Experience our fascinating range of walks talks and workshops for adults and family activity days for children. Our popular Thursday Supper Talks return with an interesting range of speakers and topics.
Please note, we are unable to refund or transfer tickets for our events and workshops.
Is a potato a root? How do fruits form? What exactly is photosynthesis? If you are interested in answering these questions, then this day course could be for you. It offers complete beginners a relaxed introduction to the world of botany. With Karen Van Oostrum.Read more
Join our Head Gardener, or another member of the senior gardening team to explore areas of the Garden that are not usually open to the public.
The team from Pukka Herbs get in on the ‘Beverages, Bubbles and Brews’ act with a talk from experienced herbalist/herbal strategist Simon Mills. Supper will be served before and after. Read more
Learn how to make your own tea and infused oil using a selection of herbs from the Garden, with Katie Pande from Pukka Herbs.Read more
The Lettering Arts Trust's Rachel Gundry talks about her work on the Garden's 'An Elixir of Letters' exhibition, followed by a tour taking in all the beautiful pieces including Rachel's Apple Bird Bath and "A Laughing Pomegranate" sculpture.Read more
It could be argued that the history of Britain’s relationship with drink mirrors the evolution of the nation, interwoven with themes from colonial and imperial history, industrialisation and social change. After a broad overview of this longer history, the talk will concentrate on the changing fortunes of the pub from the end of the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, examining the reasons for its evolving uses, character and form.Read more
This one-day workshop will cover food & herb knowhow kit for first aid and skin problems, identifying the daisy family, remedy-making: infused oil, ointment, cream, lotion.
A unique night of wine tasting, theatre and ‘Call my Bluff’ wine competition accompanied by canapés followed by an exquisite 3 course meal, served with matched elegant old and rather new world wines.
A lecture on wine that goes spectacularly wrong...set against the background of the famous 1976 Paris tasting that “revolutionised the wine world in an afternoon”. Read more
Are your seedlings long and spindly? Do your cuttings sit and sulk for ages and then die? Come and learn how to give your seeds and cuttings the best chance of turning into healthy plants.
-with Head Gardener, Nell Jones
While most people have heard of the mutiny on the Bounty in 1789, relatively few will know that William Bligh fulfilled the mission – to transplant breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies – on a second voyage, with two ships, in 1791-93. This talk will explain the project, its problems, and the differing outcomes of these two remarkable Pacific voyages.Read more