Events

Hedgelaying Course Saturday 16th November 2019 9.30am-4pm
Hedge laying has great conservational value and with the associated benefits to wildlife, it really is important to preserve and share this skill. In this one day training session, Clive Leeke will cover the fundamentals of hedge laying, teaching all the necessary skills and techniques. This course is designed for absolute beginners wanting to learn, through to the more experienced hedge layer wanting to practice and improve. By the end of the day you will have laid your own section of hedge, which will become a wildlife haven for years to come. Please dress warmly. All tools provided.
Price: £75 To include warming lunch and refreshments Student Rate: £50 Quote STU50
Meeting point: The Ormandy Centre, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Biodynamic and organic gardening Friday Course 10am-5pm on all 6 dates Just 1 place remaining!
Turn your garden into a haven for nature and produce healthy food for your family and friends with our step-by-step workshops to guide you through the gardening year. Join the Biodynamic Gardening team in the delightful gardens of Waltham Place to learn the key biodynamic and organic practices that allow you to grow fruit and vegetables without the need for artificial input or chemical pesticides. From the first steps of planning a vegetable garden, to the final harvest of the year, we’ll offer you our expert advice and guidance.

Module 1: Friday 15th November 2019 – planning an organic/biodynamic vegetable garden
Module 2: Friday 24th January 2020 – sowing seeds and plant propagation
Module 3: Friday 13th March 2020 – cultivation and fertilisation
Module 4: Friday 3rd April 2020 – health & vitality: natural prevention of pests & diseases
Module 5: Friday 22nd May 2020 – appreciation and guidance
Module 6: Friday 5th June 2020 – harvesting and storage (including seed saving)

Price: £150 To include refreshments.
Meeting point: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Biodynamic and organic gardening Saturday Course 10am-5pm on all 6 dates FULLY BOOKED
Turn your garden into a haven for nature and produce healthy food for your family and friends with our step-by-step workshops to guide you through the gardening year. Join the Biodynamic Gardening team in the delightful gardens of Waltham Place to learn the key biodynamic and organic practices that allow you to grow fruit and vegetables without the need for artificial input or chemical pesticides. From the first steps of planning a vegetable garden, to the final harvest of the year, we’ll offer you our expert advice and guidance.

Module 1: Saturday 23rd November 2019 – planning an organic/biodynamic vegetable garden
Module 2: Saturday 18th January 2020 – sowing seeds and plant propagation
Module 3: Saturday 7th March 2020 – cultivation and fertilisation
Module 4: Saturday 4th April 2020 – health & vitality: natural prevention of pests & diseases
Module 5: Saturday 16th May 2020 – appreciation and guidance
Module 6: Saturday 6th June 2020 – harvesting and storage (including seed saving)

Price: £150 To include refreshments. This event is now Fully Booked.
Meeting point: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Christmas Crafts Saturday 14th December 2019 9.30am-12.30pm
A Christmas Craft workshop with the Waltham Place Gardeners, learning how to make natural garlands, swags and table centerpieces.
Price: £20 To include refreshments.
If you would like to bring your children along a children’s Christmas craft session is available. Make a willow wand, a hand-dipped candle and a simple wreath.
Price: £10 To include refreshments. (limited number of places available)
Venue: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Festive Walk and Wreathmaking Saturday 7th December 2019 10.30am-1pm
Join us for a woodland walk looking at the foliage traditionally used to decorate our homes at this time of year. We will then teach you how to make a biodegradable Christmas wreath to welcome visitors to your door.
Price: £20 To include refreshments.
Meeting point: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

Christmas Shop Friday 20th December 3-6pm
Come and celebrate the festive season with mulled wine and mince pies, carol singing, and of course, delicious biodynamic food produced here at Waltham Place. Stock up on preserves, chutneys and homegrown vegetables, or sample our grass-fed lamb, frozen grass-fed beef and apple juice. Also available, books, wool and copper tools for those last-minute gifts.
Venue: The Tearoom, Waltham Place, Church Hill.

To book for an event please contact estateoffice@walthamplace.com stating the name of the event and the number of places required, or telephone 01628 825 517.