Events at the Garden
We regularly add to our programme of events - please check back for updates, and don't miss our courses page.
Rococo Garden Sprites
Tuesdays during term time plus school holiday specials, 10am-12noon
A chance for children between 18 months and 4 years to stroll through our gorgeous Garden to the enchanted woodland to play, explore and create some natural crafts. The sessions are a mixture of guided activities and free play for which we have a range of resources on hand. There's mud play, walks, stories, wild art, bug hunting and generally having a lovely, relaxing time. Limited availability - book direct with Nature Connections.
24th September - 31st October (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm, excluding our Autumn Festival weekend)
We are delighted to be hosting the Painswick Orchard Group's splendid apple press and juicing equipment again this Autumn. Book a session from the dates and times available, bring in your apples and convert them into bottled, pasteurised juice! For more information & to book, click here.
Willow weave a traditional basket
Thursday 26th September, 10am - 3.30pm
Learn how to weave a traditional basket in the expert hands of Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen's Susie Early. Places are limited - cost £65pp including all materials and tools. To book or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Niki on 07821 098171.
'En Plein Air' landscape painting workshop with Jayne Tricker
Thursday 3rd October, 10am - 4pm
Led by artist and art educator, Jayne Tricker, this day-long workshop will take you through every stage of the process from editing what you see and sketching to mark making and experiments in the use of colour. Jayne uses a split primary palette approach to colour mixing. Places are limited - cost £75pp including all materials and tools. To book or for more information please email email@example.com or call Niki on 07821 098171.
See the Garden with fresh eyes - Mindful Photography Workshop with Ruth Davey
Sunday 20th October, 10.30am-3pm
Develop your photography skills and discover a mindful approach to this art form. This workshop will help you to slow down and use photography, mindfulness and walking to look more deeply at the world around you. You can use any device you choose, from a mobile phone, tablet or a digital camera, and the workshop is suitable for all abilities. For more information and to book, visit Ruth's website.
Family Autumn Festival
Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th October, 10.30am - 3pm
Our annual celebration of everything harvest, including heritage produce displays, tastings, an autumn trail and a chance to bake an apple on our open fire. Plus don't miss the chance to hunt for the golden apple hidden in the Garden, children's crafts, cider tasting, pumpkins for sale and seasonal activities on the Bowling Green. Check back for further details - normal admission applies.
For more information about any of our events please get in touch and a member of our team will be more than happy to help. See also our courses which run throughout the year.