Events in 2016

‘Tour of Waltham’ – Every Wednesday from May 25th until September 28th 2016 11am and 2pm
Join one of our gardeners for a tour of the beautiful walled gardens, Kitchen Garden and woodlands.
Cost: £5 per person to include tea or coffee. Booking essential- / 01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

Picnic in the Place -CANCELLED DUE TO POOR GROUND CONDITIONS – Saturday June 25th 2016 5.30pm -9.30pm

Annual Moth Night – Friday 1st July 2016 9.30pm
Visit the woods after dark to take part in our yearly moth survey. Members of Berkshire Moth Group will be on hand to identify the moths we catch and share interesting facts about moths and their life cycles. We currently have 455 species of moth identified here at Waltham Place so let’s see if we can add to that total. All proceeds go to the Berkshire Moth Group to support their work. Members of the public must leave the site by 11.45pm.
Cost: £5 per person. Booking essential- / 01628 825517
Venue: Participants will be notified of the parking arrangements a week before the event.

Macro Photography Course – Thursday 7th July 2016 9.30am – 4pm fully booked
This one day course will enable you to experience the diverse insect life and flora of our beautiful gardens with gardener and photographer, Ron Pilcher. Ron has an extensive knowledge of macro work, with digital cameras, and will guide you through the techniques and practical aspects of macro photography, within the wildlife-rich backdrop of the Ornamental Gardens at Waltham Place. This is a course designed for photographers with all levels of experience. There’s always so much to learn!
Cost: £45 to include lunch and refreshments. Booking essential- / 01628 825517
Venue: The Ormandy Centre*, Church Hill, White Waltham, Berks. SL6 3JH

Working oxen – yesterday and today – Thursday July 21st 2016 2pm- 4pm
Join us for a talk on the ox and how it has shaped our culture, language and landscape. We will also look at the continuing importance of the ox in many parts of the world and how it could be considered better than a tractor! You will get a chance to meet our working oxen, see some of the equipment they work with and experience some of the basic commands used in their training.
Cost: £6 per person to include a tea or coffee on arrival. Booking essential /01628 825517
Venue: Ormandy Centre*,Church Hill, White Waltham, Berks. SL6 3JH

Bat Walk and Talk – Friday 12th August 2016 7.30pm-10.30pm
Members of Berks and South Bucks Bat Group join us for an evening walk and talk to learn more about these nocturnal creatures. Seven species of bat have been identified here at Waltham since 2013. Explore the woods at twilight using bat detectors to locate and identify the different species flying overhead.
Cost: £5 per person. Booking essential /01628 825517
Proceeds to go to the Berks and South Bucks Bat Group.
Venue: Tearoom

Tree Walk – Celebrating Timber – Thursday 25th August 2016 11am-1.00pm
What major commercial uses of timber can you think of? Man has harvested wood for centuries for it’s strength and beauty. This walk will highlight some of the less well known uses of timber our Waltham Place trees offer.
Cost: £5 per person. Booking essential /01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

Floral Walk with Naturalistic Flower Arranging Demonstration – Thursday 8th September 1.30pm – 4pm
Join our gardeners on a walk through the Ornamental Gardens looking at the flowers and foliage at this time of year. Then join Richard Elder for a Naturalistic Flower Arranging Demonstration in the tearoom.
Cost: £12.50 to include tea or coffee and biscuits. Booking essential / 01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

Harvest Walk – Saturday 15th October 2-4.30pm
Celebrate nature’s wild harvest in the woods before visiting the Orchards to celebrate our diverse array of apples ready to harvest. Followed by an apple pressing demonstration.
Cost: £7 to include refreshments
Venue: Ormandy Centre