Great activities to enjoy together in the garden

Discovery 60 new Sculptures, learn new skills on a variety of art workshops & special horticultural events throughout the seasons.

Sculptures in the Landscape Exhibition 2024

‘Sculpture in the Landscape’ exhibition is set alongside our permanent collection of 90 sculptures 

Over 60 pieces of new sculpture will be on display through 2024 with artists coming from all over the UK

The Exhibition will run from 18th April to Sunday 3rd November 2024 during normal open hours.

To see all pieces go to our online gallery – click here

      

   

 

 

Botanical Illustrations Workshops

Back by popular demand, we are running two Botanical Illustration Courses, with Bridget Gillespie.
Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting plant forms accurately, to capture their individual characteristics and to aid identification. This 3-day workshop will be in a step-by-step format, with demonstration and individual tuition from Bridget covering drawing, composition and watercolour techniques. Suitable for complete beginners to intermediate painters. Materials are not included. 
 
Bridget Gillespie is an award-winning Botanical Illustrator. In 2002, 2008, 2017 and 2018 she was awarded Gold Medals by the RHS who have purchased several pieces for their archive collection. Bridget has works in the RHS, Hunt Institute collections and illustrated The Northern Pomona.
 
Workshop Details:
 
Spring workshop:             Tuesday 30 April – Thursday 2 May 2024    
Autumn workshop:          Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 October 2024
10am – 4pm                       Suitable for beginners and intermediate painters.
Cost:                                      £200
Booking essential: info@himalayangarden.com
       
 

Art Retreats

Join professional artist Rebecca Jayne as she returns to host a variety of one-day painting workshops in the garden.
You will learn tips and techniques (with plenty of support) and get inspiration from the garden to create your own painting of the flora, fauna and garden landscapes. You will be painting outside, weather permitting, and indoors.
 
Workshops take place at 10am – 4pm on:
17th May,  19th July, 15th August, 27th September
 
For full details and to book email: info@rebeccajayneartist.co.uk
 

         

Ceramics Poppy Workshop - Saturday 20th July 2024

Join ceramicist Anna Whitehouse for a walk and talk about her 2022 poppy installation ‘Bursting From The Slumber’  before heading inside to customise your own unique trio of ceramic poppies for your own garden.

      

Anna will take the poppies back to her studio to glaze, fire and assemble onto steel rods,  returning them to the Himalayan Garden for your collection.

     

Workshop details:

 2 hour workshops at:

  • 10am – 12noon
  • 1pm – 3pm

Cost per workshop : £65 per person

Limited places, booking essential, please email info@himalayangarden.com

Please note, no refunds will be given if you cancel within 14 days of the event

Annapurna Indian Music & Dancing - 27th July

The magical Annapurna Indian Dancers will present an amazing afternoon on 27th July of beautiful traditional Indian dances, music and stories, bringing alive the amazing story of the renowned environmentalist SAALUMARADA THIMMAKKA from India.
Nature, poetry, love for life and the joy of living all coming together in this wonderful afternoon with opportunities to join in the dance workshops. Normal garden entry applies. From 12 noon.

Gurkha Trust Fundraising Weekend - 17th & 18th August

The Himalayan Garden is hosting its second charity event in aid of the Gurkha Welfare Trust

Find out more about the historic military role of the Gurkhas and why they need our support.

There will be Nepali-themed games and activities, and a talk by legendary Yorkshireman Jim Morton about his epic journey around the country.

Come and help us  support  The Gurkha Welfare Trust – supporting Gurkha veterans, families, and communities in Nepal. Find our more at the charity and its work :  https://www.gwt.org.uk/

       

 

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