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Events and Workshops 2020

Every year we organise a series of gardening workshops, creative workshops and special events at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens. Our main event is our Wildlife Day in June, which is a family event, with plenty of activities and information about the wildlife of the area.

You can see a full list of all our forthcoming workshops further down the page. Alternatively click on the images below to take you to the events you are interested in.


Gardening Courses

Creative Courses

Charity Open Days

How to book

To reserve your place/s on the courses, please select the course you wish to attend and use the Buy Now buttons beside each workshop. Alternatively complete and return the downloadable booking form. 

All courses include entry to the garden plus coffee and biscuits. Materials are provided unless stated and you will leave each workshop with plenty of reference information.

Please note that course fees cannot be refunded if cancelled less than 7 days prior to date of workshop.

flowers in pastel

CANCELLED: Painting the Garden in Pastels

July 20 at 10:00 - 16:30

Painting plein air to capture the delights of the garden using soft pastel. Cath Inglis will give you a short demonstration showing the techniques she uses and the  use of tonal values & colour in pastel to create a wonderful painting of the garden.  This may be a single flower…

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Rheum showing purple foliage

Looking at Foliage as an Asset in the Garden

July 29 at 10:00 - 12:00

See how to make your garden interesting throughout the summer. Discover the plants which give shape and texture from grasses to Hostas and many in-between. We will be talking about plants which are hardy in Yorkshire so nothing tropical! Join Vanessa for a morning spent looking at foliage and learning…

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wire sculpture of a cat by Chris Moss

August: Wire Sculptures in the Garden

August 1 at 08:00 - August 28 at 17:00

Chris Moss wire sculptures are back in an exhibition in the garden in August. Her workshops here are always sell-out events and our visitors love her life-like sculptures. The exhibition will be of her wire animal designs and are likely to include a sheep with lambs, a cat and other…

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Small wire bird sculpture

Making a Small Wire Bird

August 1 at 10:00 - 12:30

2 Tickets available Chris Moss will be leading these half day sculpture courses where you will learn how to make a small wire bird to take home. She is able to deliver the course with social distancing measures in place, but this means there are fewer places available. All participants…

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SOLD OUT Growing More and Better Vegetables

August 1 at 10:00 - 12:30

This is a more advanced course, aimed at people who have already been on the beginners course or who are more experienced vegetable gardeners. This session will look at vegetable growing in more detail. As well as covering in detail techniques for growing particular crops it will look at  more…

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sculpture exhibition by Eric Moss

August: Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition in the Garden

August 1 at 13:00 - August 28 at 17:00

This August, we invite you to join us for a Sculpture Exhibition in the Garden. We are delighted to welcome the ceramic artist, Eric Moss for the first time to exhibit alongside his wife, wire sculpture artist, Chris Moss. Regular visitors to the garden will be familiar with the wire…

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making wire birds

Making a Small Wire Bird

August 1 at 13:30 - 16:00

Just 1 ticket available Chris Moss will be leading these half day sculpture courses where you will learn how to make a small wire bird to take home. She is able to deliver the course with social distancing measures in place, but this means there are fewer places available, so…

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herbs in the vegetable garden

Growing Fresh Vegetables All Year Round

August 12 at 10:00 - 12:30

Join Tony Chalcraft on this half-day Organic Vegetable Gardening Course where he will show you how to get the most from your vegetable garden, whatever the size, and have fresh vegetables all year round. This course is suitable for anyone who is starting out with an allotment or garden or…

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wire alliums by Chris Moss

SOLD OUT Making Wire Alliums

August 19 at 13:30 - 16:00

The wire sculpture courses here with Chris Moss are so popular that she has agreed to put on an additional half day session this year. On this course you will learn how to make wire alliums, perfect as an extra feature in your garden borders or pots. The workshops will…

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onions drying

Introduction to Growing Vegetables

September 9 at 10:00 - 12:30

Aimed at aspiring, beginning and improving vegetable gardeners, this session looks at what vegetables are best to grow in the north of England with emphasis on: designing and planning a productive garden basic techniques for growing common crops rotation how easy and worthwhile particular crops are to grow. We’re delighted…

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Wire stag's head

Wire Sculpture Course – Make a Wire Stag’s Head

September 10 at 10:00 - 16:00

This full day workshop provides an opportunity to make your own wire stag’s head under the expert guidance of Chris Moss. These sculptures will make a stunning centre piece in any home. This course is perfect for those of you who loved the small wire bird course and now want…

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peacock butterfly on inulas

National Garden Scheme

September 13 at 13:00 - 17:00

Each year we open the garden as part of the National Garden Scheme. Regular admission prices apply. The National Garden Scheme is a registered charity which opens gardens of quality, character and interest to the public. Since 1927 they have raised funds to support nursing and caring charities, and over £25 million…

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A Tree for All Seasons

September 16 at 10:00 - 12:00
£28 – £35

Choosing a tree to give you maximum interest, from flowers in the spring to berries and autumn colour, making sure the size and shape is ideal for the space. Small trees are an important feature of any garden and yet are frequently over looked. In this course, Vanessa aims to…

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Make a 3D Animal Needle Felted Sculpture

September 21 at 10:00 - 16:00

This full day workshop provides a great introduction to needle felting a 3D sculpture. On the day Pam will provide all the equipment, materials and tuition that you need to create your own wonderful animal sculpture to take home. With plenty of examples to inspire you, and lots of choice…

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Tomatoes and Other Tips for Greenhouse or Polytunnel Growing

September 23 at 10:00 - 12:30

Join Tony Chalcraft for a look at how to get the best out of greenhouse, polytunnel or other protected growing space all through the year. As well as focusing on commonly grown crops such as tomatoes, this course will look at more unusual greenhouse fruit and veg, both those for…

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