Mondays) In anticipation of this, we have spent the last few years planting for additional Summer interest, to ensure that there is always plenty to see and enjoy whenever you choose to visit.Coming Soon