Events in 2018

Bluebell Walk Saturday 21st April 2pm (FULLY BOOKED)
There are few sights as beautiful as a carpet of bluebells covering the woodland floor, and few scents as sweet as the delicate fragrance of a bluebell. Join us as we celebrate our bluebells with a woodland walk this April.

Price: £10 to include refreshments.
Booking essential as places are limited. estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Location: The Ormandy Centre, Church Hill, White Waltham.

Organic vegetable growing for beginners- Wednesday 25th April 10am- 2pm (FULLY BOOKED)

Are you growing vegetables yourself or are you thinking of starting to grow some yourself? Would you like to learn a bit more about Organic growing methods?
Come and join Ute and Jess in this simple, straightforward and practical workshop to learn all about starting your own patch or improve your existing skills.
During the workshop we will be looking at the different aspects of growing vegetables. We start with the basics like: raising your seedlings, propagation,improving your soil, choosing your crops, crop rotation, uses of compost and green manure, how to deal with pests and diseases.
This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in growing vegetables using organic methods.

Price: £25 to include a light organic lunch and refreshments.
Booking essential as places are limited. estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Location: The Ormandy Centre, Church Hill, White Waltham.

Dawn Chorus – Saturday 12th May 5.30am- 7.30am (FULLY BOOKED)
Experience the Dawn Chorus here at Waltham Place as we explore the beautiful grounds listening to the great variety of birdsong. Local bird expert Brian Clews will be leading the walk, teaching us how to identify the different calls and how to differentiate between them. An uplifting and energising start to the day.

Price: £10 to include a breakfast roll, or muesli, and hot drinks.
Booking essential as places are limited. estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Location: The Ormandy Centre, Church Hill, White Waltham.

‘Tour of Waltham’ – Every Wednesday from 30th May until 26th September 2018 at 11am or 2pm
Join one of our gardeners for a tour of the beautiful walled gardens, Kitchen Garden and woodlands. Groups are kept small to give visitors space and the opportunity to talk to the gardener and ask questions as you walk.
Cost: £5 per person to include a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.
Booking advisable estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

Family Fleece to Fabric Day with Needle Felting and Pegloom Weaving Workshop 31st May 11am
Come and meet our rare breed Castlemilk Moorit sheep. Learn to spin fleece into yarn with Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, join Bucks Vision at the peg looms or make a needle felt owl* to take home. (* 8 years plus at parental discretion)

Cost: £8 per person. Proceeds to Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers and to Bucks Vision.
Booking essential estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

Gems in the grassland 14th June 2pm
Join naturalist Martin Woolner in the grassland to look for some of the little gems of the invertebrate world. Martin will share his passion for invertebrates as we look more closely before returning them safely to their home.

Cost: £5 Proceeds to Buglife.
Booking essential estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

The Edible Garden 28th June 2pm
How does your garden taste? A walk through the gardens of Waltham Place with our Chef Adrian and Kitchen Gardener Ute to discover which plants and flowers can be eaten. Learn how many garden plants usually grown for their aesthetic appeal can be used for culinary purposes, either cooked or raw.

Cost: £5
Booking essential estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

Jewels in the meadow 12th July 11am
Join local expert Andrew Padmore for a butterfly walk through the walled gardens and grounds.

Cost: £5 Proceeds to Wild Maidenhead.
Booking essential estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

Get to know your shrubs 26th July 11am
Do you want to know more about growing shrubs? Join gardener, Tim, for a garden tour focusing on our shrubs, their needs and how to care for them.

Cost: £5
Booking essential estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

Bat Walk and Talk 10th August 7.30pm-10.30pm
Berks and South Bucks Bat Group join us for an evening walk and talk to learn more about these nocturnal creatures. Explore the woods after twilight as we locate and identify the different species flying overhead.

Cost: £5 Proceeds to Berks and S Bucks Bat Group.
Booking essential estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Venue: Tearoom

Annual Moth Night 24th August 8.15pm –11pm
Visit the woods after dark to take part in our yearly moth survey. Waltham Place currently has 505 species of moth recorded so let’s see if we can add to that total.

Cost: £5 Proceeds to Berks Moth Group Publishing.
Booking essential estateoffice@walthamplace.com / 01628 825517
Venue: Directions will be sent to those booking places